When the dust settled after Silent Alarm, Bloc Party reached a sacred place.
They were revered as greats even though it was just one album.
Silent Alarm was raw, in your face and incredibly successful, and deservedly so.
With A Weekend In The City, they experimented with more textured sounds, and came back with poor returns. Many slammed them and blamed it on the curse of the sophomore album. It was a surprise that their second album was on torrent sites months before the actual release.
This time round, they came to fight. With Intimacy slated to release in late 2008, they intentionally stunned the world with 3 days notice and started selling digital downloads of their album for 5 pounds in August.
It seemed like they were gonna use all the experience they had.
GLOSSY MP3s after the jump.