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View Poll Results: Rate A Moon Shaped Pool
1 12 21.82%
2 3 5.45%
3 7 12.73%
4 15 27.27%
5 18 32.73%
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:13 PM   #121 (permalink)
Still listening ...
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Thanks, blankmind - I took your advice and have just listened to Kid A. On first run-through, I like National Anthemn, Optimistic and Idioteque best; luckily I found YouTube clips with subtitles for most songs because although Thom Yorke's voice comes through high and clear, I couldn't make out much of what he was saying. Maybe that's because the lyrics are idiosyncratic and unpredictable, which is all good of course.

For some reason I had expected their music to be more innovative, but now, instead, I understand why the word "boring" also turns up amid all praise. I don't hear anything groundbreaking or controversial - just some well-crafted electronic rock. Still, definitely worth a second listen...
.........................A man is like a rusty wheel on a rusty cart
.........................He sings his song as he rattles along
.........................And then he falls apart.
.................................(Richard Thompson - We Sing Hallelujah,1974)
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Old 06-26-2017, 05:40 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Title track of Kid A is so beautiful
Just another marketing ploy
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:46 PM   #123 (permalink)
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I thought it was a little boring, tbh. It felt like one drawn out sigh. The arrangements were creative for the individual songs, but as a whole it felt drawn out and a bit boring.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:36 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
TBH I've never taken the trouble to listen to their music, but across the weekend I might give them a go. Is Moon Shaped Pool a reasonable place to start?
I think you should try each of their albums if you get the chance. I'm a full-blown Radiohead fan right now, and I found that I got into each of their albums individually (except for Pablo Honey), but not immediately upon hearing it. For example, I did not understand the hype surrounding Kid A nor In Rainbows, but as time went on I grew to really enjoy them in turn. Right now I'm moving away from Radiohead, but I had a great time digging deep into their discography.

Personal rec: Amnesiac. An odd little collection that IMO is one of the most underrated and pretty much the only Radiohead album that I thought was really good initially and hasn't changed at all.
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:48 PM   #125 (permalink)
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I saw them in June, Stockholm, first time ever. It is one of the best concerts I've seen. Absolutely awesome.
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