Silent Alarm (studio album) by Bloc Party

Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-02-02
Overall rank: 353rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 798 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2005 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (353rd)
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Silent Alarm is ranked as the best album by Bloc Party.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 798 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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95/100
From 04/23/2022 08:24
Only hearing this album 2022 but did recognise a few of the singles. This is a brilliant debut album. Haven't heard anything else of theirs and a bit disappointed to read comments that subsequent albums don't reach the same heights - still I will give them a go - different tastes and all that... so may end up floating my boat
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85/100
From 12/28/2021 15:35
Brilliant debut album. Shame they could never live up to it with subsequent releases, but it was always going to be a tough ask. So much energy. A unique sound, every song on the album is unmistakably Bloc Party. My highlights are So Here We Are, This Modern Love, Banquet and Like Eating Glass. Got to shout out Luno too for an awesome pre-chorus. Weakest tracks are Price of Gas, Pioneers and She's Hearing Voices.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 09/30/2021 16:28
I have to admit that I was quite disappointed with this record and I did expect better from the reviews I have heard. The album starts out great with the first couple songs being the best on the record. Then after that it just goes downhill bare a few cuts in the middle. Most of the record does sound quite generic and like I have heard it before and that this style has been done better. The drum work is a highlight of the album though and gave me something to focus on and enjoy very much. Overall, maybe this is an album that needs multiple listens to truly understand it and in a few months I might be able to see the quality a lot of people do but right now it just isn't there for me.
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80/100
From 07/24/2021 14:48
Bem intenso. Tem hora que parece despretensioso, mas logo cresce em algo eṕico.
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80/100
From 04/05/2021 10:04
Fav. Tracks:

- Helicopter
- Positive Tension
- Blue Light
- She's Hearing Voices
- This Modern Love
- Plans
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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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75/100
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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