12 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“East London is vampire, it sucks the joy right out of me”, laments Kele Okereke on “Song For Clay (Disappear Here)", the curtain-raiser to Bloc Party’s second album. It’s an apt opening statement. From the twitchy paranoia of “Hunting For Witches” to the Saturday night scrum at the heart of unsettling anthem “The Prayer”, the Big Smoke in all its guises—voracious, frightening, brimming with possibility—acts as muse on a record that dabbles in dance and darker themes while crackling with the energy of a restless metropolis.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“East London is vampire, it sucks the joy right out of me”, laments Kele Okereke on “Song For Clay (Disappear Here)", the curtain-raiser to Bloc Party’s second album. It’s an apt opening statement. From the twitchy paranoia of “Hunting For Witches” to the Saturday night scrum at the heart of unsettling anthem “The Prayer”, the Big Smoke in all its guises—voracious, frightening, brimming with possibility—acts as muse on a record that dabbles in dance and darker themes while crackling with the energy of a restless metropolis.

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