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Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio

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By turns aggressive and elusive, abrasive and romantic, Return to Cookie Mountain is an anthem for uneasy times. From the heartsick horn sample that kicks off “I Was a Lover” to “Wash the Day”’s sitars, car bombs, and diamond-encrusted guns, this Brooklyn quintet conjures a bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape, then surveys the sonic ruins. The stunning, propulsive “Wolf Like Me” makes vampires look like sissies, while “Dirtywhirl” conflates hurricanes, the Hindu goddess Durga, and “the flesh of a girl.” Tunde Adebimpe’s steely tenor has been compared to Peter Gabriel’s, but it’s more expressive than that. On tracks like the hard-driving dirge “Blues from Down Here,” he sounds like nothing so much as the late Arthur Lee from Love: supple, menacing, and a trifle unhinged. With Kyp Malone’s eerie falsetto harmonies ringing over the top, the effect is part futuristic doo-wop, part dystopian Beach Boys. Buzzing post-punk guitars and ambient drone, live drums and stuttering processed beats: the arrangements are layered and dense, and the musical influences come fast and furious. By all rights, the whole thing should fly apart, but instead Return to Cookie Mountain achieves a counterpoint as savage as the Mad-Max world it surveys. There’s no one else making music quite like this.

Customer Reviews

original and brilliant

One of the best albums of 2006 without a doubt. Whilst Desperate Youths... favoured sounds and ideas over solid tunes (still a great album though), this album is more balanced. There is a real mix of heavy guitars, deep synth bass, rythmic drums and amazing vocals as well as memerable songs which stay in your head. I Was a Lover is a great opening with an electronic sample and heavy guitars , tonight is a beautiful track reminiscent of 'Staring at the Sun' and Playhouses is a more chaotic and sinister sounding song. Basically a great album which people who like good music should hear.

Genius...

I've been listening to this incessantly since I purchased it- its just bursting with great ideas. I haven't heard anything like "I Was a Lover" since My Bloody Valentine, and "A Method" is as good as anything I've heard in years. A bizarre joy to listen to from start to finish. Buy this album.

Great .

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this album . LOVE ! (: x

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio mix post-punk, electronic, and other atmospheric elements in such a creative way that it only makes sense that their core duo, vocalist Tunde Adebimpe and multi-instrumentalist/producer David Andrew Sitek, are both visual artists as well as musicians. Adebimpe is a graduate of NYU's film school and specializes in stop-motion animation, which his Brothers Quay-like video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs single...
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