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Atoms For Peace

AmokThe 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,...AmokIndie RockThe 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,...2013-03-20

Thom Yorke (Sylvain Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

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Amok

Genre: Indie Rock; Music Label: XL

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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