A Weekend in the City

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
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Based on 19 reviews
2007 Ratings: #384 / 653
Year End Rank: #45
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Based on 124 ratings
2007 Ratings: #96
February 6, 2007 / Release Date
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While I still prefer "Silent Alarm" over this, "A Weekend In The City" is still a great change in sound for Bloc Party. It offers more of the emotional impact from their debut and go into more experimental territory which, while it caught me off guard at first, it eventually warmed up to me.

Fav Tracks: Kreuzberg, The Prayer (this song speaks to me on so many levels), SRXT, Song for Clay (Disappear Here), I Still Remember, Hunting for Witches, Waiting for the 7.18

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Here is the one or best song of Bloc Party - Kreuzberg

After this album bloc party is lost.
Not only are Bloc Party in familiar yet strangely distant territories, the waters here guide Bloc Party into much more emotional, much more punchy and much more experimental waters, if not slightly more forgettable.

Favorite Jams: SRXT, Kreuzberg, Song For Clay (Disappear Here)

Lest Favorite: On
East London is a vampire, It sucks the joy right out of me”, sings a battle hardened Kele Okereke on the opener “Song For Clay (Disappear Here); a song of discovery, loosely based on Brett Easton Ellis’s novel “Less Than Zero”. For the Bloc Party front man has seen and experienced much and his perspectives of life in the big city aren’t always joyous. He flatly denies that “A Weekend In The City” is an auto biographical commentary, preferring to ... read more
The music is pretty great on this record, probably some of their best instrumentals. My primary gripe with this is that Kele's vocals and lyrics don't really shine on here that well, I find most of his input to be cheesy and awkward. Silent Alarm was such a fun and exciting record that I thought was really well written. On here I thought they were trying hard to send a political message on most of the tracks. It might grow on me with a couple of more listens, but I don't really think it ... read more
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Track List

  1. Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
  2. Hunting For Witches
  3. Waiting For The 7:18
  4. The Prayer
  5. Uniform
  6. On
  7. Where Is Home?
  8. Kreuzberg
  9. I Still Remember
  10. Sunday
  11. SRXT
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