Atoms For Peace // Judge Jury and Executioner // XL Recordings // Out Now
If anyone is a) an enthusiastic reader of NEN and b) someone who compulsively and obsessively follows me and scrutinises my musical tastes, they just remember back in September I wrote a highly favourable review of 'Atoms For Peace's' first single, 'Default'. Needless to say, my unrepentant schoolgirl love of Thom Yorke remains as unabated as it did 4 months ago and the band has released another strong single in what is proving to be a very strong debut album for the supergroup.
Similar to their first single (and just about anything after OK Computer) 'Judge Jury and Executioner' is a song which emphasises rhythm and consistency.
Anyone who has listened to just about anything by Yorke should expect ethereal backing lyrics (also by Yorke) with heavy doses of crypticism, electronic beats and maybe a bit of bass. Always the architect who makes quite a lot out of not a lot, Yorke and his new band are firmly shaping up to deliver a fantastic new album (which sounds a lot like Radiohead).