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).