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Dear Science,
TV on the Radio
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Reviewed: 12/2/2008 by Ryan

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While it can be a little too artistic for most, the avid music fan loves TV on the Radio. Itís Hip-Hop, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Prince, and Bright Eyes all rolled into one. Itís more artistic than all of those groups combined too. Itís overly ambitious at times, but all in all TV on the Radio can be a tremendous listening experience- youíve just got to give it a chance. ďDear Science,Ē the latest TV on the Radio doesnít suffer from the constrictions that their previous work does. While still being heavily artistic- (listen to the string arrangements and the horns throughout the record- they can be amazing) they also simplified things slightly so they are easier to grasp for the common listener. ďDear Science,Ē easily trumps ďCookie MountainĒ because it doesnít come off as pretentious and it can be taken more seriously at the same time. The last album was extremely compulsive and sporadic. Thatís not a bad thing, but it gets tiresome after forty minutes. Thereís a lot more melody to this record and thus itís better. If you like Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, and stuff like that- this is for you- you might even like TV on the Radio more than those bands, if you donít listen to that type of music thereís really not a good place to jump in if you donít have a wide palette of musical tastes.

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