Dear Science
by Tv On The Radio

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Track Listing

1 Halfway Home
2 Crying
3 Dancing Choose
4 Stork & Owl
5 Golden Age
6 Family Tree
7 Red Dress
8 Love Dog
9 Shout Me Out
10 DLZ
11 Lover's Day

Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: September 2008
  • Label: DGC
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: David Andrew Sitek; David Andrew Sitek
  • Engineer: Chris Coady; Chris Moore; Chris Coady; Dan Huron; Chris Moore
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "DEAR SCIENCE is a brilliant balancing act between pop aspiration and music-geek aesthetics. More tuneful than its predecessor, the album is packed with New Wave hooks and funky dance beats....One damn fine record."

Rolling Stone (p.87) - Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "The year's finest rock record was also the one that sounded the most like America in 2008, with infernal visions of war and economic desperation."

Spin (p.101) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[B]assist Gerard Smith and drummer Jaleel Bunton flesh out Adebimpe's and Malone's ruminations with relentlessly inventive arrangements that make even familiar sentiments seem fresh."

Spin (p.56) - Ranked #1 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[F]ull of wondrous pop experiments..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.93) - "[I]t's the band's most fully realized and most consistently enjoyable record to date. Two immediate standouts, the manic, glitchy rocker 'Dancing Choose' and the string-laden 'Family Tree,' showcase the band's gift for creating a self-contained world in every song..." -- Grade: A-

CMJ - "The group's signature blend of deeply-layered loops, throbbing bass and guitars that sound like inter-dimensional vacuum cleaners exploding remains intact."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Adebimpe's contributions range from the fiery avant-funk of 'Dancing Choose' to gorgeous ballad 'Family Tree'. Malone excels himself with the brassy pop of 'Lover's Day'..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.72) - Ranked #20 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[A] wryly optimistic set of future-soul and indie-funk statements..."

Blender (Magazine) (p.78) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Crying' is a bubbly disco jam about race riots and tanks in the streets, and 'Red Dress' deploys a spring-loaded new-wave riff to herald the coming of the Antichrist....Best of all is 'Family Tree,' a tender, string-laden love song, easily the most beautiful thing they've ever done."

Paste (magazine) (p.56) - "[I]t's the up-tempo bangers and funky grooves on DEAR SCIENCE that truly resonate....[N]o one really sings or writes lyrics like Adebimpe..."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It remains true to the New Yorkers' bold template of dense, often cluttered sprawls of synthetic waves and twitchy scattershot beats."

Clash (Magazine) (p.69) - Ranked #7 in Clash's "The 40 Best Albums of 2008" -- "[They have] merged together their disparate but perfectly picked influences into their most complete piece of work to date."

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