Silent Alarm

Universal Music Ltd.
Release date
4 Apr 2008
Running length
13 tracks
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1 Like Eating Glass 4:22 575,166
2 Helicopter 3:40 784,439
3 Positive Tension 3:55 501,107
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5 Blue Light 2:47 533,909
6 She's Hearing Voices 3:31 497,358
7 This Modern Love 4:25 664,802
8 The Pioneers 3:35 183,181
9 Price Of Gasoline 4:20 197,150
10 So Here We Are 3:53 539,552
11 Luno 3:56 399,680
12 Plans 4:10 383,994
13 Compliments 13:03 342,117

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Silent Alarm

This is the next album everyone is going to be listening to by the next band everyone will be talking about, and it’s obvious from the bad ass opening of the first track, “Like Eating Glass.” This London four-piece produce complicated, electronic orchestrations, blended seamlessly with tight-knit indie-rock drenched in hooks and crafted by truly deft musicians. Each song is so densely layered, the three-hundredth listen sounds as fresh as the first. Singer Kele Okereke’s voice jumps left and right, speaking and shouting in bursts between electronic lifts rising to a plateau of pretty-boy singing before guitar-god rock breaks things back down again. The skill this band employs could plant suspicions that they’re a popular, more experienced band, hiding their identities to release a completely different album than they could otherwise, but, in fact, these newcomers aren’t widely known superstars — yet.

Grade: A

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  • Rocolocosch

    for me this is just perfect, so melancholy...

    29 May 1:05pm Reply
  • electrobaboon

    v It's actually 9 years man, and it's still as good as the first time I played it

    26 Feb 10:52pm Reply
  • agnessilvap

    Wait what? 6 years since this album was released? Did I fell in a hole and got stuck there all of these years? WHAT THE HELL.

    23 Feb 5:31pm Reply
  • burningwaffles


    15 Feb 9:57pm Reply
  • Karlstar

    Rediscovered my love for this album. Haven't listened to it since I was 14!

    23 Jan 3:03pm Reply
  • PlanetRick

    Block Party... Kele... and Matthew C.H. Tong are the greatest... They are the best band since the great bands of the 70's & 80's.... I pray they stay together and make more MuZiX.... Something about them is unique and reaches down into my vary soul and sparks life in me...!!! LoVe U Bloc Party...!!!

    9 Jan 10:24am Reply
  • JohnBlundar


    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LucasBloomOne

    Sounds good & with unique style.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • StrangePooP

    This album is art. [2]

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Every single collection should it have its silent alarm. For music's sake!

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • omaCore

    This album is art.

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • aneasthesia


    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • xperfume

    It's still so good. The drums are amazing

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • GuzonjinaCerka


    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    I hear new details every time I listen. Perfect.

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • naritaxxkaur

    This album was perfect. Never found something else like it. Seriously, none of their other stuff gets me as excited as Silent Alarm did. I wish I could erase it from my mind so I could fall in love with it again!

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Germaphobe_

    this shit takes me back

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BlocPFan

    Maybe de biggest difference between silent alarm and de rest of Bloc Party albums is that this is a classic... anyway, all of their albums are art...

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • electrobaboon

    My favourite album ever, without a doubt.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ixlovextofu

    I remember when Bloc Party first played in DC and it was such a big deal. Wow, how the time has passed...

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
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