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AMNESIAC

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.58 | 314 ratings

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fernandoallendes
5 stars Definitely the most unaccessible yet compelling work by such a genius band. Basing themselves a little more into proto-krautrock a la Kraftwerk/Can with a more post- rock/antipop/incredibly depressive ambiental music/pseudo-psych-rock they achieve a sound similar to that of Bjork's least accessible side (a bit more aggressive and less electronica based) mixed with what the song Fitter Happier from OK Computer developed into an album would be. Don't think we have computer-talking throughout (except on Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors): we have remarkable songwriting here.

Furthermore this album hides a treasure beneath its initial repulsion. When I first heard it my reaction was along the lines of "...I thought Radiohead was good", yet after a few spins (as usual with the best music in my catalogue) the album grabbed on to me. THE MOST CATHARTIC ALBUM I HAVE HEARD SO FAR.

Run to the store and get it. You won't like it at first I guarantee, but after you listen to the beauty of the textures and the intrincate and detailist elaboration you will notice this masterpiece is going be right up there with your faves.

PS: The booklet is absolutely beautiful as well, stands as a work of art on its own.

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