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 vital as The Clash in ’77″? Before Entertainment Weekly said essentially the same thing? And P-Fork gave their debut an 8.9?

Well now Newsweek’s mathematicians have blown the band’s cover once and for all:

Will the backlash start before the album’s even out (3/22)? Or has it started already?