A Weekend In The City (Picture disc LP)
The second album by Bloc Party.
Produced by Jacknife Lee and recorded at Grouse Lodge Studios in Ireland. Bloc Party’s newest collection of songs is a stunning, intense and brilliant follow-up to their celebrated debut Silent Alarm.
Upon release of Silent Alarm in February 2005, Bloc Party were catapulted into the global spotlight, gathering worldwide fans and critical acclaim, with the NME voting Silent Alarm “Album of the Year”. They have gone on to sell over a million copies of the album worldwide.
A Weekend in The City is inspired by lead singer Kele Okereke’s interest in what he calls “the living noise of a metropolis.” On Weekend, the band captures every detail from ebullient to the mundane – of daily life in a modern city, and the quiet desolation that suffuses everything from commuting to casual sex, from going out on a Friday night to the long ride home in the early hours of the morning. These are songs desperate to understand the meaning that pulses under the moments of our everyday: there are bursting with tension, paranoia, sadness, love and an intense need for reason as to how city life has become so displacing.
Track list: 1. Song For Clay (Disappear Here) 2. Hunting For Witches 3. Waiting For the 7.18 4. The Prayer 5. Uniform 6. On 7. Where Is Home? 8. Kreuzberg 9. I Still Remember 10. Sunday