Thom Yorke - Anima

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Solo album by the Atoms for Peace frontman.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 27 June 2019 05:51 (one year ago) link

entirely unmemorable on first listen except "runwayaway"

ufo, Thursday, 27 June 2019 06:39 (one year ago) link

I've been having a very enjoyable first listen this morning. Twist, Not the News, Impossible Knots all sounding great.

chap, Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:19 (one year ago) link

FPing everybody

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:32 (one year ago) link

well that was uncalled for

Rory end to the lowenbrow (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:42 (one year ago) link

was enjoying an ilxer mercilessly ripping his hopelessly inane lyrics on twitter yesterday.. but otherwise yaaaawnnn!

calzino, Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:56 (one year ago) link

I'm maybe problematically fascinated w/ Yorke's divorce coming just some months prior to his ex-wife's death. Can anyone hear this? I don't hear it. It's just more spooky apocalyptic tales. But I guess Moon Shaped was as much a love song than I could ask for from this band

57mg/20floz, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:17 (one year ago) link

Or, guy. Sorry, everyone else.

57mg/20floz, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:17 (one year ago) link

I skimmed the Radiohead subbredit thread and someone was claiming to hear their breakup in his last solo album, and this new one is her eulogy. I closed the tab.

maffew12, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:22 (one year ago) link

I think the designer forgot the final “L”? To go with the Def Leppard cover I mean?

calstars, Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:37 (one year ago) link

this is great

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:24 (one year ago) link

So far the back half of the record sounds more distinctive. The Axe, the dub bassline on the second to last track, and the last track is great.

I loved the sound of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and generally like it when there's more Thom piano and guitar mixed in. This is really heavy on the modular, which for some reason I assume is more Nigel's sound? Sounds a lot more like the Atoms for Peace record than anything else.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:07 (one year ago) link

it's like a deeply broken techno record with thom singing over it. think it's p easily and immediately his best since the eraser

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:13 (one year ago) link

I have just enjoyed the film (on Netflix )especially as it's about 15 minutes long which is as much as I can take of Yorke's voice. Also as it features some pretty good lighting in what appears to be a big concrete cave but which turns out to be (I think) a place called Carrières de Lumières in the south of France, which looks incredible.

Ned Trifle X, Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:29 (one year ago) link

Music video is great which isn’t really surprising considering the people involved.

Dawn Chorus synths are gorgeous as hell and they sound as played by a human not a machine (actually I think most of this album achieved this effect rather well) but I don’t care for the spoken voice much.
Not the news and Impossible Knots sound really nice on a good pair of headphones.

Overall I think this might be his best solo album and one of Nigel’s best productions with Thom. Their work together usually sounds too sterile and lifeless for my taste. There’s an Atoms for Peace full concert on youtube which sounds miles better than the album versions, Flea is a highlight and I wish we got those sounds on the actual album.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:54 (one year ago) link

video is siiiiiick

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 29 June 2019 05:30 (one year ago) link

Manbun Yorke has a Momus vibe to him

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 29 June 2019 05:43 (one year ago) link

The church of manbun is such a holy place to be

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 29 June 2019 05:51 (one year ago) link

Twist is really and abundantly a Boards of Canada song

57mg/20floz, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:23 (one year ago) link

that employs its last two transcendental minutes to addendum a "no i'm not"

57mg/20floz, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 13:28 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

i like this a lot, altho it is a bit long

Carisis LaVerted (m bison), Sunday, 18 August 2019 16:19 (eleven months ago) link

It's definitely more of a pop record than Suspiria, which I enjoyed. His stuff is usually pretty good and am glad to have it around to listen to once in awhile.

Piano Mouth, Sunday, 18 August 2019 17:08 (eleven months ago) link

It's a decent album but I'm definitely finding his voice weaker and reedier these days. Compare to the excellent vocal performances on The Eraser.

chap, Monday, 19 August 2019 13:33 (eleven months ago) link

Liked this album a lot, especially "Not the News".

Above video has its audio stretched out or something to avoid an auto takedown, I guess. Don't judge the voice on that!

maffew12, Monday, 19 August 2019 14:04 (eleven months ago) link

He does put on a few different voices as he did with Eraser, though maybe not with the same gusto here. For me the tunes just ain't there - though somewhat ironically Dawn Chorus, which is the most 'mood piece' of them all, is the one that's stuck with me the most.

The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:41 (eleven months ago) link

So this is great

It sounds to me like Yorke listened to Syro a lot before going into the studio for this

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:13 (eleven months ago) link

Tbh his voice started to show a certain weariness since Hail to the Thief. That was the first album in which his higher sustained notes started to lose their shine, they kind of vibrate making it sound a bit whiny here and there. He has recurred to sing in a mostly lower tone since then or doesn’t sustain the higher notes as much.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 16:15 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

A propos of nothing, Yorke's Desert Island track selection:

Maurice Ravel – “Le jardin féerique”
Scott Walker – “It's Raining Today”
Talking Heads – “Born Under Punches”
Squarepusher & Aphex Twin – “Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid”
Neil Young – “'After the Gold Rush”
R.E.M. – “Talk About the Passion”
Sidney Bechet – “Blue Horizon”
Nina Simone – “Lilac Wine”

willem, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 11:07 (ten months ago) link

damn thom yorke and i have the same favorite REM song

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 14:15 (ten months ago) link

i was surprised that "talk about the passion" didn't feature in the rem poll as it is by far my fave from murmur.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 24 September 2019 16:33 (ten months ago) link

BREAKING: thom yorke potentially LIED about his favorite REM song in the Desert Island track selections posted just above. BREAKING: in the video clip below, he says his favorite REM song is "South Central Rain". BREAKING: yorke claims that his favorite REM song is "always changing". should we believe him now? how many different "favorite" REM songs does he have?

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:19 (ten months ago) link

why does he refuse to talk about the passion???

flopsy bird (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:22 (ten months ago) link

You guys are supposed to wait until twilight before scratching for scandals.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 15:48 (ten months ago) link

i really like this record btw, i keep rewatching the excellent netflix film and then coming back to the album and finding a lot to love

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:03 (ten months ago) link

for some reason i have difficulty describing it but it's like yorke finally synthesized all of his influences from dance music into something that actually ominously bangs

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 16:03 (ten months ago) link

On REM I think he also said “Be Mine” was his favorite and he even covered it with REM. There’s a rehearsal video on youtube which makes me wish they had recorded it in the studio:

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 22:04 (ten months ago) link

listen to anima.

then go back and listen to tomorrow's modern boxes.

it's a lot better than you remember it now, isn't it?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 3 October 2019 16:23 (ten months ago) link

TMB is my favorite after The Eraser

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 3 October 2019 16:29 (ten months ago) link

it's a good point that the rush to call Anima his best was just weirdly wide and fast.

maffew12, Thursday, 3 October 2019 16:40 (ten months ago) link

not to say that anima isn't super dope, because it is. it's just a really dense album and i didn't actually enjoy it until like the fifth listen.

still think eraser is his best non-band work. quickly followed by amok.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 4 October 2019 15:15 (ten months ago) link

The two Radiohead related albums I enjoy post Amnesiac is King of Limbs and Amok.

Frederik B, Friday, 4 October 2019 18:59 (ten months ago) link

I enjoy most of his work with and without Radiohead but I’ve found I don’t come back to it as often.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 4 October 2019 19:35 (ten months ago) link

Amok is great. Up there with my favourite Radiohead.

dinnerboat, Friday, 4 October 2019 19:52 (ten months ago) link

only band i've probably listened to more in the last decade is king krule.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 4 October 2019 20:19 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

I'd just like to say I Am a Very Rude Person is a great little song.

chap, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 13:17 (eight months ago) link

Also I've got tickets to see him at the Eventim Appollo in June. Has anyone seen his live show?

chap, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 13:19 (eight months ago) link

I saw him in Berkeley’s Greek (outdoor amphitheater) last month and my wife (who isn’t a huge fan of his solo work) and I both enjoyed it immensely. Set list was perfect, light show was cool, and I really enjoyed the transitions between songs.

beard papa, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:39 (eight months ago) link

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