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Which post-OK Computer album should I get?
Or should I get The Bends?
Seems there's a lot of choice- was just making sure I didn't miss out on the stone-cold-obvious classic in their back catalogue.
Or am I?
But in all truth, the Bends is probably the best place to start.
if you dont like music.
I've already heard most of the Bends as a result of having ears and growing up in the 90s. Is Kid A part of the 'well experimental' Radiohead phase?
and the furthest from their "indie" sound.
its also their most artisticly unified, most complete and consistent album. everything on it is fucking brilliant, which i dont believe is even remotely true of their other albums.
Music Zone ahoy!
compared to the rest.
get hail to the thief, then get kid a and amnesiac together.
you can miss pablo and the bends, but they're worth hearing for completenes, just that the others are so so much better.
and download some live bootlegs.
are their best album's I reckon...not much between em, The bends has shitkicking guitar tunes, Kid A's just really brilliant after three listens
are really good too.
the bends is crap.
if you have ok computer you just don't need it at all.
Then Kid A and Amnesiac- between them there's a stone cold classic LP, but individually (heresy though this may be), I much prefer the other Radiohead albums.
Apart from Pablo Honey, which, Creep aside, always struck me as a bit US college-rocky.
Just get them all. They're all worth having.
even Pablo Honey. Get The Eraser too when its out.
Did Radiohead do the soundtrack? I didn't know that.
Thom Yorke's solo album
it's just an ace ROCK album, which I guess now makes it seem fairly incongruous. I'd avoid 'Hail To The Thief', out of all of them. And the rip-off live album. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES touch with anyone's bargepole their Christawful tourfilm, 'Meeting People Is Easy'. Unless you're looking for 101 reasons to bang nails into Thom Yorke's spoiled, whiny little skull.
I found 'Amnesiac' much easier to get along with than 'Kid A' - but then, 'Kid A' was, to put it mildly, quite a surprise at the time.
Hail To The Thief is essential
the animosity towards Pablo Honey. Sure it's not the innovative groundbreaking stuff they went on to create, but it is still, put in its proper context, one of the best British rock albums of the 90s. It's just short sighted bangwagon jumping to say it's rubbish.
To be honest, I've had enough of Radiohead, I don't really listen to them so much any more. They are a band that have had their day.
some cracking tunes on 'Pablo Honey' - 'You', 'Thinking About You', 'Blowout', even 'Creep' (it's not like it's been overplayed without good reason).
I only liked about three of the songs on 'Hail To The Thief'. The production's rubbish as well, compared to 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac', which sounded fantastic.
has four or five of the best songs EVER on it.
really really good.
It took me from being a Radiohead fan to making Radiohead my favourite band.
Then I got KID A.
But I had the Bends before all of those.
Amnesiac kicks ass too.
And yeah, Thom Yorke's solo album is brill, but don't get that until you've listened to and loved Kid A.
such devotion to an album I'd kind of dismissed. I'd better give it another go... :-)