LISTENING POST: TV on the Radio–"Love Dog"

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My introduction to TV on the Radio was their 2006 album, "Return to Cookie Mountain."  It's a funny thing taking the plunge into a new band.  The real work is to adjust your ears so that you can hear what they're attempting before you pass judgment on whether or not you like the album.  I wasn't ready, and I admit it. Instead of being able really "hear" the album–except for "Wolf Like Me"–I found myself skipping over it like a stone across a pond.

So, I'm glad I went through that, because their new album "Dear Science" has been a completely different experience.  First, let me say that there are at least three, if not four, amazing songs on this album.  Seriously, you gotta love the Antibalas-supplied afrobeat that underpins "Red Dress"; the pathos of "Love Dog"; and the absolute bared-teeth fury of "DLZ".  Anyway, it makes you wonder why they (or the label) decided to go with the toothless "Golden Age" as a first single when "DLZ" is a STRAIGHT BANGER! 

That said, 'Dear Science" is a great album, one that I put on and let play over and over.  It will certainly make my "Best of 2008" list once I actually pull that together.

In the meantime, here's "Love Dog," a song that's great because of the way it builds quiet power and intensity.  Another one that's way better than "Golden Age".

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  1. dog insurance January 7, 2010 at 08:33 #

    Return to Cookie Mountin was brilliant.

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  1. Best of 2008: Subtle, J*Davey, Q-Tip, Black Kids, Swear On Your Life, The Mars Volta + still more! | Boldaslove.us - July 23, 2010

    [...] TV on the Radio- Dear Science- I was a fan, but ambivalent about this album, but saw them at the Brooklyn Masonic Hall and was blown away and haven't stopped listening to Dear Science ever since!Gnarls Barkley- The Odd Couple- this record delivered on the promise of St. Elsewhere. The" Going On " video can only show you the way the rest is up to you.J*Davey- The Land of the Lost: This is a pleasure that continues to unfold layer after layer…Kenna- Make Sure They see My Face: Kenna's record stayed on repeat for months…Subtle (Oakland Ca) these guys are awesome and their TV on the Radio affiliation has to be why Tunde started rapping! Check this out! [...]

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    [...] got to see TV On The Radio!  The thing that really impressed me about them was how big their sound is.  It’s melodic [...]

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