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YOUNG LIARS [Vinyl]

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Editorial Reviews

Songs about patience, guidance, soul searching, lost loves reincarnated with everything but the memory of you, and beautiful eulogies for a dead century. Not so funny songs for a not so funny world, but danceable, hummable, swayable, and able.

1. Satellite
2. Staring at the Sun
3. Blind
4. Young Liars
5. Mister Grieves [*]

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  • Vinyl (January 20, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Touch & Go Reco
  • ASIN: B00015HWXC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,969 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nicole H. Katano on February 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The basic form of this album isn't hard to understand - fantastic, R&B-inflected vocals and harmonies, metallic guitar clanging in the background, throbbing bass, electronic beats, along with a shot of great production. The overall result, however, is a downright fantastic EP.
Track by track:
"Satellite" - The EP opens with this uptempo number, with bass and drums throbbing like a mechanical heartbeat and the guitar grinding ominously in the distance. The vocals are soulful, yet sad and detached, floating over the verse to a rhythmic, harmonized chorus that matches the drive of the instruments. Near the end, the music moves into dreamier variations on the theme created. Great song.
"Staring at the Sun" - A standout track. It opens with a pair of dreamy, falsetto vocals, harmonized beautifully. Then the bass arrives. The fuzzy tremolo bass underlies the rest of the song, just barely off time with the simple drum machine, and provides a throbbing, organic backdrop for the melody. The vocal melodies cover a vast range, with their doo-wap harmonies and soulful wails, painting a vision at once apocalyptic and transcendent as the guitar adds texture to the background.
"Blind" - This track is longer and slower, having moved fully into the hallucinatory dream mood of the previous songs. The vocals are increasingly wistful, with the beautiful melodies placed over yet another variation of the throbbing bass, constant drumbeat, and wash of guitar-generated noise. The track approaches the ambient, pulled back to reality by the desperation and resignation in the vocals. As the track ends, it melts into a soft wash of noise.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Cherney on August 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
What a pleasant surprise - TV on the Radio has a sound that is unique and addictive, some sort of twisted indie-dirty blues-kid a hybrid that left me salivating for more. Of note is the hypnotic opener Satellite, the growling spiritual Blind and a truly inspired acapella cover of The Pixies' Mr. Grieves that left me in awe of this band and Tunde Adebimpe's vocal prowess. There will be comparisons to Peter Gabriel, prog rock and the recent crop of throwback bands, but it's more complex and satisfying than that would lead one to believe. I'm in eager anticipation for a full length, this EP is more than enough to convince me something very special may be on it's way.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Keefe on January 12, 2004
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I was surprised to see some negative reviews for this EP, which I find endlessly listenable. There's no accounting for taste, I guess. Still, it's hard for me to believe that anyone wouldn't love Tunde Adebimpe's voice - so effortlessly cool, emotive and with a great sense of timing in his delivery. The music, too, is excellent, evoking for me a more serious Fun Boy Three crossed with Peter Gabriel's third self-titled album (aka, "Melt") - spare and almost creepy, but with an undercurrent of playfulness and some cool rhythms. There's a hypnotic mimimalism to the forms of the songs that I think provide a great tableau for both the musical textures that the band conjures up and for Adebimpe's loose vocal style, none of which would work as well in a standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus song structure.
The four originals on this album are all excellent and get better with each listen. Their drugged-out doo-wop cover of the Pixies' "Mr. Grieves" is entertaining on occasion, but maybe runs a little too long. Fortunately, they had the good sense to place it last on the EP. Young Liars promises great things for the forthcoming album from this emerging band.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
TV on the Radio debuted with the sizzly "Young Liars," a dark'n'stormy-night EP with faded graffiti scrawled on the edges. With the catchy minimalist music and Tunde Adebimpe's rich vocals, this is certainly something to give a second -- or third -- spin.
It kicks off with fuzzy guitar and thumpy percussion in the eerie "Satellite," before shifting to the softer-edged, spinning "Staring At the Sun," the hauntingly low-key "Blind," and the slow, funky "Young Liars." Hidden at the end is the doo-woppy, stoned-sounding cover of the Pixies' "Mr. Greives."
They can do rock. They can do depressed urban ballads. They can make halfway decent covers. TV on the Radio has a bit more soul and rhythm than many New York bands being produced now. Not to mention a more organic sound despite some synth-heavy sections.
Grinding reverb guitar, rocking bass and percussion are the driving forces of "Young Liars," although there are softer flourishes in a flittery flute that darts in and out like a moth. Tunde Adebimpe's rolling, deep vocals are the centerpiece of the EP, with a backup chorus that hints at a jazz band.
"Young Liars" is a promising hint of the future for TV on the Radio, and effectively whets the appetite for their full-length debut. A solid EP with a distinct musical style, rock with a hint of soul.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Four stars... only because i wish there were more here to listen to.
A startling debut ep by 3 guys i've never heard of... they're from new york, and i think the instrumentalist of the group is also a producer (produced debut lp by yeah yeah yeahs).
the music is a dense, layered and pulsing blend of distorted bass and synths, with simple yet tribal drum patterns buried within the mix.
The vocalist is what makes this effort shine... he can sing straight ahead tenor, sounding like peter gabriel mixed with simply red... and then sweep upward into a falsetto that sounds like no one else...
can't really describe this stuff too well.... just that i am floored.... and trust me, it takes a lot to floor me. i've heard it all.
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