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Discussion: Radiohead

in: Klepperton; Klepperton > 2017-10-12

Oct 13, 2017 1:21 AM # 
Best post on AP for a long time. While I'm a big OK Computer fan I think I have to tip this one to Kid A (or maybe In Rainbows)

Kid A:

OK Computer:

Hail to the Thief:

In Rainbows:
Oct 13, 2017 2:36 AM # 
Burn the witch might jump into that list above.

Now if you are talking about strong second tunes on Radiohead albums then we have a really interesting discussion:

paranoid android vs the bends vs creep
Oct 13, 2017 1:27 PM # 
Radiohead Album Openers:

For me, (and this flip flops with my mood)...

1.) 2 + 2 = 5: It's got it all. Schizo-manic rock out. (That was a great Glastonbury clip of it above.)

1a.) Everything In Its Right Place: Soothing start to a bit of a pivot sound-wise for them. Reminds me of uni at Queens.

3/3a.) 15 Step/Airbag: Toss up here - which is exactly how I feel about those 2 albums. Which one is their best??

'In Rainbows' is my go to for bedtime with the kids.

'Reckoner' and 'House Of Cards' are their best songs - without a doubt for me. Stunner of a back to back. Some days it's the only thing I need to make my day great.

'Ok Computer' is less accessible. A lot of angst, (even a little sad) - which was much needed as a teen and in my 20's, but now I'm over it. 'Let Down' is in my top 5 best songs for them though.

Special sound for that era - I understand why critics call it their best.

Oh ya, and for the openers...

Honourable mention:

Burn The Witch - a valid addition. Textbook sound - rest of the album is meh.
Oct 13, 2017 2:19 PM # 
Radiohead Song #2's:

1. Ok Computer - Paranoid Android

2. Pablo Honey - Creep

3. Hail To The Thief - Stand Up, Sit Down

4. In Rainbows - Bodysnatchers

5. The Bends - The Bends

Honourable Mention:

Kid A - Kid A
Oct 13, 2017 3:35 PM # 
>Reckoner' and 'House Of Cards' are their best songs

thank you. When I say that hipster dudes get all 'sold out' on me.

OK Computer gets a new life of paranoia and sadness with these 20th anniversary bonus tracks though:

Oct 13, 2017 4:26 PM # 
'thank you. When I say that hipster dudes get all 'sold out' on me.'

> Hipster dudes don't feel things. They're too strung out on coffee and mixed nuts...
Oct 17, 2017 11:36 PM # 
Sorry guys but you got it all wrong. Any song on on the Bends is better than any other song with the exception of Karma Police.
Oct 18, 2017 4:06 AM # 
This has been the first in a new series called:
(I like the first myself. Also the song Anyone Can Play Guitar)
Oct 18, 2017 7:46 AM # 
Anyone Can Beat Hans
Oct 18, 2017 2:32 PM # 
My favourite 'Swedes who love The Bends' moment:

At the 1997 O-Ringen in UmeƄ there was a stage in the middle of the camping area where a teenage cover band played live music.

I think every dude fell in love with the female lead when she started belting 'High And Dry'... I remember Olli Johnson being especially smitten.
Oct 18, 2017 4:11 PM # 
my fave 1997 oringen moment was watching Klepperton run around the results area in the beer-O race taking over the lead for team british commonwealth and deliberately running face first through what he thought was a paper sign banner - it was actually a wooden sign.
Oct 18, 2017 5:21 PM # 
My crowning achievement - everything is trumped by that moment.

I f$&@ing hammered my head and face off that thing - full speed, happy.

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