- Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on 17 reviews
2006 Rank: #4 / 603
USER SCORE
84
Based on
138 ratings

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100
A.V. Club

TV On The Radio previously seemed content to roam the open horizon; here, it's intent on exploring the far side. The journey is, once again, enthralling.

91
Pitchfork

Like their first albums, the songs build on loops, grooves, and drones. They feel familiar, but they've never sounded this good-- or this thick.

90
Slant Magazine

Their music is accessible, but what makes the band stand out aside from their "weird" presentation is their refusal to compromise their artistic integrity.

80
musicOMH

While far from immaculate, Cookie Mountain is the logical progression from Desperate Youth, with its conception fruit enough for those who appreciate musical innovation.

80
AllMusic

Return to Cookie Mountain gives the most complete representation of the hopes, joys, and fears within TV on the Radio's music.

Felindie
79
Fav Tracks: Wolf Like Me, Hours, Dirty Whirl
EMR
76
Despite this being their most acclaimed work, there really isn't a real consense about what really makes this record a standout among so many other indie-rock albums out there. Here, Adebimpe and the gang sound more confident, in fact, and more cohesive than in other moments in their career, and there are some pretty great tunes in this tracklist, but there isn't that much edge in this too-comfortable-weirdness as it is said on the internet. Certainly the vocal and guitar work on this album ... read more
Tom Simmons
87
Fav Tracks: Wolf Like Me, Tonight, I Was A Lover, Province, Hours, Wash The Day Away, Playhouses, Dirty Whirl Wind
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DETAILS

September 12, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / 4AD / Label
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 14 - NME
# 2 - Pitchfork
# 4 - Rolling Stone
# 1 - SPIN
Track List
  1. I Was A Lover
  2. Hours
  3. Province
  4. Playhouses
  5. Wolf Like Me
  6. A Method
  7. Let The Devil In
  8. Dirty Whirl
  9. Blues From Down Here
  10. Tonight
  11. Wash The Day Away
  12. Untitled 
  13. Snakes and Martyrs 
  14. Hours (El-P Remix)
  15. Things You Can Do
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