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Bloc Party Kele likes his new album

By | Published on Wednesday 10 December 2008

Bloc Party man Kele Okereke says that his band’s third album must be good, because this time he hasn’t started to dislike the music after living with it for a while.

The singer told BBC Newsbeat: “With our previous releases, with ‘Silent Alarm’ and ‘A Weekend In The City’, by this point into the campaign I’d already started to hate the music. Whereas this time round I don’t hate the music – we did something right”.

Talking about his own music-listening habits, he added: “I don’t listen to albums much any more – I don’t sit down and listen to records as much as I used to. It’s patience – it just wears thin. I just have no patience”.

“The way that I listen to music now, because of what we do, it’s very critical – I listen to something obsessively for like a week and then I never listen to it ever again. That’s why singles are good because there’s no context, it’s just a song”.

Nice to hear that he’s as upbeat as usual about everything.