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Carpmuncher
01-22-2007, 12:02 AM
TV on the Radio have really made a masterpiece.This is the most incredible album I have ever listened to. "Return to Cookie Mountain" is ****ing awesome. It is really hard to describe their type of music, but what it comes down to is that they are damn good. Check out this album now. Like I said in another post, make sure to listen to the album on good speakers preferrably with a subwoofer, because they use a very large range of tones and you really need to hear them all.

trev_smith12
01-22-2007, 01:00 AM
Yep the new album is amazing. I'm seeing them live in March, should be a great show.

martyr
01-22-2007, 01:02 AM
I'm covering Staring at the Sun, my favorite song of theirs.

unplugtheradio
01-22-2007, 01:21 AM
i love them.

as does my friend.

my friend is a classic rock elitist.

fun for the whole family.

uhh_me?
01-22-2007, 11:25 AM
So of the tunes are way strong, others are kinda meh
Overall I say they are good

Godzilla1969
01-22-2007, 10:50 PM
I love them. I have their last two albums (I think the only full-length ones they've released, but not sure) and I love them both. I'm going to try to catch them next time they pass through LA, but it's going to be a lonely concert; none of my friends like them.

ROWYCO
01-24-2007, 10:52 AM
TVOR is ****ing great, they are pretty much the best band out right now. If you'r friends dont like them, then you need to find new friends. Their musik gets me so crunk'

I think they are going to be at the Roo' this year.

balltounge
01-25-2007, 06:55 AM
Desperate youth....is a great album.


Not overly keen on what ive heard of the new one.

Abe
01-26-2007, 05:46 PM
Found these guys not too long ago actually. Someone made an unknow-indie thread and they were in there, and I've only heard their MySpace songs, but 'Return To Cookie Mountain' is on my to-buy list. How freaking good are Province and Wolf Like Me?? Man, I love em.

hypl
03-02-2007, 09:14 AM
totr is a great band i love how they incorporate a soul feeling into rock, it makes them very unique. I actually picture them as a sort of gothic indie...but not in the typical gothic sense, just a more dark indie. I hope to go see them up in philly this march.

Doolittle
03-02-2007, 04:41 PM
i heard "Wolf Like Me" and i kinda liked it, but idk what to think, are they an indie bandwagon band or something actually creative....?

slinks
03-02-2007, 06:57 PM
^ They're kind of both, honestly. I like them pretty well, though.

hypl
03-02-2007, 10:02 PM
I dont know what part of them seems like they would be jumping on the indie bandwagon. Totr is a very creative band which uses their melodies mixed with some interesting drum work to give them a sound of their own instead of the monotonous sounds used by many other indie bands.

Patches McGee
03-03-2007, 06:10 PM
One of the most overrated bands on the planet.

Andrewbiles
03-03-2007, 07:58 PM
One of the most overrated bands on the planet.

:cheers:
I didn't want to be the one to say something negative this time so had to wait for a great quote to come along.

hypl
03-04-2007, 09:39 PM
state your reasoning please.

Andrewbiles
03-05-2007, 07:18 AM
A reason for not enjoying a bands music?
Ummm, it just doesn't float my boat...

hypl
03-05-2007, 10:58 AM
i was talking to patches mcgee. i mean i dont mind if you dont like thae band thats your personal opinion but i would like to know why he thinks the band is overrated.

*Truly Ninja*
03-05-2007, 11:27 AM
One of the most overrated bands on the planet.

Yup.

i_strum_i_drum
03-05-2007, 04:22 PM
I really don't like them.

The Hurt Within
03-05-2007, 05:00 PM
Can't say I'm into these. nor would I in the future, its like some lovchild of the Arcade Fire and the Shins, and both those bands are far better. Judging by that I should like them but I dont. umm weird.

martyr
03-05-2007, 05:24 PM
Can't say I'm into these. nor would I in the future, its like some lovchild of the Arcade Fire and the Shins, and both those bands are far better. Judging by that I should like them but I dont. umm weird.

Have you ever listened to TV on the Radio?


I'm just wondering, because that was a pretty far-fetched comparison, to say the least.




I think that TV on the Radio's, by far, one of the most progressive bands to be making music right now.

soadlp02
03-06-2007, 12:50 AM
Check out their cover of Daniel Johnston's "Walking The Cow." It is masterful.

The Hurt Within
03-06-2007, 12:35 PM
Have you ever listened to TV on the Radio?


I'm just wondering, because that was a pretty far-fetched comparison, to say the least.




I think that TV on the Radio's, by far, one of the most progressive bands to be making music right now.


Of course, I wouldn't say it otherwise. The vocal melodies at times sound like the shins, and the rhythm/percussion of certain tracks sound like the Arcade Fire. I dont see whats progressive abaout them, I just dont, theres nothing that unique to warrent the tag "Progressive". I mean I can go out in London tonight and find a band that sound like this. Their only redeeming feature is the voices. But that alone isn't enough.

You've only got to list to Province to hear The Shins: for example.

uhh_me?
03-06-2007, 07:33 PM
when i hear province i hear david bowie...maybe thats just me though

Patches McGee
03-06-2007, 08:12 PM
i was talking to patches mcgee. i mean i dont mind if you dont like thae band thats your personal opinion but i would like to know why he thinks the band is overrated.



Uhhh same reasons as andrew...


not my cup o' tea.

DorkusMalorkus
03-06-2007, 08:35 PM
I kind of like "Wolf Like Me" but everything else is kind of rubbish. It's all boring, from what I've heard (and eventually changed because of how boring it was).

guitarist163
03-10-2007, 11:49 AM
I'm really likin em. I've only heard whats on their purevolume and myspace though, I doubt the garbage CD store where I live doesn't even carry their albums.

Daedelus
03-10-2007, 04:00 PM
i like them a lot actually.

it's not for everyone though.

kinda shocked me when they were on MTV.

guitarist163
03-10-2007, 05:35 PM
i like them a lot actually.

it's not for everyone though.

kinda shocked me when they were on MTV.

Wouldn't know about them otherwise.

soadlp02
03-10-2007, 10:02 PM
when i hear province i hear david bowie...maybe thats just me though

You do because he helped produce the album and shows up on a few tracks.

uhh_me?
03-10-2007, 10:04 PM
really? i had no idea...
/sarcasm

soadlp02
03-10-2007, 11:32 PM
really? i had no idea...
/sarcasm

Damn internet and it's lack of inflection.
:cheers:

Barrett346
03-11-2007, 02:49 PM
Thank you all the people who think they are overrated. I thought I was the only one on the planet that felt that way.

Abe
03-11-2007, 08:30 PM
I give them about as much credit as they're due I feel.

I think they're good. Used to think a lot more of them, but after hearing all the songs more than a few times, they do sem to sink away a little. I really have to be in the mood to listen to them to fully appreciate them.

abwell
03-15-2007, 05:54 PM
I kind of like "Wolf Like Me" but everything else is kind of rubbish. It's all boring, from what I've heard (and eventually changed because of how boring it was).


lol. you only like their single?

MTVboy

uhh_me?
03-15-2007, 05:57 PM
lol. you only like their single?

MTVboy
that made me laugh...dorkus is pretty far from being an mtvboy

DorkusMalorkus
03-15-2007, 06:20 PM
lol. you only like their single?

MTVboy
Because TV on the Radio are totally MTV :rolleyes:

I'm also a Madonna fan (not a joke).

that made me laugh...dorkus is pretty far from being an mtvboy:haha I know right? What the hell? I like a song for what it is, that happens to be played on MTV, and I get called an MTV-boy.

This brings up a bigger indier-than-thou problem that I don't want to get into (because I'm lazy and a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to indier-than-thou attitude).

Maybe I'll write an article for it or something...

slinks
03-15-2007, 06:45 PM
This brings up a bigger indier-than-thou problem that I don't want to get into (because I'm lazy and a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to indier-than-thou attitude).


I hear ya, man. I catch myself feeding into that attitude more often than I should. I don't know what it is, but it's hard to avoid.

uhh_me?
03-15-2007, 07:02 PM
i do it too... :(

af_the_fragile
01-08-2008, 04:55 PM
I love Staring at the Sun by them.

First herd it on New World Disorder 8 on Jeff Lenosky's set... I loved the song and thats where i found out bout the band.

They're really unique with multiple vocalists and are really good...

Keeps going with my latest interest in Indie electronic pop!

snipelfritz
01-08-2008, 05:02 PM
My sister got me their cd for Christmas and I still have to listen to it. I'll probably do that tonight and let you know what i think.

I am Samuel
01-08-2008, 09:56 PM
I definitely prefer "Desperate Youth.." - Once I got it I played it for days/weeks on end. I love the lo-fi, minimalist programming and setup. When the "Return to Cookie Mountain" came out I'll have to go against the grain and admit I was hugely disappointed. I like the second album, but for me, the 'standard' live drummer/full rock band setup they adopted for it robbed the band of what I considered to be pure originality (3 men and some computer programming).

Fantastic band though; very different live too.

bah humbug
04-02-2008, 03:52 PM
Return to Cookie Mountain is win

fosho
04-02-2008, 09:04 PM
i really dig wolf like me, but i DL'd the rest of the album and didnt really like any of it.
do they have other stuff like that?

Bissrok
04-07-2008, 07:24 PM
I'm not a huge fan of them, but I think Return to Cookie Mountain is at least worth getting. Wolf Like Me, Snakes and Martyrs, and Province alone justify the purchase.

K-Lizzle
04-08-2008, 12:26 AM
"Staring At The Sun" is the only song I've ever genuinely liked by them. And I like that song a lot.

But other than that... mehh.

uhh_me?
09-22-2008, 03:03 PM
i was debating whether to bump the more recent thread or the older and larger thread, i went with this one because there were more pages.

Dear Science, worth the 9.2 from pitchfork? do they really think it is the best album released this year? does anyone?

at first, i was blah on it. now, i like it but don't think it is a 9.2

af_the_fragile
09-22-2008, 04:00 PM
"Staring At The Sun" is the only song I've ever genuinely liked by them. And I like that song a lot.

But other than that... mehh.
Dreams is a good track too...

But i have to agree, bar a couple more tracks, the rest is quite meh!

K-Lizzle
09-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Ohh my goodness. Dear Science is so bomb-ass. We played it all day at work the other day, and I loved it.

Bmm386
09-23-2008, 01:49 AM
My college radio station has the new album in rotation.

There will be so much TV on the Radio on the radio.

psychodelia
09-24-2008, 12:30 AM
i was debating whether to bump the more recent thread or the older and larger thread, i went with this one because there were more pages.

Dear Science, worth the 9.2 from pitchfork? do they really think it is the best album released this year? does anyone?

at first, i was blah on it. now, i like it but don't think it is a 9.2

I like some parts, but I was generally underwhelmed. It's not a bad listen, but there's nothing that I'm crazy about.

uhh_me?
09-24-2008, 12:41 AM
Red Dress and Dancing Choose are my favorite tracks on the new album.

K-Lizzle
09-24-2008, 11:41 AM
"Dancing Choose" is wonderful. "Halfway Home" is realllllly good also.

Yiggity Yins
09-25-2008, 10:02 AM
I'm pretty undecided still...I don't get wats special about it. I think I should go back and give cookie mountain a few more listens

Yiggity Yins
09-28-2008, 10:26 AM
this album is amazing deserves more attention one of the best of 08

Hendrix_fan_14
09-29-2008, 01:19 AM
Dear Science is fantastic
went out and bought it today.

i'm really loving it.

itsmadeline
09-30-2008, 11:05 AM
When I first heard them, some of the vocals reminded me of Bloc Party (though obviously, not at all once the rest of them join in). And as someone said before, the rhythms are quite Arcade Fire-esque.
Wouldn't really single them out as a favourite of mine, let alone go out and buy one of their cds. For background music? Sure. By choice? Nope.

Yiggity Yins
09-30-2008, 05:20 PM
When I first heard them, some of the vocals reminded me of Bloc Party (though obviously, not at all once the rest of them join in). And as someone said before, the rhythms are quite Arcade Fire-esque.
Wouldn't really single them out as a favourite of mine, let alone go out and buy one of their cds. For background music? Sure. By choice? Nope.

then you're missing out cuz its a lot better than decent background music

RHCP94
10-01-2008, 05:15 PM
Listened to "Golden Age" and "Dancing Choose" on their website a few minutes ago. I thought they were good, but nowhere near some of the Cookie Mountain songs...

Kind of disappointing, considering some of the reviews it was getting and how good their previous album was.

Yiggity Yins
10-01-2008, 07:30 PM
Listened to "Golden Age" and "Dancing Choose" on their website a few minutes ago. I thought they were good, but nowhere near some of the Cookie Mountain songs...

Kind of disappointing, considering some of the reviews it was getting and how good their previous album was.

its a grower listening to two songs doesn't allow it to do that...It grows A LOT and I love when albums do that so listen to the whole thing the whole way through if you get a chance...or maybe you have?

uhh_me?
10-01-2008, 11:53 PM
i lied before. Lover's Day is the best track on the new album.

the album has grown on me for sure, but i am still kind of mixed on it.

rushmore
10-04-2008, 11:54 AM
im definitely a huge fan of the new cd. id say family tree is probably my favorite track so far, i'm sure itll keep changing.

aetherspear
10-05-2008, 11:45 PM
its grown on me, I like DLZ, Love Dog, Crying, and Stork and Owl.

Yiggity Yins
10-06-2008, 05:49 PM
after it grew on me and about a dozen listens or so...I kinda moved on to other stuff soo I dunno it is a great album but has that happened to anyone else? it might be not as moving as I thought

edit: actually I've been drumming a rhythm all day long and its the opening to drums to halfway home haha so maybe its really that influential considering how i haven't listened to halfway home in a good three days...maybe its just generic

redh0tchilip3pp
12-28-2008, 08:52 AM
i lied before. Lover's Day is the best track on the new album.

the album has grown on me for sure, but i am still kind of mixed on it.
You lied again. Halfway Home and Love Dog are the best. :p:

And I think it's an awesome album. Definately one of the best of the year.

Thin White Duke
12-28-2008, 01:24 PM
I've only sampled a few TV on the Radio songs, but they reminded me ALOT of LCD Soundsystem.

Any comparisons?

Hendrix_fan_14
12-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Going to be seeing TVOTR when they come to Australia, can't wait for it.

it seems they still play a lot from Return to Cookie Mountain.

dstone16321
12-31-2008, 09:32 AM
I really don't like their new album.It just doesnt sound like TVOTR - Its like they're doing a covers cd or something! I don't like that they ditched the guitars, the a capella vocals and the new 'dancey' numbers really dont do anything for me. I went back and listened to Young Liars, Desperate Youth and Cookie Mountain and forgot about Dear Science. One of the greatest bands this decade has gone down the toilet.

RHCP94
12-31-2008, 03:45 PM
So, I've had the album for about two months now...and it's grown a little, but still doesn't even touch Cookie Mountain. I'm pretty darn disappointed.

volcom_sk8_rock
01-06-2009, 01:55 AM
Overrated or not (I think not) they are a pretty awesome band, I own Dear Science and plan on getting return to cookie mountain.

Hendrix_fan_14
01-06-2009, 04:37 AM
Get Return to Cookie Mountain!

Great album.

I still think Dear Science is a great album as well.

volcom_sk8_rock
01-06-2009, 05:06 AM
Agreed, Lover's day is awesome, plan on seeing them at BDO as well

freshtunes
03-16-2009, 10:09 PM
amazing band. they inspire me to make music, and write.

volcom_sk8_rock
03-16-2009, 10:38 PM
When I saw them live they were pretty amazing the guitarist was whacking his guitar with tambourines and all sorts of instruments creating some pretty weird sounds. Best song they played would have to have been wolf like me good stuff!

bassplayer135
03-22-2009, 09:53 PM
Black people+Singing= Awsome
also check out Bloc Party

volcom_sk8_rock
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
Bloc Party are the poor mans TVOTR

madefortvmovie
03-25-2009, 03:18 AM
Bloc Party are the poor mans TVOTR

:cheers: hahaha



so this probably doesnt add anything of substance to the converstation.... but i absolutely loved it when they used Staring at the Sun for that one scene in Entourage. Great song, great show, great use of the song.

volcom_sk8_rock
03-25-2009, 04:36 AM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii115/jackpayet/TVOTR3.jpg
Heres a picture I took at the concert I went to in January good stuff, front of stage I loved it

somewhat_here
03-27-2009, 01:09 AM
how are they live? remaining spots will probably end up being crappy balcony seats but Dirty Projectors are opening...can't resist.

volcom_sk8_rock
03-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Really really good. I couldnt really fault them except maybe it was too loud but I was up the front.

Monkeygone2hvn
03-27-2009, 02:36 AM
i'm seeing them in a few weeks just around the corner form my house i'm pretty excited for it, wasn't a huge fan of their new album at first but its grown on me.

volcom_sk8_rock
03-27-2009, 03:03 AM
I think the new album is my favourite not far in front of Cookie..

Monkeygone2hvn
03-27-2009, 03:56 PM
eh i still think nothing can touch cookie mountain personally, but i'd probably put the new album equal to blood thirsty babes or so

ProneSolution
03-29-2009, 03:28 AM
Hey, I don't know a lot about TV on the Radio, can any of you guys recommend me some songs to start with?
Thanks.

TommUK
07-30-2009, 03:32 PM
I've been getting back into these guys lately, a nice mix of upbeat and slow, slightly sad songs is just what I've needed the past few weeks.

genghisgandhi
01-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Bumping a really old thread. These guys are probably my favorite modern band right now.

BullonParade
01-04-2010, 01:56 PM
i like cookie mountain, but i prefer dear science. its funkier, which i love. saw them live in july at a festival and thought they were fantastic.

Psihodeliko
08-02-2010, 03:20 PM
Hey, I don't know a lot about TV on the Radio, can any of you guys recommend me some songs to start with?
Thanks.

Wolf Like Me, Staring At The Sun, Tonight, New Health Rock, Blind, Halfway Home...
Also, watch this - Staring At The Sun Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6FUTNa6WJk) and this Wolf Like Me Live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73qBnuzrjx0).

genghisgandhi
07-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Tunde is the best singer in indie right now. There, I said it.

bradulator
07-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Is that a controversial opinion?

Arbiter000
07-20-2012, 12:57 AM
I like:

Wolf Like Me
Dirtywhirl
Crying(the sax part at the end is a really great touch)
A Method
Dancing Choose

genghisgandhi
08-27-2013, 07:36 PM
Really like the new single

http://pitchfork.com/news/52054-video-tv-on-the-radio-million-miles/

Starts at about 1:30