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Chris S
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3 stars I am not going to go down the route as to why this is on this site. It has a semblance of conceptual music and yes, they are one of the few better bands to emerge in the late 20th century. In saying that I have never been convinced these guys from Oxford, are the real deal.The music is good and on OK Computer possibly better than others in their catalogue but the self indulgence in lead vocals reminds me a bit of Peter Hammill and VDGG. Plenty of self importance and not enough soul sacrifice IMHO.They are very talented musicians of that there is no doubt and record sales particularly in USA fully endorse that but for me too overblown to be truly credible. Hail To The Thief their last effort in my opinion much better than OK Computer. The mainstream were desperate for deeper sound when this was released and I think only the Verve managed to trult capitalise on that in a pure sense. They will never truly compete with the likes of Pink Floyd for which they laughably so often get compared too.
Chris S | 3/5 |


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