A Weekend In The City (studio album) by Bloc Party

A Weekend In The City by Bloc Party
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-01-24
Overall rank: 2,109th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 266 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2007 (38th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (359th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,109th)
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Bloc Party bestography

A Weekend In The City is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by Bloc Party on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bloc Party is Silent Alarm which is ranked number 348 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,464.

Bloc Party album bestography « Higher ranked (348th) This album (2,109th) Lower ranked (3,812th) »
Silent AlarmA Weekend In The CityIntimacy

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 266 votes)
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75/100
From 09/18/2022 13:28
I've come late to the (Bloc) Party and gave this a listen soon after hearing Silent Alarms in only 2022. I enjoyed this album but not as much as Silent Alarms but really liked The Prayer, On, Where Is Home and Sunday
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40/100
From 02/08/2022 16:16
Was always going to be tough to follow up to Silent Alarm. Flux is by far the standout (I didn't realise it wasn't on the original release - without it the album is significantly weaker). Other highlights are I Still Remember and Song For Clay.
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65/100
From 08/28/2017 14:11
The electronic influence works well on Hunting for Witches with its chopped up news report samples and on the Prayer with its clunking tribal drum mirroring the oft animalistic nature of drinking culture and nightclubs in Britain, but there are several less convincing moments. Sometimes I get the impression that Bloc Party's reach exceeds their grasp with adopting a new musical direction, and while it's clear more care has been put into the songwriting, I'm left yearning for the straightforwardness of Silent Alarm. Oh, and the start of I Still Remember sounds like the theme-tune for a shitty 90s sitcom.
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100/100
From 07/14/2017 18:56
An absolute masterpiece of a concept album and it's aged so well 10 years on. Where Is Home? and Hunting for Witches are both still relevant today with their powerful references to mainstream media, whereas Song for Clay is one of the best opening tracks I have ever heard and SRXT one of the best closing tracks. Others inbetween like The Prayer, Sunday, I Still Remember, Uniform, Waiting for the 7.18 and Kreuzberg are just incredible and give great memories of relationships, partying and hanging out with your mates and the idea of escaping from the daily slog and routine whilst growing up, in particular it has been very poignant for me going through my teenage years from high school to now university. It is probably my favourite album and without a doubt one of the most underrated records of the 2000's, unfortunately it got buried on this site in a great year for music in 2007. Silent Alarm is also a favourite of mine and probably beats AWITC to many people through the power of its singles but nothing to me personally beats Bloc Party's sophomore effort. God bless you Kele.
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90/100
From 04/29/2016 21:06
While its predecessor is full of powerful, guitar driven indie revival, A Weekend in the City is much calmer, at times melancholy, and avidly signposts a turn in the band's records towards a more digital, experimental sound. The best tracks in this album lie within the quiet, melodic songs; ones immersed in deep meaning and address: Kreuzberg, I Still Remember, Sunday, SXRT, and possibly Song For Clay. A wonderful and woefully overlooked sophemore effort.
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95/100
From 07/20/2015 18:44
Just as good, but not better than Silent Alarm. Still, there are some really incredible Bloc Party strongholds here -- "Hunting for Witches" and "The Prayer" are two of BP's best efforts across all their records.
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60/100
From 01/23/2015 04:11
More inconsistent than their bland debut... Maybe it's better...?
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From 01/16/2015 12:01
Underrated, although starts better than it ends unfortunately.
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80/100
From 12/16/2014 14:34
An underrated gem. While I really like Silent Alarm, I can't but feel this album tops it. Song for Clay is my favorite Bloc song, and it's full of high quality songs too (The Prayer, Hunting for Witches, I Still Remember, 7:18, Flux, SRXT)

Overall I prefer it over the debut album because while Silent Alarm had excellent songs, it also had quite a bit of filler. This one is more consistently good
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100/100
From 05/03/2013 21:51
Unfairly labelled as a disappointing follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, A Weekend in the city is actually close to being a flawless concept album. From coke in dirty night club toilets; playing to rooms full of bored hipsters; the desire for weekend escapism- the essence of inner-city life is the seam running through this record.
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