"East London is a vampire, it sucks the joy right out of me," sings Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke on "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)," the opening track of the British quartet's second album. And things are decidedly more downbeat–and down-tempo–this time around. Indeed, if 2005's Silent Alarm was more for Saturday night, then the new disc–which looks at weekend life in a metropolis–is more for Sunday morning. In fact, "Sunday," one of many moody, Cure-esque tunes with Okereke making like Robert Smith, is the ultimate hangover song.
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