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Old 10-17-2014, 10:57 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Radiohead has never made a less than amazing album. If I had to pick my favorite, it is definitely The Bends.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Iíve never understood the fascination nearly everyone appears to have with Radioheadís OK Computer (1997). Compared to the usual extremely positive review this album gets, my review is quite negative. In reality, though, I see my view of this album is being pretty fair. I donít say itís a ďbadĒ album simply because Iím annoyed at the praise it receives. That wouldnít wouldnít be the truth, because itís certainly not bad. But is it good? At times maybe, but it doesnít approach greatness and it certainly doesnít approach being the greatest record of all-time (or of the 90s, or of 1997, to be frank).
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:27 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Radiohead has never made a less than amazing album. If I had to pick my favorite, it is definitely The Bends.
Agree on that, love the big balls guitar on that album, I think it's far better than Amnesiac.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Love this album, but The Bends will always be my favorite.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:33 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I totally agree with the review. Radiohead began with alternative rock sad songs for teenagers and ended up being the most famous pseudo-artistic band of all time. With OK Computer and similar albums, you can clearly see what they wanted to do: they still make sad songs for teenager, but this time they throw in a bit of Electronica and strange noises to make the sad teenagers think "wow, this is sooo futuristic and depressive! It really describes my generation and the issues of the computer era". Most of those teenagers have never heard anything aside Rock, Punk or Metal, so they are fascinated with "such a futuristic and artistic band". But, the moment they discover that Rock isn't the only music in the world, they'll soon realize that Radiohead didn't create anything new. I mean, an infinite number of artists, even among Rock musicians, have employed strange noises and Electronica before 1996, and in a better and more noticeable way. Even the concept of "modern depression" had already been explored by a huge amount of artists. In my opinion, people who are used to real Electronica, Noise and depressive music, can't even tell the difference between the Radiohead of "Creep" and the Radiohead of Kid A.
So, I wrote all this thing just to say that, in my opinion, Radiohead never made a real change in the first place. They still make simple sad songs for teenagers. They're still Alternative Rock. The fact that they are so famous and loved by everyone proves that they aren't so artistic and unintelligible as teenagers think they are.
They actually made a little change, yet unnoticeable, only with King Of Limbs, which employs enough Electronica to cast doubt on whether the album is really Alternative Rock or something else.
The only one who really changed, and in my opinion in a very positive way, is lead singer Thom Yorke. He's been experimenting even Future Garage and working with artists such as Modeselektor and Four Tet. Too bad he developed this way only in his solo projects.

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:53 PM   #56 (permalink)
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The classic rockers have their great albums. Dark Side Of The Moon, Revolver, Sticky Fingers, Who's Next, Pet Sounds, Abbey Road...etc We all know the albums and pretty much every album is a permanent fixture in those collections. When Radiohead released OK Computer I remenber hearing how it was the top pick for so many album review sites and music magazines and alternative/indie/mainstream radio stations. I thought finally, an album that can match up to the classics. This album was amazing. A new approach, a new sound, creative, emotional and very influential. I heard nothing but praise for this album, except from the old "lost in the hair metal 80's" types. Now the criticism is coming out of the woodwork. I remember having a discussion with someone on a classic rock forum and he mentioned that there are no albums being released where the consesnsus loves it. I thought this was the album that was finally loved by most. Reading these posts it looks like I'm wrong.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:00 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Not to be picky, but are the Idiot and Marquee Moon really post-punk? They came out during or before punk became a truly tangible idea so they don't seem like they could be that kind of extension historically speaking.
Let's say they are proto-post-punk records.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Exit music (for a film)
this song blew me away. easily the most emotional song on the album. the way it builds up.. i can never bring myself to skip this track if shuffle throws it at me.
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