Some of you here get as excited for Kanye as i do when a new Radiohead LP drops. Yeezus!
The song itself is not a bad song at all. It has a nice build-up to the chorus and the lyrics have an interesting interpretation of what was going during the Bush-era years, which is why it feels dated when i listen back to it today. Within the context of the LP the first two songs sounded repetitive and predictable that even the band didn’t play much of them their most recent tour. Those songs would’ve made for a some really good b-sides though.
The other two songs i left out: We Suck Young Blood and A Punch Up At A Wedding… one was shooting for the sound of Life In A Glasshouse but lost me after the second verse… the other has been the only song in RH’s catalog that I haven’t seem to “get”…. I JUST. DONT. GET IT. To this day… when I begin listening to this it, I begin to wonder how long before it’s over. It’s sad but I’m sure there’s other RH fans who feel like this.
And as a fan, it sucks having to critique one of my favorite bands’ own albums. Can’t say much about In Rainbows the follow-up to this, since it’s pretty much flawless. I guess HTTT was just a minor bump in the road.
P.S. yes… KOL was two songs short, the band should’ve included Staircase and The Daily Mail on it.
People at stores in Japan don’t normally give you things away. They expect you to do a little dance and solve a complicated riddle written by an old man that wears a wig loves to eat tacos. Trust me.
This is my least favorite RH album for several simple reasons: it was too long, it lacked the creative spark found on their previous LPs and like someone else has mentioned the album was all over the place.
Although some gems are to be found in ‘There There’, Wolf At The Door’ and ‘Where I End And You Begin’. Some songs if having been left off as b-sides, would’ve made for a more concise LP.
As a fan, i’ve felt so strongly about this that I actually created my own alternate list of what would’ve made a superior album. I omitted some songs and moved songs around to a more well-rounded LP (IMHO, of course):
01. Go To Sleep
03. Sail To The Moon
04. Where I End And You Begin
05. The Gloaming
06. There There
07. I Will (LA Version)
10. A Wolf At The Door
Been a fan since the Tidal era. Here’s my list, etc…
10. I Know
09. Waltz (Better Than Fine)
07. Never Is a Promise
06. Every Single Night
04. Red Red Red
03. Sullen Girl
02. Extraordinary Machine
01. Slow Like Honey
Any artist capable-enough to write an album like ‘Ok Computer’ has the license to go and take their music into any direction he wishes to. Thom’s music has morphed over the years, he’s an incredible song writer and as of lately, top-notch performer >insert Thom-dancing red pants here< but he has always stuck to his guts. AMOK, just like any of his other musical projects is something that requires repeated listens in order to truly appreciate. With KOL, Thom wrote one of the most mind-blowing songs I have/had ever heard with 'Bloom'. I still go back and listen to the song just to remind myself of it's existence. I know I'm mostly biased when it comes to anything Thom Yorke/Radiohead-related mainly because I"m a fan, but one thing I know for sure: a pre-mature evaluation is nothing more than, well…. a premature evaluation.
Correction: Album of the year.
Michael_ you do realize this is 2013 right? The music business is not exactly in the same state that MBV left it 22 years ago…. Times have changed. Not to say that downloading music without paying for it is something everyone should do, but let’s face it, you can’t stop people from doing what they want to do. Do you really want to be the internet-police or something? Look, most people here like myself are fans and I can guarantee you that the majority if not, all of us will be ordering this on Vinyl and have it tucked away where nobody can touch it. THAT’S HOW MUCH WE LOVE THIS BAND. Otherwise, i don’t think any of us would be here tonight.
i’m downloading something being passed around… hope it’s the real thing.
yup. this is the equivalent to not letting each other get through the gate at a concert because we all want to the best possible spot.
false alarm. It appears like it’s back to normal (not working). **throws table/chair repeatedly
Well Kevin Shields is either balling his eyes out about this or pissing his pants from laughing way too much about this right about now. Not sure which.
I hope they have a good IT guy working to fix this right now. Preferably one with an accent.
“First it give’th, then it take’th away”.
do you get the same crash message as everybody when you click the ‘buy’ button?
ok, who here is under the age of 22 and is pissed cause you’ve been waiting for this all of your life?
Sounds like album-of-the-year material to me.
I’m sure a kid out there watching this performance last night realized just how much Linkin Park truly sucks.
You all can down-vote me all you want but as a Radiohead fan, I truly hope Jonny’s guitar is still in one piece. Yes, I said it.
R.I.P. – Scott Johnson
The Men – “Ex-Dreams”
Beautiful song, and props to the audience present for being quiet during this perfomance.