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TV On the Radio announced they will release their new album, Seeds, November 18 on Harvest Records. The band s new single, Happy Idiot, premiered Sept. 1st on Sirius XMU.

Happy Idiot ignites a hearty introduction to Seeds, catapulting out of the gate with an earnestly frenetic beat over a sweet sweet chorus of resignation. One thing that remains a constant with TV on the Radio is that there is no constant, and one curveball trounces another on Seeds.

Seeds was recorded at Federal Prism in Los Angeles and produced by guitarist David Andrew Sitek.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 17, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Harvest
  • ASIN: B00N5ND9T8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,970 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Kristopher Spencer on November 20, 2014
Format: Audio CD
This album maybe doesn't deserve 5 stars, but there isn't an option for 4.5 and 4 doesn't seem to be sufficient. I've read a lot of reviews of this album. Plenty of people.complain that it isn't as good as Cookie Mountain or Dear Science, both fantastic 5-star albums for sure. But I think they miss the point -- this band is evolving -- none of their albums sound exactly alike. Seeds simply takes them to another level. The songwriting is stronger, the vocal melodies are more memorable, the performances more precise, and the production is more polished. People say the material on Seeds isn't experimental -- I beg to differ. TVOTR sounds like no other band out there, and this album couldn't have been made by anyone else. It's full of sounds and textures that are uniquely TVOTR. It may not sound experimental on first listen because it's easy on the ears, but multiple listens reveal layers of fascinating details. And it all hangs together beautifully. TVOTR hasn't lost their edge, they've simply honed it.
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When I first heard this album, I was a bit disappointed. After all, the band indicated this might be the best thing they'd written (which always makes me a bit skeptical). "Happy Idiot" was a great lead single that demonstrated the band certainly still has what it takes to make a great album. However, on first album listen, Seeds seemed too tame and lacked the innovation and surprises that make earlier TV on the Radio efforts so good.

Yet I found myself drawn back to this album again and again. It has quickly grown on me as a well-balanced and emotional effort that delivers more and more upon each listen. These aren't songs that are going to punch you right away, but they are going to stick with you if you give them the chance to grow. Tunde Adebimpe's vocals have never been so strong, and there's plenty of innovation on this album if you are willing to look for it.

It's not the best album in TV on the Radio's catalog, but it's the best they've done in awhile. Just make sure you give it a chance.

Edit (December 4th): I finally got my vinyl copy of this album, and I'm upgrading my review to 5 stars. The artwork and packaging are beautiful, and the record sounds loads better than the mp3s. It's a much fuller listening experiencing, and the mastering is much better. This is now a candidate for album of the year for me.
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Great album with really cool packaging and booklet. I was sent a regular black vinyl however, despite the fact that the title of the description clearly states that it is supposed to be the limited edition color marbled vinyl.
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Many indie fans confuse melody with selling out. I've heard comments like "too poppy" or "too accessible" thrown around about this record. Melody and selling out are two different things. The Smiths were as indie as it got (before the bandwagon kids finally figured it out 15 years after they disbanded) and they were melodic.

Their first record after the tragedy of losing band member Gerald Smith, TV On The Radio seems to have found a way to move on in tribute to Gerry. Songs like "Happy Idiot", "Seeds", "Quartz" and "Test Pilot" find the band artistically creative and reinvigorated.

Note about the vinyl:

Initial pressings of the vinyl are packaged extraordinarily. The lenticular insert for holographic effect offers a nice presentation of this thick, high quality gatefold sleeve. The 2 disc, marbled colored vinyl features a pink and grey swirled disc and a green and blueish swirled disc.There's a 12" booklet that features pictures and art and another that features the lyrics.

This vinyl record features two vinyl-only bonus tracks, one by Kyp and one by Tunde. These songs, however, are not included on the companion download card slipped into the sleeve. Apart from that, this is one of the finest presentations of a record ever and if you have this on download only - shame on you.

Many want the less accessible sound of "Return to Cookie Mountain", but this one is far superior and rivals "Dear Science" as their best. Don't kid yourselves, TV On the Radio are still one of the best indie bands on the planet and Brooklyn is still the scene for Indie rock.
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If you are like me, you liked Dear Science and Cookie Mountain but felt that those cds were just a wee bit mellow. Seeds rocks!

I caught part of their set at Lala on the Live Stream and I was blown away. Arguably the best performance of this year's Lala, I decided to give Seeds a listen and wow! am I impressed. Please give this cd a listen. It is awesome. There are no "loser" or filler tracks on this cd, they are all great. Quartz, Happy Idiot and Winter are my favorite tracks. This cd will make you move.
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TVOTR is one of the few newer bands I follow actively. I discovered them after the release of Dear Science, which sounded truly groundbreaking to my ears. Here were these guys who were my age and grew up with the same music I did (80s synth-pop and alt-rock), who took those influences someplace truly new and different. Dear Science was "experimental" in the way it combined sounds and ideas from the past and present into something that sounded immediate and had its own very unique character. My appreciation for that album only grew over the years. Their next one, Nine Types of Light, was also great in that same groundbreaking way but sounded more introverted and reflective even at its harder-rocking moments. Then nothing from this band for a few years and I wondered where they had gone.

So now TVOTR is back with an album that reminds me instantly how ahead of the pack they are. The songs are, as other reviewers point out, less overtly experimental than some of the earlier work. But the songwriting is just as strong as ever and feels more direct with some of the complexity removed. The music seems more soulful now, with a greater emphasis on vocal harmony. Of course there's still the electronic backdrop and edgy guitar parts, but it all balances well to place the emphasis on the songs themselves. There isn't a bad track here but so far my favorite is Careful You.

This is certainly worth buying if you have been following TVOTR or want to hear some very modern sounds and interesting ideas.
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