The Top Ten Albums of the Last Decade - #7
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio is a rare example of a band in this modern indie age that sounds totally original, like their music is carving out beautiful new cross-genre, but still unique territory. Every song on this record is full interesting twists and turns that surprise and delight around every corner. From the post-apocalyptic hand-clapping doo woop lyrics to to the awesome howling guitars and enchanting piano to the hair styles of the band, everything about Return to Cookie Mountain sounds fresh and unchained. The creativity, craft and ambition drips from every pore of this record which makes me ache along with the songs and then ache to hear them again once they are over.