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OT Räihälä
2 stars Radiohead's opener is not prog, and shouldn't be listed on these pages. However, while the band has later developed into the most important prog band of modern times (and singer/lyricist Thom Yorke into a modern day John Lennon), they cannot hide their past.

Pablo Honey is a mediocre album in its genre - British grunge of early 90's - and sadly nothing more. Yet there are some gems, like the obvious hit single Creep, which is a promise of better things to come, as well as some other lesser known tunes, like Stop Whispering.

On Pablo Honey Radiohead are like a young contemporary composer finding his/her feet: most of the tracks sound pretty infantile, pretentious and know-nothing. And at the same time it is not bad listening at all. Quite the opposite: most of its tracks are nice and the band's attitude is okay. Yorke's highly personal voice fits well with the overall sound, as well as Jonny Greenwood's tiny solos.

After all, this album was the necessary stepping stone before their later greatness. And for that reason, totally forgivable. :)

OT Räihälä | 2/5 |


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