Bloc Party Four
Four is the magic number
Bloc Party are back from hiatus  and are preparing to release their fourth record, appropriately titled “Four,” next week on August 20th. In addition to this being the band’s fourth release, it also represents them getting back to their musical roots, as it was only the four of them in the studio. Listen to the lead single “Octopus” to hear what I mean.
This theme of simplicity is carried onto how the record is represented visually as well. The cover displays four olympic colored rings on a black background. Within the linear notes you’ll find four similarly colored images of each band member, leaving us to believe that the rings must represent each of the members.
Oh, and a quick aside while I’m on the topic of visuals: both the band logo and linear notes are set in default web fonts! I guess their logo was always set in “Gill Sans,” but the italicized...
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