TV On The Radio // Seeds

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
TV On The Radio // Seeds by Alex Bieler

TV on the Radio

Seeds

Harvest

When TV on the Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe sings “I should really give it up sometime” less than a minute into latest album Seeds, it almost sounds as if he recorded potential thoughts about the band’s future. It wouldn’t be too surprising for the alternative rock kings, as longtime bassist Gerard Smith lost his battle with lung cancer and the band split with label Interscope following the release of 2011’s Nine Types of Light. But luckily for us – at least for the moment – TV on the Radio still chugs on for Seeds, an album full of some of the band’s prettiest pieces yet. While it lacks the ambitious compositions that made past works like Return to Cookie Mountain and Dear Science essential listens, the latest album certainly doesn’t skimp on quality, with the nervous-energy of “Happy Idiot” and the steady buzz of “Careful You” serving as highlights. TV on the Radio may sound more reserved these days, but we’re lucky to still have them around.

4/5 stars

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