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Old 05-08-2016, 05:47 PM   #31
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Happy Radiohead release day, guys. Nothing short of a Shuttlecock release brings this forum together like a new RH record. You never know how many more Radiohead release days there will be, so enjoy the 'new Radiohead' feeling while you can.

I love this record already. I was so underwhelmed on KOL release day, but today I'm over the moon(pun not intended). This thing is a beast. The instrumentation is so lush and warm and full. KOL was mostly instrumentally sparse, and IR, a record I love, was mostly a minimalist affair, but this is full-band right here. The strings, the bass(Colin is doing WORK on this record), the brief but welcome guitars, the percussion, it's all there.

This record is heavy. This will sound like release day hyperbole, but it sounds like OKC and Kid A had a baby. Stylistically, I mean. The lush instrumentation of the former and the symphonic sensibility of the latter.

I may even like this more than IR, and I love IR.
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I'm not crazy about How to Disappear Conpletely, without which minor fault Kid A would be about perfect for me. I'd still say it's their most consistency and cohesive album.
How To Disappear Completely is perhaps one of the most heart-tugging tracks in their entire catalog. IMO.
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Damn, Everything in Its Right Place and Idioteque are both all-timers for me - not just for Radiohead but for any band.

The title track is my favorite, but I like every single song, it's nearly prefect.

It's the way everything works in sequence, the way it transports the listener that makes it a classic.
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I dunno, it never really fit so well with the rest of that album to me.
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How To Disappear Completely is perhaps one of the most heart-tugging tracks in their entire catalog. IMO.
Yep. Firmly in my top 3.

The Kid A tracklisting is impeccable.
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Was going to say some things but changed my mind and deleted it. I definitely need to listen to this a few more times to have more concrete opinions.


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So, they aren't offering immediate download with a purchase of vinyl? That's pretty shitty to their fans. I'm very surprised.
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That's an odd choice indeed.


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Since my favourite radiohead albums and the only ones that i keep listening by them are Ok Computer, In Rainbows and The Bends, it' s pretty obvious that i found A Moon Shaped Pool uninteresting and indifferent. What surprised me most though is the quality of the album's production. Even in 24 bit flac format, the sound is so much compressed that becomes unbearable to listen via headphones at some points. And the value of DR 5 of the album is one of the lowest i have ever seen. I hope the sound to be improved in the physical releases of the album.
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I'm not crazy about How to Disappear Conpletely, without which minor fault Kid A would be about perfect for me. I'd still say it's their most consistency and cohesive album.
I thought I was the lone detractor on that one. Def their most overrated, and Pyramid Song blows it out of the water.
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Just made it past The Numbers. Dalton likey.
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Since my favourite radiohead albums and the only ones that i keep listening by them are [...] In Rainbows it' s pretty obvious that i found A Moon Shaped Pool uninteresting and indifferent.
That's not obvious at all. I'd say this album has a ton in common with in Rainbows.
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That's not obvious at all. I'd say this album has a ton in common with in Rainbows.
He said it's obvious, so it must be obvious. That's what I've learned from this political cycle.

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Well, I have to give credit to the band for releasing what is an extremely dense album. It amuses me that anyone here was even able to give any kind of credible "hot takes", as it's simply too much to take in on a single listen. However warm the instrumentation sounds, it's not inviting in the traditional sense.

I have to agree with El Mel that there's nothing I actively disliked, but I struggled to find something that really stood out as being phenomenal. But again, this is material that's going to take a while to fully process.

What I feel safe in saying is that Burn The Witch is probably their weakest opener since Pablo Honey's You, and even the latter works better as a first track. Too early to say what should have taken its place.

To be continued...
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