Nine Types of Light
Released: Apr 2011
On 2008's Dear Science, TV on the Radio predicted a "Golden Age comin' round." The follow-up is even more optimistic. One word keeps biting at singer Tunde Adebimpe's tongue: love. He questions, battles and ultimately embraces that four-letter word here, from "Second Song" to "You" to "Will Do." But this wouldn't be TVOTR without some apocalyptic musings; the avant-garde Brooklynites even invent a doom-laden dance craze, the "No Future Shock." Still, love conquers all. "If the world all falls apart/ How am I going to keep your heart?" Adebimpe wonders; by song's end, he's certain he will.