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Riff: Atoms for Peace – “Judge Jury Executioner”

Feb 25, 2013

I went for my usual walk/I went around the block/I just can’t talk or reason with my executioner

from judge jury executioner lyrics by atoms for peace

Yorke’s ability to combine a thin falsetto with an aggressive brand of lyricism, creates a credible and dynamic call to arms. The layers of percussion pin down his voice, but the ghostly moans in the backdrop help elevate it back to a heady space; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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