What are your predictions for LP9 ?
tom york gonna sing some sangs
It's gonna be more anti-establishment, anti-corporate, pro-nature-even-though-they-know-fuck-all-about-it pop rock that's safe for radio play and will impress the lowbrows of /mu/ simply because it's Radiohead.
It will be alright, mostly retreading familiar territory but with a few new influences on one or two tracks. Nowhere near groundbreaking but good. Some people will say it's their best anyway.
something tells me it'll be more In Rainbows than King Of Limbs (which is a little disappointing to me), but more politically-minded as opposed to love songs, and probably a 'bigger' sound
Yes, I did. Most of the songs since In Rainbows lyrically are generic love/finding yourself songs, with the nature twist. The only ones from TKOL that are somewhat political are Mr Magpie and probably like Give Up The Ghost.
Even then, Thom really stopped caring about lyrics somewhat and just uses it in big strokes to give kind of a landscape with maybe 1 or 2 thoughts.
Of course, Radiohead is radio friendly, but it's a given since they kinda moved to dance music anyway.
Like everything after Kid A, it will be an ok enjoyable album.
Probably around 40 minutes, with a few exceptional tracks, but it won't be revolutionary or anything to write home about.
Btw, stay out of r/radiohead. Holy shit that place is a fucking shit hole
You guys don't listen to the radio very often do you? TKOL is based around dark, minor key loops with knotty percussion which is close to the exact opposite direction that top 40 has been headed. You could argue that Separator is a move to pop, but that's it and it just recalls In Rainbow.
Between this and somebody telling me that You're Dead! was safe for radio play, I swear that /mu/ has no idea what's radio friendly and what isn't.
Several tracks from Kanye West's Yeezus was played extensively on radio, several channels. Almost anything Radiohead has done is pretty safe compared to tracks like On Sight and I Am a God.
>Btw, stay out of r/radiohead. Holy shit that place is a fucking shit hole
This so much. Their love for making radiohead puns on every goddamn comment is reddit at its most cringeworthy.
They think that stupid twitter account is somehow related to the band, when he clearly just leading them on.
Theyre overanalyzing everything and they freaked out because one of the band members tweeted a picture of them eating dinner. They think that it means they're celebrating the release of the album and so it must already be posted on some obscure place on the internet
this is an insanely epic own
this is a very intellectual own... gotta say, i am stimulated
this is possible but i am being optimistic
thom's been listening to boris
I guess they play non-single songs on the radio as well then. Regardless, it's pretty clear the music is radio friendly when the album itself charted well, and the singles charted as well.
Well there's The Daily Mail, an absolutely awful song and the closest Radiohead has ever actually sounded like Muse.
Also Silent Spring sounds like it has some "anti-establishment" lyrics:
>We call upon the people
>People have the power
>We'll take back what is ours
If I told you those were Muse lyrics you'd believe me immediately wouldn't you?
I kinda agree, but to play devil's advocate:
Daily Mail is a b-side, and even then it was finalized in like 10 minutes before From The Basement, iirc, so of course the heavy part lacks any nuance.
Silent Springs has those three lines, but tbqh, any Muse song lyrically is basically these three lines, while here we have some shitty metaphors sprinkled on top, so at least that's kinda better (I don't really like that song either)
Huh, didn't know those details about Daily Mail, but it makes sense. It surprises me that they would debut something so haphazardly though considering how long they take in between records.
As for Silent Spring, I'm sure the studio version, if they do indeed release one, will be much better than anything by Muse, as Radiohead is just better at writing music in general. I just hope that the anti-establishment/political statements are restrained enough on the new album that it regular theme throughout, lest we could be hyping up a real cringefest. And given lryics in recent songs like The Daily Mail and Silent Spring, together with Thom's increasing tendency to talk politics in interviews, I don't think such an album is completely out of the realm of possibility.
If the album will sound anything like Identikit, I'll be totally fine with any lyrics, Luckily, English is my second language, and I suck at comprehending lyrics on the fly. So if it turns out the album is very political, I just won't google any.
i'm going to be honest: i wonder why you even care
The Present Tense is going to be one of their best songs.