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EoB – Earth

May 5, 2020

I have said before that I have a love-hate relationship with Radiohead. Overall I am a fan, but some of their stuff is weird for the sake of being weird. It’s almost like they are trying to scare you away. Ed O’Brien, a guitarist in Radiohead, has made a highly accessible album, Earth, performing under the name EOB.

It is Radiohead-lite which is a good thing for me and Coldplay for others.  There are some Nick Drake pop-folk vibes, U2 (U2 producer Flood produced Earth), and New Order dance music.  There are plenty of guitars (thank you!), surprisingly solid vocals (Thom Yorke hogs the vocals in Radiohead so you wouldn’t have known), and excellent sonics. The album ends with a nice duet with Laura Marling (one of my favorite young artists).

There is nothing particularly innovative here, but I sure like it. If Radiohead lost you as a fan after OK Computer and you enjoy Radiohead imitators, like Coldplay and Keane, then you’re will probably dig this album.

From → Music Reviews

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