Comments from Josh Reichental

PR for a Radiohead album is like being tickled by a ghost.
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February 26, 2015 on Jonny Greenwood Shares Update On Radiohead’s Recording Sessions
Kanye's like a dairy farm veterinarian he laying so much beef to rest.
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February 26, 2015 on Kanye West Publicly Apologizes To Beck (And Bruno Mars)
Bristol ain't dank!
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February 21, 2015 on Maxinquaye Turns 20
See you on Valentine's day ;)
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February 9, 2015 on Princess – “Black Window” (Stereogum Premiere)
If only she'd toured with some different bands, we might have had The 19751989311 Tour.
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February 1, 2015 on Taylor Swift Is Bringing Haim On Tour
I thought T.S Eliot would get me in the top five... I had dreams about it... ...
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January 31, 2015 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
'This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a sick beat.'
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
She ain't the only T.S in town.
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January 28, 2015 on Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”
I love this so much. I wonder can we guess what will be the actual album highlights from just their midi mock-ups?
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January 27, 2015 on Stream A MIDI Version Of I Love You, Honeybear On Father John Misty’s New Digital Music Service
Rhianna totally kills it during the bridge; and I'm guessing that's McCartney's progression because it's great too.
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January 24, 2015 on Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
I keep wanting to sing 'He'll never re-tu-urn it' at the end of each phrase.
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January 23, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Stonemilker reminds me a lot of Unravel, the string part in the former seems to take over from where her vocal line in the latter left off. Lionsong has completely floored me though. Those vocal harmonies are like she's disagreeing with herself mid-sentence.
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January 23, 2015 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
I think In Rainbows and HTTT are both definitely 'rock' albums. And I don't understand how 'Bloom' (my bad) is entry-level, but I guess it is as you say, a matter of taste. Either way, this track is Yorke's solo stuff, so I don't think a lot of the Radiohead comparisons are really justified; the band can hardly do 'what they do well' when there's only one of them present! ;)
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December 27, 2014 on Thom Yorke – “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry”
I don't think progressive vs conservative is particularly relevant in relation to Yorke, or even Radiohead as a whole. With the exceptions of Ok Computer and Kid A, their music is rarely trying to usurp or outdo current trends. In Rainbows, The Bends and the King of Limbs especially are all much more relaxed in that sense. As for their 'extended second act', I'm assuming this contains the guitar-heavy In Rainbows and Hail to the Thief? Even King of Limbs has a decent amount of guitar work (Little by Little, Magpie, Separator, Give up the Ghost) as well as electronic experimentation that goes beyond 'entry-level': In Bloom, Feral. I do agree that this does very much sound like a Yorke song, however I take this more as his current stylistic slant following on from the remnants of Amok and TKOL. If anything I think his music is the most natural its ever been, to me it feels like someone playing electronics as if they were a performer; the computer replacing the acoustic guitar, not the electric.
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December 26, 2014 on Thom Yorke – “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry”
This is very off-topic, but honestly don't know where else to share this wonderful creation: A completely re-written Christmas version of Yeezus, 'Kreezus'. It opens with 'I Am A Klaus'. That should be enough to convince you of its genius. Merry Christmas everyone!
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December 24, 2014 on The 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015
Now c'mon Frank, finish the trifecta.
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December 19, 2014 on Stream Miguel’s New Surprise EP
Yeah, I think Jonny already established that this isn't really a Radiohead song. It is quite nice though for underscoring her narration.
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December 10, 2014 on Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes, & Danny Goffey – “Spooks” (Feat. Joanna Newsom) (Stereogum Premiere)
311 - Stereolithic (But seriously probably Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, if only for providing us with 'The Mother Lode')
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December 8, 2014 on Win Stereogum’s 10 Best Albums Of 2014 On Vinyl Courtesy Of Insound
When cooking alligator on a neck or a spit be sure to let grill for two weeks while you wait for the others to arrive with party snacks.
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December 8, 2014 on Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor Wrote A Cookbook
Well said. I also love the structure of the lyrics: He ends the first stanza with 'I could fuck you all night long, From a memory alone' But because he has set up a disjointed rhythm as part of the melodic phrasing he separates 'From a memory' and 'alone'. Without the disjointedness it would mean 'From [just] my memory', but because of the pause (anticipated at the very start of the stanza!) it means 'From my memory, [while I'm alone]'. And because of the gap he sounds hesitant and disappointed saying it, yet without disturbing the musical phrasing he's set up. Much clever. So excite. Very Ocean. Wow.
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November 29, 2014 on Frank Ocean Teases New Song “Memrise”