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Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes


posted by Dave on 01.10.14 05:20 in Music Reviews Print  

SCORE: 2 HUZZAH!*
It is unfortunate that the majority of those who will listen to this album will do so in order to divine what the (recently-confirmed-as-coming-into-existence) next Radiohead album might sound like. Apart from being a waste of time, it's a process that will force the overlook of a perfectly good album in its own right.


Thom Yorke's method of release for "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" obviously is of some interest in and of itself. However, I have no real interest in that. So I won't be commenting (he released it via Bittorrent, in case you don't know – and at a low price, too – the low price is of interest, though; note, however, that it is also available as vinyl, although for a considerably higher price).

 

Instead, I want to focus on the music, which is, after all, the whole point of an album. Although Thom Yorke sits upon a high chair of artistic credibility (a similar kind of chair to that inhabited by, say, Peter Gabriel or Kate Bush or David Byrne or Brian Eno or David Bowie – the popular vision of artistic credibility, shall we say?) his music remains very much within a predictable space. Ever since Radiohead released "Kid A", there ...


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When we rate an album or concert etc we rate it on the "Huzzah!" system. A score can be between 1 and 3 huzzahs:
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On rare occasions there may be a 0 Huzzah! review. The reasons will be explained in the article. On equally rare occasions you may even see a 4 Huzzah ... well explain that another time :)

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