Dear Science (studio album) by TV On The Radio

Dear Science by TV On The Radio
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-09-22
Overall rank: 571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 602 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2008 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (95th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (571st)
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79/100 (from 602 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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90/100
From 06/24/2021 00:05
The first time NME hype got me to listen to an album that i actually enjoyed. At the time it was my 2nd favorite album of the year, but not much more than that. I enjoyed the singles and all.
However it has stuck with me, In a way i couldn't have predicted, now there isnt a song in it I dont like.
Emotionally i guess it just took a while and some life events for me to truly connect to it.
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85/100
From 09/21/2020 11:58
also my opinion this album gets better and better through time.
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From 01/09/2020 19:26
Probably my favorite album by TV on the Radio, Dear Science is impressively catchy and emotional. I can't help but dance around the house when I have this on, and they keep that momentum song after song. I love almost every single song on this recording.

Favorite Tracks: Family Tree, DLZ, Crying, Dancing Choose
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95/100
From 09/22/2019 14:53
A criminally underrated piece of art.

Glimmering melodies, wonderful lyricism, and unparalleled authenticity. One of the best albums of its era.

Favorites: Halfway Home, Stork and Owl, DLZ, Family Tree, Shout Me Out, Crying, Dancing Choose
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90/100
From 07/11/2018 02:01
This is the peak of their experimental indie-soul-funk-electro-post punk formula. Some of this stuff is punchy as hell when done live. Such an upbeat, melodic, soulful album that resonates deeply with those who like their music with a bit of extra reach.

ALBUM HIGHLIGHT: There is a very satisfying slow build to the opening track, Halfway Home, which ends in a cacophonic crescendo. I am also a fan of the more contemplative tracks; Stork and Owl with its strings accompaniment, and Family Tree with its piano. Both fit seamlessly in amongst the more typically upbeat tracks on the album.

I think the real highlight is the eclectic quality of the album.
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95/100
From 03/05/2018 23:05
'Dear Science' will always hold a special place in my heart, as it was one of the first 'indie' albums that I loved. It's a remarkably consistent album -- for me, the only bad song is 'Lover's Day' which, as others have mentioned, is lacking in anything resembling subtlety, with the band being as blatant about the song's sexual subject as outright saying 'I'm gonna make you cum'.

If I were to describe TV on the Radio to someone who hadn't heard of them, they're like Prince meets Joy Division; they have Prince's falsettos mixed with the guitar (often bass-heavy) riffs of Joy Division.

The best songs are 'Dancing Choose', 'Shout Me Out' and 'DLZ', but there are several other great tracks on the album really. I do find it puzzling that TV on the Radio's critical acclaim doesn't match their reception on sites like this one, they have everything a hipster could want: they're influenced by some of the greats, David Bowie talked about how much he loved them (he sung on Return to Cookie Mountain) and they have introspective, esoteric lyrics.

I couldn't choose between 'Return to Cookie Mountain' and 'Dear Science' for my favourite TV on the Radio album, you should give them both a listen.
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60/100
From 12/23/2017 01:42
I couldn’t really get into this album, agree with previous posts DLZ is the best track here. The final track LOVERS DAY contains some truly cringe worthy lyrics, try this on for size:
“ Break the bed and crash the floor , stop laugh and scream & have the neighbors call the cops “
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80/100
From 01/25/2016 18:08
Good album, would probably be a good place to start for people who want to get into indie music.
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From 01/15/2016 18:44
A masterpiece. TV On The Radio's energetic, soulful sound is infectious and gets better with each listen.
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80/100
From 12/10/2015 17:06
Good diverse album, with DLZ being a cut above the rest. Not really any bad songs on here.

Best tracks that aren't DLZ: Dancing Choose, Love Dog
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