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Crossover Prog

3.95 | 719 ratings

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4 stars I must admit that I listen to Radiohead's music more and more often in last few months, and this album is not quite the strongest to me. First it is shorter than it should be, there are some tracks which are really poor, like track called Treefinger, or Motion Picture Soundtrack.

This is highly weird album, it combines few different genres in searching of unique atmosphere and melody. First two tracks are pleasant electronic tracks, really relaxing and with fantastic textures. Than we get bass explosion in The National Anthem, psychedelic song with cool effects and even saxophones, and electronic voice. Than we have How to Disappear Completely, fantastic song , in dark mood and with beautiful orchestration, and base of song is acoustic guitar with cool percussion. Treefinger is ambient track that I skip in listening and I skip it now. I do not see its function. Optimistic is first song to have guitar on album. This is more accessible and also infectious track. In Limbo is probably the most special song here, it has psychedelic effect on listener, and weird guitar lines, also it ends in weird way, blown away by electronic effect. Idioteque is a disco song. It has few different kind of beats mixed together, and some processed keyboard sound, with great, melodic singing style. Morning Bell is extraordinary space song with percussive loop and ambient climax. Motion Picture Soundtrack is bad ending song, nothing interesting there to my ears.

This is some new music presented, it is highly unique, artistically progressive, but it is short and not all textures are interesting. There are many simpler elements too, but I must admit this is really brave album, after guitar oriented albums before this one. Kid A is short one, so as Amnesiac; it should have been only one album, it would have been much better. This is only transition, I think; very good album anyway.

nisandzic | 4/5 |


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