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Old 03-26-2003, 01:03 PM   #16
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could it just be that radiohead is truly eccentric and weird?
very possible and most likely true

I also don't doubt it's being cultivated for promotional reasons
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i dunno, maybe i hold U2 to too high a standard, they're just starting to feel too much like Springsteen and other aging rock stars
Ouch. It hurts cause it's true.

Hopefully we'll get kicked in the pants by a new album.
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your a tosser. please stay in free your mind where i cant be bothered. thanks.
Well your personal attack should get this thread locked, but it doesn't change the fact that Radiohead does use their musical experimentation to fill a niche in the music market.

I have been posting chart stats and news since Interference started and well before that on Wire, so I will continue to be a regular poster here and you can go trolling for the next random radiohead thread.
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personal attack???

haha, personal attack would have been him calling you Tie Domi
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Well your personal attack should get this thread locked, but it doesn't change the fact that Radiohead does use their musical experimentation to fill a niche in the music market.

I have been posting chart stats and news since Interference started and well before that on Wire, so I will continue to be a regular poster here and you can go trolling for the next random radiohead thread.

such a diplomat.

youve done a lot for the u2 community, and i respect you for it. however, it appears your knowledge regarding radiohead appears to be lacking. its painfully obvious here.
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Ouch. It hurts cause it's true.

Hopefully we'll get kicked in the pants by a new album.
Can I disagree here? Not to hijack this thread, but it's still no shame for U2 to be in the same league as Bruce Springsteen. He's one of the few artists that's still amazing after so many years.

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such a diplomat.

youve done a lot for the u2 community, and i respect you for it. however, it appears your knowledge regarding radiohead appears to be lacking. its painfully obvious here.
I just don't like to resort to namecalling.

Radiohead recorded one of my all time favorite albums ever with The Bends. Then began to delve into areas that didn't interest me as much. They got a LOT of critical acclaim for "breaking new boundaries" with OK, Kid A, etc... They became the critical darlings, thus causing interest in the public and getting solid sales numbers. I must admit that my knowledge of Radiohead is fairly limited, other than the fact that I used to think they sounded good, and now I think their good songs are few and far between. And it has seemed to me that they stuck to this path of experimentation because it was getting them great reviews, public attention, and solid sales. I don't think that's too much of a stretch.
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I just don't like to resort to namecalling.

Radiohead recorded one of my all time favorite albums ever with The Bends. Then began to delve into areas that didn't interest me as much. They got a LOT of critical acclaim for "breaking new boundaries" with OK, Kid A, etc... They became the critical darlings, thus causing interest in the public and getting solid sales numbers. I must admit that my knowledge of Radiohead is fairly limited, other than the fact that I used to think they sounded good, and now I think their good songs are few and far between. And it has seemed to me that they stuck to this path of experimentation because it was getting them great reviews, public attention, and solid sales. I don't think that's too much of a stretch.
fair enough, that is your opinion. and my opinion is that any band thats been away for over three years and comes back by doing only two press interviews, releases no singles and shy's away from all media attention is a pretty shitty attempt at raising public awareness.

then there are the songs themselves, which is anything but mainstream.
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How do people really thing that Ok Computer is some excessively experimental album?

I sure dont.
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all i know is that when i went to buy the kid a album, it was sold out and i had to go to a different store...
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as far as im concerned, radiohead really arent that far "out there" as many people think they are.
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as far as im concerned, radiohead really arent that far "out there" as many people think they are.
Truer words have never been said by a person who was named Gickies

Especially Ok Computer, I mean, come on. That's pretty straight forward rock and roll. Sure it's not the crap you hear on the radio, but it's not what I'd call excessively experimental. Then again, I've heard people act like Zooropa and Pop were immensly experimental albums for U2. I think people really need to not listen to the crap that's on the radio and MTV. If you find those albums excessively experimental and too weird for you, you're listening to top 40 radio far too much.
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precisely, dear mofo...
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Curious, has Radiohead's label even pushed the album (via advertisements, promotions). I wasn't even aware that they recently released a new album
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