Thom Yorke doing a song without Radiohead is like Stan or Jan doing a solo Berenstain Bears book: we're still going to check it out. "All For the Best," a cover of a Mark Mulcahy song from a recently released tribute album, though, is more like a Yorke solo outing than a Radiohead track (unless that track is someone playing "Idioteque" and "Videotape" at the same time), and is reminiscent of Yorke's turn as the U.N.K.L.E. frontman with its cut up drums and dreary night shred. Whenever Yorke leaves Radiohead, it seems to be to satisfy his dour side. Check the video at Rollingstone.com, as they have unhelpfully left it unembeddable.
September 21, 2009