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tomvejada Andouille Level: 91 Posts: 1954/2247 EXP: 7420542 For next: 48399 Since: 2.1.02 Since last post: 4250 days Last activity: 4250 days # 1 Posted on 10.6.03 1726.57 Reposted on: 10.6.10 1727.55 I just finished listening to Radiohead's latest "Hail To The Thief" and its the usual excellence from Radiohead. Standout tracks include, "Sit Down, Stand Up", "Myxamatosis", and my favorite "Backdrifts." Overall, while not the classics that "OK Computer", and "Kid A" are, it's better than "Amniesiac." Promote this thread!
OlFuzzyBastard Knackwurst Level: 104 Posts: 1448/3042 EXP: 11548193 For next: 313972 Since: 28.4.02 From: Pittsburgh, PA Since last post: 22 days Last activity: 12 days
AIM: # 2 Posted on 10.6.03 1921.30 Reposted on: 10.6.10 1921.49 That's my take on it thusfar. It's still not a return to form, but it's the best thing they've done since the twin masterpieces of "The Bends" and "OK Computer".
cactuspete Blutwurst Level: 35 Posts: 203/247 EXP: 263005 For next: 16933 Since: 22.9.02 From: Parts Unknown Since last post: 4309 days Last activity: 4308 days # 3 Posted on 11.6.03 1206.50 Reposted on: 11.6.10 1209.44 Much more listener-friendly and less erratic than the Kid Amnesiac albums. But I agree not on the level as The Bends or OK Computer. The album title, of course refers to the presedential election of 1888. And most surprisingly of all, the album art, actually looks like art!
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 147 Posts: 1381/6818 EXP: 39213901 For next: 224294 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 21 hours # 4 Posted on 11.6.03 1654.27 Reposted on: 11.6.10 1659.05 The album title, of course refers to the presedential election of 1888. Somewhere, the spirit of Samuel Tilden is smiling.
spf Scrapple Level: 133 Posts: 1974/5407 EXP: 27697616 For next: 155124 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 104 days Last activity: 1 day
AIM: # 5 Posted on 11.6.03 1728.36 Reposted on: 11.6.10 1729.01 I thought that looked funny to my knows-WAY-too-much about presidential campaigns mind. Tilden was the opponent of Hayes in 1876 where Tilden got robbed by the south (Florida IIRC...odd) so that Reconstruction would end. 1888 was Cleveland vs. Harrison where Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the EC vote. Wow I feel nerdy now.
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 147 Posts: 1391/6818 EXP: 39213901 For next: 224294 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 21 hours # 6 Posted on 13.6.03 0024.40 Reposted on: 13.6.10 0029.03 See, all of the US's problems come from the South. The North should've thrown the Civil War and said the hell with them. Anyway, back to Radiohead. Got the album today, going to listen to it at work tomorrow. I've held off downloading the songs for this long, so it had better be damn good.
tomvejada Andouille Level: 91 Posts: 1981/2247 EXP: 7420542 For next: 48399 Since: 2.1.02 Since last post: 4250 days Last activity: 4250 days # 7 Posted on 18.6.03 0621.48 Reposted on: 18.6.10 0623.25 Last night on MTV2, they had one of those $2 Bill shows. Radiohead was on, and I think they're one of the best live bands today. They only played a couple of songs from "Hail to The Thief, but they played a lot of their greatest hits. Best song was "Idioteque." I'm sure MTV2 will play it again this week.
PalpatineW Lap cheong Level: 77 Posts: 705/1528 EXP: 4161005 For next: 30143 Since: 2.1.02 From: Getting Rowdy Since last post: 3006 days Last activity: 2849 days
AIM: # 8 Posted on 18.6.03 1907.29 Reposted on: 18.6.10 1907.54 Odd to consider Radiohead a live band at all anymore, when most of their new music is played by pushing buttons. [I'm not suggesting that it doesn't take some musical talent to compose this stuff; I like it. But it's like watching a man operate a switchboard.]
The Amazing Salami Sujuk Level: 64 Posts: 487/1000 EXP: 2170784 For next: 43325 Since: 23.5.02 From: Oklahoma Since last post: 3964 days Last activity: 3963 days # 9 Posted on 19.6.03 1138.26 Reposted on: 19.6.10 1142.24 Consensus building..... Best since OK Computer.... Non-conformity....... Better than The Bends
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 147 Posts: 1438/6818 EXP: 39213901 For next: 224294 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 21 hours # 10 Posted on 19.6.03 1543.53 Reposted on: 19.6.10 1553.34 Odd to consider Radiohead a live band at all anymore, when most of their new music is played by pushing buttons. [I'm not suggesting that it doesn't take some musical talent to compose this stuff; I like it. But it's like watching a man operate a switchboard.] I've seen them live, and you'd be amazed at how much of their sound is Ed O'Brien and Jonny Greenwood making really weird noises with their guitars.
The Amazing Salami Sujuk Level: 64 Posts: 489/1000 EXP: 2170784 For next: 43325 Since: 23.5.02 From: Oklahoma Since last post: 3964 days Last activity: 3963 days # 11 Posted on 20.6.03 1409.01 Reposted on: 20.6.10 1409.46 Yeah....lots of guitar in their live show. It's actually pretty rocking...even the stuff off Amnesiac and KID A.
Spiraling_Shape Lap cheong Level: 77 Posts: 354/1528 EXP: 4161136 For next: 30012 Since: 2.1.02 From: PA Since last post: 10 days Last activity: 8 hours # 12 Posted on 20.6.03 1758.15 Reposted on: 20.6.10 1759.05 Check out the live EP, I Might Be Wrong, that came out after the Amnesiac tour of 2001. You can hear how rockin` the Kid A/Amnesiac songs turn out live...I prefer the live versions.
tomvejada Andouille Level: 91 Posts: 1990/2247 EXP: 7420542 For next: 48399 Since: 2.1.02 Since last post: 4250 days Last activity: 4250 days # 13 Posted on 21.6.03 0616.01 Reposted on: 21.6.10 0617.56 That live CD is pretty good. A very good song on it that's actually better live is "Like Spinning Plates."
Botter Bauerwurst Level: 25 Posts: 58/111 EXP: 81646 For next: 7975 Since: 12.12.01 From: Houston, Texas Since last post: 2296 days Last activity: 2295 days
AIM: # 14 Posted on 21.6.03 1716.05 Reposted on: 21.6.10 1718.12 The record is good. REALLY good. I'd put it right up there with OK Computer and Kid A as the three best records they've done. And speaking of "I Might Be Wrong"...how amazing is it that even a regular live album by these guys is better than 95% of the stuff you hear in the mainstream world these days?
OlFuzzyBastard Knackwurst Level: 104 Posts: 1472/3042 EXP: 11548193 For next: 313972 Since: 28.4.02 From: Pittsburgh, PA Since last post: 22 days Last activity: 12 days
AIM: # 15 Posted on 21.6.03 2009.13 Reposted on: 21.6.10 2011.12 Originally posted by The Amazing Salami Better than The Bends That's pushing it.
Joseph Ryder Head cheese Level: 40 Posts: 41/332 EXP: 418118 For next: 23195 Since: 19.3.02 From: Seattle, WA Since last post: 1375 days Last activity: 908 days # 16 Posted on 21.6.03 2318.35 Reposted on: 21.6.10 2322.54 Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard That's pushing it. No it's not.
The King of Keith Lap cheong Level: 78 Posts: 560/1573 EXP: 4206871 For next: 175374 Since: 4.11.02 From: Winchester, VA Since last post: 126 days Last activity: 126 days
AIM: # 17 Posted on 23.6.03 0009.46 Reposted on: 23.6.10 0009.51 I fucking love Radiohead. I've been mulling over where to stick Hail to the Thief in ranking the greatest of their albums. I guess it would be: 1) Kid A 2) The Bends 3) Hail to the Thief 4) OK Computer 5) Amnesiac 6) Pablo Honey I love the new songs. The standout one for me on this album would be Wolf at the Door. On a side note, I got tickets to see them on 8/20. This will be my first time. I had tickets to see them two years ago when they were going to play two consecutive shows in a row in Centreville, VA at a place called Bull Run Park. Unfortunately, we had the thunderstorm of the century for the first show and it was cancelled. The next show was also cancelled b/c it rained so hard the stage sank. SO, for this year's show, we're going to have t-shirts made that say "Bull Run Survivor" on them.
LaParka525 Chaurice Level: 5 Posts: 1/3 EXP: 341 For next: 188 Since: 24.6.03 From: Overland Park, KS Since last post: 4289 days Last activity: 4288 days
AIM: # 18 Posted on 24.6.03 1738.21 Reposted on: 24.6.10 1738.52 I am loving the hell out of this album so far. My Radiohead power rankings: 1. OK Computer 2. Kid A 3. Hail To The Theif 4. The Bends 5. Amnesiac 6. Pablo Honey
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 147 Posts: 1491/6818 EXP: 39213901 For next: 224294 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 4 days Last activity: 21 hours # 19 Posted on 25.6.03 0245.44 Reposted on: 25.6.10 0245.47 1. The Bends 2. OK Computer 3. Hail to the Thief 4. Kid A 5. Amnesiac (though if Radiohead had just made ONE 13-14 song album of these two, it would've ruled) 6. Pablo Honey From HttT, I really like Punch-Up At A Wedding, Backdrifts and Myxomatosis.
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