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Old 01-07-2015, 10:27 PM   #256
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High and Dry is a nice song but by their standards a bit of a lesser track imo, and, it does not help that it was massively overplayed for a while in the late nineties. Fake Plastic Trees is a stronger song and even it sort of glides on past me these days, simply by virtue of having been heard too many damn times. Both are good songs.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:03 AM   #257
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Bulletproof (Wish You Weren't) is also one of my fav posts in this thread.

Yeah, High and Dry was overplayed quite a bit at the time on MTV and elsewhere. Same with Fake Plastic Trees. I love them both though.

Damn... MTV used to play a lot of 'alternative rock' those days!
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:22 AM   #258
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So many silly opinions from usual suspects about My Iron Lung and Just. Those two songs are fabulous.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:26 AM   #259
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Just is awesome. When I saw Radiohead in 2007 (back when the band still acknowledged the existence of their albums before Kid A), Just got the crowd more pumped than any other song that night.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:05 AM   #260
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I was remembering yesterday about when I saw them live in 2008 in NYC... a bunch of people in front of me put their hands up in the air or did a fist-pump or something when those 2 random guitar blasts (don't know what else to call them) occur during My Iron Lung. Good times!
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:57 AM   #261
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Loving Lance's old Radiohead opinion.

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No one fucks with The Bends. Pretty much the only irreproachable Radiohead album.

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categories 'rookie', 'overrated', 'tuneless', 'crawled up their own arse' or 'lousy songwriting'.
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Brilliant and true.
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The Bends always is and always will be Radiohead's greatest album.
And to think he would become King Of Limbs' greatest defender...

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Bulletproof (I Wish You Weren't) is still the best alternative song title I've gotten from Interference.
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Bulletproof (Wish You Weren't) is also one of my fav posts in this thread.
Are you guys referring to this exchange?

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Still underwhelming as an album for me, mind you (Nice Dream) has really grown on me the past 6 months or so, one of Yorke's greatest vocals.
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bulletproof [hope you aren't]
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:09 AM   #262
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Haha, yes. Love it.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:15 AM   #263
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Intedomine vs. Laz... those were some funny days.

You know, these days every time I see Michael Jackson's Bad album in my collection I'm reminded of Lazarus.
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Haha. A lot changes over the course of years, and especially my opinions have taken a particularly weird turn in the last year especially, mostly with regard to film, but music too, which is likely a result of me listening to it more sparingly as well.

But yeah, I actually threw in The Bends a couple weeks ago and didn't enjoy it at all!
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Yeah High & Dry is beautiful - one of their most natural and effortless melodies.

What I anticipate will be an unpopular opinion: I prefer King of Limbs to The Bends, as great as the latter is.
It certainly appears to be an unpopular opinion in this place. I've never understood why Interference rates KOL so lowly. I love that album. Infinitely better than The Bends in my opinion.
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The first half of KOL is probably their weakest stretch of music since Pablo Honey, but the second half is excellent. Not a weak track in the bunch. Collectively, it's not one of their better works, but I can't understand why a fan would actively dislike it.
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The first half overall is weak, but Bloom is so good.
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I love KoL as it is, but replacing Feral with The Butcher and maybe Magpie with Staircase makes it significantly better, in my opinion.
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Just is awesome. When I saw Radiohead in 2007 (back when the band still acknowledged the existence of their albums before Kid A), Just got the crowd more pumped than any other song that night.
In 2001 in Montreal, the band was just about to launch into their second-to-last song when some people in the front row began yelling "Just! Just!" Thom was like, "what's that?", then promptly switched his guitar and the band launched into a fantastic version of Just. The review I read the next day said that The Bends was originally in that spot on the setlist. Was such a cool moment.
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I would have rather heard The Bends.

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