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PYRAMID SONG

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

2.54 | 31 ratings

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thesameoldfears
3 stars "I jumped in the river and what did I see?"

Since this EP is now widely and cheaply available ($2.77 on Amazon mp3 at the time of this review), there is no reason not to pick it up if you're a fan of Radiohead's experimental period. Of course, the EP's title track is one of the true gems of the entire Radiohead catalogue; soaring vocals, unusual rhythm, perfectly placed string arrangements (which were done by band-member Jonny Greenwood and not some hired gun). Of course, you might ask "Why should I get this EP if I already have Pyramid Song on the Amnesiac album?" Well, the remaining three b-sides do have much to offer, but you need kind of a high weirdness threshold. This period in the band's history was marked by a heavy use of electronic effects and unconventional soundscapes, and these are in full force here. No catchy pop songs (except the title track), but I would say this works in its favor because the band lets the electronic textures they have created take the forefront. It would silly to give a four song EP higher than three stars, but there is some great stuff here. Highly recommended.

thesameoldfears | 3/5 |

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