Atoms for Peace-Amok
Thom Yorke’s new supergroup has arrived
Thom Yorke’s newest side project features the perfect blend of electronics and guitars that fans have come to love and expect. Amok is definite improvement over Yorke’s solo album The Eraser and I would even go as far to say that it might be better than Radiohead’s last album The King of Limbs. The stand out tracks are the opener “Before Your Very Eyes…” which features a blistering riff on top of atmospheric synths, as well as the aptly titled “Judge, Jury and Executioner.” Fans of Radiohead are already well aware of these guys, but if you’re not give this one a spin.
RIYL: Thom Yorke’s The Eraser, the electronic aspects of Radiohead
Rec: 1, 7, 2, 3
Label: XL Recordings
Reviewed by Jake Waters on 2/28/13