Label: Harvest Records
In a conscious regrouping following the death of bassist Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio place Tunde Adebimpe's vocals front-and-center on an unabashed art-pop move -- you may find yourself humming along instantaneously. Still, this isn't the radical departure some fans will no doubt claim: pop hooks have always lurked behind even the most cacophonic TVOTR performances. And it's not all pretty noise, with "Winter" yoked to an engagingly elemental riff and "Could You" chiming like Buffalo Springfield. Life-affirming and melodic anthems offer more proof that this band continues to press forward.