Amok is one of the best Radiohead albums to date.
Oh, wait. It’s not Radiohead, it’s just Thom Yorke’s side project, Atoms for Peace. Uh-oh. I’ve barely written anything about this album and I already spotted it’s biggest flaw: It too fucking similar to Radiohead, more precisely , to their latest release, The King Of Limbs.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still an average album, but mainly because it took all the good stuff from The King of Limbs .The cryptic lyrics, minimalistic approach, the scarce number of instruments and high usage of electronic sampling are all present. The majority of the highly trained and competent experts I contacted upon listening to Amok called this dubious phenomenon a ‘’big, nasty, ball-busting, expectation-crushing fucking cop-out’’. It’s like Thom Yorke was bored out of his ass, grabbed his laptop, copy-pasted The King of Limbs in a new folder and named it ‘’Atoms for Peace – Amok’’.
Sorry, Thom. Maybe next time.
EDIT: How the fuck is it possible to collaborate with Flea and still screw up?