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Crossover Prog

3.82 | 521 ratings

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4 stars Since it is hard to value this album in terms of rating stars, I will rate song by song of this very good Radiohead record.

Beginning of album is fantastic: genious electronic versus accoustic druming, moving and cool guitar riff, funky singing, bit »romantic« music here. 5/5

Second one is with soft and distorted guitar riffs, and great guitars everywhere, as you know, Radiohead guitars have always been fantstic and moving and innovative. Song has some industrial feeling, and ends in cool repeating chorus of Thom, and in background they even go metal-like. 5/5

Nude is first track that slows the tempo down, it has some orchestral elements, it is similair to their song called »Sail to the Moon«, but bit more romantic. I imagine this one to be in score of some movie. 3/5

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi is my favourite on record. It starts with excellent drum loop and simple guitar notes, and this is piece in two parts, first one is rock, romance, emotions, love, second one is like some climax of post rock bands, much strange but not weird, you have to hear this to judge. 5/5

All I Need is somehow sad song, again about love. This one has nice glockenspiel and sexy bass line and unique druming in similair wein to post rock drumers of Sigur Ros or GYBE, but even better sounding. 5/5

Faust Arp is nothing special, it has vocal melody similair to some already used. This track also has orchestration. 3/5

Reckoner song has fantstic sounding drums, but again they use similair guitar riff, and this is also simple song, but puts fine effect on me. 4/5

House of Cards is cute ballad, but somehow I do not like it much. Is highly atmospheric and sleepy. 4/5

Jigsaw Falling Into Place is most complex song and has cute keys, some innovations in Thom's singing. 4/5

Videotape has fine and interesting rhythm section made of piano and interesting style of drums or drum machine (not sure). 3/5

Well, average rating is 4 stars. Radiohead never dissapoint, they move forvard and make experimental music, and their most mellow album to date.

nisandzic | 4/5 |


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