Takagi and Bloc Party

Posted by Takagi on April 28, 2009, 5:05 p.m.

I have a new love– Bloc Party.

They're independent rock band from Britain. They're a bit like Arctic Monkeys, thrown in with a bit of… er… I dunno. They're just so versatile. They're guitar riffs are pretty cool. The vocals are a bit… meh. Really nice stuff. As far as rock-ish bands from the West go, let me rank them…

1. Franz Ferdinand
2. Bloc Party
3. Arctic Monkeys
4. Coldplay
5. Mute Math

Little Thoughts: A sorta sweet song. I like it, it's sorta mellowing.
Hunting for Witches: A more rock song. I don't like the very distorted start, but the guitar riff is very cool!
Flux: My favorite BP song. Techno for the win.
Helicopter: A decent song by them. A lot heavier than their other stuff that I've posted here.
Banquet: Second favorite Bloc Party song.

I really love their stuff… it's really an interesting band. I got all their CD's, and they came to St. Louis (!) but then Kele (main singer) got laryngitis, so they canceled the show. Which was oh so lame.

My first reaction was "WHAAA? A BRITISH BLACK GUY IN ROCK MUSIC?" But whatever. I like it.

I think that this band's a lot more versatile than the Arctic Monkeys, and are sort of like Franz Ferdinand in their usage of synthesizer in their newer stuff. They're also pretty good live. I'm going through my sort of "indie rock" phase. One good example is the band "The Editors".

Editors-- An End Has a Start

They are just… different. I dunno how to explain it. Catchier riffs, sort of like the Strokes (love that band too).

The Strokes-- 12:51: This is my favorite song by this band. Electronic sorta, but the vocals are just perfect. Main guitar distortion is amazing.

I'll post pics from prom later… I deleted my Facebook, and wow, I've got so much free time.


sk8m8trix 10 years, 4 months ago

Takagi, you need to like call me because I got a new phone and no longer have your numba =[

hel 10 years, 4 months ago

I stopped at Franz.

MMOnologueguy 10 years, 4 months ago

I stopped at Franz.
I made it to Coldplay.

Only just.

thernz 10 years, 4 months ago

My Serbian rock band destroys your Franz Ferdinand by 1000 points.

Notalot 10 years, 4 months ago

Helicopter and Banquet are the only two of their songs I properly know. They're good stuff.

SixWinged 10 years, 4 months ago

I know I've heard helicopter but I can't quite work out where from.

Juju 10 years, 4 months ago

Guitar Hero or Rock Band or something.

eagly 10 years, 4 months ago

Block Party are good and they are excellent live (first hand experience here :D)

I'm not a fan of the the Editors though, and I'd probably rank Bloc Party above Franz Ferdinand. Their first album was good and then they just sort of… disappeared before re-emerging. I like their new song Oh You Girls, or whatever its called, though.

Takagi 10 years, 4 months ago

"No You Girls" eagly.

I love FF's first album, I agree, and the more I listen to Bloc Party, the more I think I should rank them higher. I think Helicopter is on GH or RockBand, so yeah. Any more music suggestions from you eagly?

LoserHands 10 years, 4 months ago

Skeleton is an awesometastic song by them too.
My best friend is his cousin (same last name). It's so weird…

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