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HAIL TO THE THIEF

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 316 ratings

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4 stars Radiohead. You either love them or hate them. I happen to love them.

I see a lot of bias against Radiohead on this site, seemingly because they're not necessarily "progressive," and they're extremely commercially successful. I, however, do not think their success in any way negates their creativity, and I truly believe that Radiohead is by far the most inventive band on a major record label right now. I think Hail To The Thief is absolutely brilliant, whether or not it's progressive, though I believe it possesses many progressive elements.

I really see this album as Radiohead's response to popular music today. They take songs that had the potential to be exclusively pop, and then completely transformed them into something unique. That sounds progressive to me. Anyway, there is extraordinary keyboard use all the way through this album. Thom Yorke's voice continues to be God. Radiohead rocks out, chills out, and produces a truly fantastic record.

I can't quite bring myself to give it five stars on this particular site, as it is debatable whether or not it's really prog. But it's certainly a vital album to me, and even if it isn't prog, it's a darn good record.

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