Bloc Party herald from London, and are a percussion heavy brit-pop sounding band. Catching guitar riffing, driving bass lines and some of the wildest and intense drumming of any band pretty much makes up their sound. Some parts of the album have distinct a "Cure" sound - other parts clearly draw on an 80s sound. But this band is not just a recycled 80s ripoff. The songs have great urgency and intensity driven by the frenetic and staccato drumming.
Highlights of the album are "Positive Tension" and "Little Thoughts" although there are few weak spots on this outstanding album. 9/10