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A Weekend in the City

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2007 Ratings: #494 / 712
Year End Rank: #45
User Score
Based on 344 ratings
2007 Ratings: #121
Liked by 39 people
February 6, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
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When people think of bloc party, they think of silent alarm. That’s fine because that’s a great record, but it’s not their best. When a weekend in the city came out people went lukewarm on the band because of the new direction they took. That hate was obviously unjustified, and it impacted the record horribly. It went virtually unnoticed, always shadowed by the hate it got and the love of their first record. This is their magnum opus. It has their best lyrics, best ... read more


Bloc Party goes more on experimenting in this one, resulting in a surely great album but that's a bit worse than their debut "Silent Alarm", still has some epic bangers like "Song For Clay" (best song imo), "Hunting For Witches" and "Waiting For The 7:18", but unlike their first one which is consistent on good songs this one has few forgettable moments like "The Prayer", "On" and "Flux".

After this album they've got in a ... read more


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 rivers.

Favorite Jams: SRXT, Where Is Home?, Song For Clay (Disappear Here)

Lest Favorite: Flux


Favourite: Hunting for Witches.


Underrated asf


Why are my last 5 reviews all Bloc Party releases? Well, I was working on a video where I react to 90% of their discography after Silent Alarm. And here it is:
Spoiler: I'm definitely still hyped to see them co-headline with Interpol next month - though I may not be quite as excited to hear them play certain songs live over others...

Anyway, A Weekend in the City is a strangely unsung album - I think I'd heard of Intimacy and Four many years before I ... read more

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