The Boxer - Kele Okereke
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  • Summary: The solo debut from Bloc Party singer/guitarist pushes boundaries with a blend of raw rock and energetic electro-pop.
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  1. The Boxer is loose-limbed, electronic yet human and, most importantly, full of the experimentation and genre-blending Okereke always claimed to love.
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    Okereke once again pushing the boundaries of what British indie can be. [July 2010, p. 96]
  3. Hi-NRG rhythms and sweet syncopated beats propel themselves skywards.
  4. This is a record that has the dancefloor firmly locked with its sights.
  5. The Boxer really just makes him the latest in a series of open-minded indie frontmen using solo projects to extend their musical idiom. [July 2010, p. 138]
  6. It's a convergence that really works though, with Kele mixing the adventurous side electronic music enables him to embrace with the conservatism borne of years in a guitar band. A really solid debut.
  7. The Boxer is a thicker, heavier, version of the sort of music DFA were putting out almost 10 years ago.

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