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Music Review: Blacks ‘Invented Rock N Roll’ and TV on the Radio Picks Up the Torch

Salon.com urges its readers to "refresh our collective memory" and recognize that before MTV and the invention of music videos and pandering to suburbia, "Black Americans invented rock 'n' roll." The columnist, James Hannaham, writes that "there hasn't been a great mostly black rock band since Sly and Funkadelic--until TV on the Radio." Praising the Brooklyn band, the writer says they've "released three albums' worth of stirring, modern and inventive alternative rock, integrating elements as diverse as electronica, guitar atmospherics and doo-wop soul vocals that recall both Peter Gabriel and the Brothers Johnson." This only validates and solidifies Blindie's love for TV on the Radio!
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Music Review: Blacks ‘Invented Rock N Roll’ and TV on the Radio Picks Up the Torch

Salon.com urges its readers to "refresh our collective memory" and recognize that before MTV and the invention of music videos and pandering to suburbia, "Black Americans invented rock 'n' roll." The columnist, James Hannaham, writes that "there hasn't been a great mostly black rock band since Sly and Funkadelic--until TV on the Radio." Praising the Brooklyn band, the writer says they've "released three albums' worth of stirring, modern and inventive alternative rock, integrating elements as diverse as electronica, guitar atmospherics and doo-wop soul vocals that recall both Peter Gabriel and the Brothers Johnson." This only validates and solidifies Blindie's love for TV on the Radio!
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