Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2006 Ratings: #5 / 612
User Score
Based on 195 ratings
2006 Ratings: #21
September 12, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope / 4AD / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

exception
87
Experimental, accessible, artistic: these are just a few somewhat contradictory terms to describe TV On The Radio's breakthrough album. The band's textures and instrumental work is fantastic, and with super clean production on top of it, the complete instrumental work is among the best of the 2000's. The only actual problem I have is that there are just a couple songs that don't really seem necessary, or are weaker than the rest. But this is still an album that is enjoyable at pretty much ... read more
musicmagpie55
81
Muddied but in a fun way; there is a lot of diversity. like most TVoTR projects, the production is so interesting that you forget the words are full of wisdom. I definitely would go to Cookie Mountain for a weekend.
TheBravesDH
97
An astonishing breakthrough for one of the most important bands of the 00s. I slightly prefer the follow-up, Dear Science, for its focus and the fact the Kyp seemed to improve as a performer. I can still see them gracing the SPIN cover, hear Wolf Like Me on repeat while commuting to work, and recall the humbleness and good nature of the guys interacting with the fans after a show while touring this. This had personality, lyricism, vulnerability, and style with a noisy, washed-out backdrop. A ... read more
luna128
82
it was hard for me to get into this one because it sounds too much like something my mom would listen to at points with the southern rock and roll licks, yall know how that is, but its super great.

EDIT: Still wanna know what's up with the nonsense title and really scary Silent Hill ass artwork

EDIT 2: GUYS I STILL LIKE ROCK AND ROLL THATS NOT WHAT I MEANT
Rob_StA
77
Top Tracks:
Wolf Like Me
Snakes and Martyrs
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#1/SPIN
#2/Pitchfork
#4/Rolling Stone
#14/NME
#21/Cokemachineglow

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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