What happened? Why have you gone solo? I’m sure you have your reasons. Your band went from indie darlings to disco darlings in the space of three albums. And it was the middle of those three that was truly the best of the lot. You’d found your sound! Please Kele, get back together with these guys:
You know you want to get back together with the other members of Bloc Party really. Or at least I hope you do. If you had simply split up then this would not have been so bad. What’s hard to stomach is the fact that you’ve gone solo. But instead of being more experimental and trying new things like your apparent hero Bjork did when she left The Sugarcubes, you’ve decided to go to the dark side. And by dark side I mean this:
What on earth is this? This is commercial selling out, that’s what this is! Now, I know Bloc Party were always popular but you had integrity! You had pride! But now you’ve gone and spoilt it all by doing something stupid like going dance (well, techno might have gone better with that poor attempt of simulating an old, sentimental song). “Tenderoni” has the same beats, melody and, er, structure of every other dance song in the charts – if I was more interested in the genre, I would probably have been able to name where that awful, awful sample came from. But I can’t. Because that kind of music is unacceptable rubbish (remember, these are just my opinions, so disagree if you want).
I’m disappointed in you Kele. What happened to this:
This was your best song – “The Prayer” was that step forward in the right direction but now you’ve just gone off the beaten track to the evil mountains. For the love of god, please get back together with Bloc Party and start making tunes like “The Prayer” again. Then I might consider forgiving you.