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5 stars Is Radiohead really prog? Who would debate more than 3 seconds about stupid questions like that? Who cares!?? It's time to get a life AND to get this album as soon as possible. Because, in a lot of songs, Radiohead demonstrates a need to push rock further. They want to make a form of rock that progresses through what they did before. Judge that by what you want, it is an album to not overlook.

It's weird, it's futuristic, it's disturbing. It's a vision of tomorrow's world by Yorke and the Greenwood brothers. This album is like stepping into a city where androids and humans cohabitates and work together. A world where robots can almost feel emotions and humans wish they felt a lot less.

Technically speaking, Radiohead has a crazy guitarist in Jonny Greenwood. He really dominated the 90's in terms of experimentation and innovation. I know what I'm talking about, seeing him in concert in 97. An instrument not to forget would be the huge keyboard work also provided by Jon. He really captured a claustrophobic and ill feeling of having trouble to breathe on the keys.

Karma Police, Lucky, No suprises and Exit Music have all the radio potential to make a fortune. Karma Police staying a gripping, moving, and absolutely addictive 4 minutes. The songs aged so well, many bands wouldn't top this production even today. But the most progressive (and disturbing) track could easily be Paranoid Android. I don't know what kind of substance would lead to this, but it has a psychiatric aura; Yorke repeating "the vomit, the vomit, the vomit, God loves his children yeaaah".

This is a lengendary rock album. An absolutely stunning art, way ahead of his time.

With David Bowie, McCarthney or Robert Fripp, Radiohead jumped in the supreme courts of the few Giants that changed rock music forever.

So intelligent it edges madness.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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