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euro60

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Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« on: February 05, 2013, 04:32:30 PM »

One of the most anticipated releases of the year for me. Got a "personal" email from Thom himself for the pre-order  8)  US release date: February 26.

Thom and Nigel also have announced 3 upcoming live dates (venues TBD), with more to follow:

Feb. 22: London, UK
March 8: Berlin, DE
March 14: New York, NY




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luisterpaul

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 08:37:34 PM »

I'm excited for this. Really like the singles I've heard so far.
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euro60

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 03:05:06 PM »

So I've been listening to this since I bought the album last weekend. Very first impression: reminds immediately of 'The Eraser', sorta like "The Eraser II". Several listens later: it's solid, but definitely falls short of "The Eraser". 10 listens in: I'm surprised how all the songs sound alike, the album is like one long 45 min. track to me.

Compared to most commercial mainstream stuff, "Amok" is pure gold of course. But I can't help but feel a bit disappointed at the lack of diversity. Also, why did Thome and Nigel need the three extra musicians for? For live shows, that is a no-brainer. But for the studio stuff? I don't see it.

AFP has a (short) European tour lined up. Let's hope they come back to the US too...

European tour dates:

Sat 07/06/13    Paris, France  Zenith Paris           
Tue 07/09/13    Merksem, Belgium  Lotto Arena           
Wed 07/10/13    Munich, Germany  Zenith           
Appearing at "Pohoda Festival" 
Fri 07/12/13   Trencin, Slovakia  Airport Trencin           
Appearing at "Exit Festival" 
Sat 07/13/13   Novi Sad, Montenegro  Petrovaradin Castle           
Appearing at "Rock In Roma" 
Tue 07/16/13    Rome, Italy  Ippodromo Delle Capannelle           
Appearing at "City Sound" 
Wed 07/17/13    Milan, Italy  Ippodromo Del Galoppo           
Appearing at "Melt! Festival" 
Sun 07/21/13   Gräfenhainichen, Germany  Ferropolis           
Wed 07/24/13    London, United Kingdom  Roundhouse           
Thu 07/25/13    London, United Kingdom  Roundhouse           
Fri 07/26/13    London, United Kingdom  Roundhouse
 
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 12:42:38 PM »

Finally forced myself to listen to this today.  It sounds exactly like Thom Yorke's solo stuff which sounds exactly like Radiohead to me.

I find it exceedingly boring.  At this point, Yorke is the Nickelback of modern rock.

Homsar

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 04:33:09 PM »

I find it exceedingly boring.  At this point, Yorke is the Nickelback of modern rock.

I found this funny.
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luisterpaul

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 01:19:34 PM »

After a few listens I'm disappointed with this one. Maybe it'll grow on me but for now it's falling flat.
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euro60

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Re: Atoms for Peace - AMOK
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 11:24:54 PM »

2 months later.... I've been surprised how much I have been playing this. I guess I kinda like it more than I thought I would?

Here are the US dates (as it turns out I will be in DC late September for a convention, so I'll be at that show)


Tue 09/24/13
Philadelphia, PA
The Liacouras Center

Fri 09/27/13
Brooklyn, NY
Barclays Center

Mon 09/30/13
Fairfax, VA
Patriot Center


Wed 10/02/13
Chicago, IL
UIC Pavilion

Wed 10/16/13
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl

Thu 10/17/13
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Bowl

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