9 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke delivers a brilliantly colored robotic carnival with his latest extracurricular endeavor, Atoms for Peace. Joined by a cadre of collaborators who supported his 2008 solo project—Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco, and drummer Joey Waronker—Yorke first led the group on an unstructured jam session. Then he spliced, manipulated, and reconstructed the recordings with the help of longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. The psychedelic result is Amok: a set of funky, doctoral-level laptop rock that groove as hard as anything Yorke has ever made.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke delivers a brilliantly colored robotic carnival with his latest extracurricular endeavor, Atoms for Peace. Joined by a cadre of collaborators who supported his 2008 solo project—Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco, and drummer Joey Waronker—Yorke first led the group on an unstructured jam session. Then he spliced, manipulated, and reconstructed the recordings with the help of longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. The psychedelic result is Amok: a set of funky, doctoral-level laptop rock that groove as hard as anything Yorke has ever made.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
774 Ratings

774 Ratings

themostparanoidandroid ,

Temper expectations and you will enjoy this record.

First of all, you should know this isn't Radiohead. This isn't even Thom Yorke's solo project (ahem, The Eraser) anymore. If there's one thing Atoms for Peace did perfect on this record, they gave themselves a clear identity. Flea's baselines and Nigel Godrich's always stellar work was just what was needed to transform Yorke's music; his previous effort The Eraser was good but half-empty. This album never feels that way. There were many "projects" last year by famous artists who came together to form a "supergroup". We're just getting into 2013, and I'm pretty sure Atoms for Peace will be my favorite project of the year already. Pick it up now.

지관준 ,

대박 앨범

라디오헤드와는 다른 맛! 색다르지만 충분히 맛있다.

ScagBaron ,

Mesmerizing!

The beats, the textures and the vocals just wash over you and everything else disappears. I continue to be impressed with Thom's creative choices and after 20 years of listening I'll go anywhere he wants the music to take me. Thanks for making life better guys!

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