by The Smile
- Record Label: XL Recordings
- Release Date: May 13, 2022
Positive: 24 out of 24
Mixed: 0 out of 24
Negative: 0 out of 24
May 13, 2022Unlike those other Radiohead solo and side projects, you can easily imagine The Smile appealing to more than those aforementioned obsessives. As a soundtrack to these unsettling, rather terrifying times, you won’t find many better composers than Yorke and Greenwood.
MojoMay 18, 2022Occasionally, they favour the billowy and formless- Waving A Whit Flag goes nowhere, albeit moodily - but their best tracks showcase Yorke's song most transparently; Panavision and Free In the Knowledge are two of his loveliest in years. [Jul 2022, p.90]
May 13, 2022A Light for Attracting Attention bests The Eraser as Yorke's finest non-Radiohead effort and falls somewhere amongst A Moon Shaped Pool and King of Limbs in terms of scope and daring. As such, diehards should be quite pleased with this release: an utterly satisfying set of songs that stands tall on its own, yet could easily climb the ranks against any of Radiohead's late-era efforts.
May 13, 2022Listened to it all day yesterday. No mid tracks. Best Radiohead side project since Thom's first solo album. Being honest, and with noListened to it all day yesterday. No mid tracks. Best Radiohead side project since Thom's first solo album. Being honest, and with no disrespect intended to the other band members not involved in this, it sounds like a Radiohead album.… Expand
May 13, 2022When they started to release material and did a live concert I wasn't completely surprised, my expectations were that it was going to be anWhen they started to release material and did a live concert I wasn't completely surprised, my expectations were that it was going to be an "AMOK" or "THE KING OF LIMBS", but when I heard it I was speechless, it exceeded my expectations.… Expand
May 18, 2022The best Radiohead-adjacent project thus far. Of course it sort of sounds like Radiohead, but that's really not an issue considering they'reThe best Radiohead-adjacent project thus far. Of course it sort of sounds like Radiohead, but that's really not an issue considering they're not making music currently. This album is fantastic. The two older songs here (Open the Floodgates and Skrting) are special and highlights here. Free in the Knowledge is a gorgeous song, and the production is beautiful. Speech Bubbles may be my favourite Thom song since Reckoner. I think the album is slightly bloated, and I won't ever understand the omission of Just Eyes & Mouth, but the album as a whole makes up for it.… Expand
May 17, 2023Wonderful work that recalls the best atmospheric Radiohead records. The worst: is too short.
The best parts are "The Smoke" and "Free in theWonderful work that recalls the best atmospheric Radiohead records. The worst: is too short.
The best parts are "The Smoke" and "Free in the knowledge"… Expand
Jul 20, 2022It is exactly what you'd think...A blend of some Thom solo work and songs that should be on a Radiohead album, but unfortunately that band noIt is exactly what you'd think...A blend of some Thom solo work and songs that should be on a Radiohead album, but unfortunately that band no longer exists :(
The only reason it gets a 9 is that some of the songs could have been worked out and deeper had the whole crew been there.
Can't wait to see them live!
No way there are 15 better albums this year Meta.… Expand
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