Silent Alarm (album) by Bloc Party

Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-02-02
Overall rank: 322nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 744 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2005 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (53rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (322nd)
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Silent Alarm is ranked as the best album by Bloc Party.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 744 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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85/100
From 04/04/2020 18:40
Highlights:

This Modern Love
Helicopter
Banquet
So Here We Are
Positive Tension
Luno
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70/100
From 12/17/2018 01:57
Fantastic drumming here. Some great songs, passed me by at the time. It was only downhill from this debut.
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90/100
From 08/15/2018 20:13
Gets better every time I listen. Sheer emotion, driving melodies and a unique, cohesive indie rock feel.
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95/100
From 07/13/2018 06:35
I'm listening it right now while writing this comment and I am so amazed. I've listened to it a lot of times and now I'm sure that is one of the best albums of the 2000's. No padding at all and one of the best drummer I've ever listened.
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70/100
From 09/24/2017 13:28
Pretty standard indie-rock album. Some tracks are quite nice, but overall it seems pretty generic to me. Good, but not excellent 70/100
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90/100
From 03/05/2017 18:41
Favorite Tracks: Helicopter, Pioneers & Like Eating Glass
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80/100
From 01/19/2017 02:52
So much love for this album, not quite like anything I have ever heard before, so much fun from front to back with minimal filler, and so many great great GREAT tracks... too bad they went downhill.
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80/100
From 08/06/2016 18:24
Slick and beefy with room left over for that distinctive, ever-so-slightly rough guitar sound that really defines the album. It kicks off brilliantly before hitting weaker areas later on, but maintains its overall strength to the end.

Perhaps it is a little samey with its sound, but at the rear same time, the sound is thoroughly fleshed out and really shows its worth on "Banquet" and "So Here We Are".

Also noteworthy is the feel of the album: melancholy, yet on the aggressive side, and tinged with urban tones. You really can hear the band's home city of London on this record.

Overall, this is an enjoyable and well developed album, that is perhaps best enjoyed every once in a while. Weak in some spots, but defined by its best moments.
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80/100
From 08/02/2016 19:54
Also known as Bloc Party 'Best Of' album
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From 11/07/2015 09:33
Pretty much a staple of the 00s hype machine: a band makes a very good first album with some attention-getting singles, gets hyped beyond all logical extremes and the following records fail to re-capture that excitement, cue un-necessary goat outcry from an overzealous fanbase. Still, a mostly inspired first album from Bloc Party, even if it sort of just fades with a whimper after an energetic and often lovely first half.
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