Music: Nine Types of Light by TV on the radio ****
After spending the best part of a decade in the indie margins, it was heartening to see the Brooklyn-based quintet enjoy mainstream success with 2008's Dear Science album.
This, their fifth long player, continues where its predecessor left off. In its absorbing marriage of genres (punk, art-rock, hip-hop -- you name it) and finely judged balancing act between the experimental and commercial, Nine Types of Light offers the sort of intelligent, illuminating music to reward the patient listener.
Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone share song-writing and vocals, while Dave Sitek -- the band's multi-instrumentalist -- once more displays the studio gifts that made him one of America's most in-demand producers.
Wide-eyed and hopeful, these alternative love songs will leave a lasting impression.
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