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Old 05-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #21
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What is the first line of True Love Waits? I've read somewhere that it's ...to have you be in peace. But it sounds an awful lot like ...to have your babies which would be one of the worst lyrics ever.
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On my second listen. The intro to Glass Eyes is indeed gorgeous.
The whole song is beautifully haunting. Those sweeping strings and gentle piano melody is sublime.
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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but True Love Waits in this form is a significant improvement over the I Might Be Wrong version. That off-kilter piano makes it a bit unsettling and brings a new dimension to the lyrics.
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Maybe I'm in the minority here, but True Love Waits in this form is a significant improvement over the I Might Be Wrong version. That off-kilter piano makes it a bit unsettling and brings a new dimension to the lyrics.

I'm totally with you. I wasn't a big fan of this song before but I love this.

Guys, I'm so in love with this record.
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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

I think it's fine. It's always a great song and they didn't fuck it up. It's a good closer. I prefer Thom's vocal on the live version, but that's about the only thing pulling me one way or the other.

I'm going to wait until later on tonight to listen to this again. Seems like a night record.
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i'm thus far disappointed.

but i'm happy to see that i seem to be in the vast minority, so hopefully with a few more listens things will hopefully improve.

identikit and ful stop have been butchered... nigel again neutered the fuck out of them.
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identikit and ful stop have been butchered... nigel again neutered the fuck out of them.
The opposite for me. Identikit doesn't sound like it's three songs in one anymore, it flows organically and has a much better intro and outro (closest thing to a Jonny guitar solo since the OK Computer days). Ful Stop is also a huge improvement, with the bassline being more in the background and the synths creating this ominous mood all throughout.

True Love Waits is the only disappointment for me so far. Even though there isn't a track here that reaches the heights of their best songs, it is very cohesive and consistent - I don't think there's a single dud here, which I can't say for any of their records after Kid A.
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This album occupies a similar place as Kid A for me so far: relatively few tracks I would consider among their best (at least compared to OK Computer and The Bends), but as a whole it's brilliant.

Limbs was like two EPs smashed together and the second EP was way better.
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This album occupies a similar place as Kid A for me so far: relatively few tracks I would consider among their best (at least compared to OK Computer and The Bends), but as a whole it's brilliant
Damn, Everything in Its Right Place and Idioteque are both all-timers for me - not just for Radiohead but for any band.
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I'm not crazy about How to Disappear Conpletely, without which minor fault Kid A would be about perfect for me. I'd still say it's their most consistency and cohesive album.
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Happy Radiohead release day, guys. Nothing short of a Shuttlecock release brings this forum together like a new RH record. You never know how many more Radiohead release days there will be, so enjoy the 'new Radiohead' feeling while you can.

I love this record already. I was so underwhelmed on KOL release day, but today I'm over the moon(pun not intended). This thing is a beast. The instrumentation is so lush and warm and full. KOL was mostly instrumentally sparse, and IR, a record I love, was mostly a minimalist affair, but this is full-band right here. The strings, the bass(Colin is doing WORK on this record), the brief but welcome guitars, the percussion, it's all there.

This record is heavy. This will sound like release day hyperbole, but it sounds like OKC and Kid A had a baby. Stylistically, I mean. The lush instrumentation of the former and the symphonic sensibility of the latter.

I may even like this more than IR, and I love IR.
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I'm not crazy about How to Disappear Conpletely, without which minor fault Kid A would be about perfect for me. I'd still say it's their most consistency and cohesive album.
How To Disappear Completely is perhaps one of the most heart-tugging tracks in their entire catalog. IMO.
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Damn, Everything in Its Right Place and Idioteque are both all-timers for me - not just for Radiohead but for any band.

The title track is my favorite, but I like every single song, it's nearly prefect.

It's the way everything works in sequence, the way it transports the listener that makes it a classic.
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I dunno, it never really fit so well with the rest of that album to me.
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How To Disappear Completely is perhaps one of the most heart-tugging tracks in their entire catalog. IMO.
Yep. Firmly in my top 3.

The Kid A tracklisting is impeccable.
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Was going to say some things but changed my mind and deleted it. I definitely need to listen to this a few more times to have more concrete opinions.


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So, they aren't offering immediate download with a purchase of vinyl? That's pretty shitty to their fans. I'm very surprised.
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That's an odd choice indeed.


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Since my favourite radiohead albums and the only ones that i keep listening by them are Ok Computer, In Rainbows and The Bends, it' s pretty obvious that i found A Moon Shaped Pool uninteresting and indifferent. What surprised me most though is the quality of the album's production. Even in 24 bit flac format, the sound is so much compressed that becomes unbearable to listen via headphones at some points. And the value of DR 5 of the album is one of the lowest i have ever seen. I hope the sound to be improved in the physical releases of the album.
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I'm not crazy about How to Disappear Conpletely, without which minor fault Kid A would be about perfect for me. I'd still say it's their most consistency and cohesive album.
I thought I was the lone detractor on that one. Def their most overrated, and Pyramid Song blows it out of the water.
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