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Silent Alarm – Bloc Party

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Ships from: Melbourne

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Silent Alarm is the debut studio album by English rock band Bloc Party. Recorded in Copenhagen and London in mid-2004 with Paul Epworth as producer, it was released on 2 February 2005, by Wichita Recordings. The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. In the United States, it entered the Billboard 200 at number 114 and the Billboard Independent Albums at number seven. The double A-side "So Here We Are/Positive Tension", "Banquet" and "Pioneers" were released as singles. Silent Alarm went on to achieve worldwide sales of over one million copies.

Bloc Party aimed to create an album that appealed to followers of different musical genres. Building on the arrangements in their demo songs recorded in 2004, the band members moulded tracks largely through live takes during the Silent Alarm studio sessions. The compositional focus was on rhythm and the drum and bass parts, while lyricist Kele Okereke's writing examined the feelings and hopes of young adults, including views on global politics. Following the album's completion, Bloc Party embarked on promotional tours before its release.

Silent Alarm garnered widespread critical acclaim upon release, with praise often centred on its fast tempo and passionate delivery. Later in 2005, it was remixed as Silent Alarm Remixed and was re-released with bonus tracks to coincide with Bloc Party's worldwide touring schedule. The album has received accolades throughout the music industry since its release.

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Release details

Label: Wichita, UMC UK
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Units: 1
Country: UK
Released: 2018
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock

Tracklist

Side A
A1 Like Eating Glass
A2 Helicopter
A3 Positive Tension
A4 Banquet
A5 Blue Light
A6 She’S Hearing Voices
A7 This Modern Love
Side B
B1 The Pioneers
B2 Price Of Gasoline
B3 So Here We Are
B4 Luno
B5 Plans
B6 Compliments