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Bloc Party: A Weekend in the City

Nick Southall, Stylus, 5 February 2007

BLOC PARTY HAVE TROTTED OUT the usual "taller, wider, deeper" clichés that follow a critically salivated-upon debut, but what do those words actually mean? The potential pitfalls of sophomore albums are familiar: repeat the formula of your first record and face criticism for not developing, change too much and lose the fans who loved your sound. Rock bands, especially those tagged as being "important" for one reason or another, can slip all too easily into the latter.

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