Thom Yorke Vinyl, CD & tapes by Thom Yorke at Norman Records
It's that Thom Yorke. Not only is he content with releasing album after album to (mostly) critical and commercial success with Radiohead and Atoms For Peace, he's also forged a solo career spanning both studio albums like Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (should have been 'Thomorrow's...', just saying) and soundtrack work, such as Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film).
Even Thom Yorke's sternest critics will grudgingly admit that his enduring success has been down to his ability to stay abreast of modern musical trends and technology. In a world where 90s dinosaurs are still hawking their guitar-based wares, Yorke has always been a keen innovator and someone who will never sit still. His new album Anima shows again (not that it needed showing) that Yorke's ability to make great records still has not dimmed. Anima is a heady blast of dense electronic percussion, IDM textures, and nods to techno, as well as his trademark reedy falsetto.
Thom Yorke, and indeed Radiohead, get a lot of stick, but I think people take them for granted. Isn't it heartening that an artist as experimental and uncompromising as Yorke can still command huge crowds and record sales in this day an age? Not bad for a little lad from Wellingborough, not bad at all.