October 4, 2022
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Band loses sonic sound

With three critically acclaimed studio albums and a number of EPs under their belts, Brooklynites TV On the Radio have been prolific within the indie rock scene.

With its new release, the band takes a step back from the sonic elements. This new album, “Nine Types of Light,” favors comfortable grooves and more retrospective musings.

“Killer Crane” is a work of pure beauty as lead singer Tunde Adebimpe’s hushed vocals hang suspended between tranquil piano chords, soothing strings and acoustic guitar plucking. The song melts into “Will Do,” which features hypnotic drum loops and sustained guitars.

On “No Future Shock,” the band introduces the newest dance craze that will be brought on by “the family of kids who pop your pills and smoke your pipe.”

“Nine Types of Light” allows listeners to witness TV On the Radio’s expansive genre samplings while remaining true to the sound that got them to where they are.

3.5 out of 4 stars