The Radiohead Thread.

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What's the new Radiohead album going to sound like?

All new experimental phase a'la KID A?
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A hark back to more melodic sounds a'la OK Computer?
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Something so new and amazing, we cannot yet concieve it in our minds?
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36%
A controversial 3 hour recording of Kong's footsteps?
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Total votes : 25

Postby tapehead on Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:38 pm

bag of dicks - your words say yes, but your graph says no
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:32 am

New. Live. "All I Need". YouTube

Video's shite, but sounds pretty darn good.
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Postby unikrunk on Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:49 am

my vote goes to the 'Something so new and amazing, we cannot yet concieve it in our minds?'
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Postby doglips on Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:30 pm

Anyone else got The Eraser yet?

It's very good, but you probably expected me to say that.

Like Kid A's older American cousin, don't know why, just the vibe I get from it after a couple of listens. The title track track is beautiful.
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Postby tapehead on Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:55 pm

I'm right into it - it lackes the sophisticated song structures of radioheads' music in favour of some reasonable beats and rhythms, though some of the instrumentation borders on 'quirky'. I've alread stated I think 'atoms for peace' features an amazing vocal performance, which at the same time is simple and understated, and a floaty ambient electronic backing that sounds like it was thieved from Aphex Twins' vaults. I also think 'black swan' is gorgeously dark pop, catchy as hell but unlikely to heard on the radio.
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Postby doglips on Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:05 pm

I think the simpler song structure takes it more into Yorke singing over Warp Record's back catalogue territory.

So it's my perfect album. Nice.
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Postby magicmonkey on Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:37 pm

Yeah, 'tis a great album dog. I was a little let down by Amnesiac, but this seems as though its been tuned to perfection. Its hard to listen to the album and not see it as one long rant and diatribe against Blair though, but ignoring the transient and oblique lyrics it makes for great listening.

I'm just waiting now for Radiohead to do a U2 and make us all feel good. Hmmmm.
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Postby magicmonkey on Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:14 am

Oh yeah, while I remember, my favourite line on the album is "buy a ticket and get on a train". Why?

'cos I cannot imagine Thom Yorke expousing the virtues of any other form of transportation, well, except perhaps for the bike, but I guess that restricts the ammount of distance you could traverse. Therefore "Buy a ticket and get on a train" wins the magicmonkey environmental award. Nice one Thom! :D
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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:07 pm

i like the record, but not to the degree of a radiohead record. i do hope thom has gotten to indulge his electronic jones enough that radiohead will go back to playing some proper rock music. if anything, this record cements the fact that i hope radiohead doesn't break up, because i enjoy them as a band much more than i would as solo artists. i do like the record, but they need the band to keep from getting too far up their own individual arses.

favourite songs at the moment are 'atoms for peace' and 'harrowdown hill'
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Postby Spartan on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:22 pm

Harrowdown Hill is chilling and upsetting in equal measure. "Where's the blood" indeed. Have to say, I'm a huge fan of the Kid A/Amnesiac Radiohead but there's nothing wrong with them using guitars providing they don't slip back about 10 steps to OK Computer, I want them moving forward constantly like a shark.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:02 pm

So the consensus is that Yorkes solo effort is goodness? I need to
purchase!

Something about RADIOHEAD though, and its their greatest strength
(arguably), is that they're soooo depressing. I really have to be in the
mood (or "a mood" as a tortured ex once said) to listen to them. That
being said, KID A and INSOMNIAC helped get me through a deep
depression by helping me to both wallow in it and transcend it;
unfortuantely, now its really hard for me to listen to either album without
reliving the horrors of that terrible, awul, soul-crushing year...
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Postby Spartan on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:10 pm

I just do not understand this "depressing" tag Radiohead have been labelled with. Dark? Yes. Paranoid? Yes. Isolated and disconnected aswell. But the music is beautiful, stark and massive in places - quiet, refined, with a bitter sense of humour in others. It's never depressed me.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:30 pm

Spartan wrote:I just do not understand this "depressing" tag Radiohead have been labelled with. Dark? Yes. Paranoid? Yes. Isolated and disconnected aswell. But the music is beautiful, stark and massive in places - quiet, refined, with a bitter sense of humour in others. It's never depressed me.


Dark, paranoid, isolated and disconnected? Yeah, thats not depressing at
all! Woo-hoo! Partaaay!

(Keeping in mind that I said I love RADIOHEAD, and I love their unique
electro-prog brooding, but it is depressing... beautifully so!)
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Postby Spartan on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:37 pm

LOL I see what you are saying ZZS, it's just that those things don't depress me per se. Fight Club is dark, paranoid, isolated yet funny and innovative, much like a Radiohead album. I never hear anybody say that is depressing. The Liars are dark, paranoid and disconnected yet they aren't called depressing either. DJ Shadow is paranoid and dark and disconnected, no-one calls Endtroducing a depressing album.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:55 pm

Spartan wrote:LOL I see what you are saying ZZS, it's just that those things don't depress me per se. Fight Club is dark, paranoid, isolated yet funny and innovative, much like a Radiohead album. I never hear anybody say that is depressing. The Liars are dark, paranoid and disconnected yet they aren't called depressing either. DJ Shadow is paranoid and dark and disconnected, no-one calls Endtroducing a depressing album.


I think its the brooding, introverted nature of RADIOHEAD that makes it
depressing for me. Sure, FIGHT CLUB is dark and paranoid, but the guy
raises an army and starts a revolution! Its more nihilstic and aggro than
anything that I would think of as depressing.

Good point with the LIARS, though, but again, theres an energy there
that, at least for me, borders on the manic and agressive; something that
RADIOHEAD doesn't explore. But, yeah, some of the songs on their new
album border on the brooding and depressing (and very, very
RADIOHEAD); kind of a neat study in contrasts, that DRUMS NOT DEAD,
eh? Equal parts extroverted and introverted; very schizophrenic! I read
an interview with them where they were working with the symbol of the
Drum as the super-confident, creative energy and Mt. Heartattack as the
unsure, unsteady, brooding aspect. My iPod is currently rocking all the
"drum" songs, none of the "mt. heartattack" songs...

Maybe its Yorkes voice that makes it feel depressing? He sings like a
person languishing in a deep spiritual, mental, and emotional pain...
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:06 pm

ZombieZoneSolutions wrote:Good point with the LIARS, though, but again, theres an energy there
that, at least for me, borders on the manic and agressive...


they make that aspect very clear live.

ZombieZoneSolutions wrote:I read
an interview with them where they were working with the symbol of the
Drum as the super-confident, creative energy and Mt. Heartattack as the
unsure, unsteady, brooding aspect.


read that as well. Helped make an intriguing "concept" album more palatable.

but what, no love for "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack"? Best tune on the album, maybe the best song they've ever done. And normally I don't go for the slow stuff.

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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:19 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:but what, no love for "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack"? Best tune on the album, maybe the best song they've ever done. And normally I don't go for the slow stuff.

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Oh, no! I got much love for "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack"! And I
agree with you that it very well may be the best song they've ever
written; but its a mood thing for me, you know? Like, if I'm in a
contemplative, mopey mood, it goes on the iPod shuffle mix, but most of
the time, I'm rocking stuff like "A Visit From Drum"; that atonal guitar
chord gets me right in my neubauten-muscle every damn time!

But I have to change something I said a few months back; the new
SONIC YOUTH's Rather Ripped is the album of the year for me
now... with Drums Not Dead a close second...

Having a feeling that The Eraser may be third on my list for this
year... but I haven't heard it yet...
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Postby doglips on Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:12 pm

Really good interview with Thom Yorke from Pitchfork. Eraser & Radiohead stuff.
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Postby TonyWilson on Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:07 pm

Nice one, dog. The Eraser has been growing on me over the past few weeks, it's rarely off my stereo at the moment.
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:10 pm

I just heard one of THE ERASER songs on the radio whilst driving to the
video shoppe and... I didn't like it. Too disco-y / synthpop-y / newwave-y.
Maybe it was a remix?

A single does not an album make, I realize, but what I heard didn't really do
all that much for me. Disappointed.
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Re: The Radiohead Thread.

Postby Ribbons on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:47 pm

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Re: The Radiohead Thread.

Postby so sorry on Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:31 pm




Next up, a West Virginia chef creates a 15 course meal based on Primus' Pork Soda
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Re: The Radiohead Thread.

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:55 am

a Denver chef has prepared a 12-course meal based on the Dave Matthews Band's debut album Under the Table and Dreaming

unsurprisingly, all 12 courses are weed.
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Re: The Radiohead Thread.

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Re: The Radiohead Thread.

Postby so sorry on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:27 am




As written by The Onion?

That was funny, not sure how much of it was actual facts, but if so I love the thought that many of the songs started with them jamming to Steely Dan!
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