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THE ASTORIA LONDON LIVE

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

2.76 | 21 ratings

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Jordi Planas
3 stars In this DVD one can appreciate the great step beyond that Radiohead took after "Pablo Honey". The songs that would appear in the superb "The Bends" show the great elements that make Radiohead one of the best bands in the last 15 years: intricate guitar arpeggios mixed with powerful guitar riffs, a solid rhythm section and brilliant vocal melodies (augmented with very good backing vocals). "Black Star", "The Bends", "My Iron Lung", "Street Spirit" or "Fake Plastic Trees" (covered later by Marillion) are excellent tracks that grow in each listening. And some vocal melodies may resemble to the ones of the great Adrian Belew (those high notes...). There are other great tracks here such as "Bones", "Ripcord", the classic "Creep", "Stop Whispering" or "Anyone Can Play Guitar", and other tracks from "Pablo Honey" or rare B-sides. The band sounds really powerful, the mix is excellent, and the lights really appropriate. The only "but" is that it's really short! And no bonus at all and no interviews! When will be available a full double DVD, also with tracks from the incredible "OK Computer"? Anyway, this is a very recommendable DVD. (***1/2)
Jordi Planas | 3/5 |

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