Dear Science by TV On The Radio

Just when we worried that TV On The Radio were going to get worse they actually got better. Dear Science was the Brooklyn band's third LP but carried on where earlier work left off introducing a real distinctive edge into their sound which married pop and soul and electronica making their sound more user-friendly without selling out completely. Stellar stuff that refuses to age. 

Vinyl LP £23.49 TG280LP

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CD £7.49 CAD2821CD

CD on 4AD.

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Vinyl Double LP £16.99 CAD2821

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Dear Science by TV On The Radio
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8/10 Phil 18 September 2008
I've pretty much obsessed about TV On the Radio since I first heard 'em. The 1st 2 albums were smart. I can't decide which I prefer as both have some tremendous songs on. So here's the 'difficult' third album 'Dear Science'. I was blown away by the opener.... Amazing skewed pop with some gorgeous feedbacky guitars in the background smothered in incredible vocals which are strung together in perfect harmony. It's a completely inventive pop tune.... On first listen the rest of the album just seemed OK after that.. Beware the dangers of front loading your album!! Mind you on 2nd listen it's making more sense... it's more poppy and there's definitely a more soulful approach for sure. BUT it features all the TOTR trademarks of amazing harmony packed vocals, skittery drums and brilliant tunes. I can hear it's a total grower already!! I'm not entirely sure where TV On the Radio came from or how they come with these ideas... The main singer still sounds like Peter Gabriel and I'm still thinking of AR Kane when I hear 'em but there's more originality in one of their tunes than most bands have in their careers. I need to spend more time with it but after 2 listens I can confirm this actually rules....



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