album review: phil selway

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    On Familial, his first solo album, Phil Selway tries to maintain a balance between his folk pursuits and the nagging schizophrenic panic that coats nearly everything he has drummed on in his career. Radiohead, arguably the largest alternative rock band in the world today, has existed at the crux of a number of paradigm shifts, including a best-selling album comprised of jarring, weirdo minimalism. So there is the elephant. Like many drummers before him, Selway tries to detach for his solo project, but it's impossible... it oozes into the cracks of Familial, filling in the negative space, and those momements wind up making the whole thing worth listening to in the first place.

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    MP3: "By Some Miracle"
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