TV on the Radio
Return To Cookie Mountain
By Andrew BrussSeptember 14, 2006
TV on the Radio’s major label debut, Return to Cookie Mountain, offers its listener a bizarre array of harmonized, genre defying songs that can’t be categorized. The album’s opening and closing tracks, “I Was a Lover” and the eastern sounding “Wash the Day Away” provides a definitive feel for the album by incorporating its opener and grand finale as book ends to the experience. Cookie Mountain’s radio friendly first single, “Wolf Like Me,” rocks with a power-house drum beat, a fuzzed out/distorted tone, and a catchy chorus.
To call Return to Cookie Mountain a concept album would definitely be a stretch, however, it does offer a complete musical experience that stretches from polar ends of the auditory spectrum. For anyone who’s been prowling their local record shop for a “new sound,” only to be disappointed over and over again by the same old swill, TV on the Radio’s Return to Cookie Mountain is pure relief.