Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TV on the Radio on the TV

I'm very puzzled.

TV on the Radio is a front-runner in the never ending "America's Radiohead" contest, and they released probably the best reviewed album of 2008 (the unbelievable Dear Science). They've also been known to put on mind-numbingly awesome live shows. But this weekend on Saturday Night Live, they sounded awful.

TVOTR played "Golden Age" and "Dancing Choose." The latter was better than the former, but both sounded sloppy and unbalanced. Apparently, SNL has a sketchy history with sound so I think I can chalk up the lackluster performance to poor sound technicians. Thank goodness. I had been really looking forward to their set and was pretty disappointed to hear them sound so muddy.

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