Monday, July 9, 2007

Artist of the Week: Bloc Party

7/9/07 - This weeks artist of the week is a band you most likely have heard of, Bloc Party. They've had some successful singles, however, I decided to make them my artist of the week after watching their performance at Live: Earth, which took place on 7/7/07 to spread global climate awareness. I had been a fan before, but ignorantly dismissed them as just another indie rock band. The band reached favorable critic acclaim with their debut entitled "Silent Alarm". I really enjoyed the album when it came out, but it grew old for me after a few months of consistent spinning. Then, this year, they released "A Weekend in the City" which at first I wasn't quite satisfied with. However, like I said, I recently felt the urge for some bloc party after their live performance, and I gotta say, I have a much better appreciation for their new album, and have been on a Bloc Party listening spree since. To be honest I spent some time on and read a little about the meanings behind the lyrics and about the band in general. As a result, they are no longer just some indie pop band with a few catchy tunes to me, something I quite enjoy. Anyway, if you haven't heard their stuff yet, you should, if anything it will at least make you wanna get up and dance a bit.

Weekly Picks
Bloc Party - Banquet
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Bloc Party - Waiting for the 7.18
Bloc Party - I Still Remember
Bloc Party - This Modern Love

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didnt like the second at first either, but I think I'll give it another shot.