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 Post subject: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:44 pm 
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There used to be one album I did not care for by Radiohead. That album was "Hail To The Thief".

Now there are two albums that bore me to tears, and this one way more so. I'm used to this band giving me WTF moments, but is this the best they could do? Sounds like a demo Thom gave the band and decided they were too lazy to develop it and put it out as is.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:05 am 
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A few of the songs are good but I agree, overall it is boring. Maybe it will grow on me after a few more listens.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:08 am 
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slowmoriot wrote:
There used to be one album I did not care for by Radiohead. That album was "Hail To The Thief".


I also didn't like "Hail To The Thief". Then I saw them play those songs live, and I started to appreciate the album more.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:41 am 
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hooch wrote:
slowmoriot wrote:
There used to be one album I did not care for by Radiohead. That album was "Hail To The Thief".


I also didn't like "Hail To The Thief". Then I saw them play those songs live, and I started to appreciate the album more.

Actually, I feel that way about all the post Kid A Stuff (as far as the live versions being where the song really makes sense). It is like the studio is the place where they mix the ingredients, but the meal isn't ready until they bring it out live.

Now that I have sat with the album a bit more, there are 4 songs I really like. Still not crazy about the rest.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:41 am 
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slowmoriot wrote:
Now that I have sat with the album a bit more, there are 4 songs I really like. Still not crazy about the rest.

I feel the same way! I wonder if we agree on which four songs. Probably not.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Well, being that there's only 8 songs on the album I think liking 4 isn't all that bad.

Not as good as Kid A/Amnesiac but better than Hail to the Thief and I think slightly better than In Rainbows...I dunno.

There is a part in "Bloom" right in the middle of the song that might be one of the prettiest lines they've ever written.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:55 pm 
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I don't think TKOL sounds underdeveloped, or like incomplete demos. I think it's been overdone in a lot of respects.

It's strange, there are a couple of cover versions of "Lotus Flower" floating around youtube that I prefer to the real song. And it just demonstrates that at it's essence (with an acoustic guitar and a voice,) it's decent. But I feel like they tried too hard with the entire album and lost the essence of something actually worthwhile.

The entire disc is a hard listen. I think there are some really intelligent things going on. The first track is just as clever as any of their best Kid A moments, but it doesn't make for a better song necessarily. And maybe this is one of those records we'll look back on and figure out that we just weren't ready for it at the time. But I doubt it.

I think Thom's really come into his own as a singer on these last two records. He has more control of his vibrato and his use of words as an instrument, and it's certainly not lost here. I just wish the material was better, or at least delivered in a manner that doesn't make you work so hard to TRY and like it.

Rather than a newspaper album, I'm thinking maybe they made a publication that's more similar to Columbus CEO.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:02 am 
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See, I'm a Radiohead fanboy, and I tend to love 90-100% of every album, so 50% is pretty disappointing, especially with such a short tracklist. It's a question of expectations.

(As an aside: Returning to "In Rainbows" this year as I seek context for "The King of Limbs", I'm of the mind that "In Rainbows" is among the elite Radiohead albums. Probably only "OK Computer" and "Kid A" top it for me.)

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Am I the only one who thinks the album is amazing?

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Am I the only one who thinks the album is amazing?


Yep: http://agitreader.com/reviews/album_rev ... g_of_limbs

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:31 pm 
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It's definitely not amazing. Maybe we'll see a companion to this, out of the blue, in a couple months time --- that might lend to this album making more sense? That's my theory. Still, there are some revelatory moments on this record. And I'm of the opinion that Radiohead make albums that sound like nothing else. So without TKOL being the best Radiohead album, it's leaps and bounds better than most records coming out today.

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(As an aside: Returning to "In Rainbows" this year as I seek context for "The King of Limbs", I'm of the mind that "In Rainbows" is among the elite Radiohead albums. Probably only "OK Computer" and "Kid A" top it for me.)

I wholeheartedly agree. Anyone who doesn't think In Rainbows is their 3rd best record (or maybe fourth, if you're a Bends loyalist), isn't listening hard enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:39 pm 
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DeVille wrote:
See, I'm a Radiohead fanboy, and I tend to love 90-100% of every album, so 50% is pretty disappointing, especially with such a short tracklist. It's a question of expectations.

(As an aside: Returning to "In Rainbows" this year as I seek context for "The King of Limbs", I'm of the mind that "In Rainbows" is among the elite Radiohead albums. Probably only "OK Computer" and "Kid A" top it for me.)


Yup. Pretty much sums up what I was trying to say in my TOP review from last week. ...And I love In Rainbows. Lots.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:40 am 
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Joelseph wrote:
DeVille wrote:
See, I'm a Radiohead fanboy, and I tend to love 90-100% of every album, so 50% is pretty disappointing, especially with such a short tracklist. It's a question of expectations.

(As an aside: Returning to "In Rainbows" this year as I seek context for "The King of Limbs", I'm of the mind that "In Rainbows" is among the elite Radiohead albums. Probably only "OK Computer" and "Kid A" top it for me.)


Yup. Pretty much sums up what I was trying to say in my TOP review from last week. ...And I love In Rainbows. Lots.


I agree. In Rainbows is 3rd for me right behind OK Computer and the Bends (I'm one of those loyalists).

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:54 am 
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I agree that In Rainbows, OK Computer and Kid A are the keepers. The Bends I suspect I never took enough time to get into for it to grab me. There were just a ton of other records at the time that I thought were so much better so it was in CD pile C or D for months and faded- and then they released OK Computer and blew my mind.

I never really liked The Bends as an entire record but there are some great songs on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:31 pm 
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I like most of their stuff. Kid A, Ok Computer, the live album and In Rainbows are my favorites. I think Thom's solo album is fucking awesome too.

This one just sounds like half the band farting around. Was the drummer and bass player even on half the songs? Doesn't sound like it. Such waste of a great rhythm section.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:31 pm 
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hooch wrote:
slowmoriot wrote:
There used to be one album I did not care for by Radiohead. That album was "Hail To The Thief".


I also didn't like "Hail To The Thief". Then I saw them play those songs live, and I started to appreciate the album more.



lol thats weird, hail to the thief is my favorite. So dark and dreary. I love the textures.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiohead, The King of Limbs
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:46 pm 
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more of a singles band really.


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