Following The best Radiohead album

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  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 20:46:51
    I've just started listening to Radiohead recently, and have decided I'd like one of their albums. Any suggestions as to which one is the best, out of them all? Ta
  • Clive_Dunn 1 Nov 2005 20:47:28 4,862 posts
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    The Bends.
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 20:53:40
    Kid A
  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 20:55:10 71,293 posts
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    teh b3nd5
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:00:43
    Best out of all of them is probably Kid A. As for the one I would suggest you start with first, well, that's between Ok Computer and The Bends, since both are a little easier on the ear but aren't necessarily such vibrant creations (imo).
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:02:14
    Kid A is certainly Radiohead at their most creative. If you're after something easy, The Bends (which I dislike a huge amount personally). If you're after something in between, OK Computer. The latter's where I started and still think it's a brilliant album.
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:02:53
    Did I just double post? ;-)
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:03:05
    Mr Sleep wrote:
    Best out of all of them is probably Kid A. As for the one I would suggest you start with first, well, that's between Ok Computer and The Bends, since both are a little easier on the ear but aren't necessarily such vibrant creations (imo).
    I know what you mean but I'd dissagree with easier on the ear, the bends and ok computer are more mainstream and accessible perhaps, but I wouldn't conlude that they're easier on the ear, because Kid A is an extremely mellow album.

    *edited for human consumption*

    Edited by cubbymoore at 21:11:01 01-11-2005
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:05:02
    Probably the wrong expression on my part and I'd say you're correct, the mainstream appeal is probably a more pertient point.

    Edited by Mr Sleep at 21:10:46 01-11-2005
  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 21:07:47 71,293 posts
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    the best song however, is on OK Computer, Karma Police.

    genius.
  • Deleted user 1 November 2005 21:08:47
    Oh god if we're going to get onto songs this is gonna get messy.
  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 21:10:12 71,293 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Oh god if we're going to get onto songs this is gonna get messy.

    I've already cleaned up! :)
  • deem 1 Nov 2005 21:42:13 31,667 posts
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  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 21:56:40 71,293 posts
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    deem wrote:
    yawn

    imho, They are all self indulgent art school toss, apart from the first (pablo honey), which will always hold a very special place in my heart, because 'you had to be there man', and the second (the bends), because it's a brilliant record.

    agreed that they went up their own arses. After the Bends every album was a 'concept'. Which is why after the Bends, Radio was about great songs, not great albums.
  • deem 1 Nov 2005 22:18:31 31,667 posts
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  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 22:23:02 71,293 posts
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    tengu wrote:
    BENDS! FFS, come on! Fake Plastic Trees ffs!

    Karma Police for teh w1n11oneone11. That coda is one of the most beautiful pieces of music...evAr.
  • WoodenSpoon 1 Nov 2005 22:28:18 12,360 posts
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    OK Computer is my favorite radiohead album, the only track I usually skip past is Paranoid Android, but that's only because the rest are ALL absolutely top quality.
  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 22:32:08 71,293 posts
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    WoodenSpoon wrote:
    OK Computer is my favorite radiohead album, the only track I usually skip past is Paranoid Android, but that's only because the rest are ALL absolutely top quality.

    fitter, healthier, more productive blah blah blah
  • WoodenSpoon 1 Nov 2005 22:35:16 12,360 posts
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    edit: borked links
  • p3rks 1 Nov 2005 22:41:52 1,097 posts
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    I watched "teh 100 greatest albums of all time evar" the other night, could not believe it when OK computer came top of the list!

    better than blood sugar sex magic, nevermind, Sgt Peppers, better than Dark Side of the moon!?!?! hmmm.

    I cant get into Radiohead, I've tried becasue people tell me they're great, but its no deal here.

    that said, I did see them at Glasto and Karma Police was a pretty amazing experience...
  • morriss 1 Nov 2005 22:44:33 71,293 posts
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    p3rks wrote:
    I watched "teh 100 greatest albums of all time evar" the other night, could not believe it when OK computer came top of the list!

    better than blood sugar sex magic, nevermind, Revolver, better than Animals!?!?! hmmm.



    fixed :)
  • Salaman 1 Nov 2005 22:46:31 24,107 posts
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    Download a few gems off iTUnes if you have that.
    (or that russian dodgy, "it ain't illegal cuz we say so Neh neh neh!" music site)

    Cheapest way to explore a bit further. Although a lot of the albums do work better as a whole. So eventualy you might as well.

    Just ask different people for a different one at Xmas:
    instant Radiohead essentials collection

    No mention of Hail to the Thief?
    Good driving music. :-)
  • deem 1 Nov 2005 23:30:37 31,667 posts
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  • Retroid Moderator 2 Nov 2005 01:03:25 45,464 posts
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    The Bends & OK Computer.

    Kid A is where they largely disapeared up their own arses apart from a few good tracks.
  • DodgyPast 2 Nov 2005 02:51:47 9,347 posts
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    can't really comment since I love all their stuff.

    What I would add is if you like them try Bark Psychosis.... some of that stuff will tear your head apart.

    I even have a copy of Hex on vinyl back home ( why oh why didn't they put this track on the Hex CD )

    Which by the way starts to sound so beautiful when on acid ( weird as fuck harmonics within machine noise )
  • zErOb_cOOl 2 Nov 2005 09:10:04 3,237 posts
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    A few months ago I would have said Ok Computer....the whole album has a great flow to it.

    The Bends has the best individual songs on though, so I think its the best album really.

    Edited by zErOb_cOOl at 09:16:24 02-11-2005
  • boo 2 Nov 2005 09:12:07 13,847 posts
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    All the other albums have some great songs on, but for the most consistentcy, it's got to be The Bends.
  • Garwoofoo 2 Nov 2005 09:16:15 263 posts
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    The Bends seems a bit mainstream and obvious these days. Still love some of the tracks, but the album as a whole seems a little generic.

    Got to be OK Computer for me - it hangs together the best as an album - but I have a soft spot for Amnesiac. The live album which comprises the best of Kid A and Amnesiac is excellent.
  • Sly9 2 Nov 2005 09:25:26 412 posts
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    Kid A but Hail to the Thief comes a close second.
  • ssuellid 2 Nov 2005 09:36:17 19,141 posts
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    OK Computer - most beautifully produced album of the decade - that I have heard anyway. Great songs not let down by iffy recording.
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