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Naomi Whats

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  1. I see what you mean about AMSP being kind of a sad note to leave on, but at the same time it feels like such a 'goodbye' album to me. It's far from my favourite RH album but it fits, I think. I do agree that the sequencing on ALFAA is a bit off, a few too many slow songs compared to fast songs, and that's something Radiohead have always nailed. As for Thom's stuff, I think he's generally gotten better over time. The Eraser and Amok, while great, feel like he's still trying to figure stuff out. I think Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and Anima sound really confident and solid, and I've been obsessed with his Suspiria soundtrack lately, which I intentionally ignored until seeing the film (which is also great)
  2. Considering how long ago AMSP was, I feel like I've been eating well regardless. Yeah, there's The Smile, but Thom's been pretty prolific too, Susperia and Anima have been on pretty constant rotation. Throw in a seemingly steady flow of 20th anniversary releases and there's not much to complain about really. On a more personal level, while I still love Radiohead a lot and listen to them a lot, I feel like the Radiohead era of life has come to a close and that's okay. They meant and mean a lot to me but they've done their job at this point
  3. Also, it's nice to have that and Open The Floodgates see the light of day but where the fuck is I Froze Up goddamnit
  4. Man, I didn't appreciate how good Skrting On The Surface was before. It's absolutely stunning
  5. Cool album, I think it perhaps drags a bit by the end but there's some real bangers on there. Thin Thing fucking rules
  6. Kinda disappointed by The Smoke tbh. Like it's good but it's so... Radiohead as I understand them. The first song blew me away with how unexpected it was, and it was the direction I was hoping they'd go in after In Rainbows but they didn't. The Smoke has some lovely saxophones and stuff which is cool, but the riff and the drums just sounds like it coulda been an AMSP session
  7. The song rules imo, I wasn't expecting them to go in this direction
  8. https://blog.playstation.com/2021/11/18/radiohead-explain-the-story-behind-the-creation-of-its-kid-a-mnesia-exhibition-out-today-on-ps5/
  9. I mean if you have something that can run it, I downloaded it on PS5 with no issues but I know not everyone here will have something that can play games
  10. So the virtual exhibition rules, I'd definitely check it out if you have the means
  11. I don't think they're shit. Worrywort and Fog are amongst my favourite Radiohead songs and there aren't any I wouldn't happily listen to. There was definitely a distinctive vibe to the Amnesiac/HTTT bsides that didn't match the albums but did match each other. I think in some ways it's hard for me to separate the intense nostalgia they give me in general
  12. FTR I'm fine with them releasing the songs, it's just strange in the sense that it feels like a concerted effort has been made to make Kid Amnesiae flow like a proper album, but those two songs break that flow quite dramatically. I guess I'd rather they'd just been singles or something
  13. It's honestly pretty wild. For what was considered such a difficult time they sure were prolific. This'll always be my favourite era of the band as it's the one tbat cemented who the band actually were in my mind. From this point on it felt like the band could do anything and that's what made every album release so exciting
  14. This plays almost like a remix album, it's great. Pretty amazing that the live version of Like Spinning Plates came about in the studio and not after the fact, and I love the version of TLW. My guess is that thematically it didn't fit and so wasn't included, but still. The two "new" songs are easily the lowest point for me here and I almost wish they hadn't been included as the rest of it flows brilliantly
  15. Weirdly I haven't been clamouring for new Radiohead since AMSP. It could be that this forum was a big part of what made me so hyped for new material, but like Penny said, AMSP just feels like a last album too. That said, it almost feels weird how hard they're pushing these reissues, treating them like as big a deal as new albums. It almost has the energy of an old band who got back together but never released new music
  16. Yeah I'm inclined to agree with all of this. I didn't actually notice the vocoder the first time and now listening to it it sounds really silly! I think it's totally fine and good for Radiohead to release these songs even if they are a little weak, and it doesn't bother me that they're making videos for them either. Still, going the archives and releasing everything still feels like the actions if a band that has no intention of releasing actually new material any time soon
  17. So they released Follow Me Around! Pretty surreal to finally hear an official release and it just sounds like Follow Me Around
  18. Cut a Hole and I Froze Up are big ones for me. I always thought Open The Floodgates was pretty weak, lyrically at least
  19. Isn't it a straight rip from the Twitter announcement for Kid A Mnesia?
  20. Not really any more than usual. The big exception is True Love Waits already having an official release, but even then Kid A and Amnesiac both had Morning Bell. Songs like Nude and The National Anthem were written way before they found their place on albums
  21. I really like the song, I haven't really thought too much about when all the parts came from. It sounds to me like it perhaps came from before they settled on a direction, like maybe the kind of thing people would have expected to follow up OK Computer. I do think it has a kind of degraded/demo sound to it although it's hard to tell if it's a stylistic choice or simply because it *is* a demo
  22. Roooooose! I actually didn't realise how many of these were alternative versions rather than just unreleased songs. I think I saw Follow Me Around and got too excited to read the rest
  23. It would have added a forth disc which would drive up the price of the package and make it less accessible. It woulda been nice if they had been there, I agree, but the new stuff is the shit I really care about
  24. In answer to Skuj's question, I'm not pissed off about the lack of b-sides because they're available elsewhere and I'm happy for the effort to be spent on unreleased stuff
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