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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n8 (02/23/2011) » Section: Left of the Dial

Radiohead - The King of Limbs

It’s been four years since Radiohead released an album. That’s four years of speculation about how they would top the industry-rattling In Rainbows, an album that changed the way people thought about paying for music, an album that shook the world. In college, I studied it in both music classes and economic classes for the revolution that it spurred in its industry and the impact it made on other artists. I paid $9 for that album, rapper Jay-Z claims to have paid $50, and many paid nothing. In the end, that was all okay with Radiohead because they had made their point.

Tyvek - Nothing Fits

Detroit: The city that has firmly put its fist into the new garage scene for the last decade and a half can now claim another problem/gifted child among the many beautiful and boil-covered bastards trading in abrasive and abusive guitar rock. And this is a very good thing, although Tyvek’s noisy, no-fi blistering punk is not going to be appreciated by pristine pop fans. Yeah, that’s clearly the idea. Dropping the needle on a record that has two sides of a blank black label, I have a feeling that this is a confrontational band out to make you think twice about what you’re doing. They relish it.

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