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Amok

February 25, 2013

$8.91
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Before Your Very Eyes...
5:47
2
Default
5:15
3
Ingenue
4:30
4
Dropped
4:57
5
Unless
4:40
6
Stuck Together Pieces
5:28
7
Judge Jury and Executioner
3:28
8
Reverse Running
5:06
9
Amok
5:24

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 25, 2013
  • Label: XL
  • Copyright: 2013 XL Recordings Ltd. under exclusive license from Unsustainabubble
  • Total Length: 44:35
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00BIQ1EL4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,040 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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43 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Good Cerebral/Academic Exercise in Sound February 26, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
This record has been a long time coming. Atoms for Peace initially began when (Radiohead's) Thom Yorke took his solo record on tour. The band's sound adopted a good deal from Yorke's solo album THE ERASER: it's sometimes paranoid, sometimes jittery, sometimes claustrophobic. If Yorke's name wasn't enough, Atoms for Peace sure has the pedigree of a great band: (The Red Hot Chili Peppers') Flea commands the bass, (Ultraista and Radiohead's producer) Nigel Godrich plays guitar, (Ultraista and Beck) drummer Joey Waronker provides half of the percussion with Mauro Refosco laying down most of the electronic beats. The band's music is an interesting mix of electronic and material music, a nd it is often hard to tell where the real percussion stops and the electronic percussion begins.

Some of this material is pretty old, and band members have hinted that they have been sitting on it for a while now before its release. "Judge, Jury, and Executioner" was debuted in 2009 (it shares no relation with the similar Radiohead song). AMOK was created within a handful of days - the writing process for the band started with all musicians in the studio, free-form jamming without creating "takes" or stopping. Afterwards, the hours of material that they created was gleaned through, and the members picked out parts they thought were particularly interesting or beautiful. This makes for a great academic exercise, but what about a great music-listening experience?

The problem with AMOK is also its strength. The album is concerned primarily with being interesting: achieving new sounds, creating strange transitions, using instrumentation in different ways. The chief concern here is not the listener.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful work March 4, 2013
By Vesta17
Format:Audio CD
it's a beautiful, naive piece of art. thom yorke is more free, relaxed in this album with great musicians and a great producer. it's worth to listen to many many times. thom yorke's music is like it has its own genetic code almost. once you can recognize it and you get used to it, you go into his world immediately.

my personel favourite songs are; unless, reverse running, before your very eyes and amok. especially "unless" is something special, amazing amazing song.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kid-A like, great listen November 1, 2013
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This is a very Kid-A like work. I love almost all the tracks on here, but Ingenue and "Before your very eyes" really stand out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars !woW October 13, 2013
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I love this CD. It is unlike anything I've heard from Thom Yorke or Radiohead. The familiar voice is there, but the music itself is fresh, with great lyrics and interesting rhythms. If you like this singer even a little bit, you'll love this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great great great June 14, 2013
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That all i have to say about that. It's complicated music, it's one of the best albums I've listened, not only for this year.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly beautiful March 9, 2013
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I am thoroughly enjoying this wonderful album, beginning to end! It was recommended by a random person I happened to meet, and I am so happy with my decision to purchase it. It is the soundtrack of this part of my life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing September 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Saw AFP do two tracks from this live on TV and raced to order a copy of the album.

So I was disappointed to find that not one of the tracks on the album had the punch and dynamic force of the live performances I'd seen.

The album is okay, the songs professionally executed, and it's a pleasure to listen to anything with an analog synth on it even if they don't do anything particularly interesting with it.

But, the iconic bass work that made the live performance so interesting is mixed so far back it is hard for me to make out over the aforementioned synth.

I'm playing it more than I played Bowie's long-awaited bundle of Meh, and enjoying it way more too, it is just so much less than I saw a few days ago (and that was in mono too).

Maybe there'll be a live album of this material. I'd buy that in the hope of hearing AFP at their best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for the Radiohead aspect April 4, 2013
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but found it boring for the most part. Much of the music sounds the same, and eventually, it sounded just like so much background noise. I was really disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
Atoms for peace are the jams to end all jams. Want dance jams? You got them. Want moody melancholy jams? You got them. Flea rips, and thome delivers.
Published 5 days ago by Charles Abend
4.0 out of 5 stars More Radiohead than not.
I am really enjoying Amok. Like the best Radiohead, its rewards come after multiple listens. It has its transcendent moments, and is always an intellectual pleasure. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Susan Bass
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album, underwhelming vinyl experience.
This album has a great sound, the music is great and Thom is on point. However, the LP is underwhelming in terms of what you are getting vs the price. Read more
Published 16 days ago by J. Clymer
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect album
The album has everything, great beats, weird rhythms and perfect vocal. Everything you could want in music and more I highly suggest this album if you are a true radiohead fan
Published 22 days ago by Skip
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst new vinyl condition ever!
Opened yesterday and the spine was ripped through the plastic wrapping. The vinyl records are warped and every track skips. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Alton
5.0 out of 5 stars In Love
I am so In Love with this album!! My only regret is not buying it sooner and missing the concert when they visited chicago
Published 1 month ago by S. HONEYWOOD
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a headline
this one feels like going down a rabbit hole shot through with digital roots. the absence of guitars is a nice change.
Published 1 month ago by doug ridlon
3.0 out of 5 stars It's another "almost" Radiohead album from Thom
Not that I dislike the record or Thom Yorke. I guess I am getting weary of waiting for him to find his drummer - you know, a real one with drumsticks, a snare, tom-tom, hi-hat,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by dcw
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Touching
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. Superb album,and a real grower. Read more
Published 2 months ago by kiki
5.0 out of 5 stars Atoms for Peace's Amok is Brilliant!
I am a long-time fan of anything Radiohead or Thome York. This album does them justice, with a lucious sound-scape and meticulously fine-tuned audio perfect for relaxing or... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Zane Kreider
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