Allan: There's something so reliable about a new TV On The Radio album, and at the level they operate at, that's nothing short of astounding. They release LPs with no dud tracks, not even mediocre ones; each song that ends has you immediately yearning to hear it again until the next one plays and you're swept up once more. They take full advantage of their five core members and 17 guest instrumentalists to deliver joyous ‘rock’ that has their music described in a manner usually reserved for wines (depth, complexity, richness) without resorting to experimental ethereal nonsense; their songs are inclusive and will have you gleefully braying along. Nine Types of Light also serves as a timely testament to bass player Gerard Smith, who died shortly after the album's release. I could think of no greater legacy to leave behind.
Julz: TV On The Radio must be one of the most reliable bands on the planet. Everything they release is magic. Fourth LP Nine Types of Light is nine types of awesome. It’s diverse, it’s intricate, it’s frenetic, it’s laced with ridiculously good falsetto, it’s got luscious string and vibrant horn sections and effortlessly cool beats, it’s explosive, it’s intelligent, it’s funky and it’s beautiful. Nine reasons to go and buy it now. Their set at Sydney’s Harvest Festival was my live music highlight of the year; Repetition and Caffeinated Consciousness had me dancing like a frenzied loon. This is music to soundtrack your life with, so get on it. You’ll never look back.