I thought T.S Eliot would get me in the top five…
I had dreams about it…
‘This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a sick beat.’
She ain’t the only T.S in town.
I love this so much.
I wonder can we guess what will be the actual album highlights from just their midi mock-ups?
Rhianna totally kills it during the bridge; and I’m guessing that’s McCartney’s progression because it’s great too.
I keep wanting to sing ‘He’ll never re-tu-urn it’ at the end of each phrase.
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.
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! ;)
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.
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!