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Bouncingsoul
August 26th 2008


19 Comments


i don't know why people don't like a weekend in the city, honestly, i think it's the best album of 2007

toxiccandy
August 27th 2008


18 Comments


^^ i agree with bouncingsoul. and intimacy might be the best of this yeat also, as it is so far.

brandtweathers
August 27th 2008


2006 Comments


ughhh. listen to more music

The Jungler
August 27th 2008


4826 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

And...the review would be good if it wasn't for the fact that you insulted them for being ridiculously good at their instruments....


"ridiculously good at their instruments" is pretty far from the truth. they play well, but their music is generic and the fact that it is all so perfect and practiced makes it pretty boring.

and i don't particularly dislike this album (or Bloc Party in general), but this is pretty far from the best of the year.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
August 27th 2008


3942 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Wow, this dosn't even sound like Bloc Party. I mean, the elements are all still there, but its like a totally different sound. Wierd. I don't think i'm a big fan, it's self imposed eccentricness just comes off as a little bit cold, about as far from Intimate as really possible.

Digging: Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites

RandyfromPennywise
August 27th 2008


752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Why is "Baby I’m ashamed of the things I put you through/Baby I’m ashamed of the man I was for you" corny?



Pretty disappointed with this. I just want an album with new versions of Banquet, Hunting For Witches and Helicopter on it.

Captain North
August 27th 2008


6793 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The problem with Mercury is that it weirds you out the first time but it grows on you.



And I seriously don't get the problem with WITC...far far better than Silent Alarm, but I'm a fan of good production. ^^



But...yeah, neither were the best albums of their years. Not by far.

samthebassman
August 27th 2008


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is a bangin release, smashes weekend in the city out of the park... but



ARES IS A COMPLETE RIP-OFF OF THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS SETTING SUN!



blah

LifeInABox
August 27th 2008


3709 Comments


Silent Alarm was awesome

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
August 27th 2008


3942 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

It was it was it was. This is so completely different though, none of the soaring, rocking riffs or anything, everything here is just weak and saturated with studio effects to make up for it.

The Jungler
August 27th 2008


4826 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I have to disagree with the intro; I never would have considered their early material robotic or dispassionate.


i wouldn't call Silent Alarm dispassionate either, what i meant by robotic was that the instrumentation was tight to the point of it sounding machine-made. i guess that might make it seem a little dispassionate, but i didn't really mean it that way.This Message Edited On 08.27.08

Captain North
August 28th 2008


6793 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

^I've always thought that if a band is making mistakes and not creating a perfect sound in the studio, they probably shouldn't be recording.

billy33
August 28th 2008


216 Comments


i like the singer's voice but thats about it.
some of their songs are ok

xNintendoCorex
August 29th 2008


1269 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0



Silent Alarm was decent but inconsistent



the same thing can easily be said for this, but im still gonna say this....trojan horse is possibly one of their greatest songs

lukadore
August 30th 2008


36 Comments


Is anyone elses mercury in retro grade?

AtavanHalen
August 30th 2008


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Very much so.



Spamue1G
August 30th 2008


1291 Comments


I hated Mercury and Flux. I don't want to buy this. Bloc Party were so good back with Silent Alarm, what happened? I don't have a problem with songs like Hunting For Witches, but AWITC wasn't great at all. Oh well, there are plenty of bands out there.

vanillawafers
October 8th 2008


24 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My mercury's in retrograde.



Now is not the time...





Who could think of something like that besides Bloc Party?

No one. I love this album. I have to admit, it's a new sound for them, but they kind of make it work. In a really weird way.

lachstew
October 8th 2008


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Woo bloc party rule!

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
October 13th 2008


22486 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The energy & enthusiasm shown on the first 3 tracks (‘Ares’, ‘Mercury’ & ‘Halo’) is almost like an apology for previous album ‘A Weekend In the City’. But where that album also started well & then stalled, ‘Intimacy’ is very even & consistent with the closing 3 tracks ‘(‘Talons’, ‘Better Than Heaven’ & ‘Ion Square’) also impressing. And this time, only half of the songs cross the 4 minute barrier. Not quite up to the debut ‘Silent Alarm’, but not all that far from it in quality.



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