Great collection of songs
Anyone who knows Radiohead’s work, knows Thom is the one pushing the electronic envelope. So if a minimal, snappy, beautifully arranged little goldmine of down beat electronic soul with terrific hooks isn’t what you want, see the upset know nothings below.
So for the people who are actually fans, let’s leave Radiohead out of this. Makes it simpler:
It’s better than “the eraser,” or at least more consistently arresting, it moves like an actual album. It’s way more sparse and minimal than AMOK, a couple tracks are very intimate in a nearly bjork (homogenic era). A couple are great dance tracks, especially “the mother lode.” Gorgeous beat, and Thoms vocals are WAY up front, hovering over the electronics.
Short and sweet.
Beautiful from start to finish.
This music has been therapeutic for me in weeks leading up to final exams. This is Thom at his most subdued, and it is truly hypnotic.
Weird, this is brilliant. Always love these folks, I only listened to two songs and I love it. Incredible beats, off the planet vocal range and masterful songwriting. They have this weird way of never sounding dated or corny. People calling this noise or noodling obviously don't know what true noise or noodling sounds like. It's not this, you want the avant garde section. This is low tempo modern English electronic soul. Snappy hooks, singalong legible lyrics are secondary to Thom here, it's all about mood, feelings and emotions. You don't just listen to this, you feel it. And if you can't do that, than it wasn't meant for you.
Thom Yorke is limitless with great music
Obviously those giving this a low star rating have no business listening to Thom’s solo albums. This album explores sound while tethering itself to the familiar voice and piano that Radiohead fans relate. More electronic than the rock sound we are use to, but still a great sound.
Noise, Not Music
By Coach Lonster XVIII
This is an album nobody will remember a month now.
By Scolding a Banana
No, that's not the name of one of the tracks. Self-indulgent programmed noodling that lacks any soul. Live drumming (and a full band) might bring it up to one and a half stars. Yawn.
A truly incredible experience. Masterfully made, and close to perfection.