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Bloc Party discography

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Studio albums  5
EPs  3
Remix albums  2
Music videos  19
Singles  21
Bloc Party discography

The discography of Bloc Party, a British indie rock band, consists of five studio albums, three extended plays (EPs), and two remix albums released on primary label Wichita Recordings. Bloc Party were formed in 1999 by chief songwriter and frontman Kele Okereke (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Russell Lissack (lead guitar). Bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong joined the band later. The quartet's first release was the Bloc Party EP in 2004; the first single, "She's Hearing Voices", was released from this, but failed to chart in the United Kingdom. The next EP, Little Thoughts, was released the same year only in Japan; it included Bloc Party's first UK Top 40 entry, the double A-side "Little Thoughts/Tulips", which peaked at number 38.

Bloc Party's first studio album, Silent Alarm, was released in 2005 and was the band's UK breakthrough by reaching number three on the UK Albums Chart. The album generated a hit single, "So Here We Are/Positive Tension", which peaked at number five on the UK Top 40. In late 2005, Silent Alarm was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and was voted NME Album of the Year. After two years, during which their songs appeared on several compilations, the band members released A Weekend in the City in 2007. The record entered the UK Albums Chart at number two and debuted in the United States at number 12. The first single from the album, "The Prayer", peaked at number four on the UK Top 40 and is the quartet's highest charting UK song to date.

In 2008, Bloc Party released their third studio album, Intimacy, which reached a peak of number eight in the UK and entered the Billboard 200 in the US at number 18. The highest charting single from the record was "Mercury", which peaked at number 16 on the UK Top 40. As of 2009, Bloc Party have sold more than three million album copies in their career. The band released Four, their fourth studio album, in 2012 through Frenchkiss Records. It was their first following a prolonged hiatus for the band, during which several members of the band were involved in side projects. Four was produced by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Polysics), and the album was recorded and mixed in New York City.

The band's most recent studio album, Hymns, was released in January 2016. It entered the UK Album Chart at number 12. Though three singles were officially released from the album, none entered a singles chart.

Compilations

Listed are songs that were not released by Bloc Party as stand-alone singles, but which were included in third-party formats.

References

Bloc Party discography Wikipedia


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