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Re: HOLY FUCKING SHIT: RADIOHEAD: IN RAINBOWS: OCTOBER 10
« Reply #150 on: October 10, 2007, 03:12:40 PM »
Hmm...I do like the live version with the rock-out section at the end, but I don't think it would have worked very well as an album finale.

Exactly.  It's similar to, say, The Tourist on OK Computer in that it gently winds the album down. I think it does the job beautifully and it's simplicity is entirely appropriate for the tone of the piece.

That article is shite. I was going to write more about it, but it's clearly just wilful iconoclasm intended to provoke a reaction.

Reckon they'll make any singles?

Roll on December for disc 2!


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Re: HOLY FUCKING SHIT: RADIOHEAD: IN RAINBOWS: OCTOBER 10
« Reply #151 on: October 10, 2007, 03:18:52 PM »
I shouldn't let it, but that BBC article really made me angry. They have a perfectly good review elsewhere on the site, but that ill informed shallow piece of shite is in their frontline pieces in the entertainment section.

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« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2007, 03:24:42 PM »
I am absolutely loving "All I Need" so far. I'll need to listen to the whole album with headphones a few times before the others particularly grow on me I reckon.

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« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2007, 03:46:07 PM »
The Guardian give it 5 stars: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/10/radioheads_in_rainbows_is_it_a.html

The Times give it 4: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article2621947.ece

I'm still waiting to have a chuckle at the Pitchfork review, but their site's running like a dog. Oh...they haven't done one yet.

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« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2007, 04:04:17 PM »
I shouldn't let it, but that BBC article really made me angry. They have a perfectly good review elsewhere on the site, but that ill informed shallow piece of shite is in their frontline pieces in the entertainment section.

I wouldn't worry, it was obviously written by somebody who has shit in their ears.  And their brain.  Probably rubbing their hands together going "oooh I wonder how many fanboys this will tick off, god I'm so fucking good at music journalism..." whilst countless dozens of people who can actually write and who actually have some sort of fucking clue about music and who would probably kill for a job writing about new music for the BBC are stood in dole queues and retail jobs nationwide.  I digress.

If people let that rubbish influence their opinion of probably one of the best albums of the year (okay, I said it, happy now?) then they're as much of a fucking moron as the idiot that wrote it in the first place.

Do excuse me, I've been wrestling with page layout software all afternoon (open source, which is a bit of a headache... one day I'll have a mac and some decent software... one day) and needed to vent a bit.

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« Reply #155 on: October 10, 2007, 04:21:26 PM »
The site isn't working very well at the moment

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« Reply #156 on: October 10, 2007, 04:26:38 PM »
The Guardian give it 5 stars: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/10/radioheads_in_rainbows_is_it_a.html

The Times give it 4: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article2621947.ece

I'm still waiting to have a chuckle at the Pitchfork review, but their site's running like a dog. Oh...they haven't done one yet.

Fuck me, linked from that Guardian review:
the most pseudish heap of stream of consciousness bollocks you are likely to read in quite a while

Sort yourself out Morley.

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« Reply #157 on: October 10, 2007, 04:41:48 PM »
Fuck me, linked from that Guardian review:
the most pseudish heap of stream of consciousness bollocks you are likely to read in quite a while

Sort yourself out Morley.

Wanking on about Bollocks.  Why do music journalists these days either fancy themselves as comedians, insist on promoting how cool they are, or try to be so post modern the review loses any value whatsoever?

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Re: HOLY FUCKING SHIT: RADIOHEAD: IN RAINBOWS: OCTOBER 10
« Reply #158 on: October 10, 2007, 04:51:26 PM »
Definitely one of the worst reviews of the year so far for one of the best albums of the year so far.

*Breaths*

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« Reply #159 on: October 10, 2007, 04:56:20 PM »
Ahh, I'm so pleased with this album. The way it flows really reminds me of Amnesiac, which is my favourite RAdiohead album.

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« Reply #160 on: October 10, 2007, 05:01:13 PM »
My bank just called, I've gone over my overdraft limit today (which frankly is bullshit since I haven't bought shit in about 5 days) so looks like it's sendspace for me. Fucking twatbaskets.

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« Reply #161 on: October 10, 2007, 05:03:08 PM »
Ahh, I'm so pleased with this album. The way it flows really reminds me of Amnesiac, which is my favourite RAdiohead album.

Mine too.  It often gets overlooked as the offcuts of Kid A - usually because it doesn't flow in the same way as its predecessor - but it's got an incredible atmosphere.  In Rainbows is similar in its range of styles.

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« Reply #162 on: October 10, 2007, 05:04:03 PM »
Fucking twatbaskets.

The TC Raymonding begins...

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« Reply #163 on: October 10, 2007, 05:06:05 PM »
To be honest I've just wanted to say that for a very long time. Although once the album's downloaded I can come and tell you all to stop being so faux-obscuro and fuck off back to Nathan Barleyland if you want?

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« Reply #164 on: October 10, 2007, 05:17:52 PM »
I'm pretty sure Neil doesn't approve of linking to whole albums on the forum.

I'm not sure on this one, as you can get it legally for free and most of the people downloading I hope would be those who had already paid, that was the spirit it was intended. I hope I haven't over stepped the mark there.

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« Reply #165 on: October 10, 2007, 05:29:41 PM »
Well this is just devine. I'm very pleased with this. HTTT was very good in my opinion, but not excellent, and this just seems to take that step back up to excellent.

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« Reply #166 on: October 10, 2007, 05:34:14 PM »
I'm not sure on this one, as you can get it legally for free and most of the people downloading I hope would be those who had already paid, that was the spirit it was intended. I hope I haven't over stepped the mark there.

Hmm, I suppose you're right. It still breaches the 'No More Than 3 Mp3z Per Post' rule though.

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« Reply #167 on: October 10, 2007, 06:14:54 PM »
Really, really impressed by this on first listen. I can well see this being my default 'winter' iPod album for the next few months. Hard to pick a highlight, really. I think 'Jigsaw..' and 'All I Need' are my standouts so far, but I get the feeling that may change after a few more listens.

They're back!

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« Reply #168 on: October 10, 2007, 06:21:46 PM »
Nude, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi & All I Need are the highlights for me, three consecutively beautiful songs. I prefer the beautiful, melacholic side to Radiohead, even though their quirky electronic noodlings are utterly amazing.

Really not keen on 15 Step though, overall a poor track and so not a great choice for an opening track. I guess it's got the energy most opening tracks have though, subconsciously getting you involved, etc.

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« Reply #169 on: October 10, 2007, 06:24:36 PM »
All I need is all you need.

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« Reply #170 on: October 10, 2007, 06:28:11 PM »
Really not keen on 15 Step though, overall a poor track

Oh, I love the bit in 15 Step where you hear that sample of what sounds like kids cheering and the bass line comes in. It works as a scene setter I think, certainly not the strongest on the album but there's a lot of nice stuff in there.

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« Reply #171 on: October 10, 2007, 06:28:50 PM »
I've listenened to it twice.
I'll post again if I change my mind, but for now my review is:-

Dull.


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« Reply #172 on: October 10, 2007, 06:30:05 PM »
15 Step is great, and absolutely storming live. That and Bodysnatchers are a big contrast but together make a really strong opening.

Only listening through for the second time now. Nude is just stunning, as is All I Need.

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« Reply #173 on: October 10, 2007, 06:33:27 PM »
Faust Arp is so very Beatles isn't it?

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« Reply #174 on: October 10, 2007, 06:34:00 PM »
Yorke is beatboxing on All I Need. Listen closely.

OMG THEYVE CONQUERED HIP HOP ASWELL

edit:

Faust Arp is so very Beatles isn't it?

Yeah, it instantly reminds me of a riff from White Album but I can't remember which. It's exactly the same bar for fuck's sake!

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« Reply #175 on: October 10, 2007, 06:42:43 PM »
It's part Dear Prudence, part Blackbird, part Elenour Rigby, with a bit of something else.

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« Reply #176 on: October 10, 2007, 06:47:09 PM »
..without anything like their tunefulness.

Only a couple of listens seems too early to weigh in with opinions, positive or negative, but seeing all the positive reviews are coming in after half a day or so, there's no reason why a cursory inspection of 'In Rainbows' shouldn't lead me to become a voice of dissent. 

If this is still as popular with everyone in 6 months I'd be surprised.  Sounds like 'Hail To The Thief' Part II to me.

At the risk of provoking a slew of 'Fuck off's, this pretty much seems a continuation of the slew of nothing-special albums Radiohead have released in recent years, beginning with Kid A.

I really tried with 'Hail To The Thief' and 'Amnesiac', and before that with 'Kid A', but I just ain't a fan of minimalist, cryptic, scratchy Radiohead, with their glitchy beats and their tunes deficit.

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« Reply #177 on: October 10, 2007, 06:48:30 PM »
OMG THEYVE CONQUERED HIP HOP ASWELL

They already did that at the end of Optimistic on Kid A.


Yeah, it instantly reminds me of a riff from White Album but I can't remember which. It's exactly the same bar for fuck's sake!

I'm thinking Julia?

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« Reply #178 on: October 10, 2007, 06:54:19 PM »
The thing is, I don't think Hail to the Theif is a bad album at all - it's by no means their best but it's still bloody good in places, and on a cursory inspection this is stronger, but even if it was 'no better' than HTTT that wouldn't be a bad album for me, and you are terribly wrong about Kid A/Amnesiac.

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« Reply #179 on: October 10, 2007, 06:58:10 PM »
..without anything like their tunefulness.

Only a couple of listens seems too early to weigh in with opinions, positive or negative, but seeing all the positive reviews are coming in after half a day or so, there's no reason why a cursory inspection of 'In Rainbows' shouldn't lead me to become a voice of dissent. 

If this is still as popular with everyone in 6 months I'd be surprised.  Sounds like 'Hail To The Thief' Part II to me.

At the risk of provoking a slew of 'Fuck off's, this pretty much seems a continuation of the slew of nothing-special albums Radiohead have released in recent years, beginning with Kid A.

I really tried with 'Hail To The Thief' and 'Amnesiac', and before that with 'Kid A', but I just ain't a fan of minimalist, cryptic, scratchy Radiohead, with their glitchy beats and their tunes deficit.

Fuck off! ;)