Remix Roundup 4/2: Bright Eyes, Bloc Party, & Timbaland

April 2, 2007 at 5:58 am (Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Hot Chip, Justin Timberlake, mp3s, Nelly Furtado, remixes, Timbaland)

It’s Monday again, and you know what that means: more remixes! They’re all pretty decent, but my personal favorite of the bunch is the Appogee remix of Bright Eye’s Lover I Don’t Have To Love. It keeps the best parts of the original, while adding an extra dose of electro. Enjoy!

 

Bright Eyes – Lover I Don’t Have To Love (Appogee Remix).mp3

Bright Eyes – Gold Mine Gutted (Hot Chip Remix).mp3

Bright Eyes – Easy/Lucky/Free (Her Space Holiday Remix).mp3

Timbaland – Give It To Me ft. Justin TImberlake and Nelly Furtado (Apt One Remix).mp3

Timbaland – Give It To Me ft. Justin TImberlake and Nelly Furtado (Samuel Remix).mp3

Bloc Party – The Prayer (Silent Witness Remix),mp3

Bloc Party – Positive Tension (Go! Team Remix).mp3

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Bloc Party: A Weekend In The City

February 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm (A Weekend In The City, Bloc Party, mp3s, Reviews)

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One of the first things that strikes you about Bloc Party’s A Weekend In The City upon your first listen is the change in tone from Silent Alarm. Where Silent Alarm was brash and aggressive art-punk, A Weekend In The City is introverted and quietly angry pop. While there are a few tracks that are reminiscent of Silent Alarm (The Prayer, Hunting For Witches), A Weekend In The City presents, for the most part, a barely recognizable Bloc Party.

However, the result is an album far deeper than their debut, though not as immediately catchy. The themes are dark, such as depression, racism, suicide, homosexuality, terrorism, and government propaganda. Such a dark album will surely shock those waiting for Silent Alarm 2. Fans will grapple with this album. In the end, A Weekend In The City trumps it’s predecessor, particularly in intelligence, though it remains to be seen whether or not it will be accepted for what it is.

SRXT.mp3

Hunting For Witches.mp3

Uniform.mp3

On.mp3

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