The Boxer Rebellion - "Evacuate"
I was just the right age to be sucked in by this song’s Bloc Party lurch, whiplash shifts in structure and bursts of searing heat. Still kicks like a mule, almost a decade later.
0:12: Rivals Everlong for the Best Obscure Background Mutterings in a Song Award.
0:55: “I never caught you out, though I had my doubts.”
2:25: One of the all-time great Middle 8s. The way the drums grow against the spidery guitars trails; you know the drop is coming, but its ferocity is always a shock. Breathtaking.
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