Out Today: TV on the Radio
Non-TVotR blogging will resume tomorrow. But today, a celebration is in order. With their latest record, Dear Science, TV on the Radio has created what is without question a major work, a landmark recording, and anyone who hears it will find it hard to deny that TV on the Radio has become– if they weren’t already– one of the most important, forward-thinking, and meaningful bands of the decade.
And what’s really crazy: You don’t even have to be an art-rock snob to enjoy it. Thrillingly direct, melodic, seductive, and totally sexed up, it’s an album that’s alluring in its mystery but still accessible in its craft and its emotional heft. But don’t take my word for it:
— Metacritic is giving it an 91% positive score.
— The Guardian gives it a perfect score.
— Pitchfork rates it a 9.2.
— Popmatters gives it 9 out of 10.
— And Heather Phares awards it 4 1/2 stars.