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Old 11-20-2008, 06:33 PM   #661
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I hated Kid A from the moment I heard it (other than the opening track), but somewhere along the way, I've come to kind of dig it. I checked out a copy from the library last year and was amazed at how much I liked it.

Still can't get into OK Computer, though.
That's pretty surprising, but at least you like one of the two.

I dig the Smiths a decent amount, but not too much. Same with The Cure.
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Frankly, Mr. Shankly, I'm cool with The Queen Is Dead. Great album.
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Damnit, and here I was, thinking The Smiths might miss out on making the list.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #664
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That's pretty surprising, but at least you like one of the two.
I know, right? I pull out OK Computer at least once a year and give it a whirl, waiting for it to grow on me. I love Karma Police .... yeah, that's all I got so far.
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The Queen is Dead

*Smiths fan-boy moment*
Had I not spaced out on finishing my list, I would have assisted you in raising the placement of this one. Sorry, IT.

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Is Pornography gonna appear any time soon? I'm surprised it hasn't already...
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:35 PM   #667
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I know, right? I pull out OK Computer at least once a year and give it a whirl, waiting for it to grow on me. I love Karma Police .... yeah, that's all I got so far.
Which means you love "Sexy Sadie."

I dug the first half of OK Computer right off the bat, but it took some time to get into the 2nd half. Now I love the head... the tail... the whole damn thing.
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Kid A is still underwhelming to me (the first three and last two tracks are just brutal for me), but How to Disappear Completely and Idioteque are great tracks.
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This little project will probably spur me on to check out some of the albums I'm unfamiliar with. Probably not the classic-rock types (although I might dig deeper into Bowie), but ... uh .... *looks around furtively* .... I've never heard a Smiths album that wasn't a singles collection.
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I learned how to play Thom Yorke's part on Paranoid Android on guitar.

My greatest guitar achievement. Ever.
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#18 - Radiohead - In Rainbows



The 18th greatest album of all time was available for free on the interwebs and I missed it? Really???

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The first true victim of the internet hype machine.

As the old lady said in the Wendy's commercials, "where's the beef?". This is largely a work of derivative, half finished ideas.

Radiohead has been treading the same old ground starting with the release of the self indulgent Amnesiac. Thom's vocals have become a bit tiresome due to the band lacking vocal balance like the truly great rock acts (Beatles, Pink Floyd). The best song(Reckoner) is largely taken from Sebastien Tellier:

YouTube - A Scanner Darkly / La Ritournelle mashup

"Faust Arp" is blatant wannabe Beatles, and the only real rocker(Bodysnatchers) sounds like dated leftovers from 90's alternative.

Hopefully the next album is up to par, and not too far away.
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Thom Yorke is still hung up on his gimpy eye, he's made a career out of it since 'Creep' - an ugly little man in his mid 40's acting like an insufferable 20 year old student at a polytechnic college, studying uninteresting forms of Art, going on meaningless protests to ban the creation of Nuclear weapons yet pussies out when Tony Blair offers to debate him. So out of touch reality and after his stupid 'experimental' phase where he just added some boring computer sounds to his dull soft rock tracks, there is a "return" to something - to old B-Sides because the Waitrose-shopping old timer is too busy being a 'Dad' to future victims of bullying 'Noah' and 'Agnes'

Yet this is somehow relevant today, what has happened to our world? This is what amounts to "musical genius" in 2008, the year America are about to elect a communist into the Whitehouse out of misplaced liberal guilt, when only a couple of generations ago we had real works of the divine from true artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin - who didn't take 5 years to perfect their masterpieces. Why does it take Thom Yorke that long to add a few synth pads to his old B-Sides and pass it off as "new" and "daring" just because he put it online for free?

And what a scam as well, all you delusional Radiohead fanatics fell for it hook, line and sinker - reeling you in with the crap quality mp3 as a generous "gift" then saying you can have the extra goodies for 60 pounds.. only to announce after you wasted your money that they will release the extra crap on CD for a tenner.

Pathetic, I'm glad you all wasted your money on shit like that and I hope you all donated your life savings to Obama's campaign too. You deserve everything you're gonna get.
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This album is excruciatingly boring and laughably bad. Literally laughably bad. Less than 30 seconds in to the first track, and I was laughing out loud at how much of a cliche mess this sounds like. The music is dated and it's been out for only two days!

I'm not a Radiohead fan. I only checked this out because I could legally get it for free and the hype was inescapable. If I'm going to be bombarded left, right, and centre by "OMGZ IN RANEBOEZ", I might as well have an idea of what people are talking about. If the previous Radiohead material I've heard hadn't convinced me that they're a really painfully boring band who don't deserve any of the praise they receive, then this did the job well. The cliches abound on this album. The strings to provide the impression of emotional depth are particularly insincere and repulsive. There is nothing unique or original here, barely any creativity whatsoever, and vocals about as painful as the sound of three cats being mercilessly strangled. Whoever thought it was a good idea to let Thom Yorke near a microphone was a complete idiot.

I don't know why anybody would listen to this trainwreck. Sure, there are worse albums, that's why this has just managed to escape the land of my 0.5 rating, but wasting your time on this album is akin to drinking petrol for fun. No good can come from it even if you do get high off the fumes.
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ignorant fucking prissys just help to make online downloading the way to go well fuck your self radiohead your not even rock n roll anyway vinyl or cd is ten times superior in sound quality. and the music on this release is mediocre at best. Radiohead is nothing but a cash in
Can YOU guess which one is Axver?
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I know, right? I pull out OK Computer at least once a year and give it a whirl, waiting for it to grow on me. I love Karma Police .... yeah, that's all I got so far.
OK Computer was a weird one for me. I didn't like it much when I first heard it and put it on the shelf for a long time. Then, all of a sudden when I threw it on after hearing "Karma Police" and "Paranoid Android" again and loving them, I understood the love for it. Now it's in my favorite albums.

Still can't get into Kid A though...
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Is Pornography gonna appear any time soon? I'm surprised it hasn't already...
you can find pornography pretty much anywhere on the internetz. seriously, it's not hard to find.
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Everything on my list is stuff I truly enjoy
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Which means you love "Sexy Sadie."
Ha! I never noticed the similarities before.
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