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Posts posted by babydoctor

  1. they did a good job with it and everything, but to me it's the first legit depressing radiohead album. i just don't really want to voluntarily enter that headspace most of the time. i guess fortunately or unfortunately i was cripplingly sad when it was released so i was grateful for it at the time.

    i also think the songs just aren't fundamentally as strong at their core. the king of limbs was kind of the same in that regard. both have great styles and arrangements, but those strengths are propping a lot of the songs up rather than cranking them up to 11. not to say they're bad necessarily. they have no business still making music this good 9 albums into their career. but the number of songs i'm truly in love with from top to bottom off the last two albums is like 5 on amsp and 3 on tkol. it's literally every song on in rainbows and all but maybe 3 on httt

  2. i'm not in a rush to hear it i suppose. my radiohead phases are getting fewer and further between. actually just my enthusiasm for music in general has taken a massive nosedive. interesting that cindy mentioned the 2016 election because that's around when i fully receded into the little bubble of my life and immediate surroundings. i rarely listen to albums i haven't heard before, even more rarely by a band i don't already know i like. maybe two or three a year make it past one spin? it might also just be me getting old and hard to impress.

    my prediction is LP10 will be it. the new material is just flowing too slowly and too much of their creative fuel is being diverted into side projects and they as well are getting old. i seriously doubt that their inability to work with one another will ever be a barrier to new material, so they could at any time spontaneously come together to make a new album pretty much until one of them dies. but yeah. it just looks kinda like the well is running dry. i think i'm ok with that possibility. everything ends. i just ask they please finish skirting on the surface and release it in some fashion before they more or less put radiohead behind them.

  3. Can't help but feel like no new songs by the second tour after amsp means they're basically done producing new music. I expect at some point one more release with the small handful of unreleased gems left padded out with some artistically solid but unremarkable by Radiohead standards filler, maybe one or two unexpected new classics, then they're clocking out.id love to be proved wrong of course.

  4. its a gray area for sure. do you pick the "best" because it's your favorite? probably. but i was going for picking a song that displays more of a peak of their accomplishment as artists than how i personally experienced the song.

    Ah. So like how I respect that they'd put something like blow out on Pablo honey even though I enjoy lurgee more

  5. yeah the discrepancy isn't with the writing or arrangement of the song. that shit is all basically identical. as i said before, we've never gotten studio versions of unreleased songs before that were this faithful to the bootlegs in that regard. it's the "vibe" or whatever that's different, and that's a matter of performing in a studio setting as well as the engineering and the fact that sound responds differently on tape than it does on a stage or in a room. a lot of the changes in arrangement between original unreleased bootleg and live version over the years could very well have been a direct response to this problem - what do you do when what you were playing in the practice room doesn't sound as good when you attempt to record it?

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