Friday, June 7, 2013

#374: Bloc Party-Banquet (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

 #374
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Banquet"
Artist: Bloc Party
Release Date: April, 2005
From the Album: Silent Alarm (2005)



Quick Take: "Banquet" is a song from British band Bloc Party's debut album Silent Alarm. Originally released on a double A-side single (along with "Staying Fat" in May 2004 by Moshi Moshi Records, it was re-released as a regular single in the United Kingdom by Wichita Recordings on 25 April 2005. It was their first single to chart on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks where it came in at number 34, and is often credited as their breakthrough single in North America. The song is written in B-flat minor, an unconventional key signature for songs of such a genre. It was also featured in the song "Bloc Party" on the Fort Minor Mixtape: We Major. It was #31 in NMEs top 100 tracks of the decade, and was number 54 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of all time. It peaked at #13 on the UK singles chart. In 2011, NME placed it at number 20 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".
Courtesy: Wikipedia

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