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2.52 | 378 ratings

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The Crow
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2 stars This album is definitively not interesting to any prog fan...

Because it's really far from being progressive... But that's not the reason I'm giving this album only 1 star. The collection of songs included here is not really exciting. With the exception of a pair of decent tracks, this album is a bit plain, and doesn't says very much... The Thom Yorke's voice was waiting to beeing really exploited, and the predominant guitars are not too colourful. The pop- rock vein of all the tracks are just repetitive... The experimentation and variety of later albums is missing here, because the true personality of the band is not here yet.

Sorry to all the Radiohead's fans out there for my low rating... I really enjoy this band's music, but this album is far from deserving being recommended to any prog listener!

Best songs: You, Creep (a classic, and maybe the best song of the album...), Stop Whispering (I love the chorus), Anyone Can Play Guitar (just funny), Lurgee (not bad)... The rest of the album is easily forgettable.

Conclusion: the only interest of this album is knowing the beginnings of this wonderful band... So the fans should listen to it. But if you are not in the Radiohead world, this is far for being essential... And this is definitely not the right place to start with Radiohead. I think "The Bends" or "OK Computer" are the perfect introduction for beginners.

My personal rating: ***

ProgArchives rating: **

The Crow | 2/5 |


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