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Generally favorable reviews- based on 293 Ratings

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  1. Dec 30, 2010
    A great follow up from their first album Silent Alarm. A Weekend In The City is a lot different sounding from Silent Alarm. The lyrics are a lot more in depth and it sounds a little more mature. The vocals are better, the lyrics are good, everything just sounds great. All In All, A Weekend In The City is just as good, if not better, than Silent Alarm. A-
  2. Nov 7, 2011
    Supposedly a concept album, this is a very solid follow up to Silent Alarm, showing lots of ambition and progress. This has all the ingredients that made the bands debut so enjoyable, and in many places expands and improves on it. However while Kele's vocals have improved slightly, his lyrics here are at times cringeworthy. Sometimes they work and to be fair they do sound very personal and you have to give credit to him for attempting to wear his heart on his sleeve, but most of the time it's teenage poetry drivel. If you don't listen too carefully they probably wont take away from the record, unfortunately I listened a bit too carefully. Musically excellent though. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Those hoping to be converted are likely still to doubt the 'voice of a generation' tag.
  2. It's a given that some people will miss the raucous Bloc Party, but there are enough in-your-face moments and hidden gems to keep A Weekend In The City on regular rotation. [#16, p.90]
  3. 70
    A post-electronica, post-rave production that jettisons genres and cherishes uncut creativity. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.77]