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Atoms For Peace is Thom Yorke, Flea, Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker and Mauro ... Read more in Amazon's Atoms For Peace Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Feb. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: XL.
  • ASIN: B00AIFTHFG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,066 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Amok is the debut album from Thom Yorke (Radiohead)’s new project Atoms For Peace. This release is the standard CD with 4-panel wallet.

Thom Yorke says: "We formed to learn to play The Eraser record, if you don't know that, and discovered a really good energy doing that... and it fell into this record. Atoms is a ongoing and open ended project, where it leads I know not for certain.... which is what is nice about it."

Amok features artwork from longtime collaborator Stanley Donwood.

BBC Review

A supergroup they may ostensibly be, but it’s hard to shake the impression that – despite the presence of Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, regular Beck drummer Joey Waronker and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco – in reality Amok is the second chapter in Thom Yorke’s solo career.

It’s hard, too, to avoid comparing Amok with Radiohead, given Yorke’s distinctive voice and talent for an unusual tune, both of which remain central to his new project.

Here, however, he immerses himself fully in the glitchy electronica that’s inspired him since working on Kid A. Though there are traits familiar from recent ‘head albums – The King of Limbs’ Feral, for instance – Amok has its own restless, simultaneously sophisticated and gauche personality.

In fact, it displays the same twitchy rhythms and occasionally genial sincerity that Yorke displays with his onstage dancing.

Built from three days of studio jamming around existing laptop sketches, its intent is to lend electronica a sense of songcraft, to create a world where digital and analogue blur, and frequently it succeeds.

Yorke’s ghostly falsetto traces an easily followed line through the agitated percussion and nebulous textures of Before Your Very Eyes and Unless, while Stuck Together Pieces’ defining features are a rolling bassline and rippling guitar that drift amidst the muted clatter of programmed beats.

Judge, Jury and Executioner, meanwhile, buries acoustic guitars in a cloudy chorus of incorporeal vocals, its slightness deceptive thanks to a weirdly infectious melody, and there’s a sense of claustrophobia inherent in Ingenue’s befuddled atmosphere and oddly tropical backdrop.

But the more one delves into Amok’s spasmodic content the more one perceives the characteristics that make Radiohead so special: the unexpected breakdown, the unforeseen musical diversion.

Here, though, divorced from Yorke’s other band’s familiar expressive delivery, their genesis as abstract ideas generated in solitude is occasionally too conspicuous.

Nonetheless, while Amok – like The Eraser – is unlikely to arouse the same passions as, for instance, In Rainbows, it’s an often fulfilling and fascinating indulgence. Yorke remains consistently inventive, whatever company he keeps.

--Wyndham Wallace

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Event2 on 24 April 2013
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Superb album,and a real grower. Each track is a different emotional trip for me and is Thom Yorke at his best. Superb vocals and a great sound to the whole album. Awesome....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WONG on 8 Nov. 2013
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This band need no introduction, any album with Thom Yorke usually sells.
So no surprises here. The vinyl is very well made and package.

First listen, did not get into it. The music kind of aimless... I guess Thom is in his dupstep mode again. Flea as usual with all his funk in his blood, very predictable.

Second and third listen, I gave it another shot. It is a ok album, nothing special nothing fantastic. This isn't his best work, I still very much prefer the old Thom in Radiohead.

Having said all that, it is still a good album to owned and listen to when you feel like dancing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Penn on 30 May 2013
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It took me a few plays to get into this album but now i cannot stop playing it.
Thom Yorke never fails to excel in his art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JJohnBohnB on 26 Jan. 2014
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Got the cd but then managed to get hold of the ltd edn 9 lp screen printed box set. Resisted opening it for 4 months but now played it. What a revelation1 The vinyl is a universe apart from the cd...now in a magical world rather than a pleasant place. Donn't need to say any more apart from just get the box set (if you can)
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Very good. Not quite all the way through but it is very good on a few tracks...now I must get around to buying the Eraser by Thome Yorke and would be very cool if he and the rest of Radiohead were back to recording a new album.

Thome Yorke and the rest of Radiohead are for me a modern collection of musical geniuses.

Not many around anymore and Floyd, Moby, Jarre, Oldfield along with a few others like the Doors and Zeppelin belong to this unique group, for me, of creating ground breaking music...so you tend to pay attention to anything they do! Lol.
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With Thom Yorke as the front man you know exactly what you are going to get. An electronic experimental album... but it is not really that experimental as both the recent Radiohead and solo albums are quite similar. Flea (RHCP) brings a bounce to the baseline which actually gives all the songs a quick pace... unfortunately this also makes them a little samey.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bubo on 7 April 2013
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For me, Thom Yorke's debut solo album, The Eraser, was already on a par with if not superior to the best of Radiohead's output. Amok, technically recorded by Atoms for Peace though Thom Yorke's direction is unmistakeable, continues and reinforces that trend - Amok outshines anything Thom Yorke has recorded so far, as part of Radiohead or otherwise. This is a bold claim but the strength of this record is such that I am more than happy to make it.

The production on this record is something I have never before experienced - utterly perfect and mesmerizing. The percussions alone would make a fine album. Add in the base, the keyboards, the voice, the electronic tidbits and the vast array of instruments and this is a classic album in the making. All the songs seem to surpass each other and they're already all favourites of mine.

Of course I need to make clear that I love Thom Yorke's development as an artist from alternative rock to electro-rock and that for me the best of Radiohead's work starts with Kid A, much as I like The Bends and OK Computer. If you're fortunate enough to own a decent and above average sound system, this record will titillate your ears and your mind in a way that no other record in existence can quite manage - of course, this is my personal opinion.

I cannot thank Atoms for Peace (and Amazon) enough for this gem of a record.

Five stars easy
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By strainger on 12 April 2013
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Fantastic album,one of the few that sound as good on cd as vinyl (well all most ! )this album has great music with great quality production,so will rock and test your system.
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