One of most innovative bands of the 2000s, this Brooklyn-based quintet blends a slew of disparate elements - electronics, indie guitar rock, free jazz, funk, soul and a cappella doo-wop vocals - into a vibrant and arty sound that recalls Funkadelic, the Beach Boys, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Otis Redding and even Aphex Twin.
In April 2011 TV on the Radio came back strong with the release of Nine Types of Light. It's a lush and beautiful album that stands apart from the group's previous work. If their other albums had shades of dystopia and distress, this album, sung by Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, is filled with songs about longing and love. It has received great reviews and so has the band's recent performances.