Thom Thom Thom!

oxfam_thomyorke.jpgSo we’ve been on vacation for a week and came back to everyone talking about Thom Yorke and his new album The Eraser. Even my Dad was talking about him after hearing the Fresh Air interview. If you haven’t heard the interview yet, check it out here.
Yes, The Eraser is everywhere. Thom is everywhere. As we reported earlier, Thom was on Henry Rollin’s show recently. You can view both performances via YouTube now. Check them out.
The biggest news now is that Thom has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, which is one of Britain’s most prestigious music awards. Other nominees are:
Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan, Ballad of the Broken Seas
Editors, The Back Room
Guillemots, Through the Windowpane
Richard Hawley, Coles Corner
Hot Chip, The Warning
Muse, Black Holes & Revelations
Zoe Rahman, Melting Pot
Lou Rhodes, Beloved One
Scritti Politti, White Bread Black Beer
Sway, This Is My Demo
Thom Yorke, The Eraser
This year’s winner will be announced on September 5. Both Thom and the Arctic Monkeys are considered favorites to win.
So run out and grab your copy of The Eraser. It’s actually available through iTunes which is surprising since in the past, none of the albums in Radiohead’s catalog have been available.

By Jonathan

New York, NY