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Old 10-04-2016, 01:32 AM   #676
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No Radiohead fan should be without that song
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:34 AM   #677
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This is awesome: Radiohead Fan Shares Cool Story About Meeting The Band In An Austin Synth Shop Over The Weekend - Stereogum
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:55 PM   #678
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I'm digging Ill Wind quite a bit
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:22 PM   #679
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That's a great story.

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Old 10-05-2016, 03:36 AM   #681
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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

I'd dig Blow Out. Easily the Pablo song.

I'll kill myself if they don't tour here next year.

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Old 10-05-2016, 07:50 AM   #682
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Really hope they come to Belgium as well.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:12 PM   #683
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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

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About damn time, and also happy The Bends returned. Hoping for more tour dates next year.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:53 PM   #684
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1. Ill wind has been taken down from YT. Is there going to be any legit means of acquiring it other than the super-duper set? 'Cause I think I'm probably going to go with the regular vinyl. The deluxe set looks cool but it will just end up collecting dust. Spectre is available individually on iTunes, but that's because it was a single.

2. Radiohead have put out many tremendous albums and many tremendous songs, but I think they could've retired after The Bends and still been legends. Just listened to it today for the first time in a while, and it's just one of those records that, even though you know it's great, still punches you in the gut when you haven't heard it for a while. Nearly every track is a classic. So great.
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Isn't there a second bonus track? Ill Wind sounded good to me on my one listen.
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Yes, it's Spectre


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Was checking out new releases on Apple Music today, pleasantly surprised to see that In Rainbows Disk 2 is now available for streaming.

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Some more thoughts.

Burn the Witch - remains a great song. Love its strings and the urgency. The ending. The message. The line "this is a low-flying panic attack". Just feel that it misses something to make it a 10, it's a little short, but I don't know what I'd change or add, it's great as it is. 9/10

Daydreaming - utterly, devastatingly beautiful. The piano is gorgeous, the electronic treatments to the music lift it up even more and Thom's lyrics and delivery are amazing - you've got this calm, tranquil song playing around you and yet Thom's lyrics and vocals - "We are / just happy to serve / happy to serve / you" are so unnerving. A great example of why I love Thom Yorke so much, in the hands of most other artists this would just be a really, really nice song, not a transcendent one. 10/10

Decks Dark - one of a number of songs that has been a sleeper hit for me. Flows perfectly out of Daydreaming. I adore the piano and the interstellar vibe of the music - amazing that they've been able to nail that vibe again, 20 years after mastering it on Subterranean Homesick Alien. My favourite moment starts at 3:24 and continues until the end - the dark piano notes, the guitar hits, the bass line that walks in and Thom's distant, knowing "sweet time"s. 9/10

Desert Island Disk - a really cool Nick Drake-esque song. Can't say I adore it but it's certainly not bad. 7/10

Ful Stop - duelling with Daydreaming for the title. Musically it's fucking sensational, that dark crescendo music that slowly envelops you over the first two minutes before Thom finally wades in, very dark, restraining some anger. 'Restraint' is not a bad word to describe the song, actually: I was originally a little disappointed in the song because it is the album's centrepiece and it just feels restrained throughout; it bubbles away but never fully explodes. Thom's vocals have this calm menace to them throughout but again they never really explode. But the restrain is what makes it such an enduring song, I continue to come back to it and the break that comes after three minutes is awesome, and a great example of Radiohead's musical genius, the way all the instruments, the light drumming, that deep, incessant bass line all interlock and interplay. In Rainbows is my favourite Radiohead album because of that and Ful Stop has that musical genius in full effect. It will pass you by, but if you actively listen to it it really is mindblowing how good that music sounds. And then across the final minute we get some A1, classic Thom moaning that elevates the song to another level, over the top of that supportive, interlocked music I've just talked about. 10/10

Glass Eyes - fucking, fucking gorgeous. The slow, contemplative piano and the strings absolutely slay me and Thom's wistful vocals and lyrics mesh together so beautifully. Hugely underrated song. 9/10

Identikit - I am probably not quite as high on this as others, the reverberating guitar underneath Thom's slightly off "broken hearts / make it rain" lines bother me a little. But I'm nitpicking, I hardly hate it. Love the ghostly "broken hearts / make it rain" that come in after those lines alongside the synths. The last minute with that tortured guitar work is fucking stellar and possibly the best moment of the album. I wish it lasted longer. Maybe it does live? I can't recall the version I saw in 2012 and haven't watched/listened to any clips from this tour. 8/10

The Numbers - lyrically I think it strays away from the rest of the album with its environmental message and overall, with Thom's sleepy vocal delivery, I find this song to be in the lower rungs of the album. But there's nothing in it to dislike. The laughter in the background is great unnerving Radiohead and the matter-of-fact music is comforting. The strings that come in three-quarters of the way through lift the song and the piano that's played towards the end I think would sound great in a TV show's opening theme. And the "one day at a time" lines are great. Also it segues SO well into Present Tense. 7/10

Present Tense - the third sleeper hit. I think had they thrown this song earlier in the album it would get the love it deserves. It is In Rainbows through and through, from the shuffling drum line and guitar work to the Thom's moans. Very evocative of Nude. Thom is stunning vocally, "don't get heeeeavy" and the eerie treatments that they place on the echoes of his vocals. "I am doing / no harm". Again the musical genius of the band is on great display at about the halfway mark - notice how the song subtly begins to change around Thom as he sings "as my world / comes crashing down / I'll be dancing / freaking out / deaf, dumb / and blind" and then morphs into new, In Rainbows-esque sounds. Then Thom comes back, sounding a little more happy, hopeful, dumb, "in you I'm lost". An absolutely wonderful song. 9/10

Tinker Tailor - probably bottom of the pack for me, but the piano does get stuck in my head and as other elements are slowly added - the barely perceptible drumming at first, then those strings come in, and they slowly become the hero of the song, and the way they wind down with the drumming is, again, just brilliant. 7/10

True Love Waits - I've not heard all the versions of this song over the years - anyone else have a particularly favourite version of it? - but I love that this is what we ended up with. The piano sounds simultaneously defeated and hopeful, as does Thom, which is a pretty amazing achievement. Pulls the heartstrings so well, "doooonnnn'tttt leave..." The other musical flourishes, like the tiny piano notes that come in the background, just help elevate the song beyond itself. One of Radiohead's best closers for sure. 9/10
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:58 AM   #690
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I never thought I would say this about a Radiohead album, but there has been so much excellent stuff this year that Moon Shaped Pool has fallen off the radar a bit for me. I just received my deluxe vinyl edition, though, so now is as good a time as any to revisit it.
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