Amok

  • Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 103
  2. Negative: 2 out of 103
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    4
    I can't help but feel with Amok that the formidable line-up goes to waste. This just feels like 'The Thom Yorke Show'. It is undoubtedly clever yet the horrible side-effect of this is that it is terrible dull and lacklustre. If they come back for another album, I want to hear Flea's energy pumped into it and then maybe we will be onto something great.
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    6
    Well I guess this is just sorta what we get now from Thom Yorke. Its not bad, by any means. Its certainly not as dull as the average guy from the 90's who's still releasing albums. But "Amok" makes no headway musically from Thom's last solo album, Eraser, which he released seven years ago. If anything, it sounds less focused. I keep calling this Thom's album because, even though theWell I guess this is just sorta what we get now from Thom Yorke. Its not bad, by any means. Its certainly not as dull as the average guy from the 90's who's still releasing albums. But "Amok" makes no headway musically from Thom's last solo album, Eraser, which he released seven years ago. If anything, it sounds less focused. I keep calling this Thom's album because, even though the band he's put together is full of talented musicians in their own right, they obviously had little input into this. Either that, or their musical outlook exactly mirrors Thom's own, circa 2006. Anyway, "Amok" isn't bad by any means, but there's absolutely nothing new here. Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    67
    While not as inscrutable as Yorke's finest work, Amok brings him one step closer to blurring that distinction between man and machine.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    There are moments of warped magic--haunting melodies, neat instrumental hooks, surprising turns of key and mood--but there are also times when you suspect it might have been more interesting to hear what Yorke and his collaborators came up with in the studio before it got eaten by ProTools.
  3. 90
    Amok is a tenaciously rich and strong album that is certainly the work of gifted musicians.