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Old 05-09-2016, 02:14 PM   #106
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And I will say that if I didn't know that the songs were in alphabetical order, I wouldn't have complained about the tracklisting after listening. I don't feel like they made any sacrifices in flow with this concept. Sure it doesn't flow as well as Kid A, but really most albums don't.
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Yeah, I didn't even notice it until I read about it.

The only song that seems like it's in an odd place for me is Daydreaming.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:19 PM   #108
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Also, since I've become an aaaadult in the last year or so, I've found that I'm less and less interested in ranking albums against other albums.
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The only song that seems like it's in an odd place for me is Daydreaming.

This would bug me more if I hadn't listened to them back to back in the days preceding the album's release. I was used to them being paired together by that point.

Otherwise, I don't really give a second thought to the sequencing on here, which is a good thing.
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This is a good album.
I agree with your assessment.

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but my tastes are better than yours!!!!
I agree with your assessment.
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I think I agree that there aren't any true stand out tracks this time around but there is a lot of cool shit going on. This album needs to be looked at as a total sum of its parts rather than specific tracks which I dig.
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Sorry for using the word "folk" here. It is in no way negative. It's just nice to hear some guitars that are not pushed too far in the back. I'll take any guitar I can get from the band.
from Jon Pareles' NYT review:

The results often hark back to the late 1960s; in a way, “A Moon Shaped Pool” is Radiohead’s psych-folk album.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/ar...view.html?_r=0
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I think I agree that there aren't any true stand out tracks this time around
I keep seeing this sentiment and it surprises me. The Numbers is a definite standout for me.
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I keep seeing this sentiment and it surprises me. The Numbers is a definite standout for me.
Yeah, I haven't listened to it enough (only twice all the way through) to have a learned opinion on it, but that's my initial thought as I listen to it.

Please note, that I don't mean it as a criticism. I've really enjoyed both listens, but as of now there are no distinct moments that I would point to.
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I keep seeing this sentiment and it surprises me. The Numbers is a definite standout for me.
I was actually going to mention The Numbers and Burn The Witch as two tracks that come close imo...
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You both have until midnight tonight to commit to standout tracks.
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I think the choral melody in the latter half of The Present Tense is a standout moment. Especially the one time - and it's only one time - when it reaches that higher note. Gets me every time.
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Yeah, I didn't even notice it until I read about it.

The only song that seems like it's in an odd place for me is Daydreaming.

Maybe they should have renamed it Gaydreaming and pushed it ahead a few
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Standouts for me:

Burn the Witch
Daydreaming
Glass Eyes

As some others are noting, though, every song feels like a suite, so it might be more appropriate to talk about standout moments or movements than songs.
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You both have until midnight tonight to commit to standout tracks.
My favs:

Burn the Witch
Decks Dark (not enough people mentioning this one)
Ful Stop
Glass Eyes
Identikit
The Numbers
Tinker Tailor Long Title I Can't Remember

I like all the other songs on it a great deal as well.
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