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Old 06-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #256
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I like Amnesiac, but I don't think I've ever come across a record quite as frustrating as it is. This is because, though its defenders may say otherwise, it's nothing more than a slightly glorified b-side collection. Pull/Pulk, a pointless remix of Morning Bell, and Hunting Bears speak for themselves.

However, there are several songs on it I really, really like:

Packt Like Sardines (underrated)
Pyramid Song (bloody amazing)
You And Whose Army (wonderful ending, nice melody)
I Might Be Wrong (rocks hard)

I'm not big on LIAGH or Like Spinning Plates (it got good live) though. But, I do think D&C is pretty cool, and, though I consider it filler, I do enjoy Hunting Bears.

It's a mixed bag, but mostly enjoyable. 7/10.
I agree with most of that, especially it being a glorified B-side album.

Life in a Glasshouse, You and Whose Army?, Pyramid Song, and Knives Out are insanely good songs, and I prefer the remix of Morning Bell to the Kid A version, but the rest is alright, at least for me.
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Amnesiac gets too much flack in my opinion. It's a unique and wholly satisfying album. It's just not nearly as mindblowing as Kid A.
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I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I like Amnesiac, but I don't think I've ever come across a record quite as frustrating as it is. This is because, though its defenders may say otherwise, it's nothing more than a slightly glorified b-side collection. Pull/Pulk, a pointless remix of Morning Bell, and Hunting Bears speak for themselves.

However, there are several songs on it I really, really like:

Packt Like Sardines (underrated)
Pyramid Song (bloody amazing)
You And Whose Army (wonderful ending, nice melody)
I Might Be Wrong (rocks hard)

I'm not big on LIAGH or Like Spinning Plates (it got good live) though. But, I do think D&C is pretty cool, and, though I consider it filler, I do enjoy Hunting Bears.

It's a mixed bag, but mostly enjoyable. 7/10.
I don't view it as a collection of b-sides. I understand that Kid A and Amnesiac were recorded during the same sessions, but I always felt that they were made separate albums for atmospheric reasons rather than just, 'these are the songs that didn't make it onto Kid A'.

Kid A is an utterly cold, inhuman record. Detatched from all emotion save for its final track, 'Motion Picture Soundtrack'.

The songs on Amnesiac have a certain warmth to them that doesn't exist on Kid A.

What you call a 'pointless remix' of Morning Bell is actually the perfect illustration of what I'm saying. Compare Kid A's Morning Bell to Amnesiac's Morning Bell. The Kid A version is cold and sterile, while the Amnesiac version is much more human, the vocal track has a much broader emotional range, and the whole thing sounds less like a guy sitting at a synthesizer and more like four guys in a room.

Note that when I refer to Kid A's style as 'cold' or 'inhuman', these aren't criticisms, they're just descriptions of the musical atmosphere of the record.
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Amnesiac gets too much flack in my opinion. It's a unique and wholly satisfying album. It's just not nearly as mindblowing as Kid A.
I have a lot of fun when listening to Amnesiac...it has some great moments, and it feels a lot more lighthearted than Kid A...but it definitely isn't as mindblowing. No problem with that though...not all albums have to be life-changing.

Heck, I'm Magical Mystery Tour's biggest fan.
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What you call a 'pointless remix' of Morning Bell is actually the perfect illustration of what I'm saying. Compare Kid A's Morning Bell to Amnesiac's Morning Bell. The Kid A version is cold and sterile, while the Amnesiac version is much more human, the vocal track has a much broader emotional range, and the whole thing sounds less like a guy sitting at a synthesizer and more like four guys in a room.
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did you know the amnesiac version of Morning bell...was actually recorded first?

the kid a version came much later



and I agree with everything you said

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Agreed
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Ironically, Amnesiac's singles have three of Radiohead's best b-sides:

Fog, Worrywort, The Amazing Sounds of Orgy
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I prefer the remix of Morning Bell to the Kid A version,



not a remix

the Amnesiac one is the original version

I guess in a way the kid a version is the remix one
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not a remix

the Amnesiac one is the original version

I guess in one a way the kid a version os the remix one
Or, Amnesiac's is a demo version.
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Okay, I prefer the better version on Amnesiac to the Kid A version then
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Okay, I prefer the better version on Amnesiac to the Kid A version then
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Ironically, Amnesiac's singles have three of Radiohead's best b-sides:

Fog, Worrywort, The Amazing Sounds of Orgy


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I think the reason I prefer the Kid A version is because it shows that "cold and sterile" feel really paying off. Sorry guys, but there isn't a single moment of Amnesiac's Morning Bell that matches that beautiful moment where it comes out of the darkness, changing the melody entirely, and lifting off.
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I think the reason I prefer the Kid A version is because it shows that "cold and sterile" feel really paying off. Sorry guys, but there isn't a single moment of Amnesiac's Morning Bell that matches that beautiful moment where it comes out of the darkness, changing the melody entirely, and lifting off.
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