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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank God it's not a let down, eh?, 16 Feb 2005
This review is from: Silent Alarm [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
Anyone who's read a copy of the NME since June will know who Bloc Party are. Anyone who's been awake throughout the last month will have seen the hype surrounding Silent Alarm, Bloc Party's debut release.
Thankfully, it fully lives up to the hype. Songs like 'Helicopter' and 'The Pioneers', in my opinion could make this the debut album of the year. That's if the Kaiser Chiefs fail to release theirs at all . . . OK, second best debut of the year, but still.
The singles are not, in my opinion, the very strongest of the album. Admittedly 'Helicopter' grabs you, but 'Banquet' and 'So Hrer We Are' are surpassed by many of the other songs, which sound far superior.
The quality of the lyrics, the riffs, the fantastic guitar section in 'She's Hearing Voices': this album is just a fine example of ordered chaos. And it sounds bloody good. My favourite lyric of the record being: 'We promised the world we'd tame it. What were we hoping for?' from 'The Pioneers', a song that shimmers with tension, with emotion and most of all with beauty.
If 2004 was the best year for British music in a long time, let 2005 be even better, and let the Bloc lead the way.
Kele, Russell, Matt and Gordon: I salute you.
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