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Old 05-09-2016, 09:42 AM   #81
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It's just clumsy.
Yeah, the song has some clumsy lines, but worst lyric ever is a little over the top. I think in this form the bad lyrics are just magnified, this version is just a big misstep.
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I'm not sure what you guys are talking about, "babies" is not a lyric in the song.....

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Indeed. That song and Blow Out are the only two songs worth returning to on Pablo Honey.

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Ugh that review
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:05 AM   #85
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I loved the album and it's arty and atmospheric feeling. Can't really imagine them performing these songs live, though.


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what's an arty feeling
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What an interesting album. I love listening to it so far, but almost nothing stands out to me yet.
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The melancholy in the melodies being led by acoustic guitar(s) on several of the tracks gives me this vibe. Usually, there is one or two I can find somewhere, but there is at least double that on this album. The acoustic guitars are more to the front here (to my ears).
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What an interesting album. I love listening to it so far, but almost nothing stands out to me yet.
Agreed. If anything, Burn The Witch stands out the most. I've also been listening to that song for a week though.
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The term "folk" is kinda tough to define as people tend to use that term pretty liberally.


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Glass Eyes is really something. Reminds me of the best parts of Vespertine.
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Someone on another forum made a comparison of the whole album to Vespertine. I think it's pretty apt.

Also, I'll transfer my comments about Burn The Witch to True Love Waits. Weakest closer since whatever is on Pablo Honey. It's a pretty enough song, but just kind of sputters to a finish. And obviously as I've said before I don't even like the idea of a 15 year-old song being the capper on what's supposed to be a periodic artistic statement. Bands often use material from previous sessions, but this is really pushing it.
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I can probably get behind that, actually.
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This album must be Philip's Passengers.
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It was a wonderful ride with headphones and weed. You had such beauty in the slower songs, and when they did pick up the pace, it just pulses.

Def a grower album, but loved how it just all fit together nicely. I do still long for the days of a rock song from them, but they managed to create something wonderful regardless. Kind of a mix of Kid A and In Rainbows. Lots of cinematic landscapes, and some songs with grooves
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I think this might end up being my favorite album of theirs since Amnesiac, though it doesn't yet have a stand-out on the level of Bloom, Lotus Flower, Reckoner, 15 Step, or a There There yet. I do keep coming back to Burn the Witch and Glass Eyes, though. True Love Waits feels like an old friend, somewhat removed from this album through familiarity, but sonically and conceptually it fits perfectly. I'm sure that feeling will pass.
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Let me be clear that I think Radiohead usually has phenomenal closers, so saying TLW is the weakest doesn't mean it's a piece of shit. But compared to Life In A Glasshouse, Wolf At The Door, The Tourist, Motion Picture Soundtrack, Separator, Videotape, this just doesn't have as much of an impact.
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Videotape aside, that is an exceptional list of songs, so I'm not sure I agree or disagree. I certainly don't mind or care that it's 15 years old.
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For me Burn the Witch and TLW are the weakest songs on the record, though I still like both. I like what Lance said about TLW finally finding its home. I can take or leave the song in general but I love the reworking of it and it does fit beautifully here though, I agree, not a strong closing song compared to others (most of which are among my favorite RH songs).

Way too early to know where this ranks for me in their catalog but all I know is I'm listening to it obsessively as I did with In Rainbows, Kid A, Amnesiac and Ok Computer, and I feel like I haven't even put a dent in all it has to offer.
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Sorry for using the word "folk" here. It is in no way negative. It's just nice to hear some guitars that are not pushed too far in the back. I'll take any guitar I can get from the band.
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