Too bad everything after Silent Alarm was terribly disappointing. Matt Tong is still one of the best drummers of the late 2000s though. Siiiick chops.
they had a lot of great stuff post-silent alarm that didn’t make it onto any album. two more years. hero. storms and stress. all very very good. their last two albums however have been nowhere near as awesome as silent alarm.
also, tulips is one of my top ten songs of all time.
Disappointing? WHAT. Granted, their more memorable stuff has been B-sides of Silent Alarm and A Weekend In the City, but their last two albums have just been different. AWITC was effectively the output of Kele’s feelings towards America and British relations with the world post-9/11 and London Bombings, and Intimacy saw them trying to incorporate the new music tendency of this century through adding electronica and auto-tune to normal acoustic tracks.
Yeah, okay, I’m pretty sure half of my tumblr following know I’m possibly one of the biggest Bloc Party fan/stan here, but to say things post-Silent Alarm is ‘disappointing’ is innaccurate to me. I thought there were a lot of familar sounds of Silent Alarm within AWITC-Song for Clay, Where Is Home, I Still Remember and Sunday. I even found Intimacy went back to their debut roots;h Halo, Trojan Horse, One Month Off and Talons could have easily been masked within Silent Alarm's sound. I don't know, I recognise that the actual music may have changed, incorporating different electronic tunes and more complex lyrics, but I believe that if you really sit down and listen to albums one after another you can clearly see how they all interlink.