TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2008 Ratings: #5 / 735
Year End Rank: #1
User Score
Based on 225 ratings
2008 Ratings: #19
September 22, 2008 / Release Date
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Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

92
Pitchfork

This is shit-hot thrilling music. But it's also brainy and ambivalent, and more engaging for it.

90
AllMusic

On Dear Science, the band channels its focus into lean, nimble songs with more structure and polish -- and more focus on Tunde Adepimbe's and Kyp Malone's vocals -- than any of TV on the Radio's previous work.

MasterCrackfox
68
Although this isn't inherently bad, it just feels like an easier to digest Bloc Party and doesn't feel like its doing anything that dynamic outside of what has already been accomplished by others. Upon first listen I just felt like I was listening to any other album, not something completely mind blowing or captivating. There are certainly bright spots throughout, but nothing that justifies a higher rating from my perspective.

Favorite track: Family Tree
Doofy
87
Fusing the winning elements of Radiohead, Prince, Talking Heads and Bloc Party together and NOT have the mixture explode in your face is some science.
TheBravesDH
99
Someone needs to step up and do a 10th anniversary vinyl reissue here. To me, this is the seminal indie rock release of the late 00's. I never would've guessed they could've surpassed Cookie Mountain, but this is damn near perfection. Lyrics, grooves, accessibility, experimentation...it's all here. It's an album that makes you feel better for having heard it.
93
I love this spherical sound. Great Album
siberianbreaks
NR
They have a really unique and experimental sound. All songs here are great and worth listening to over and over. This album is just something new and exciting.

Favourite tracks: Halfway Home, Family Tree, DLZ, Crying, Shout Me Out, Red Dress, Lover's Day, Dancing Choose
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Track List

  1. Halfway Home
  2. Crying
  3. Dancing Chose
  4. Stork & Owl
  5. Golden Age
  6. Family Tree
  7. Red Dress
  8. Love Dog
  9. Shout Me Out
  10. DLZ
  11. Lover’s Day
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