Amok 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… Amok 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… 2013-02-25 Atoms for Peace Indie Rock XL
Music Review

Atoms For Peace (2013)

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Thom Yorke

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 25, 2013; Lead Performance: Atoms for Peace; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: 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

Originally posted Feb 20, 2013 Published in issue #1248 Mar 01, 2013 Order article reprints