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wow i was thinking harrowdown hill was the eraser's closing track for some reason LOL. that's ok, cymbal rush is a masterpiece too. still a shame that videotape wasn't as good as it should've been. 

 

1. a wolf at the door (maybe the most underrated radiohead song ever? what do y'all think?)

2. motion picture soundtrack

3. life in a glass house

4. separator

5. street spirit

6. blow out

7. amok

8. the tourist

9. videotape

10. cymbal rush

 

haven't listened to nose grows some enough yet.

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i feel like wolf at the door is fairly well respected, if not talked about a lot, so i dunno whether i'd say it's particularly underrated. and i say that as someone who has it ranked in his top 5 radiohead songs

 

i would absolutely love to see Thom explore that side of his vocal range to a greater extent

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i think awatd is a hard song to perform.

 

i love it and it appears to be where my taste in radiohead overlaps with other people's, like if i don't really like the songs on someone's list, well there's awatd and we're bros.

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there's this one performance of There There where at the end thom yells 'Coo Coo Coo!!!' right into the mike. it must be from one of the 2002 iberian shows, but i can't find it. i might have it somewhere. but it is my favorite oat TT.

 

and somewhere in that old napster folder is the version of Nude that I love so much.

 

i should look for those.

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They should get Kendrick Lamar to do the verses for AWATD when they play live.

 

I don't have anything in particular for or against Lamar, but fuck that man, it's one of Thoms best vocal performances

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I don't have anything in particular for or against Lamar, but fuck that man, it's one of Thoms best vocal performances

Well yeah I don't actually think that Radiohead should or would do that, I just thought the idea of it was funny

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Gave this a listen this morning, a bit underwhelmed. Guess Again and Pink Section are nice instrumentally, but the album sounds slightly unrefined for a guy who's been making music for near 30 years. Interference and Truth Ray sound like unfinished sketches, Brain in a Bottle and Nose Grow Some have great instrumental sections but I found the lacklustre vocals to work against the tracks. The stand-outs are Mother Lode, beat-wise is quite choppy but texturally is by far the best constructed song on here, and There Is No Ice which I enjoyed for its acid house inspired bass/drum patterns.

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Gave this a listen this morning, a bit underwhelmed. Guess Again and Pink Section are nice instrumentally, but the album sounds slightly unrefined for a guy who's been making music for near 30 years. Interference and Truth Ray sound like unfinished sketches, Brain in a Bottle and Nose Grow Some have great instrumental sections but I found the lacklustre vocals to work against the tracks. The stand-outs are Mother Lode, beat-wise is quite choppy but texturally is by far the best constructed song on here, and There Is No Ice which I enjoyed for its acid house inspired bass/drum patterns.

 

i'm not gonna sit here and try to convince you that your opinion is wrong, but definitely listen to it at least a few more times - i wasn't particularly excited about it on the first listen either and i keep being more impressed by it with each listen.

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from the basement > studio > 2006 live

 

was never totally convinced by the studio version but i appreciate what they were trying to do. 2006 live was a rush at the time but i always expected it to change quite a lot in the studio, mostly cos the build-up was kind of awkward.

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i'm not gonna sit here and try to convince you that your opinion is wrong, but definitely listen to it at least a few more times - i wasn't particularly excited about it on the first listen either and i keep being more impressed by it with each listen.

Word, although I was still flipping my shit by the end of the first listen mostly because of Nose Grows Some, but this is up there with In Rainbows and Kid A in terms of cohesion. I'm not sure how I rank it against Radiohead albums but I definitely think it's the best out of Thom's non-Radiohead releases and I really dig The Eraser and Amok.

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just listened to in rainbows and videotape sounded great, so I guess I take back what I said. would love to hear a studio version of the "live version" but oh well. both are great.

 

i find the critics' scores for in rainbows to be a bit embarrassing now. it's a 10/10 for sure

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probably. and i guess they didn't play it at all on the 2012 tour, which is a bummer

I thought they played it at one of the european shows, but I dunno.

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