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Author:   EricF
Date:   Feb 07, 09 at 11:40pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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I agree.

I love their new album, though I disliked it at first. I remember hearing Mercury and hating it, but I love the whole album now. Ares and Trojan Horse are amazing.




Author:   George2
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 2:20pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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I think their best song off Intimacy is Your Visits are getting shorter , that song is excellent



Author:   EricF
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 2:43pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Yeah, it's a great tune as well as Flux. I'm not too fond of Letter To My Son though, it's not their best but it's not bad.

I love Ion Square also.




Author:   Klunk
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 2:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzJ-q4slYGM

Better than the original, tbh.




Author:   Icedevil
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 3:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Not hard, tbh.



Author:   The Dave
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 3:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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quote EricF
Yeah, it's a great tune as well as Flux. I'm not too fond of Letter To My Son though, it's not their best but it's not bad.

I love Ion Square also.

Eh? Flux is on the re-released version of AWITC, not Intimacy.

You're spot on with Ion Square though, lovely song in the same vein of other great slower, introspective songs like Sunday and So Here We Are.

I'm still unconvinced by Intimacy even after the 5th/6th full play-through. It's just lacking the punch that Silent Alarm had and the lyricism of AWITC. It's just a shame when the best versions of an album's songs are remixes.



Author:   EricF
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 4:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Wasn't it released as a B side on Intimacy? I know it's an older song of theirs, but on it's wikipedia page, it says it's a bonus there.

And I disagree Klunk, I prefer the album version.




Author:   The Dave
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 4:10pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Well, only as a bonus on the North American CD Eric.

I think we can agree it is a song caught between the two sounds of AWITC and Intimacy. It fits perfectly well on the re-released UK version of AWITC that I have and I imagine it works well as a track on Intimacy too.

Whilst we're on the subject of Bloc Party remixes you should check out the MMMathias remix of Signs. Very Justice-esque:





Author:   EricF
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 4:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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What? I'm north American.

Ah well, honest mistake my bad. Still love it though, great song. I really was addicted to Bloc Party last week and most of this week until I got Franz Ferdinand's new album, which sounds really good also. =)

Edit - Sounds like a really good remix also.




Author:   George2
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 8:11pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Nice remix of Signs Dave

MSTRKRFT Remix of Two more Years

I'll just supply link as I don't know how to embed videos onto Neoseeker.



Author:   windowlicker
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 8:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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The best Bloc Party remix is easily the M83 remix of Pioneers. Although it might be because I love M83 too. Hmm.



Author:   The Dave
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 10:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Thanks Rob that version of Pioneers is awesome. When it first came out I dismissed Silent Alarm Remixed as a butchering of my then favourite album. That said my taste in music was a lot more narrow back then and I probably heard the album's duds rather than it's bangers. Worth getting my hands on the whole deal?



Author:   Iscariot
Date:   Feb 08, 09 at 11:07pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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took me some time to grow into it, too, but the m83 remix of Pioneers was definitely the one that did it for me.

love that mmmathias remix of Signs, by the by. looked for a place to download it, and all the crap like "mpfree" is giving me 404 errors. asses.




Author:   Magikdonut
Date:   Feb 10, 09 at 10:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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Hopefully gonna get tickets for their last show at Bournemouth at the end of October if I get enough people together.




Author:   Element
Date:   Mar 08, 09 at 10:08pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Bloc Party
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quote George2
Nice remix of Signs Dave

MSTRKRFT Remix of Two more Years

I'll just supply link as I don't know how to embed videos onto Neoseeker.
Felt that was horrfic tbh. I couldn't sit through it at all, much prefer the original. The CSS remix of Mercury is amazing though, definetly my favourite at the moment. (With Hunting For Witches and Ares).


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