Saturday, March 10, 2012

Thom Yorke
"The Eraser"

If one ever had to ask the question "What would music sound like if Radiohead broke up?" this is the answer.

Thom Yorke's solo project is too similar to his day job to be regarded as much more than another Radiohead album. However, with the notable absense of Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Selway the songs on Eraser border on monotonous in color and structure and lack the human touch that has always been the genius stroke in Radiohead's output. No matter how weird the band got there was always Phil Selway's drums to keep the tune upright and the instrumentals prevented any song from becoming too mechanically sterile.

This is a noteworthy album, but it will be a reminder to all that the sum is sometimes greater than its parts.

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