Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-07-2012, 03:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Post Radiohead Top 8 Albums

Yorke and such have a spectacular catalogue of LPs, and are appropriately praised as one of all the all time great pop acts. Over the last twenty years Radiohead's growth and experimentation has consistently split their fan base but I for one have loved it all.

8. Pablo Honey
Yeah. It's an obvious choice, but make no mistake there is certainly no shame in being the runt of this absolutely extraordinary litter. In fact Pablo Honey has moments of (somewhat dismissed by fans) beauty, in songs like "Anyone Can Play Guitar" and of course Radiohead's springboard to success, indie anthem "Creep".

7. The King of Limbs
From debut to most recent! An awkward leap I suppose, but personally I don't feel TKOL lives up to its predecessors, in most respects The Eraser is a better album. Does this mean Radiohead are past it? Not at all, "Lotus Flower", "Separator", "Codex" and "Good Morning Mr Magpie" are all brilliant, but over eight tracks they didn't quite do it. Is this Radiohead getting lazy? Hell no, if anything theyre trying harder than ever to cover ground that they haven't already and that isn't an easy task for one of the most versatile bands in the world.

6. The Bends
Great album. Not a perfect album, but it certainly proved that Radiohead were not just another aspiring British pop rock act. Admittedly, "High and Dry" was fairly generic but in Radiohead's defence they did not want this track on the record. The gorgeous slow-paced "Fake Plastic Trees" became a signature song for the group despite being rather obscured in an album occupied mostly by what is now arguably the hardest guitar rock the group ever explored.

5. Amnesiac
Amnesiac brings us some of Radiohead's most breathtaking moments, and some of the strangest (i.e. "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors", "Like Spinning Plates"). The three singles; incredible. The closing track; no different. But you know that as well as I do.

4. Hail to the Thief
So much potential, but it could have been better for a number of reasons, the main one being the length. Hail to the Thief is too long, period. The opening three songs are superb, but by "Backdrifts" the flow of the album seems tactless, and the songs continue in a hit-and-miss (much more hit, mind you) fashion. In fact I would go so far to say the album has filler tracks, which is something rare on Radiohead LPs. Nevertheless, this album is absolutely outstanding, and it contains some of the best Radiohead songs ever made.

3. OK Computer
It's better than Automatic for The People, Illmatic, Definitely Maybe, What's the Story?, Play and most of all Nevermind. Best album of a pretty **** decade for music. Oh well, this record does its best to redeem the shortcomings of the nineties. And, dear lord, its best is so so good. To put it in simple terms; if you dislike OK Computer you don't really want other people to know that. The Dark Side of the Moon for its time? Plant would be flattered. Incredible from the first riff in "Airbag" to the egg timer at the conclusion of "The Tourist"

2. Kid A
How is an album like Kid A not number one? It even baffles me! Oh wait no it doesn't, but that's a different story. Certainly worth the three year wait, Kid A is a perfect pop record, no exaggeration. Of course it isolated some fans, but really its their loss; Radiohead have only gotten better since OK Computer. It's bizarre how a relatively brief album can have so much more substance than a record of and less subtlely. If you're one of the Radiohead fans of old who decided they were above the evolutions of the band, please listen to "Idioteque".

1. In Rainbows
My favourite album ever. Simply the way this album was released is enough to drop jaws, but the music has the same effect a hundred times over. In short, click play - "15 Step" will grace your eardrums before another 9 tracks do the same in their own, majestic way. Words are not enough.

Last edited by Speed; 11-08-2012 at 02:25 AM.
Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 04:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: new york
Posts: 15
Default

Wow,all the tracks of this album is looking awesome and worthy to listen...You have done a superb job to share all these among us.
__________________
.
Leonarrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 05:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
crazyaga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 84
Default

Well, my opinion about Radiohead albums tend to change with time,
but at the moments I feel like it goes like this:

8. Pablo Honey
7. The King Of Limbs
6. The Bends
5. Hail To The Thief
4. In rainbows
3. Ok Computer
2. Amnesiac (The 7 B-sides of this album = incredible. check them out)
1. Kid A

And, I think Idioteque is the weakest song at Kid A! though its still awesome
__________________
I love beautiful things :3
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/...nn-d31ntv3.jpg
crazyaga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Gucci Little Piggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 314
Default

Almost did it right, except not.

8. Pablo Honey (no explanation required)
7. Hail to the Thief (I agree, there's quite a bit of filler on here.)
6. King of Limbs (I think it's great, but not amazing. Also, it's damn short.)
5: The Bends (Best britrock album period, but it has one or two filler tracks)
4: Amnesiac (so weird amirite xD)
3: OK Computer (pretty much the definitive 90's alt rock album. Lots of variation, lots of fun, barely any filler)
2: In Rainbows (no filler, no sucky moments, pretty much perfect)
1: Kid A (11/10 AOTYAY)
Gucci Little Piggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
appleghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Norway
Posts: 178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazyaga View Post
2. Amnesiac (The 7 B-sides of this album = incredible. check them out)
Yeah, it's amazing. Kinetic, Cuttooth, The Amazing Sounds of Orgy...
The special edition of Amnesiac features some live versions as well. The live version of "Like Spinning Plates" is beautiful.
appleghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master, We Perish
 
Surell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Havin a good time, rollin to the bottom.
Posts: 3,704
Default

In Rainbows shouldn't top a grocery list.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhateverDude View Post
Laser beams, psychedelic hats, and for some reason kittens. Surrel reminds me of kittens.
^if you wanna know perfection that's it, you dumb shits
Spoiler for guess what:
|i am a heron i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans
Surell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 24,026
Default

So... if these are the top eight Radiohead albums, what are the bottom eight?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
i'm not gonna spend my life on music banter trying to convince people the earth is flat.
A Night in the Life of the Invisible Man

Time & Place

25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die


last.fm
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 02:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Surell View Post
In Rainbows shouldn't top a grocery list.
Different strokes for different folks I guess
Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 03:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
like i was poison ivy
 
Goofle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Miami is the place
Posts: 11,372
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
So... if these are the top eight Radiohead albums, what are the bottom eight?
Invert the list? Surely nobody has listened to more than eight Radiohead albums? Surely.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]NUmCWGPgU7g[/url]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chula Vista View Post
[youtube]=LtYg1xz1A00[/youbube]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfulness View Post
2. What was the strangest/best/worst party you ever went to?
Prolly a party I had with some people I know
Goofle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: East Anglia
Posts: 8
Default

First of all, hello fellow music addicts, I have just joined this forum and I look forward to sharing music with y'all!

My favourite has to be "Amnesiac", because for me it defines Radiohead's psychedelic side - something that really differentiates them from any other average alternative band.

"Like Spinning Plates" is a captivating song, which is great not only as a background for doing other stuff, but with a pair of good headphones, it's a sensual experience.

While all the albums have something good about them, seeing Radiohead live is one of the best things that ever happened to me. If you get a chance to see them, don't hesitate.
__________________
Olaf Timothy Stando, 17, London, UK
Acoustic/indie folk singer-songwriter. Married to music.
New users may not host link signatures for three months, thank you.

-Mods
olafgoesraawr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.