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Old 02-23-2011, 12:38 AM   #76
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glad to hear some consensus on my least favorite HTTT songs. Always thought it was a little too big of an album.

almost time for a second go at Teh Pitchfork.

again, 8.5
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8.8 or 9.6. I wouldn't be surprised by them really rating it high just to be contrarian.
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Some days after the album's release and after numerous listens, I can't say that it draws me back to listen to it again. I don't have a militant hate for any of the songs, but apart from Lotus Flower I don't get a sudden urge to listen again.

Still, quite a solid 3-star album.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:00 AM   #79
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Hahaha excellent.

Still trying to figure out the album.
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Speaking of Pitchfork, does anyone remember their original review of Hail To The Thief? They gave it like a 6 or 7 and then put up another review the next day. I can't for the life of me find it anywhere on the internet, however, but I know for a fact that it happened.
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...and they wait another day.
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Speaking of Pitchfork, does anyone remember their original review of Hail To The Thief? They gave it like a 6 or 7 and then put up another review the next day. I can't for the life of me find it anywhere on the internet, however, but I know for a fact that it happened.
I just looked up their 9.3 review of Hail To The Thief and found a comforting level of U2 references. It's not [just] us, you guys.

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When I head out to purchase Hail to the Thief during my designated lunch break today-- an allowance Thom Yorke would surely turn into a fatalistic, Orwellian meditation on routine and alienation-- I'll mingle with teenagers and CEOs frantic to walk out with their own copy. Because today, Radiohead are U2, Pink Floyd, and Queen-- and they could have been bigger than The Beatles if the success of "Creep" hadn't agitated an Oxford-bred guilt complex.

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Which is not to advocate violence, or suggest that any end could justify its employ, but there are tertiary benefits when an artist's perspective is forcibly altered. Listen to Kid A, the most remarkably finessed redesign of an established band's sound since U2 recorded Achtung Baby: A reaction to overexposure, the undermining effects of commodification, and the alienation of celebrity, the record hasn't aged a day.

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He believes radical change is the best option in all cases, and only feels pride in doing something "new" (quotes here, since Eno had ample reason to bristle at Kid A). Yorke can't see that Hail to the Thief is nothing to apologize for, that Radiohead are a band, and that, after a fashion, bands are defined by their music. Much as U2's Zooropa still sounded like U2, anything Radiohead does from here on out will sound like Radiohead.

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This worrisome middling leads into "Where I End and You Begin", which is the only real low point on the album, as aside from Yorke's vocals, it's simply a U2 song. Shuffling snare rolls usher along an admittedly succulent liquid bassline, but these are only drawn out from their terrestrial locus by a hard-panned pair of keyboard tracks, which, for their simplicity, rescue an otherwise unsalvageable track.
I think I really, really love Where I End And You Begin.
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I remember them knocking U2 for that song. It doesn't sound like U2 at all to me ;shrug:
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Where I End and You Begin is one of the 5 songs on that album that I would listen to somewhat regularly. Great track.
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"Where I End" is a great song and, for my money, a very fine lyric. And "The Gloaming" is probably my favorite song on the album, which will likely be an unpopular opinion. It has tremendous atmosphere, and I love the way that the layers build as the song progresses.
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I think Sail to the Moon is a poor man's Pyramid Song.

Scatterbrain is terrific.
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Just found this. No idea how trustworthy that site is.

Marbecks The King of Limbs - Radiohead
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Guess what? Nobody gives a shit what you think

Maybe you and gherman should take your shirts off and PM each other about it instead
Lol sorry,I thought a forum was for voicing your opinion. My bad.
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Just found this. No idea how trustworthy that site is.

Marbecks � The King of Limbs - Radiohead
Man, I hope "B2rn" is a typo.
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Lol sorry,I thought a forum was for voicing your opinion. My bad.
That wasn't an opinion, that was you trying to piss everyone off, and we all called you on it.
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