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Old 11-09-2010, 09:24 AM   #16
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Achtung Baby any day. OK Computer is brilliant, it too a masterpiece and one of my all-time favourite albums.

I can't see Radiohead as being capable of creating an album that I'd find as enjoyable as Achtung Baby, An album full of Reckoners might come close though?

U2 might overwhelmingly be the commercial behemoth, but Radiohead seem too distant, detached and cold to really resonate with me. I don't find Ok Computer to be all that believable, lyrically. Maybe Bono is easier to trust and comes across as more authentic than Yorke, I dunno?

Achtung Baby is just a much warmer, reassuring, accessible and powerful listening experience, despite the relatively bleak themes... It's more enjoyable to listen to, I get a lot more out of it. That's all that matters on a personal level.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #17
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I love both but Achtung Baby has more emotional colours than OK.
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People are stupid. No further explanation needed. OK Computer is great, but it's not Achtung Baby, not even close imo.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:34 AM   #19
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Achtung Baby is my favourite album of all time and I think it is probably one of the best ever, OK Computer isn't as good but it's not that far behind.
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Neither album is the best by the respective bands.

I probably like them equally. If Achtung Baby sounded more like the live versions of those songs it would win.
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Each album is the best by the respective bands.
Fixed that for you.
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The Joshua Tree and In Rainbows.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #23
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Achtung Baby. I like Radiohead and respect what they do, but I still have not been able to "get" OK Computer.

I finally "got" Kid A years after it came out, but OK Computer? Not so much.
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I never "got" why people say "get" in terms of music. You either like it or you don't and if you end up liking something that you didn't initially, it just means that your tastes have evolved to that point. There's nothing to "get", in my revered opinion.
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That's why I put it in quotes, because I know it's a goofy thing to say.

But you know, I don't care all that much if it's goofy. I have no problem saying "I don't get it" in lieu of "I don't understand the hype for it, because I don't like it all that much."
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I understand "getting" it. It took me a while to get Radiohead, but I eventually did. It was definitely worth it.
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Sometimes it takes a while for something to click with me. That's "getting it."
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That's why I put it in quotes, because I know it's a goofy thing to say.

But you know, I don't care all that much if it's goofy. I have no problem saying "I don't get it" in lieu of "I don't understand the hype for it, because I don't like it all that much."
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Sometimes it takes a while for something to click with me. That's "getting it."
I "get" it, too, but being the insufferable jackass I am when it comes to language, I can't help but think, 'I don't get it.'
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I "get" it, too, but being the insufferable jackass I am when it comes to language, I can't help but think, 'I don't get it.'
When you "get" Elfa, we'll all know what you mean, don't worry.
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