Bloc Party’s Singer Goes Solo

Bloc Party singer/guitarist Kele Okereke is apparently going to release a solo album that is mostly electronic.  As a fan of Bloc Party’s debut Silent Alarm, I lost interest with their subsequent albums due to their incorporation of electronica in their music.  Silent Alarm was one of the best albums by a British band in ages.  It had razor sharp guitars, whip-snap drumming, was smart without being pretentious.  Like Kings of Leon’s Aha Shake Heartbreak, that I was also obsessed with in 2005, Silent Alarm seemed to be on the brink of something new and exciting in rock and roll.  I don’t think I’m wrong in suggesting that if Bloc Party kept on this momentum, they could have been a huge band.  I have absolutely no interest in buying Okereke’s solo debut, because that type of music is to my particular taste.  However, I’m hoping that by releasing a solo album where he can exorcise his interest in electronic music, Okereke will bring Bloc Party back together and make the album that should be the true follow-up to Silent Alarm.


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