TV on the Radio Nine Types Of Light on 180g LP
Get your emotions in check because word is TV On The Radio's new album, Nine Types of Light is packing some heartstring heat. If the band’s last album, Dear Science, took us to a celebration on the edge of the abyss, where in good god will they take us now?
"TV on the Radio’s ability to pull anthems out of chaos and find the dance pulse in a junkyard of noise was well-established on its three previous studio albums. On “Nine Types of Light” (Interscope), the quintet raises a more intimate ruckus. If their past was about creating a disruptive, disorienting soundtrack for a world in crisis, the new album is an invitation to “shift your known position to the light.”"
Described as boldly catchy 21st-century noise-rock doo-wop soul, Dear Science was voted #1 in both the Pitchfork Media’s 2008 Reader’s Poll and the Village Voice’s Pazz and Jop poll (comprised of more than 800 critics). Dear Science was also named best album of 2008 by Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Spin Magazine, The New York Times, MTV, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Seemingly impossible, TV On The Radio always manage to top themselves. The road to this new spring-released album first came through the 2002 self-released OK Calculator, then the Young Liars EP, followed by their first full-length debut, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (which earned the band the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize). Later that year TV on the Radio released a second EP, New Health Rock. 2006 brought the band’s second studio album, Return to Cookie Mountain, and then the 3rd studio album, Dear Science, was released in September of 2008.
--Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2011
TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light Track Listing:
1. Second Song
2. Keep Your Heart
4. No Future Shock
5. Killer Crane
6. Will Do
7. New Cannonball Blues
10. Caffeinated Consciousness