better than most of tkol.
Radiohead performing a new track 'Staircase'.
It's an excerpt from a full length 'From The Basement' session that will be broadcast later this year.
being broadcast on the bbc on july 1st, or did i make that up?
But I don't think an actual broadcast date has been confirmed.
The guitars from 3:50 onwards are wonderful.
So far the 'bsides' of TKOL have been much better than the album, and the albums pretty damn good...
are all lovely tracks that stand up against most of TKOL. So why, with an album of 38mins, did they not include these songs as well. It would make a good album a great one. And I don't buy that they woulnd't fit in, they would.
The tracks weren't finished yet duh. That's like saying "There There" is an amazing track, why didn't they include it on Kid A?
But why not wait a few months until they are? It's not like we were expecting them to be released then. It was a surprise. And I don't imagine that Radiohead had any looming deadlines.
It's not the same as your point because, in my opinion, Kid A has a more albumy feel. There's no denying 38 minutes is too short for a band like Radiohead and for £30.00 a pop. I feel that with three more tracks added somewhere in the mix and it would be so much better.
I hate it when people just stick up for anything that Radiohead say or do, no matter what. Diehard Radiohead fans get on my nerves, and they're my favourite band.
Not sure what the fuss is about. You have the album, and you have these songs for free, what's to complain about?
I dunno, maybe I have some OCD/aspergers thing where I like to have everything neat and tidy in albums.
if they thought the 8 tracks they'd finished were what they wanted to put out, then thats their right, as it's their band.
when you say "there's no denying", i'd definitely disagree with you, so there is actually some denying.
I remember reading about how the album format wasn't sitting well for them -
Seems like they are taking a cue from dubstep by releasing tracks, ties in with the remix 12" s. I think it's cool.
The first post-TKOL song I've thought is equal to the album material (never really found Supercollider or The Butcher all that memorable).
(Posting it in this thread aswell cos it deserves saying it twice)
Feels like a middle ground between In Rainbows and TKOL material to me.
It's only 5 mins shorter than In Rainbows and Amenesiac which both had a larger number of songs.
hardly as immediate as Little by Little or Separator though
very good but a sister track to little by little in a way, so can see why excluded from album, this makes me look forward to little by little live though
much better than supercollider and the butcher for me. I'm guessing there's not a set air date for whole session then?
What is this when did this all come out and i am just beyond excited what why how staircase?!?!?!
But when did this appear online? There is almost no fuss being made.
I absolutely love this though. Reminds me a lot of the lucid second half of In Rainbows, and some of the IR disc two songs. Beautiful.
Isn't it just kinda ok? Like, totally passable, but possibly the sound of a band repeating themselves?
I love (nearly) all their records but this just sounds like a nice little bonus track to me. A good jam session, nothing to get overly enthused about.
I dunno... cue 150 people having a go at me for Radiohating no doubt...
Just feel like we've been here before and done it.
even reminds me of the gloaming a bit, don't think it's amazing but it's solid and may grow on me
what they've been doing for a few albums now? To me they've felt like a band on autopilot for years now. Either cribbing from their own back catalogue as with In Rainbows or just stealing from whatever was good on Warp the year before...
Crib from a band like Radiohead's.
the back catalogue was better. Relatively substandard retreads of their previous high points don't warrant the level of slavering devotion so many people give them...
I'd argue it was the best since OKC. I'd also say although it didn't completely reinvent them, as they did with Kid A, it was a definite progression for them, and it would be unfair to say they were repeating themselves.
As for KOL. Yeah,some tracks are repeating themselves but a fair few of them are a progression too. There is nothing like Separator in their back catalogue.
it was easily their worst of the decade. What I heard was them going over all their drippy ballads from the 90s again. 15 Steps I'll grant you is a beast but the rest of it just bored me.
It doesnt really sound much like their other stuff either. Tracks like reckoner & 15 step wouldnt have fitted well on any of their other albums
Hail to teh Thief was trying (and failing, but failing gloriously) to reconcile Kid A + Amnesiac with the earlier stuff. In Rainbows wasn't a retread at all, and is my favourite apart from Kid A dependant on mood.
I think they could have churned out 5 more OKC and few would have complained that much, so not sure the regurgitating argument is that fair.
If they were on autopilot I suspect they'd be a lot more proliferate. I just think it's a case that they don't really care to appease members of their audience anymore, which if they didn't have such quality control (which maybe slipped a bit for KoL, good not great to me atm) could lead to their heads going up their arses. It's telling Thom Yorke would say he was traumatised by Hail to the Thief not being good enough. (it's pretty amazing in many places, though also a mess of sequencing and some filler)
i'd go as far to say it's better than most off tkol. Love the ambient textures against the bassline and drum beat. Will be interested to hear a recorded version of this, which i'm sure will come.
Yorke is in desperate need of a heaircut tho
though can kinda respect his attempt to bring back really stupid rock star heaircuts.
Glad it didn't make the album though.
have been better than all the songs on TKOL. Except for maybe Lotus Flower.
Sounds a grower, never really been disappointed by a Radiohead song/album, maybe I'm just easily pleased. Thom does worringly look more and more like Robbie Savage nowadays though.
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