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StreetSpirit

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  1. I didn't mean it as something negative, but it was a process that was necessary. And it must have been pretty tough for them, but made them a much better band.
  2. Also on the Kid A/Amnesiac topic... I think Kid A stands as the complete meltdown in their discography. It was all about breaking apart every element that they had crafted so brilliantly in OKC, from the songwriting to the mood and the arrangements and the effects and the instruments themselves... So it sounds very harsh and extreme to anyone that is caught off guard. The way Amnesiac was put together, on the other hand, makes it seem like it is trying to find a certain "balance" between both approaches, given the more straightforward songs such as Knives Out and You And Whose Army. I personally think Radiohead actually became one of the best bands ever when they created this new approach. No wonder IR and HTTT are my favourite albums. In HTTT they were experimenting with this balance. In IR, they nailed it. And when they nailed it, they decided it was time to break everything apart again. TKOL was the result of that.
  3. The cover of Daydreaming actually matches the description more closely.
  4. 1. In Rainbows (10/10) 2. Hail To The Thief (10/10) 3. Amnesiac (9/10) 4. Kid A (8/10) 5. OK Computer (7.5/10) 6. The Bends (7/10) 7. The King of Limbs (6.5/10) 8. Pablo Honey (6/10)
  5. - Everything that Radiohead made after OKC was better than OKC itself. That being said, I'm in a Radiohead cover band, and that statement has started some heated arguments with the other members, LOL. - All things considered, the best album is probably HTTT. It's dark, gritty, and has that spontaneous sound they were seeking. Plus, the songwriting in it is excellent: very diverse and experimental but easy to digest. In Rainbows is great but overproduced at moments. So is TKOL. LP9 seems to be the same (given Daydreaming, at least). - Amnesiac is far better than Kid A.
  6. I have a feeling that LP9 will be their last. I don't really know why.
  7. OKC sounds very dated today. All of the albums that followed it are better.
  8. Disagreed. One of the main reasons I'm a Radiohead fan is Thom's lyrics (specially during the Bends/OKC and HTTT/IR eras). Maybe that is because I'm a songwriter myself.
  9. Best lyrics in the TKOL era was Separator (not great though). IR is brilliant in comparison. Bodysnatchers, Jigsaw, All I Need, Videotape, all great.
  10. Random predictions: - The album will have 9-10 songs. - The organic "live drumming" feel of the 2012 tour will be very present, with a more delicate coating recalling IR. A kind of trip-hop vibe, probably due to Clive's influence. - From the old vaults, we'll have Lift. Very minimalistic, a la Codex. - From the songs we already know, I say we'll have Cut A Hole, Ful Stop (with different titles), The Present Tense and one of those new ones Thom just played. - The Present Tense will have a similar vibe/arrangement to Supercollider. - I have a feeling Identikit will not be included. Probably because it has been already played to exhaustion in the last tour.
  11. That's true. 58hours claims it's the São Paulo gig, but I'm guessing they one count the full tours.
  12. 2009 actually, in Sao Paulo, Brazil (I was there).
  13. I've tried a few of them, to no avail. Some of the tracks, such as HTDC and Optimistic, were probably recorded without click tracks so their BPMs are not fixed. But anyway, thanks all for the help. Thanks! I'll try these.
  14. The show has actually not been confirmed yet, but if it is, it will happen next year, probably around March. We'll try to have it filmed!
  15. Is there any place to find precise BPM numbers for Radiohead songs? Specially the ones from Kid A. Or else, some musical analysis on the tempo oscillations from that album? Here's the deal: I have a Radiohead cover band and we've been invited to perform Kid A in its entirety during a projection of Nosferatu (the 1922 film). So synchronicity to the visuals is key. And I've been trying to create a audio project with cue and metronome for us to guide ourselves, but it's been pretty useless because most songs just won't stick to any usual BPM. Anyone?
  16. Thanks, you both. There are some more on the same channel. Back in 2012 we performed OKC in its entirety. It was pretty hard but cool. There are some videos from that as well.
  17. I have a cover band, and here it is (I'm the lead singer): Our stuff is not great, but it feels great to play live. I've been told before that I should not have a cover band because it's cheap, but I'm also a songwriter and performer of my own work, so whatever.
  18. I'm late, but whatever. A big inspiration for Pyramid Song was Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha". Thom once dedicated "No Surprises" to George Monbiot's "Captive State", which he called "a very good read".
  19. I once read somewhere that Phil came up with the idea of cutting up pieces of different sketches they had done and sewing them together, which would later result in Paranoid Android. And Thom wrote the bass riff in National Anthem.
  20. Actually it is: In Rainbows Hail To The Thief Ok Computer Amnesiac Kid A King of Limbs The Bends Pablo Honey
  21. My highlights: Orgy, Identikit and the rather restrained but clean version of Idioteque. Some odd choices for the setlist though (nothing from In Rainbows is kind of WTF), but still great. And it's kinda weird to see them perform without their usual lighting.
  22. I kind of agree with most of what the OP said, specially about HTTT, In Rainbows and OKC. Last month, my band did a tribute concert playing the whole of OKC. The crowd was loving it until No Surprises, but we felt the mood kind of died down during Lucky and The Tourist. About HTTT, Thom and Ed have said that it should have been better edited. If they meant that the album should've had less songs, I would agree, but still it is my 2nd favorite album because the songs are beyond amazing (IR is first).
  23. Video of Reckoner, with Scott's pic on the screens during the final part. Pretty emotional.
  24. EIIRP. I loved Clive percussion during the ending section. Plus, I loved the addition of the braille message on the screen as Thom was leaving the stage.
  25. I had major goosebumps when Thom stopped playing during After the Gold Rush and sang a capella.
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