Friday, December 4, 2009

88. Bloc Party: Banquet

Found on: Silent Alarm (2005)
Picked by: SVH

Angular guitars, slightly distant vocals, subtle but clear melodies. New new wave may have been little more than a replication, but if you're going to revive a time in music history, the rich and diverse post-punk of the late '70s and early '80s is a pretty darn good choice. Bloc Party were one of the best at it, and Banquet is a great example of that (though personally I would have chosen This Modern Love).

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