• Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2006
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Blender
    60
    Unfortunately, most of The Eraser is half-finished sketches, dressed up with a few of Nigel Godrich's subtle production tricks. [Aug 2006, p.105]
  2. Alternative Press
    60
    Somewhat mirthless and at times downright android-sexy, The Eraser is what many Radiohead fans have come to expect from Yorke in recent years. [Sep 2006, p.228]
  3. Yorke's voice... has rarely sounded better, although the context ultimately disappoints.
  4. If anything, The Eraser more than proves that Yorke, no matter how intriguing or forward-thinking his ideas, needs the democracy of Radiohead to ground his more angular artistic impulses.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 215 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 215
  1. PH
    Nov 7, 2007
    10
    The 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.
  2. TheMan
    Aug 5, 2006
    0
    my bro likes him and radiohead but they suck so dont buy this cd it sucks like crap
  3. Feb 28, 2017
    8
    The first full length Thom Yorke effort is just as weird and glitchy as someone could expect from him. The programmed beats are crisp andThe first full length Thom Yorke effort is just as weird and glitchy as someone could expect from him. The programmed beats are crisp and sweet as Nigel Godrich contributes the programming. A few underwhelming moments however. The title track, which features a piano contributing from fellow Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood, doesn't stand up sonically to the others on the record. Atoms for Peace seems to lack direction. At the end of the day, this is a thoroughly enjoyable record especially for fans of glitch IDM looking for a fresh take on that 90's Warp style. Full Review »