I have been a Radiohead fan ever since the first time I heard Creep, and although I can’t listen to this song anymore due to the fact I overplayed it during my teenage years I own every album they have made and their music has never dissapointed me. Their sound has changed over the years and although it is now completely different to the indi rock tunes they made at the beginning of their career you cannot compare the two at all, they have simply grown as musicians and explored other genres, such as electronic music, their sound has evolved, perhaps alienating some of their early fans during the transition but also making new ones along the way.
I, in the other hand, have loved and praised every album they have ever made, also Thom Yorke’s solo material. He is one talented man with a beautiful voice and unique song writing. I’m slightly fascinated by him as a musician as well as his persona, he is a bit odd and crazy, nevertheless, very entertaining to watch. His music is constantly moving forward and I’m intrigued to see what he will be producing in 10 years time, I really hope he continues to surprise us, whether it might be as a front man of my favourite band, Radiohead, in Atoms for Peace or solo.
Amok is ‘Atoms for Peace’ first album, a band formed by Thom Yorke, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Radiohead producer), Joey Waronker (Beck & R.E.M) and Mauro Refosco, they have been playing together on and off since 2009. This is an alternative rock and electronica record, but the sound isn’t as obscured as Radiohead’s Kid A or Amnesiac, more like a continuation of Yorke’s first solo material, The Eraser.
It was released on February 25th on XL Recordings, I personally love each of the 9 songs but I do wonder, whether the entire album is that good or perhaps it’s because to me York is a genius and in my eyes he can do no wrong.
Odd dancing, Thom Yorke’s trademark.
Thom Yorke on the cover of my favourite magazine, Dazed and Confused last month, not only the cover made me smile but also the interview by Tim Noaks and the mixtape he specially did for Dazed Digital.
Dazed and Confused February Issue.
Thom Yorke 30 minute Boiler Room DJ set.
High & Dry from The Bends, Radiohead’s second album.