Review of the latest release from Bloc Party

By EW Staff
Updated August 24, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bloc Party, Four
Stubbornly, the London quartet still insist on putting out good music, even after most of their early-aughts postpunk peers have either moved on or given up. Their fourth album checks all the boxes — urgent yelps, nervous rhythms, knife-crease guitars: It’s all there, even if your own asymmetrical haircut is no more. B+ Ray Rahman