A Weekend in the City (2007) On their second album, post-punkers Bloc Party attempt to portray 48 hours in the life of their native London. Over 51 minutes of techno-tweaked rock,… 2007-02-06 Bloc Party Rock
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A Weekend in the City (2007)

Bloc Party | 'WEEKEND' PARTY Bloc Party's reach may exceed their grasp on their new CD, but we bet it'll still sound good on the dance floor
'WEEKEND' PARTY Bloc Party's reach may exceed their grasp on their new CD, but we bet it'll still sound good on the dance floor
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 06, 2007; Lead Performance: Bloc Party; Genre: Rock

On their second album, post-punkers Bloc Party attempt to portray 48 hours in the life of their native London. Over 51 minutes of techno-tweaked rock, yelpy, tortured singer Kele Okereke takes on a mix of dreary characters, from powder-snorting hedonists (''On'') to bored blue-collar stiffs (''Waiting for the 7:18''). Too often, the music on A Weekend in the City is less memorable than the ambitious subject matter. Still, drummer Matt Tong pumps out herculean disco-rock beats that'll work any nightclub into a froth.

Originally posted Jan 31, 2007 Published in issue #920 Feb 09, 2007 Order article reprints