And because some of you do, in fact, give a rat's hiney about my music/movie recommendations. Love!
So. Bloc Party. When they came out, awhile ago, everyone was raving about them. The Killers? Who are they? It's Bloc Party that you want to be listening to. They were supposed to be the saviours (see, I even did it British) of the whole post-punk-new-wave-retro-flashback (or whatever you want to call it) that the Killers, and Franz Ferdinand (the band, not the archduke) were doing. Liking both the Killers and Franz Ferdinand, I thought I would buy Bloc Party's album*.
That was like 6 or 7 months ago. I got it, put it in my iPod, listened once, and quite frankly, lost interest.
Then the other day I was noticing that I've crossed the 3200 songs mark, and decided that I needed to go back to a lot of the albums and re-evaluate. So when I was working out the other day, I put on Bloc Party again...and haven't stopped listening. It took about 3 or 4 rotations before I got really hooked, but I'm glad that I came back to this one. They aren't necessarily the greatest-band-ever-to-come-out-of-the-UK or anything, but they are good, and a real fun listen. Plus the drummer kicks ass, and is an Asian guy, so how much fun is that (unless, of course, my dream comes true and I learn to play drums overnight and it's me playing and not him. Yeah, that would be more fun.)?
So, give them a listen. Or 2 or 20. And let me know what you think.
*This, of course, seems to beg the question: "Are you rich? How can you manage to buy so much music?" To which I say, No. Not rich. But listen carefully, because I have really great sources for music: the first is emusic. This place is fantastic and chock full of fabulous indie rock (among other things). In fact, next to iTunes, I think it might be the best place to find little known bands. I had the $9.99 plan - 50 downloads a month. Nice. Then we decided to subscribe to Yahoo music. $52 a year for unlimited downloads. You can't beat that. Really.