14. Bloc Party-A Weekend in the City.
Iâ€™ve read more than one blogger opine that this album was a disappointment, and didnâ€™t deliver on the promise of BPâ€™s first album and EPs. Those reviews almost swayed me. Until I went back and listened to â€œSong for Clay,â€ the first great track on this extraordinary album. Itâ€™s got about half-a-dozen more standout tracks, including â€œHunting For Witches,â€ â€œWaiting for the 7.18,â€ and â€œI Still Remember,â€ and my doubt quickly slipped away as I listened to it again to make sure it truly belonged in the top 40. Yes, itâ€™s straightforward and doesnâ€™t take risks, but every artist canâ€™t be Arcade Fire. If they were, who would we dance to?
AS GOOD AS THIS ALBUM WAS . . . The band screwed its fans by releasing bonus tracks in scattered CDs, and got an award for worst distribution plan of the year.