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Crossover Prog

4.02 | 774 ratings

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Hailed by fans and everyday music listeners as the "Dark Side of the Moon" of the 90s, this depressing, yet satisfying album is a fantastic one. This is the epitome of an album that needs to be played in order and straight through, in order to capture the full effect of Thom Yorke's gloomy and dark subconsciousness. Sometimes blisteringly dissonant and mood- dampening, and at other times melodic and inspired, this musical experiment truly expresses the word "progressive" in the truest sense. "Airbag" is a definite highlight, and "Paranoid Android" is my favorite track (actually, tied with "Karma Police" and "Electioneering" for first place). "Paranoid Android" actually uses a 7/8 time signature, for those of you who adore those types of things as I do. Not to mention that the song is structured in multiple keys and tempo changes and sections. It is progressive in the same sense that "Bohemian Rhapsody" (with which "Paranoid Android" is commonly compared to) is a progressive effort.

This album pushes music and tests out what is possible on instruments. Because of that, Radiohead represents something truly progressive, although not prog rock. All in all, a definite worthy album of any progressive rock fan, and fans of music everywhere.

bb1319 | 4/5 |


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