Theoretically, blogs are all about the wisdom of crowds. So I’m asking the crowd here to weigh in:
If you’ve heard the band Bloc Party, what do you think?
I heard the song I Still Remember nine days ago and promptly downloaded it at iTunes. It has since attached itself to my brain like the worms in that Futurama episode where Frye eats the egg salad sandwich from the men’s room. I got the “Brokeback” theme on the second listen — I can’t directly relate, but as Seinfeld says, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
So I went to AllMusic and iTunes to get a recommendation for a second song. I settled on Banquet, from their previous album. It’s equally good.
I tend to think two good songs aren’t a coincidence. They’re a trend. Especially if those songs have aspects that aren’t flukes. These guys can write good pop hooks, but those can come and go. They also have intriguing lyrics and a great guitar-pop sound. Good drummer, too.
Anyone else with an opinion of Bloc Party? Should they join Carbon Leaf in the small pantheons of new-ish bands I like?