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Old 10-20-2007, 10:30 AM   #886
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The Bends isn't a better way to ease into the band? It's def their most accessible.

I'd say Bends-->OK Computer-->Kid A-->Amnesiac-->>HTTT.

Don't bother with Pablo until you've become bored of all the others?
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:31 AM   #887
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-->Amnesiac-->>HTTT.
Flip these two and it's good.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:57 AM   #888
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The Bends isn't a better way to ease into the band? It's def their most accessible.
But he loves In Rainbows, he doesn't need the most accessible to ease into the band. And everyone's bitching about The Bends (beating up on a 2nd record from a young band 12 years ago is silly, especially given the amazing work that followed, but they're doing it anyway). If I were just getting into a band I'd want to go straight to what's widely considered to be the masterpiece rather than diddling with "accessible" records, which implies the listener isn't savvy enough to "get" what all the fuss is about with said masterpiece. I don't think The Bends in any way "prepares" one for Ok Computer. OKC is not a difficult record, IMO. It's just brilliant from the first note to the last.

But sure, The Bends is a great record and going in order is always a good way to get into a band, too.
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The Bends is what MAKES OK Computer a great record.

I'm a big fan of following a band on their journey.

I think he (or whoever) should start with Pablo Honey. Listen to it for 2 weeks straight.

Then buy the Bends and give it a month to wash over you and gird your loins.

Then move onto OK Computer. Listen to it for 2 months. The first get yourself oriented and the 2nd to appreciate.

Then move onto Kid A. Listen to it for 3 weeks and then move onto Amnesiac. Then spend the next month listening to both in tandum and let your mind blow away.

Then move onto HTTT and get irritated by its inconsitency. Listen to it as little or as much as you can stand before moving on to In Rainbows.

Do it. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it.
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:32 AM   #890
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The Bends is what MAKES OK Computer a great record.
I don't get that. I know so many people who started with OKC. I get it to the extent that everything we do is based on what came before (in a philosophical sense) but OKC is great all by itself, with or without The Bends.

But, I love all their records (except PH which no one should have to listen to for 2 weeks, I mean, come on, what's the point?) so I don't care where anyone starts. Just jump in somewhere.
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I think it's okay to start with The Bends or OkC.
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The Bends and In Rainbows are the two most accessible, IMO. OK Computer is brilliant, but I wouldn't call it accessible. Same with Kid A.
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(except PH which no one should have to listen to for 2 weeks, I mean, come on, what's the point?)


When I was first on here and people were crapping themselves over Radiohead, I was in Moby Disc and saw PH for sale. I stuck it in the cd player, listened, and wondered WTF???? I put it back and kept wondering until I bought HTTT and on the third listen was hit by a lightning bolt.
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When I was first on here and people were crapping themselves over Radiohead, I was in Moby Disc and saw PH for sale. I stuck it in the cd player, listened, and wondered WTF???? I put it back and kept wondering until I bought HTTT and on the third listen was hit by a lightning bolt.
This is my concern. If you listen to PH for two weeks you may never buy another Radiohead record.

A friend of mine started with HTTT, too, and worked his way backwards. We love all the same Radiohead songs but came to them in a completely different order.
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Bought OK Computer because of all the hype.

Popped it in. Airbag came on.

Owned.
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Old 10-20-2007, 12:41 PM   #896
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Hey Dalton, don't know if you saw these...


http://www.schrutespace.com/file/vk2z6s

http://www.schrutespace.com/file/0oia54


Replace "schrute" with "send" and you're well on your way to musical bliss.
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As for Pablo, I like it. Creep, Stop Whispering, Thinking About You, Lurgee, Blow Out... plenty good songs!
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I personally began with OK Computer, which I thought to be exquisite in every way, then moved to The Bends, which I knew from alternative radio but had never listened to in its entirety. I then happened across Kid A; upon first listen, I thought it to be inscrutable rubbish. I was, however, intrigued, and subsequent listens brought me to regard it as brilliant. There is my personal Radiohead story.
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Well the other thing to think about its that The Bends may sound a bit anticlimactic if you've immersed yourself in OK Computer first. I think it's better to hear the album with the strong individual tracks, and then move on to the magnum opus. I agree with Dalton that following the journey of the band like the the people who were listening to them from the beginning can't be a bad thing.
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Well the other thing to think about its that The Bends may sound a bit anticlimactic if you've immersed yourself in OK Computer first. I think it's better to hear the album with the strong individual tracks, and then move on to the magnum opus. I agree with Dalton that following the journey of the band like the the people who were listening to them from the beginning can't be a bad thing.
This all certainly makes a lot of sense. I just think that in the end it's not all that important.
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