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#1 NewMarketSean

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:27 AM

Their ninth album just came out. A Moon Shaped Pool. Diving into it right now. Any thoughts?


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:43 AM

They've been shit since Kid A

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 10:58 AM

They've been shit since Kid A

 

Disagree.

 

In Rainbows is their 3rd-4th best album depending on my mood.

 

King of Limbs is the only disappointment in their catalog and even that produced a couple of their best songs.


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:39 PM

A moon shaped pool is fantastic. Best band of the past 20 years and they just keep evolving.
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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

I thought In Rainbows was amazing as well and Hail to the Thief had some really some really strong tracks.

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:44 PM

Disagree.

In Rainbows is their 3rd-4th best album depending on my mood.

King of Limbs is the only disappointment in their catalog and even that produced a couple of their best songs.

Codex is one of my favorites. I'm also a sucker for Radiohead piano ballads.
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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:46 PM

Agreed. Codex is an amazing song. Just listened to it earlier today.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 10:36 PM

This is their best record since Kid A

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:08 AM

Really digging this so far. Daydreaming and Decks Dark are my two favorite tracks so far.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 10:09 AM

I'm always blown away at everything going on instrumentally. So many layers and unique sounds.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:10 AM

The Numbers is the best on this one, I think.


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:19 PM

Been listening to the album all week. I like it, but it's probably their third worst album, which is a compliment of the band's catalog.

 

OK Computer

The Bends

Kid A

Hail to the Thief

In Rainbows

Amnesiac

Moon Shaped Pool

King of Limbs

Pablo Honey


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 10:07 PM

I like their early stuff. I'm not sophisticated enough to comprehend the later work.



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

OK Computer at 20.

 

http://pitchfork.com...der-to-save-it/

 

http://thequietus.co...iew-anniversary

 

Anniversary came and went unnoticed for me...but getting back into it now.

 

They also re-released OK Computer with a dozen or so previously unreleased songs from that era. The video for "I Promise" is here and sounds just as good as anything they've ever released. 

 

 

http://www.oknotok.co.uk


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

They've been shit since Kid A

 

Been on a Radiohead kick lately, so I've softened my stance on this.

 

I still think "The Bends" through "Kid A" is as good a three album effort as most bands ever (maybe Dylan, Springsteen and the Beatles did better)?  Maybe I was rough on them because those three albums are so good.  I still think their bottom 3-4 albums are all pretty bad. 

 

Thief is OK, I guess.  But Amnesiac, King of Limbs and Pablo Honey I just can't get into.

 

But the top 3 are all 10/10 and In Rainbows is much much better than I originally gave it credit for.  Still really like Moon Shaped Pool too.

 

Happy, NMS?  Lol. 

 

It goes:
 
-OK Computer
-Kid A
-The Bends
-Moon Shaped Pool
-In Rainbows
-Hail to the Thief
-King of Limbs
-Amnesiac
-Pablo Honey

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

I should also add that I think OK Computer is the second or third best album ever.


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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:03 AM

I probably posted this already but I go:

 

1. OK Computer - agreed with your assessment. One of the best albums of all time.

2. The Bends - This for me is when Radiohead became Radiohead.

3. Kid A - I could never really appreciate this as much as others but I have come around a lot throughout the years.

4. In Rainbows - Really loved the return to what felt like a studio album for them after some experimentation.

5. Hail to the Thief - Very underrated. Long, but very few misses.

6. Amnesiac - Some good atmospheric stuff. Feels like a B side album to Kid A.

7. A Moon Shaped Pool - Much better than KOL, still left me feeling underwhelmed.

8. King of Limbs - Codex is one of their best songs ever and Lotus Flower is a solid single, otherwise, nothing.

9. Pablo Honey - Is this really a Radiohead album?


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#18 McNulty

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

Been on an In Rainbows kick lately.  


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 07:29 PM

“Sulk” is my favorite song from The Bends but it’s loaded with classics. Something about that song has always spoken to me. I also think one of their unreleased songs, “Bishop’s Robes” is one of their best from the Bends, OK Computer era.
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Posted 01 October 2020 - 08:08 AM

Kid A at 20: The Ringer ranks the top 100 Radiohead songs

 

https://www.theringe...st-songs-ranked


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