Discussion: Radiohead

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Where are Radiohead going with their music though? I think the electronic experiments are getting tired.... and Hail to the Thief is a disappointing album.

>>By spikee



I wasn't even slightly disappointed. Not for everyone though - maybe you just have to listen to it more. *shrug* I think the important thing is that they're doing what they want. If they let others' opinions influence what music they made then it would be sad because Kid A and Amnesiac are proof that they just like being defiant.

>>By Flagg



That's the oldest reaction in the book "you should listen to it more". I can sing every song on the album to you.

Radiohead may enjoy being defiant, but I would personally prefer if they could write timeless melodies again.

>>By spikee



Ok, well I obviously didn't know howmuch you listened to it so I'll stick with 'it's not for everyone'. Personally I think There There and 2+2=5 areboth timeless melodies. Not quite Street Spirit, but hey.

>>By Flagg



i like to got to sleep listening to treefingers & motion picture soundtrack.

>>By Flagg



Actually it's a good point - it's the most recent album so logic says that you've not listened to it as much as the other ones. YThey've had more time to grow on you

>>By Bitch Fit



To go back in the discussion about a page, I don't find Radiohead's music that depressing. Kid A and Amnesiac just tell it like it is. People who say this kind of lyrics and music is depressing and they don't want to listen to it just prefer to think the world they are living in is ok. And, I forget who it was but whoever said Radiohead are well-off white englishmen who have no reason to moan and make depressing music.... in my opinion that person is just stupid if they really think that. You don't have to be a victim of racial abuse or live in a 3rd world country to be unhappy. Having a good 'social background' and lots of money doesn't make you happy. It's bulls--t; the American dream and all that. Radiohead are geniuses.

>>By Flagg



In fact, let me take this bitching spree a bit further: why does anyone find Radiohead's music depressing? The world's a depressing place. If you want to live in a dreamworld where everything is ok then listen to Blink 182 all you want. If you consider yourself an intelligent person.... well I'm not gonna say you should LIKE Radiohead if you don't, but don't just call them depressing. They're not. They're wonderful.

No one's forcing you to listen to them anyway.

Ok rant over.

>>By Flagg



I like Radiohead.

>>By Tchock



Yes, I do hate it when people tell me I mustn't be depressed because I have a roof over my head and caring friends... depression is a state of mind and your social background has no proportionate effect upon it. It's what happens when you see the insignificance of society as a whole and appreciate how insignificant you yourself are. So logically, someone who comes from a better social background and is better educated is ore like to suffer from depression.
Anyway, I don't consider Radiohead's music to be depressing. I think it's lovely.

>>By Bitch Fit



I don't think Radiohead's music is depressing. And I have listened to Hail To The Thief enough times that it can not grow on me anymore.

>>By spikee



Depression can be either genetic or circumstantial, or a combination of both, so obviously being rich/poor, introverted/extroverted, etc/etc, has nothing to do with it.

I listened to Climbing Up The Walls and Lucky last night. They're incredible.

>>By spikee



I learned the solo from Lucky just recently to go with the chords which I have known for a couple of years. Yes they're brilliant songs. Just like the songs on Hail to the Thief. ;)

Really Spikee, what about Where I end and You Begin? You can't like that less than, say, Just. (I realise they're very different songs.)

>>By Flagg



I like Hail to the Thief as much, if not more than, The Bends. But not OK Computer or Kid A. Anyway, I'm happy to move on. Hail To The Thief is a good album, nobody could deny that.

>>By spikee



In fact, I want to listen to HTTF again. But since I bought my ipod I haven't been able, because the damn CD is copy controlled so I can't make mp3s out of it. FUCK YOU RECORD COMPANIES I PAID FOR THE MUSIC AND NOW I CAN'T LISTEN TO IT

>>By spikee



I know someone who did. It wasn't an iPod though.

>>By Flagg



Spikee I think if you get itunes and pop the cd in, then click on it and highlight all the songs and click convert selection to aac, then you can put the songs on your ipod fromt he itunes music folder.
Back to Radiohead--I think that Hail to the Theif is a pretty good album, however I like The Bends and Ok Computer better cuz they have Paranoid Android, Karma Police, and Fake Plastic Trees which are amazing songs. Sail to the Moon, though, is awesome. Ne of u out there who like Radiohead, you might like Muse, my other favorite band, if you havent heard of them. Just thought i'd put that in.

>>By u r_a_tard



I'll try that.... thanks. Have we heard of Muse??? What do you take us for? I want to mention Punchup at a Wedding..... I love that one.

>>By spikee



Let me make a recomendation of someone you're less likely to have heard of.

If you like Radiohead, listen to Martin Grech. I saw him at Camden last week; he was ill, and only played for about half an hour, but he was still brilliant. his album is called Open Heart Zoo and the next one is coming out next year. Radiohead is his main influence. He's alot less well-known than Muse (although he supported them on tour after they saw him live in.... Camden, hah.)

>>By Flagg



How many times do you have to listen to "Hail to the Thief" before you like it? Coz I've listened to it about 16 times already (admittedly was playing games and stuff while listening to wasn't listening that closely) but I was very disappointed.

The Bends was excellent. OK Computer was better than OK. Kid A was passable. But even Pablo Honey is better than Hail methinks...

>>By ftad



i like radiohead alot too. i stood on my ok computer cd last week. the last one left of all of them which have been taken lost or stood on. :(
it's a bummer

>>By mebaroo



Don't worry. I only have Pablo Honey for real. The rest either belong to someone else in my house or are pirated copies that skip around all the time.

>>By Flagg



Flagg!!
I'm shocked!!
And to think you're in love with Miss Polly Cracker!
Is anyone else going to buy their DVD??

>>By Tchock



The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth of All Time. Does it have anything to do with the band, as in actual music, or is it all just short films?

(And don't start about Polly please Tchock.)

>>By Flagg



Okay. No more Ms Polly Flagg.

Does it have anything to do with the band...
I read Thom Yorke's description of it. He rambled on about something else for a while... like I would do. But I think it's just a jumble of randomisations collaborated with a few more musical randomisations... talking of which I wander if Mr Mareky has set up a discussion for Jonny Greenwood - after all he did do a "solo" album - but just in case I'll prattle on about him here.
It was good. I like the first one especially. Very Radioheadish. And Clockwork Tin Soldiers. I wander what Bodysong the film is about.... is it an actual storyline film, or??

>>By Tchock



i first heard radiohead when i was about 9 or 10 years old, i didn't have my own taste in music back then i listened to what my mum listened too, over the years (obviously) my music taste has changed i'm still only 20 so i'm sure it will continue to change, but i'm sure of the fact that i will always love radiohead i have since mum bought pablo honey and since then they have grown with me.

each album has distanced itself from the last growing into something new and wonderful. they are music pioneers.
i think that i was lucky enough to be at just the right age for when they bought out each album because they seemed to coincide with my life so perfectly.

lastly (i promise) they played the best live show i've ever seen this year in april, so many thanks to radiohead for all their wonderful music.

>>By MOTU_KOAB



Wow, no more than five pages, shame on you RH.

>>By CĂT



I envy to murderous envy everyone who has seen them live. Well not quite murderous but you get the idea.

>>By Flagg



i'm sure you'll get your chance to see them live sooner or later (please don't kill me) hhmmm i was hoping the fact that i put my plea for life in brackets might make it come accross as subliminal... didn't really work did it

>>By MOTU_KOAB



Not really. You should've put a letter of your plea for life in between each word or something, in a different colour so I'd see it if I highlighted the text.

Trust me, I won't die until I see them live, the desire to see them will just keep me going until I've fulfilled it. If they split up before I die then I guess I'm screwed.

>>By Flagg



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