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Well, let’s hope he finally got it out of his system.

Thom Yorke’s solo work and work with Atoms for Peace (which you could call another Yorke solo project) have always reminded me of creators that came out of warp records in the late ’90s.

Being a long time Radiohead fanboy, I have a love/hate relationship with Yorke’s solo work — in that I love it on its own but hate its influence on Radiohead’s more recent albums.

Yorke’s new album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes makes me think the sound that Yorke has been chasing ever since Kid A has finally come to life. Odd time signatures complemented by atmospheric and spacious vocal melodies dominate the album.

If you’re a fan of Bonoboo, ambient Aphex twin, or even SBTRKT, I would give this album a listen.