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Old 06-02-2003, 06:42 PM   #541
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here it is:

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May 30, 2003 09:54 AM
From the NME:

THOM YORKE has described HAIL TO THE THIEF' as 'OK COMPUTER 2' - but said that in two years time the band will be "completely unrecognisable".

The group have just finished a tour of UK clubs to promote their forthcoming album, which is due on June 9.

Speaking to Dutch magazine OOR, Thom said he's no idea what the future will hold for the band, but he expects their music to change dramatically.

"We're a pop band again for now, because it was necessary," he said. "Just doing what we're good at. But, no matter how good I feel about the new album and how much fun we're having in what we do right now, we've been there already. We're not moving.

"This is 'OK Computer 2'. What we will do from now on, should not be anything like we've done before. We will not go further back, like everyone expects. There won't be a second 'The Bends'. There is not a single good reason for it. As a band, we have fully discussed this matter recently. Radiohead will be completely unrecognisable in two years. At least, I hope so. It's the only perspective of the future that I can live with."


this actually exites me a lot!!!!!
Hopefully it won't cause too much tension within the band though, cos I get the feeling some of them would prefer more straight-forward rock!
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:09 PM   #542
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yup, ive read that in more than one article, so i guess theyre serious.

kinda weird. :S
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:36 PM   #543
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if there won't be an "the bends 2", then why did there have to be an "ok computer 2"?
personally to me, "hail to the theif" is more like "amnesiac 2"; I don't see it as a pop record at all.
and if thom really wants a challenge, then why not try to make the best straight-forward rock album ever? something even BETTER than the bends?
because they can't do it....which is why they're going in another direction entirely.

anyways, you can't get farther from "high and dry" than "hunting bears".
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something better than the bends = ok computer, kid a, and possibly amnesiac

amnesiac had its fall outs like Hunting Bears and Pull/Pulk doors but it is a fantastic record otherwise

I think the point is...and one which I totally see, is that making more rock albums is boring for them now. If they want to be on the forefront of the music scene...that small elite group of musicians who are carving out the future of music, they need to frop the old formula completely.

HTTT is a temporary, and much needed, return to sanity before they take the plunge into what will certainly be, insanity and obscurity
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im guessing they go jazz, but theyve touched that.

i doubt theyll get into IDM any further, but who knows.

hail to the thief isnt even out and the speculation for the next album is incredible already. wicked.
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just saw this. thom on radio one live lounge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/jowhiley...ad_may03.shtml

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im guessing they steal a page from Sigur Ros book and do an album in another language or something.....

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im guessing they steal a page from Sigur Ros book and do an album in another language or something.....

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Buddy of mine got the new album Monday. It's really not that different from the "unmixed album" that was leaked a while back.
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http://www.mtv.com/onair/mtv2/2dollarbill.jhtml
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i cant wait to see it tommorow. unfortunately im sick, and i have a lot of work to do before that.

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I listened to both the b-sides(the new ones) again today for the first time in a long time. I liked them considerably more than I used to.
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HTTT receives an A rating from Spin and 4 stars from Rollingstone.

Was there ever any doubt?
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nope. but spin sucks radiohead's diyeke all the time, so that doesnt surprise me.

still good to hear though.
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Buddy of mine got the new album Monday. It's really not that different from the "unmixed album" that was leaked a while back.

i don't think we're expecting a collosial difference.
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