Radiocures: because radio just plain sucks

Thursday, May 05, 2005

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Bloc Party-This Modern Love
So chances are you've at least heard of Bloc Party by now. But what are the chances of them living up to all the buzz surrounding them? For me they haven't, at least not yet. But "This Modern Love" was the standout track on "Silent Alarm". This song is all about tension. The singer/guitarist Kele Okereke's slurring vocals(I can't tell if its on purpose or because of his British) try and make the song drag while the drums try push on ahead. The lyrics gripe about modern romance, trying to get a hold of eachother, "I'll pay for you" etc. This makes for an intersting dynamic as the they combat eachother, the guitar seduces you into to nodding your head along with it's brilliantly simple two note melody. The best part of this song is at the end while Kele wails "This Modern Love" again and again as the waves of harmonies rise and fall. Then the instruments begin to organize some chaos only to tone it down in the end for a nice little outro.

"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love.
Music is the Best." -Frank Zappa

1 Comments:

  • Hi Emily...Happy Birthday to yu. Since I don't know any other way to get to you, I'm using richard's blog...I'm sure he won't mind (or whine) Happy day to the other gals, too...Shauna

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:28 PM  

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