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Old 02-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is the problem I have with Radiohead. I don't dislike them but the fact that there is so much good music out there that goes out relatively un noticed starts to build up a resistance to Radioheads music.

OK understood. You make a good point that I can not argue with.

BUT you still should try to see them live...you wont be disappointed.

I think that Muse has a lot of Radiohead influences yet Muse still sounds fresh to me...not directly emulative, which is always a good thing IMHO
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not keen on Muse either apart from a few tracks on their debut. I think you should give the band Archive a listen. They are British too yet hardly known which is a damn shame. If you need any music by them just PM.
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Archive is cool they remind me of Portishead or like an urban Portishead vibe...but I am not so much into trip-hop as I am more rock-indie rock-grunge or oldies...

hey I see you're a buddy now at my LFM ... Hi bud! :-)
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Before I came to MusicBanter, Radiohead was just another band. A very popular one - of course, but still just a band. However, when I came to MusicBanter, the popularity they have here almost turned me off them .. :p

Just almost, though. OK Computer is still awesome.
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There seems to be three albums that teenagers rate very highly in their life, and usually, after reading their accounts, it turns out that before they listened to either of them they listened to chart crap. And then they discovered 'this' album and it changed their perception of music forever, what an album could achieve etc etc. They hold this album dear to them for the rest of their lives, never quite liking any other album above it.

'this' album is always one of the following:

OK Computer
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
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^I think that's a bit of a generalization. I know it does not go for any of the people I know, save for myself getting OK Computer when I was a teenager (not that it had the impact you describe) ..

But yeah, it's a classic. It tends to pop up on "best albums ever" lists. Maybe it's overrated, but album's don't get that sort of acclaim if they're all ****. Maybe listening to OK Computer is a bit mainstream and won't add inches to your e-peen, but neither does the "everyone likes it so I'm gonna hate it" attitude. Well, maybe sometimes.
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I dont know anyone who rates either of the three albums as their favourite who:

a) Has a reasonable collection of music
b) Isn't a teenager or early 20's

I'm talking about people I know in real life as opposed to people online btw. All the people I know who like any of them acknowledge that they are good, but there is much better out there.
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I don't think it's the case of people disliking it to be different. I think it's more the fact that you would think that it was the only progressive album made in the 90's. Perhaps we are trying to nudge people away a little into exploring other albums within that time period.

I said I hadn't heard it in nearly two years. I personally didn't say it to be blase. I was pertaing to the fact that within that time I have heard many albums that are just as good as OK Computer even if they don't explore similar musical territory.
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There seems to be three albums that teenagers rate very highly in their life, and usually, after reading their accounts, it turns out that before they listened to either of them they listened to chart crap. And then they discovered 'this' album and it changed their perception of music forever, what an album could achieve etc etc. They hold this album dear to them for the rest of their lives, never quite liking any other album above it.

'this' album is always one of the following:

OK Computer
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Err... what? I listened to all chart **** more or less until a couple years ago, I always enjoyed music but when I was 15 and started smoking I really started looking into new bands, and found punk and alternative (indie? I don't like using that as a genre...). I don't like Radiohead; my mom got really into them when I was 9 or 10 and I heard OK Computer many, many times, and never really enjoyed it. I do enjoy the other two, but certainly didn't feel that either of them changed my perception of music. That happened when I started reading music blogs and magazines like the Big Takeover
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There seems to be three albums that teenagers rate very highly in their life, and usually, after reading their accounts, it turns out that before they listened to either of them they listened to chart crap. And then they discovered 'this' album and it changed their perception of music forever, what an album could achieve etc etc. They hold this album dear to them for the rest of their lives, never quite liking any other album above it.

'this' album is always one of the following:

OK Computer
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
My goodness, two of those (Aeroplane and Yankee Hotel) are two of my favourite albums of all time.

I've listened to A LOT of music, from all kinds of genres, and I find those two albums stand out not because they were the first albums I listened to in my transition from MTV/MuchMusic to, say, Pitchfork, but because they are actually dense enough to stand the test of time.

Aeroplane, for example, will still sound as surreal decades from now as it did in 98, and Yankee Hotel is graced by timeless production.

I think that the older gents that you know are just turned off by the overwhelming hype caused by mags like Pitchfork, which in turn created the ridiculous hipster fanbase, and so when they listen to the album they think of the kids that love those albums, and the last thing they want is to be associated with these kids.
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