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Atoms For Peace

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Amok

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
music label:
81109
genre:
Indie Rock

We gave it a B

The headphone rhythms and queasy synths on Atoms’ debut sound a lot like Thom Yorke’s tightly wound 2006 solo album. That makes sense, since the band, which includes Flea and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, began as Yorke’s backing troupe. ”Ingenue” and ”Reverse Running” are heady pleasures, but Amok is missing the end-of-days urgency of Yorke’s paranoid-android persona — and despite Flea’s presence, it could be filed under ”anti-funk.” B

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