Bloc Party ‎– Flux

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Officially released in the UK:
11 November: Download
12 November: CD, 12", 7"
14 November: Exclusive remix cd with NME

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Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WEBB135S Bloc Party Flux(7", Single, Cle) Wichita WEBB135S Europe 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135TCD Bloc Party Flux - Extended Mixes(CDr, Promo) Wichita WEBB135TCD UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Bloc Party Flux (German Version)(File, AAC, Single, 128) Wichita none Germany 2007
none Bloc Party Flux NME - WAV / Bloc Party(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Bloc Party Flux Remixed(CDr, Single, Promo) Wichita none UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
NMECD07-05, WEBB135SCD Bloc Party Flux Remixes(Minimax, Single, CD1) New Musical Express, Wichita NMECD07-05, WEBB135SCD UK & Ireland 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135T Bloc Party Flux(12", Cle) Wichita WEBB135T UK 2007 Sell This Version
PR 399804 Bloc Party Flux(12", Single, Promo) Vice Records PR 399804 US 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135S Bloc Party Flux(7", Single, MP, Cle) Wichita WEBB135S UK 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135JPN Bloc Party Flux(CD, Single) Wichita WEBB135JPN Japan 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135SCDP Bloc Party Flux(CD, Single, Promo) Wichita WEBB135SCDP UK 2007 Sell This Version
PRCD 399868 Bloc Party Flux(CD, Single, Promo, Car) VICE Music, Inc. PRCD 399868 USA & Canada 2007 Sell This Version
none Bloc Party Flux(CDr, Promo) Wichita none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Bloc Party Flux(CDr, Promo) V2 Records, V2 none Germany 2007 Sell This Version
WEBB135SCD Bloc Party Flux(Minimax, Single, CD2) Wichita WEBB135SCD UK 2007 Sell This Version

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inhalegold

inhalegold

June 4, 2017
referencing Flux, 12", Cle, WEBB135T

Probably the best Burial remix ever. Worth getting just for that track alone.
Quintdresden

Quintdresden

February 7, 2015
referencing Flux, 7", Single, Cle, WEBB135S

I once did a Years Best-Poll on my Blog and in a review of Bloc Partys achievements of 2007 stated something like "the non-album single Flux manages to reconcile me with Bloc Party after the overproduced bore that was A Weekend in the City".

What was I thinking...? Well, I was definitely right about the A Weekend in the City-part - this album is just not good. But Flux? This song is horrible! It's like some mediocre Indieband, looking for some "new influences", heard electronic music for the first time and decided to ruin their career even more. This is, at the very best, stuff for one of those "Deluxe Edition"-albums, where they put all the junk that is somehow related to the albums release on a bonus disc and sells it to you for triple the price of the original album. And it's just after the 2008 release of Intimacy and their subsequent downfall that we know this was no slip-up.

I mean, I respect artists that are trying to develop their style and, to a certain degree, I even demand it, but Bloc Party...they are basically a talented and nice bunch. And Silent Alarm was a good debut, though not as amazing as they want you to believe. But what have they done with their potential? Who seriously wants to listen to a mix of sappy and unbearable ballads and some ProTools-gone-wrong experiments with mediocre post punk tunes. Come on...you can do better! And this single? You better forget about it.
laerm

laerm

June 8, 2014
referencing Flux, 12", Cle, WEBB135T

Five stars for the Burial remix. If somebody told me it was the best thing he ever did, I wouldn't argue with them. Gotta be the best thing Bloc Party's ever had happen to them as well. The original song is fairly interesting, lyrically-speaking, but Burial finds the real heart of it and lays it bare, pulsating in a wet cobblestone alley. (The a-side is pretty good, too, to be honest. Just nothing like the wear-your-vinyl-out Burial remix.)