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AMNESIAC

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.61 | 310 ratings

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smelliottheath
5 stars an overlooked masterpiece!!

radiohead aimed for something big, and they missed, wot they got instead was even better, wot this album lacks in consistancy, it makes up for in originality, its not that the musical genres in the album r new and original, its the way in which they r presented which gives the album its character!!

i shall now review the most important songs on the album

packt lyk sardines: brilliant opener, probly the most original opener radiohead hav done, it has a mellow atmosphere which sets the album up very well

pyramid song: the best example of confusing time signatures radiohead hav ever given us, this entire song sounds lyk its in some bizarre set of shifting time signatures, its actually a slow tempo 4/4 from start to finish, great piano playing aswell

knives out: great 'dream-like' video, the song reminds me of the shadows' music

dollars and cents: worth mentioning for the great egyption feel given to the song by the strings, not to mention the excellent singing

hunting bears: an eerie electronic mess (and thats a compliment) the short running time prevents it from becoming irritating, instead giving it a mysterious feel

like spinning plates: probly the most experimental song radiohead hav ever done, the reverse trickery is impressive, this is my favourite radiohead song, i cud ryt an essay on this song, but i wont

life in a glasshouse: a smooth jazz song about falling out with ur best friend over a trivial matter. its a nice 'unpredictable' way to end the album, u wudnt see this song coming at the endof the album having listened to the other 10 songs, which is wot makes this song the climax that it is, the song ends the album on a pesimistic note, which is very fitting, and once agen - great singing

all in all, this album isnt a storming monster album, its a brooding monster album, best heard thru headphones at 3am

i give it 5 stars and 9.5 out of 10

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