BP are seriously going down the pan.
To paraphrase a lot of my old school reports: “A disappointing year for the boys, who have a lot more potential. Perhaps coming back to the real world might be a good start.” I implore Bloc Party: the best moments here are when you give us either a lyric or a melody that actually sticks in the brain, the worst are when you try to be far too clever.
The Beatles had over a decade, the Stones have gone on for forty years, and Floyd have been tripping for about the same time. Give the guys a break, let them make the ‘difficult’ second album and let’s be astonished.