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Old 01-13-2009, 10:53 PM   #211
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Ha, well, a couple tracks from OKC grew on me, and In Rainbows catapulted into my top five albums ever, so, it has some stiff competition.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:42 AM   #212
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Mmmm, I've come to like it a wee bit more over the past year, but it still pales in comparison with OkC, KidA, Hail, and Rainbows
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:34 AM   #213
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:30 AM   #214
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Normal I wish it was the nineties

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I can't remember the last time I listened to The Bends. And it's not even like it's not good, it's just so far surpassed by what came after.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:42 AM   #216
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Kieran, how the heck did you manage to not make a single post in this thread for 12 whole years?
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:49 AM   #217
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You know - I'm sure you know - this whole subforum was started because Interference needed a Radiohead forum. Things were getting out of hand.

All that said, I dunno why. Everything I had to say was said I guess.
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I can't remember the last time I listened to The Bends. And it's not even like it's not good, it's just so far surpassed by what came after.
This is exactly how I feel as well.
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I have often heard this album referred to as Radiohead's second best album. Whilst it is certainly true that 'OK Computer' is Radiohead's defining album, I think they're totally different.

If a friend of yours is talking to you about music, and you want to introduce them to their music, believe me, you will not want to give them OK Computer. OK Computer takes 3 listens to appreciate. And you have to listen. It's not the kind of music you can put on while you do the dishes, at least, not at first.

There is, too, a reason why Radiohead fans will hark back the the days of 'The Bends'. It's Radiohead at their most vibrant, rocking, and accessible. Every song is brilliant.

If I've offended any hardcore Radiohead fanboys, I do apologize. Radiohead's best music is definitely OK Computer, but this is cool, fun, and open music, and I will hold it dear forever.
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I have often heard this album referred to as Radiohead's second best album. Whilst it is certainly true that 'OK Computer' is Radiohead's defining album, I think they're totally different.

If a friend of yours is talking to you about music, and you want to introduce them to their music, believe me, you will not want to give them OK Computer. OK Computer takes 3 listens to appreciate. And you have to listen. It's not the kind of music you can put on while you do the dishes, at least, not at first.

There is, too, a reason why Radiohead fans will hark back the the days of 'The Bends'. It's Radiohead at their most vibrant, rocking, and accessible. Every song is brilliant.

If I've offended any hardcore Radiohead fanboys, I do apologize. Radiohead's best music is definitely OK Computer, but this is cool, fun, and open music, and I will hold it dear forever.

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If a friend of yours is talking to you about music, and you want to introduce them to their music, believe me, you will not want to give them OK Computer. OK Computer takes 3 listens to appreciate. And you have to listen. It's not the kind of music you can put on while you do the dishes, at least, not at first.
I would say OK Computer is just as immediate in terms of riffs/melodies but also more complex lyrically and thematically. It rewards both in the short-run and long-run, which makes it arguably an ideal introductory album.
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The Bends and OK Computer exist on a continuum. One was a logical extension of the other.
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1995 i got a music magazine with a sampler CD, it contained Fake Plastic Trees. I listened to that song alone on repeat listen. I barely remember what else was on it, I think fun loving criminals and other random mid '90s bands. I got The Bends in 1996 and thus began my love for Radiohead. Then of course a year later OK Computer happened.
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I just remember the penny dropping somewhere around 1996/97 that, oh, this was the 'Creep' band (not that it's a bad single at all, but 1992 was a long time ago at that point).
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The first time I heard Radiohead, I was a freshman in college. My roommate was playing Karma Police and I was totally captivated. I had atrocious taste at the time, so that song was a major turning point for me musically.

I may have said this before, but no other album has been more influential to me than Kid A. At the time it seemed so radical to me; at first I couldn't really handle it, but I gave it a number of tries because of how much I liked OK Computer. When in clicked, mainly through Idioteque, it opened my eyes to a world of alternative music I never knew existed.
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