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Old 11-09-2010, 12:00 PM   #31
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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?
I'm not sure about this, as I find Yorke's perspective on OK Computer to be quite prescient. In the US at least, all that one needs to do in order to experience the cultural malaise of OK Computer is walk into a Wal-Mart or an Apple Store.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:53 PM   #34
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Wal-Mart or an Apple Store.

apple store at least makes me happy. it's oooooh look at all the fun toys i'm not gonna actually buy.




but that's not really the point. or is it?
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(actually, i don't subscribe to this opinion. i think they've got some crappy albums, ok computer not being one of them, though. but no one had actually said it yet, so i figured it might as well be me)
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:02 PM   #36
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here's something for the unpopular opinions thread: pablo honey and kid A are my favorite radiohead albums. that's not designed to make your heads explode, it's true. i really never got into the bends, and anything after kid A does suck imo. ok computer is decent, though. but i never found it anything more than a decent record.
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Kid A I can understand but Pablo Honey??
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I don't know what that is, but I like it.
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Kid A I can understand but Pablo Honey??
i hate creep. i think it's partly because i'm sick of hearing it, because i did used to listen to the radio at one point in my life and every now and then i get stuck somewhere where it's on, and i invariably hear the same shit over and over. like creep.

but skipping you, and starting with how do you and carrying through til blow out, it's an enjoyable rock album. nothing too spectacular, no sheer stroke of genius or masterpiece artwork album full of little electronic nuances that can't be comprehended fully without an expensive pair of headphones like a lot of fans swear the ok computer and after albums are, but oftentimes that's exactly what i like listening to.

well, ok. i don't know if i actually think this now. honestly, i haven't listened to radiohead in years. after amnesiac, i was pretty much done with them, but i bought hail to the thief when it came out anyway. i listened to it a couple times, didn't like it outside of "myxomatosis", and pretty much said ok i am done with this band. i checked the date on the cd, and apparently that was 7 years ago (it came out during the summer, right? because i vaguely remember buying it. i think it came out the same day as a couple other albums i had been looking forward to, and while i can't remember what those were, i have a very distinct memory of which sidewalk in northampton, ma i was walking down when i took it out of the plastic wrap. i have no idea why). i probably made one or two attempts since then to get back into the band, maybe discover something i previously wrote off to be crap to actually be good, but no such luck. i never even bothered with in rainbows.
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both albums are overrated
Radiohead's (both in general and this album in particular) more so
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There has been a lot of talk about OK Computer being overrated in this thread without any kind of substantiation.
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ok...

there are a lot of people who hail it is some super amazing piece of art.

there's nothing special by the way the tracklist flows together, album-wise. i think it's got about 3 good songs on it, individual song-wise, and the rest are just alright/tolerable. "fitter happier" is not groundbreaking, it's annoying.

yet, like i said, there are a lot of people still who think it's the most amazing thing ever. i'd like to see them substantiate their opinions.

i can do the same for AB, if you'd like.
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it is rated insanely high and it shouldn't be
paranoid android alone achieves that
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