Various Artists, Exit Music (Radiohead Tribute)

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

One of the more compelling qualities of the music of Radiohead is the way it dips into a variety of genres. That strength is beautifully showcased on Exit Music, a compilation where artists from across the musical spectrum pay tribute to Thom & Co. with witty, inventive tributes. There's Matthew Herbert's oddball accordion version of "Nice Dream", Sia's ethereal "Paranoid Android" and RJD2s dense, tense, and boundry-shattering take on "Airbag". They say talent borrows and genius steals but — if Exit Music is any indication — genius inspires as well.