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  1. Oh man, that was great. 13/13. I was on my phone, so kept the screen scrolled so the multiple choice answers were out of frame. Not sure if the order is random, but definitely hit a difficulty spike on the last 3. The one with the camel stumped me for a while, but got it. Had to break down and look at the multiple choices for the swimmer and the flexing arm. Think those two were the hardest leap to turn into phrases. Super fun. Good find.
  2. Add one more for Ful Stop. I already know it's my favorite, but even if I didn't, there are some pretty good tells for me: I always have to turn the volume on my headphones up at least 2 clicks when it comes on (because louder is better) If my train ride / walk / waiting for someone / etc. is cut shorter than expected, I will skip tracks to get to Ful Stop faster Occasionally, I will play it 2-3 times in a row. Because. Because of points 2 and 3, it is my most-listened to track on the album
  3. I was just waiting 5 years for Not-TKOL Studio Version Follow-up, so I got exactly what I wanted. *Sorry. Double-post due to mobile version.
  4. I was just waiting 5 years for Not-TKOL Studio Version Follow-up, so I got exactly what I wanted.
  5. Man, regardless of whether this is Radiohead's "best" album or not, it is definitely their most beautiful, intimate, and personal album. Super lush. Really good stuff. Side note. If you think Identikit's vocals are off, you just lack a bit of rhythm or are confused on where the beat starts. Sorry. Same technique was kinda used on The Butcher (song starts on off beat, lyrics start on actual beat, your brain transitions) among other songs out there in the world.
  6. This. I've been thinking this since BTW dropped. The alternate reality could even go back as far as OKC, I think.
  7. You have to sign in to your Apple ID from the iTunes store. Then it will let you right click "Get Album Artwork" and it will automatically download the correct one. I couldn't get it to work by manually adding the file from my computer for some reason. This works.
  8. I really like it. Reminds me of the Ether Festival version of Arpeggi from like, '05 in a way. When I first heard that, I thought Radiohead were going into a certain direction that never came to pass. Seems like they're finally back on that path, and I'm pretty excited to hear it.
  9. Good points. Guess I'm just desperately anxious to get more tracks asap.
  10. So, you guys think they'll be releasing one track per day or per week or something until the album is "released"? Looks like that could be the strategy with the track list text.
  11. I'm getting slightly off-topic, but some years ago, Yorke said Dawn Chorus was his favorite song. All Radiohead closers are fairly strong, so a closer with Yorke's favorite would equal something pretty special. http://citizeninsane.eu/dawnchorus.html
  12. They've only done it twice, so maybe it's not really a pattern, but we are long overdue for an album named after a track. But then Dawn Chorus would have to be changed to Nearly Dawn... Which I guess loses the meaning of Dawn Chorus. And the more I type, the less likely it all seems.
  13. This is precisely why I really enjoy HTTT. This, and it's the only Radiohead album I could describe as "energetic" (with the exception of TKOL Live From the Basement). The slow stuff appealed to me more when I was younger, but I like more upbeat/schizophrenic/energetic stuff now. Or at least the electronic edge their newer slow songs incorporate.
  14. Man--I had no idea this many people hated Punch Up--I love that song (one of the few energetic, piano-based songs from Radiohead until DITNU came out). HTTT is always in the top three of an ever-changing mental "favorite Radiohead albums" list, but you could definitely trim some fat. I don't necessarily agree with the WSYB hate. I think what that song really needs is to treat the fast part like a chorus and do it twice (and end on it). That would totally save that song--which I don't much mind to begin with. But even as it sounds, I appreciate the small sliver of every enough to enjoy a listen of the song on most playthroughs. WIEAYB is pure gold. Do you guys also hate Staircase? Those are perfect songs in my opinion, and WIEAYB is mostly what always kept me coming back to HTTT in the early days. Given the spectacular energy of the live version and the comparatively stale studio version, I'd say The Gloaming is on the chopping block, along with Backdrifts or Go to Sleep. None of which are bad songs--they could just be better and I typically skip them on the way to better tracks.
  15. Good thread. My unpopular opinion... With Exit Music and Let Down preceding it, I started skipping Karma Police on pretty much every listen of OKC after just a few days with the album. So my unpopular opinion is that Karma Police is a relatively underwhelming/overhyped song compared with the other songs in the first half. In fact, with the exception of No Surprises, OKC's second half isn't really worth revisiting.
  16. Christ's sake people. Take a Xanax. You'd think I killed your dog or something. It's not unreasonable for someone to be disappointed with something. Even something Radiohead did. I was pissed off at first. Whatever.
  17. Only if Pink Floyd, Tool and Isis count. But if those bands are representative of progressive rock, then the argument falls apart because their songs are 8+ minutes long, not 3-4. So 32 minutes is still half an album, 12-16 min... not so much. At this point, I'm mostly OK with TKOL length, though. I was just a little pissed off at first because I preordered it assuming there was more to it. They could've released a tracklist first is all I am (was) saying.
  18. I think I'm with the majority here: everything except Lotus Flower is better live. TKOL Live--one of my all-time favorite Radiohead "albums" TKOL Studio--one of my least favorite, though the second half (if you can get comfortable calling 4 songs "half") does some heavy lifting. Also, although Staircase live is, indeed, Staircase studio, it would have been interesting to hear what Staircase recorded in the studio along with the other TKOL songs would have sounded like.
  19. In Rainbows and HTTT seem to be able to absorb a lot. I guess those albums more than the others feel like albums that culminate everything the band has been about up to that point. One in a more frantic way, one in a more mellow way.
  20. I'm not sure if I can get behind putting them all with TKOL. I guess the caveat I should add to the OP would be: without changing the mood/atmosphere of the album too much. Yes, you can add all these songs to TKOL, but not without completely changing the feel of TKOL. In other words, I can't see Cut a Hole or Ful Stop or some of the others honestly being on TKOL--even though they're from the same era. Some songs just feel more like other albums, but that could just be me. As for Harry Patch. Man... that one kinda stands alone. But I guess it'd vibe best with In Rainbows.
  21. Haven't been here in a while, but figured this was worth a thought. Starting at, let's say, These Are My Twisted Words and on, which albums do you think the newest unreleased songs would work on best--you know, if for some reason you had to put them somewhere on a released, full-length album? If you have extra time to kill, where on the album would you put the song? If you don't want to place all of them, at least give us one or two for discussion's sake. For anyone that needs a refresher, I'm talking: These Are My Twisted Words, The Present Tense (acoustic version), The Butcher, Supercollider, The Daily Mail, Staircase, Skirting on the Surface, Identikit, Cut a Hole, and Ful Stop. (I think that's all of them anyways) (For convenience sake... http://www.greenplastic.com/radiohead-lyrics/) --These Are My Twisted Words: This one kind of seems like an oddball. Maybe somewhere on In Rainbows Disc 2... Or Disc 1 after Jigsaw? --The Present Tense: Another In Rainbows candidate, but could go in any guitar-centric album. I'd put it before Jigsaw. --The Butcher: This screams Amnesiac to me. I'm going to go with right after Knives Out. --Supercollider: This is another weird one... But I think Kid A is a good fit. It's hard to place, because it's 7 minutes, which screams "last track"... But MPS it is not... After Treefingers? --The Daily Mail: This has that HTTT anger about it. Right after I Will--nice segue into the equally angry Punchup. --Staircase: Another perfect candidate for HTTT, but it's already got it's synthy shower with WIEAYB. Obviously, this works on TKOL too. After Lotus Flower I'd say. --Skirting on the Surface: Hmm... HTTT. Somewhere in the first half. --Identikit: The rhythm and vibe is very In Rainbows. Maybe after Bodysnatchers--make the frontend of IR more energetic before mellowing out. --Cut a Hole: Lots of HTTT candidates (which is why I'm excited for LP9). This could easily close HTTT, but maybe after Sail to the Moon to not compete with AWATD. --Ful Stop: Ok, HTTT again. Sorry. After Sit Down, Stand Up. Hmm... not surprisingly, nothing really lands well on the earlier albums, given the band's evolution. What do you guys think?
  22. It's on Youtube now. I'm on my phone, so maybe just delete the "m" from the link below. I gotta say.. Not exactly in love with it. Not as awesome as when Analyze went piano ballad, but worth a listen.
  23. WHY do people hate Faust Arp so much? Here's my list House of Cards Morning Mr Magpie Pull/Pulk Revolving doors Treefingers Sulk Subterranean Homesick Alien And I guess I could also agree with The Gloaming Of those, I suppose SHA is the only song I've actually deleted from iTunes before, so that must be my answer. As a side note: isn't it crazy that WSYB could go from being one of the worst to one of the best if they just extended the up tempo part longer or repeated it? That'd be a fucking Top 10 song!
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