- Summary: Nigel Godrich produced this 9-song solo debut for the Radiohead frontman, which mainly sounds like--shockingly--a Radiohead album, albeit with much less guitar.
- Record Label: XL
- Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Alternative
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MelissaWJul 10, 2006Haunting.
BernhardGJul 28, 2006I've never been a fan of Radiohead, so I wouldn't be able to compare them with Yorke's solo effort. But this album has been a I've never been a fan of Radiohead, so I wouldn't be able to compare them with Yorke's solo effort. But this album has been a revelation, the dark, dancy mood - as if Malcolm Middleton should combine efforts with Morrissey - makes this a personal favorite this summer. The slight Sigur Ros-like touch to several of the songs just makes the melancholy even more intimate and real. I usually agree a 100% with the Pitchfork reviewer, but this time they've either put the wrong guy on the case or given him a different album to review. This is a classic. Mark my words, people will still refer to this album a decade from now.… Expand
PHNov 7, 2007The album is amazing, the texture manages to be both lush and sparse at the same time, leading to a unique aural experience. A complete triumph.
HiramWalkerJul 11, 2006One thing...this is not a perfect record, nor a masterpiece. The critics have a point when they say "this record came too late to be trully One thing...this is not a perfect record, nor a masterpiece. The critics have a point when they say "this record came too late to be trully groundbreaking..." & "you miss the 'wow' moments Radiohead would've brought to the mix", BUT, all that aside, this record stands on it's own because of it's slightness...it sounds like two guys, who've worked together for years now, getting down to brass tacks and putting all the ideas they've had over coffee and pints the last few years onto tape. When those two guys are Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, ya'll better listen...… Expand
toddwJul 20, 2006Great album! Perfect for those observer moods. It's the type of music I could listen to while watching people shopping at Target, Great album! Perfect for those observer moods. It's the type of music I could listen to while watching people shopping at Target, selecting the perfect spatula, out of dozens of choices, to match their "kitchen colors". It's been on repeat for some time now. Lyrics are tasty little treats: "buy a ticket and get on the train" "no more talk about the old days, it's time for something great" "you will be disposed with, when you become inconvenient" "It's all boiling over" I often get the sense this is pre-World War 3 music at its best. My only problem with The Eraser is that I want it to go on and on. Just when Cymbal Rush gets going nicely, it ends. Oh well, it was sweet while it lasted.… Expand
TonyFJul 13, 2006Heard it at a buddies and was suprised. it's pretty good and enjoyable, and i'm not even a huge radiohead fan.
bimbSep 10, 2006worst album ever...
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