Bloc Party – ‘A Weekend In The City’ (CD Review)

A Weekend in the City [CD + DVD]Bloc Party return with a sequel to their debut million selling album ‘Silent Alarm’. The pressure was on to create a worthy successor but did they manage it?

Basically, yes they did.  ‘A Weekend In The City’ has pace and vibrancy, is playful and screaming and has a good few singles to come. The quiet opening bars and falsetto cries of ‘Song for Clay’ quickly dissolve into a wall of guitars and drums. The tone is set and the album delivers some nice moments. This is a great pop record with the odd moment of heavy guitars , some prog synths and a spot of dance music.

I can’t help thinking that it’d sound a lot better with a less polished and produced sound, but then I’m like that.

The Bloc Party tour continues with dates at London Astoria and then around the UK as follows…

January
Wed 31 London Astoria

February
Thu 1 London Astoria
Fri 2 London Astoria
Sat 3 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Mon 5 Reading Hexagon
Tue 6 Cardiff Uni
Wed 7 Bristol Academy
Fri 9 Exeter Great Hall
Sat 10 Birmingham Academy
Sun 11 Nottingham Rock City
Tue 13 Cambraidge Corn Exchange
Wed 14 Manchester Academy
Thu 15 Dublin Ambassador
Sat 17 Glasgow Barrowland
Sun 18 Aberdeen Music Hall
Tue 20 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Wed 21 Newcastle Academy
Thu 22 Sheffield Octagon

Tickets are priced at £15.00 apart from London Astoria which are £16.50.
Label: Wichita Recordings
Release Date: 5 February 2007
Website: www.blocparty.com

Bloc Party are…

Kele Okereke – Vocals & Guitar
Russell Lissack – Guitar
Gordon Moakes – Bass & Vocals
Matt Tong – Drums

Tracklisting

Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
Hunting For Witches
Waiting For The 7:18
The Prayer
Uniform
On
Where Is Home?
Kreuzberg
I Still Remember
Sunday
SRXT

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