Sometimes it takes a little time and perspective to appreciate an album. Bloc Party’s debut Silent Alarm arrived in 2005, around the same time that countless other U.K. bands with a post-punk lean were infiltrating the states in the wake of Franz Ferdinand’s success. At the time, listeners could have been forgiven for mistaking Bloc Party for The Futureheads or Maximo Park or whatever other dreck that NME was trying to pass off as the next big thing, but their debut has held up remarkably well; nearly a decade later it still sounds vital and vigorous in a way most British buzz albums don’t. It’s no wonder, then, why the band tried to recapture that sound on its fourth and latest album, Four, a return to crushing anthems after two albums of muted experimentation. If all those massive guitars and pummeling drums don’t sound quite as good the second time around, they’re still mighty welcome after all these years.