Bloc Party's Silent Alarm Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Like Eating Glass 7
This Modern Love 7
Banquet 6
So Here We Are 5
Helicopter 5
Positive Tension 3
Luno 1
Price of Gas 1
Compliments 1
Blue Light 1
She's Hearing Voices 0
Plans 0
Pioneers 0


phantompenguin, Saturday, 28 March 2009 01:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

like eating glass vs. this modern love imo

20 HOOS poppin steens on kawasakis (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 28 March 2009 01:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Banquet, the only song that survives.

zeus, Saturday, 28 March 2009 01:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

I know it's just an old track that got tacked on to the US release of the album but "Little Thoughts" is so so so much better than anything else

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

(also imho it works perfectly in the slot they gave it on the album)

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I pretty much hated every song on this album, but 'Compliments' made it to tons of my mixed cds. It fist the vibe I had going on mixes back then with stereolab, the sea and cake, air...

a tree's a tree, no matter how tall (CaptainLorax), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

all of you are crazy fyi

20 HOOS poppin steens on kawasakis (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

like eating glass but i agree that little thoughts would get it were it an actual album track

the jpn ep that came out just before it with tulips, little thoughts & some b-sides is better than the album imo

Bad, Bad Memories of a Good Time (electricsound), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh damn ok

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

did they ever make anymore slow groovy songs like compliments?

a tree's a tree, no matter how tall (CaptainLorax), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

1. like eating glass
2. this modern love
3. blue light
4. like eating glass
5. little thoughts
6. positive tension
7. banquet
8. pioneers
9. so here we are
10. plans (mad underrated jam of the album - last minute is my shit)
11. helicopter
12. she's hearing voices
13. prices
14. compliments
15. luno

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

i voted for "this modern love" tho cuz atm i'm a sucker for fragile sappy shit like that

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

this album is basically perfect imo but "tulips", "staying fat" and "always new depths" are as good as the best stuff on the album

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 02:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

wanted to put little thoughts on. great song and i agree about the effectiveness of its track slotting.

phantompenguin, Saturday, 28 March 2009 03:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

drummer is such an ice cold killer on this shit

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 03:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

underrated pre-silent alarm track is "this is not a competition"

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 03:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love this album like sex and pizza, but I'm going the obvz route and picking "Banquet"

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 March 2009 09:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

So Here We Are

DavidM, Saturday, 28 March 2009 10:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Very hard. I went for So Here WE Are, but Like Eating Glass very nearly got it. The build up of Like Eating Glass is the best thing they've ever done.

Josh L, Saturday, 28 March 2009 10:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Luno

StanM, Saturday, 28 March 2009 11:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not only because it's great, but also because of

StanM, Saturday, 28 March 2009 11:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

This Modern Love narrowly beats So Here We Are for me, mostly for sentimental reasons. Those two songs > pretty much all other Bloc Party ever. I think it's the snowballing transcendent thing they're going for there, such a shame they went further down the blustery path rather than building on those two songs.

Matt DC, Saturday, 28 March 2009 12:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha i watched that whole desk drumming vid

mookieproof, Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

chicago show

the chicano incarnation of benito juarez (primalfixations), Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

by the way tulips > every song on the record

the chicano incarnation of benito juarez (primalfixations), Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

the best stuff on the last album were the ballads

unique whips (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 28 March 2009 17:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Matt DC OTM, but add in Blue Light to that.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 06:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

i only remember i liked "blue light", "this modern love", and "so here we are" but i forgot how they sound like..

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 09:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 23:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

no votes for pioneers is a surprise

balls by titleist (electricsound), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 23:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, I would've given "Like Eating Glass" the win if I'd seen this poll.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Thursday, 2 April 2009 00:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Yeah... 12 years on, this still sounds fantastic.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:31 (one year ago) Permalink

Back then, 'Blue Light' and 'This Modern Love' were my favourites. Hearing it again, 'Plans' now stands out to me like never before.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 13:04 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

just saw the current incarnation of the band play this in full and it was really great. they played it backwards which worked well, building to the hits at the start, and then played "tulips" and "little thoughts" as well as a few later songs in the encore. was gutted they didn't play "two more years" though, that's probably their best song. they closed with "ratchet" which was fairly anti-climactic to me but it was a real crowd pleaser? i didn't think anyone cared about that one

ufo, Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Two More Years is so good; it's not on streaming services here tho :(

triggercut, Saturday, 1 December 2018 12:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp if i bought tickets to see a band play an album in full and they didn't play it in running order i'd be seething!

meaulnes, Monday, 3 December 2018 00:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm also fond of 'Two More Years' ... I'd be well up for a proper compilation of odds & ends/bonus tracks/standalone singles etc. that cover the years 2004-2013. They've never been anywhere near the same band since the rhythm section left, IMO, so I don't really care about any material they've released after The Nextwave Sessions. Is it just me or does 'Obscene' from that sound influenced by The 1975?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 3 December 2018 18:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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