Episode 141 - The Eraser by Thom Yorke
Rumour has it that Thom Yorke plays in another band called Radiohead, but we found it increasingly difficult to find out about this band. Has anyone ever heard their music? Apparently they’ve released a few records.
Yes, this is probably stretching the concept of this very show to breaking point, but the argument here is that this is perhaps the least well known thing that Thom Yorke has done. It also wasn’t met with the same kind of critical praise that greets most Radiohead albums, or indeed the two (three) albums that followed this. So we’re gonna talk about it, alright?
The Eraser is probably the most “human” sounding solo album by Thom Yorke. A nice marriage of electronica and (subtle) art rock weirdness, it feels a lot more organic and played than the albums he’s released since. The result is something just as paranoid as you would expect from a man whose music often reeks of it, and that’s a very good thing indeed.
Is it unsung? Should it be added to the discography of classics? That’s up to you.
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