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You know who loved the NYC rock resurgence that kicked off this millennium? British people. Ryan Leas made the case in his remembrance of LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut that by 2005 the so-called “new rock revolution” had jumped the shark, Brooklyn had supplanted Manhattan as the epicenter of the New York music scene, and a… More »

Back in 2005, the year of their stellar debut album, Silent Alarm, Bloc Party truly felt invincible. The British quartet wrangled explosive melodrama from the simplest of rock ‘n’ roll tools: the crossfire guitars of Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack, the caffeinated rhythmic thrust of bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong, and Okereke’s snotty,… More »

Obviously, this week’s best music video wasn’t a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could’ve watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We’ve got five below. More »

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Bloc Party = Gang Of Four + Noam Chomsky + Benetton

Remember last spring when Bloc Party was the hippest thing on your iPod? Before NME crowned them “the band of 2005, no contest … as…
Stereogum | March 4, 2005 - 12:59 pm

Valentines For Your iPod

100% Stereogum-recommended legal MP3s from newish and upcoming albums. Crooked Fingers – “Call To Love” Audible – “Sunday Bell” Damon And Naomi – “Love (Live)”
Stereogum | February 14, 2005 - 9:21 am

Bloc Party Watercooler

How long before this week’s NME’s coverboys steal the dance rock crown from the Franzies? Find out what the hot fuss is about (link…
Stereogum | January 11, 2005 - 3:18 pm

Artists To Watch In 2005

According to Pitchfork, which gets some love in today’s Sun TimesBloc Party: Jagged guitar lines and dense harmonies pepper the hook-filled songs from England’s…
Stereogum | January 3, 2005 - 9:35 am

Coming Soon To An iPod Near You

The year’s not over, but we can start buzzing about 2005’s hott releases… JAN Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (Saddle Creek) Chemical…
Stereogum | December 17, 2004 - 5:44 pm

A Little Britain

Stream NME’s “CoolList” here. 1. Goldie Lookin’ Chain “21 Ounces” 2. Kaiser Chiefs “I Predict A Riot” 3. The Futureheads “First Day” 4. The Rakes…
Stereogum | December 12, 2004 - 7:55 pm
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