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bloc party sprained my ankle,
By A Customer
This review is from: Silent Alarm [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
yes, thats right. you try jogging to helicopter.
jogging aside, ignore all references to anything. just buy and listen if you like listening to pure, raw, energetic sound energy. Think of it as a bungy jump for your soul.
Emotive, addictive, pure beautiful moments of sadness, anger, love and lust, all sum up this unstoppably brilliant, fresh and inspired work. it certainly drives, questions and pushes some of the mediocre we listen to today.
Matt uses the drums as they should be used, filling gaps and minute cracks with audacious rhythms whilst Gordon throws interweaving bass at the drums, combining to create a powerful wall. Over this wall sit Kele and Russell, Kele with charismatic soul and power, the spokesman, leading them into battle, alongside Russell's often outspoken but melodic shrills of guitar work.
totally outstanding as a debut, perhaps not aimed at the mainstream, but arriving there with undisputed nievity, charm and above all, modesty.
verdict: beautifully amazing