Bloc Party - album review (3 stars)

Bloc Party

A Weekend in the City (Wichita)

INDIE

It would seem that all is not well in the Bloc Party camp. On this rather disappointing second effort their lyrics are infinitely bleaker, melodies more melancholy and the riffs leaner and meaner than ever before. ‘Song For Clay (Disappear Here)’ and ‘Hunting For Witches’ are epic examples of this newly-found vitriol as the album explodes into life, buzzing, soaring and snapping at the heels of its predecessor. However, as A Weekend In The City progresses it’s clear that this is a classic case of experimentalism at the cost of infectiousness and all that made Silent Alarm so gloriously edgy has been lost through over-thinking and at times stifling production. A missed opportunity.

Bloc Party

Post-punk politicists from London.

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