TV On The Radio Nine Types of Light
Rolling Stone: 4 stars out of 5 -- "TVOTR's mos accessible disc rolls out grand alt-funk and thwumping future funk that's warm and grabby..."
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- Released: April 11, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Interscope Records
Rolling Stone - p.724 stars out of 5 -- "TVOTR's mos accessible disc rolls out grand alt-funk and thwumping future funk that's warm and grabby..."
Rolling Stone - p.70Ranked #17 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "The album Prince might make if he were a Brooklyn resident battling a broken heart."
Spin - p.68"[H]ere they return to the earth's surface intact, with their eyes open to what's right in front of their faces....They want to be -- and have the chops to be -- all kinds of bands."
Entertainment Weekly - p.85"LIGHT shines brightest when it mellows. On the soaring 'Keep Your Heart,' as the band tastefully freaks behind him, Adebimpe serenades a hookup like a dirty Dr. Strangelove..." -- Grade: B+
CMJ"The result is the transformation of TV On The Radio from a startling experimental band into a pretty great groove band."
Billboard (p.28) - "[T]he track 'New Cannonball Blues' is propelled by an industrial-flavored throb. And TVOTR still knows how to kick up a rash of righteous (and melodic) noise..."
Paste (magazine) - "[R]estrained and elegant. There's a sense of nakedness here that renders its results more personal and directly affecting."
- 1.Second Song
- 2.Keep Your Heart
- 4.No Future Shock
- 5.Killer Crane
- 6.Will Do
- 7.New Cannonball Blues
- 10.Caffeinated Consciousness
Personnel: Kyp Malone (vocals, guitar, viola, flute, clarinet, synthesizer); Jaleel Bunton (vocals, guitar, organ, synthesizer, drums, programming); David Andrew Sitek (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, programming); Gerard A. Smith (vocals, organ, synthesizer); Tunde Adebimpe (vocals, keyboards, loops).
Audio Mixer: Rich Costey.
Recording information: Brooklyn Recording and Headgear; Federal Prism.
Photographer: David Andrew Sitek.
In 2010, TV on the Radio announced that they'd be going on a short hiatus to decompress from their demanding touring schedule. As promised, the band is back and ready to get back into the swing of things on its fifth album, Nine Types of Light.