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Old 04-03-2008, 04:39 PM   #16
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The LP vinyls will be cool for audiophiles . . . that's about the only reason I can see for anyone other than a casual fan to go out and buy these.

EMI's smoking crack if they think any serious fan is going to go out and buy the CDs! (Oh, look. I just made the exact same playlist in my iTunes. Now I have the Best of Radiohead too! )
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So Radiohead have no say in this?

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So Radiohead have no say in this?
nope... this is a total money grab by EMI, along with the recent "Boxed Set"
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Can't Radiohead stop EMI from doing this? Does EMI own their souls now?
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So Radiohead have no say in this?



no need to be confused. salome and u2girl are loving the fact that radiohead are cashing in on the same thing that u2 have been ridiculed for, for a really long time on this message board.

there are differences, of course.

i don't really feel sorry for radiohead, of course. i mean, they're going to get money for this. it's just really... low-brow, i guess, on emi's part.

i'm surprised they didn't wait for christmas. that's one lesson they should have learnt by now... that all released must be done during the christmas rush.
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EMI owns the rights...
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If you substituted "Radiohead" for "U2" and put this thread in EYKIW, the reaction would be exactly the opposite.

Only difference is that this is EMI's release and not Radiohead's, whereas U2 are such cash whores at this point that I imagine we'll have 4 more "Best Ofs" by the end of the decade.
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I imagine we'll have 4 more "Best Ofs" by the end of the decade.
I'm waiting for the Best Of the Best Ofs
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no need to be confused. salome and u2girl are loving the fact that radiohead are cashing in on the same thing that u2 have been ridiculed for, for a really long time on this message board.

there are differences, of course.

i don't really feel sorry for radiohead, of course. i mean, they're going to get money for this. it's just really... low-brow, i guess, on emi's part.

i'm surprised they didn't wait for christmas. that's one lesson they should have learnt by now... that all released must be done during the christmas rush.
Well I'm confused because... if Radiohead had no say in this, then what's the point in laughing and ridiculing them?
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If you substituted "Radiohead" for "U2" and put this thread in EYKIW, the reaction would be exactly the opposite.

Only difference is that this is EMI's release and not Radiohead's, whereas U2 are such cash whores at this point that I imagine we'll have 4 more "Best Ofs" by the end of the decade.
one way to find out for sure would have been to make an "announcement" on 1 april, and see what their reaction had been like.

judging by their excitement over clear channel taking over their touring operations, i'd imagine the happiness would spill over.
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Well I'm confused because... if Radiohead had no say in this, then what's the point in laughing and ridiculing them?
they're not really laughing at them... they're laughing at the radiohead fans they perceive to be as twats at this board and elsewhere.

that'd safely include me, and perhaps you as well.

perhaps i'm wrong.
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I'm waiting for the Best Of the Best Ofs


The entire CD: The Sweetest Thing, Electrical Storm (in eight different mixes), The Hands that Built America, The Saints are Coming, Window in the Sky, and two new tracks.

And the thing is, it'd still sell millions and they could keep releasing two actual (half-assed) albums per decade.
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no need to be confused. salome and u2girl are loving the fact that radiohead are cashing in on the same thing that u2 have been ridiculed for, for a really long time on this message board.

there are differences, of course.

i don't really feel sorry for radiohead, of course. i mean, they're going to get money for this. it's just really... low-brow, i guess, on emi's part.

i'm surprised they didn't wait for christmas. that's one lesson they should have learnt by now... that all released must be done during the christmas rush.
Exactly.

And people that are continuously blinded by their love for U2 and ardently support them in all they do, will not be able to notice that this is not really Radiohead's initiative but EMI's. The record company is simply trying to cash in on the upcoming tour.

Sure, the band will gain financially, but I'm sure if it was their call they would have waited until at least a year after In Rainbows was released before putting out a Best Of, while including songs from the most recent album.
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they're not really laughing at them... they're laughing at the radiohead fans they perceive to be as twats at this board and elsewhere.

that'd safely include me, and perhaps you as well.

perhaps i'm wrong.


I understand what you're saying but it still doesn't make sense. Now if Radiohead willingly released a cash-grab hits cd, then I see why they would laugh at the fans in a "oh your beloved band is greedy for money too!" kinda way. But clearly this was not Radiohead's decision. Ok whatever. I'm not gonna buy it anyway like you guys said... we have every single song already.
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zootlesque, i find trying to make sense of things usually doesn't work or count for much anyway.

that's why i almost always immediately resort to name-calling and profanity.
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