Thom Yorke recently announced a new album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. In a letter co-authored with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, he explained why the album is being distributed via torrent service BitTorrent.
So, we had a listen to see if it´s worth the download. Thom´s previous solo release The Eraser a great album. So how will this release mesaure up to that one?
Well it does start fairly interesting as all Thom Yorke´s endeavours. But all too soon it all seem so familiar. Have I heard this before?
Is this not just a bad version of old Thom Yorke songs? What is happening to our ears? And make it stop!
The first half keeps our interest fairly alive but then it all crumbles to a embarrassing mess.
Is this a joke? Its a far cry from the excellent The Eraser as mentioned above. It sounds like he just had some unfinished instrumental Demos that he though. THIS crap I can give away for free…
Don´t get us wrong. We love Thom. But we expected so much more than this. It´s not BAD in that sense. If this was made by a new band we might have said that it´s the most promising new band of the year. But from Thom we have to expect something more. This seems like a step back and we are disappointed.
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Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Tracklist:
01 A Brain in a Bottle
02 Guess Again!
04 The Mother Lode
05 Truth Ray
06 There Is No Ice (For My Drink)
07 Pink Section
08 Nose Grows Some
Thomas Edward “Thom” Yorke (born 7 October 1968) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the bands Radiohead and Atoms for Peace, known for his use of falsetto. As a multi-instrumentalist, he mainly plays guitar and piano, but also plays synthesizer, bass guitar, and drums among other instruments, and makes use of electronic equipment such as samplers and drum machines; later Radiohead albums credit him with playing “laptop”. In the 1990s, Yorke was known as a rock musician, but the 2000 Radiohead album Kid A saw his work expand into electronic music. He has released two solo albums: The Eraser (2006) and Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014). Outside music, Yorke is a political activist on behalf of human rights,environmentalist and anti-war causes.
In 2002, Q magazine named Yorke the sixth most powerful figure in music, and Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone’s“100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2005. A 2005 poll by Blender and MTV2 saw Yorke voted the 18th greatest singer of all time, and in 2008, he was ranked 66th in Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” list.