5.0 out of 5 stars
The Gods Have Answered, 17 Jan. 2007
This is the most innovative song I have ever heard. Imagine how brave Bloc Party were to build up a huge following based on their distinctive sound, and then go a totally different way on their first single from their new album, A Weekend In The City, out on February 5th. Given the huge risk, this gamble has played off perfectly, over a week (maybe more)at the top of the NME chart show is testimony to that.
It is a foot stomping, emotion fuelled song about going to a club and dancing, and feeling part of it, rounded off with an anthemic chorus. I would agree that it takes a bit of getting used to, and it grows on your hugely, I doubt you will love it first time round, but it is an absolutely fantastic single, worth of anyone's money. It is so amazing - everybody I know has fallen in love with it completely.
Also... Amazon is wrong, there are two more songs on the single, "We Were Lovers" , and "The Prayer [Phones Metal Jackin' Mix]" , making the package even more worthwhile :D "We were lovers" isn't half bad either, and was actually one of the songs I was most looking forward to hearing on AWITC, but it has been pulled from the album, and put on here instead.
If you have any good musical taste , you must buy this song.