So.. W.A.S.T.E. has just been down for several hours, is this gonna drop tomorrow or what?
Yep, best song from the live stuff, and actually sounds new and interesting. If it's the direction they move in, I'm all for it.
Even then, I'm also interested in how all the acoustic stuff (Desert Island Disk etc.) will sound on the album, because they are certainly going to change.
hell to the thief is still important in context, like radiohead and nine inch nails where literally the only ones who werent pussies and put out protest albums after bush started the wars
soundcloud single drop imminent
H Y P E
implying thom is a plebe, shoegaze is so overplayed with you hipster faggots making the same sounding album over and over again shit that sounds like a fucking radiator.
Im expecting some bleep bloops and jazz
Why? It's legitimately my favorite. It encompasses the near whole of their sound, has a distinct atmosphere allnits own that's not unlike a chilly winter day, and it's probably their bleakest album to date. Kid A maybe ties with it for me depending on my mood.
Not him but HTT is their best album IMO. The songs themselves are on par with any of their best efforts (Amnesiac and Kid A for me) but there's less whiny York falsetto, which makes it way better than those two.
hail to the thief has arguably the best set of songs, they're just not cohesive
there, there and myxomatosis stand in radiohead's top 10 best songs and pretty high up the list at that.
the only album which rivals hail to the thief as far as individual song quality is In Rainbows with Reckoner and Nude
> not cohesive
Genre-wise perhaps but thematically the album is 56 minutes of dystopian oppression and natural disasters. The faint glimmer of hope that is Sail to the Moon notwithstanding, HTTT is pretty consistently dismal as fuck.
Getting into Radiohead recently, and loving it.
Although I just listened to Pablo Honey and that was pretty bad
Gonna listen to Amnesiac soon, what do I expect?
Jazzier, more ethereal Kid A.
You and Whose Army sounds better when you know it was their attempt at sounding like The Ink Spots.
If you liked Kid A you'll like Amnesiac most likely.
Also good taste so far.
I listened to Kid A for the first time in maybe 2007 or so. Idioteque is still my favorite Radiohead song. It's perfect.
Hail to the Thief and King of Limbs are more challenging than Amnesiac. Not worse (in fact they're definitely better), but definitely more challenging.
TKoL perhaps but I'd say HTTT is more accessible. There's nothing as dense as Pulk/Pull or Like Spinning Plates, and its singles are the most Britpop-y the band has been since OKC.
HTTT has Gloaming, We Suck Young Blood, and I Will. Gloaming is very dense, WSYB is long, and I Will is incredibly bare. Pulk/Pull and Like Spinning Plates are not hard songs to get into at all- they're experimental, but they have very present and strong hooks. In my opinion anyway.
HTTT is also 15 minutes longer than Amnesiac. It's a rougher listen I think.
Gloaming maybe but WSYB is just unconventional for Radiohead - they don't usually do slow, modestly lengthy dirges - but aside from the brief jazzy freakout in the middle it's a pretty normal tune of its ilk, and Like Spinning Plates is I Will in reverse.
No, Like Spinning Plates is the original version of I Will played in reverse. The one on HTTT is completely different from what they originally intended.
It was great, not GOAT. Feral was an awful bridge between the two sides, but most everything else was GOAT.
Fuck no. It's been 5 years, I've listened to everything I could, and you should too.
(confirmed on the album)
That's it as far as what will probably be on the record.
Spoiler alert - some of these tracks have been blending IR's tighter compositions with the darker ambience of their early 2000's material. Personally, that excites me. People keep talking about Identikit but I want more shit like Cut a Hole or Ful Stop.
Identikit is fucking boring as hell compared to Ful Stop, what is wrong with people? Identikit has one cool section with the synths and guitar in the middle, then proceeds to go nowhere. Ful Stop meanwhile has an incredible groove, chord changes, and a great ending with noodling guitars.
I have to agree. As much as I want to like Identikit, the melodies in that sound like something from a really shitty R&B song. Ful Stop sounds much more like the Radiohead we know and love, of which I'll always take more.
montie I'm going to find you and kill you i promise.
>he goes home and tells his emo buddies he gets death threats online
>hfw I'm serious
It has one of their best songs on it (There There) but that whole let's make an album in three weeks (or whatever it was) didn't really seem to work for them. The whole thing feels a bit rushed and on the whole, it's pretty uneven.
Some pretty bad opinions in this thread.
I admit I prefer Ful Stop, but Identikit is funky as hell.
Hail to the Thief is not uneven. There There isn't even the best song on it.
> There There isn't even the best song on it
I'm a HTTTfag and I've gotta disagree. There There's a hell of a song. It, 2+2=5, Myxomatosis, and Where I End And You Begin are probably my favorites on it.
I will also admit I've got some bias against Identikit because it's the one I see mentioned/praised most often even among the band. And if that one gets on the album without Ful Stop, I will be all kinds of mad.
Not that guy, but Jonny was quoted in a non-english interview with shitty english translations (his original english responses were not revealed) as saying the song was apparently being worked on.
But it was unclear because of translation, saying something like "Oh yea, you know there's always a really old song on each album, like Nude from In Rainbows" when the interviewer asked him about a rumor pertaining to Radiohead's manager saying Lift was being worked on. Jonny didn't directly say yes or no unfortunately. This messy explanation sucks, I know.
Well they recorded it, not necessarily going to make it on the record, but I'll be very very surprised if it doesn't.
Where I End is the better song.
Yea, basically. Rumored and acknowledged, but not confirmed, by a band member.
If I had to speculate, Jonny probably didn't want that information to get out there to spoil the surprise, so he responded awkwardly.
the best thom vocals are, in order:
4. jigsaw falling into place
5. there, there
no surprises wuold be up there but a lot of that song's vocal glory comes in the form of the harmony
agreed. I mentioned earlier that HTTT got me into good music, and honestly, it was this song that clicked for me first. On a gloomy day around dusk. Be still my heart, I still feel to this song like it was my first listen, only more so.
you can see it there in aimp
> Out of My Head
> Ful Stop
> Skirting on the Surface
> Desert Island Disk
> Alfa Relax
> Out of My Head (burst)
>almost entirely tracks we know
Out of My Head and Alfa Relax seem like legitimate track titles though. I doubt the record is called Ghosts, though.
Plus Identikit is too long and Ful Stop is too short.
i agree with the album name part. ghost does not seem like a very likely name for the album. they've never been the kind of band to have much correlation between album art and title.
The songwriting, from the word go, is a lot weaker than The Bends (the only good album they made in the 90s). That omnipresent phaser effect drives me up the fucking wall and that plastic acoustic sound does as well. And every single song follows the same "Slow start, additional instrumentation comes in, really cluttered multi layered/fast/loud/any combination of these three final minute(s) or so, then end". The only variation to that structure is that some songs end whilst the mayhem is going on and others go back to being quiet for 30 seconds or so. But it's always slow and soft> extra instruments > LOUD AND CLUTTERED > end.
Of course, I don't expect this to make you think OKC is shit, that's not how the world works. That's just why I think it's shit.
Eh, the climax is more in the middle for EIIRP, it goes a full minute winding down before the end and Morning Bell never goes really loud/fast/cluttered. It gets loudER but not loud.
But yeah, it's fairly common in there too. It's a Radiohead formula they use a lot. But 1) It's not EVER song 2) I think the songwriting is stronger in all their other records 3) It doesn't have that fucking phaser effect or that shitty acoustic guitar sound
Karma Police and No Surprises are probably the only exceptions, but yeah, I didn't even notice it before somehow.
With the exception of TNA and Morning Bell, they aren't as cluttered as OKC songs. Besides, when everybody talks of Kid A they mainly talk about Idioteque or Motion Picture (also HTDC and Kid A to a lesser extent), which are definately not as noisy.
I agree with you, anon. I really really hope it's not the cover art and is just some promo material. I'm already bored of this pic and the album isn't even out, even though the aesthetic seems interesting.
Also check 'em.
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No theyre not mass appeal crap because they're not usually crap. Theyre mass appeal, but if you think that inherently makes them bad then you're proving my point of what a contrarian faggot you are
On a related note: I just bought Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (didn't have the chance to hear it when it came out) and it's really nice. It's weird that I've never heard much about it here or anywhere else.