i remember my freshman year of high school when i first listened to bloc party/bought silent alarm. it was one of my first trips to cactus records, and my dad took me, and i listened the fuck outta that album. it definitely holds a special place in my heart.
then i went out and got the remix album at like, circuit city or somewhere really random, and i was really excited because i love (almost) every song on silent alarm, and i really liked the artists doing the remixes, like m83, ladytron, dfa1979 (which is my favorite track off silent alarm remixed), and mogwai. and then i listened to it and was really disappointed. i just didn’t really like it as much as i thought i would.
and it was at that point when i realized i didn’t really care too much for electronic music. i guess i really just have to be in a certain mood. and it was a bummer to listen to every bloc party album after, and to discover nothing really sounds like silent alarm. it’s just a lost less post-punk and a lot more electronic. for me anyway.
but the whole point is last night this song came on shuffle, and i realized how beautiful it is. enjoyed it a lot more quite a few years later.