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Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
Buy! - (Vice)
An outstanding debut album from this British band, who share some similarities with the current crop of danceable alt-rock bands with roots in ‘80s post-punk and New Wave, but unlike some of the others, they’re never obviously derivative. Even better, the album’s stuffed with incredibly well-crafted songs featuring smart, passionate lyrics that offer up concise, razor-sharp observations on love and politics. And the often-manic rhythm section is a wonder to behold. 3/17/2005 - Don Yates