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HAIL TO THE THIEF

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.42 | 321 ratings

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The Truth
5 stars This great Radiohead album has always been perceived (rather unfairly, I might add) as a low point in Radiohead's career. Many feel that the album is uninspired compared to other releases and rather boring. I never got that.

This album is a rather stone cold look at the way modern societies work (in that case, it'd almost have to sound rather bleak) and the way Radiohead presents it, too me anyway, is exceptionally brilliant. This album packs an emotional punch in a different way than most of the albums do, this is more of an emotional roundhouse kick because this is very depressing stuff. And I've always found that I enjoy music that moves me like this.

Each track is well crafted, each containing the electronic treatment that the previous two albums had while maybe going back to their earlier work in terms of song structure. The resulting sound that each track has is a bold and mechanical one, one that fills you with rage and jerks your tears at the same time. I have found myself sometimes trapped in my own thoughts, crying or being emotionally empowered after listening to this album and it's an incredible feeling that no other album can do.

Hail to the thief, my friends.

The Truth | 5/5 |

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