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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2015 at 13:27
 
Quote Nestling next to such wonders, however, there’s one song that’s nothing short of utter rubbish: a two-minute bit of fop-punk called “How Do You” that steals the riff from Sham 69’s “If The Kids Are United” (!) and finds Thom doing an awful Johnny Rotten impression. It breaks the momentum of “Pablo Honey” horribly, momentarily throwing all Radiohead’s tortured sensitivity out of the window and making them sound like beer-gutted losers from the class of ´76.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2015 at 13:31
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

He's not even fooling himself anymore.
That does indeed seem to be the case. 
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It’s this thing called nuclear weapons.
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Like lots of things are done with uranium.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2018 at 02:46
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

When OK Computer hit the airwaves, people were lauding Radiohead as the 'next Pink Floyd'. So, what happened to Radiohead? And why are they now dwarfed by Swilson by prog fans, amongst others?

nothing happened with Radiohead. They're still one of the most popular bands around, quite respected, never heard anyone mock them. 
Never heard anyone say they are "the next Pink Floyd" either. 

How are they "dwarfed" by Swilson fans or prog fans? I've never seen it. Lame if it happens. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2018 at 04:25
I listened to Radiohead again those last months, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail and In Rainbows. It was fun, much that in my memory.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2018 at 05:15
Always considered them a fantastic band. With their last two (King of limb and moon shaped pool) they are average at best.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2018 at 01:29
I remember a magazine comparing Radiohead to Yes and Genesis after Ok Computer. Then Radiohead spent a year making Kid A which was a completely different thing. Quite clearly they got spooked! (btw I love Kid A)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2018 at 08:09
Big fan. I love all their albums - including the much-maligned Pablo Honey, all the way to their latest.

Always an interesting listen.
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Nothing happened to Radiohead. They continued to make interesting and creative music - they just didn't become the prog rock standard bearers that people thought they were morphing to around the time of OK Computer. Their influence on the likes of Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief cannot be denied, even if those two are closer to a traditional template of prog (not that one actually exists).

Don't think the more recent albums have quite been as good as their earlier stuff, but I enjoyed their televised Glastonbury performance (so much better than most of the rest we saw) and in 'Burn the Witch' they not only made a strangely disturbing but compelling song, but produced an equally disturbing video to accompany it (adding 'The Wicker Man' to 'Trumpton' and subverting my childhood memories for ever! )
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 06 2018 at 12:30
Originally posted by Svetonio Svetonio wrote:



hahahah. Good times man.. good times
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2018 at 12:44
Originally posted by Squonk19 Squonk19 wrote:

Nothing happened to Radiohead. They continued to make interesting and creative music - they just didn't become the prog rock standard bearers that people thought they were morphing to around the time of OK Computer. Their influence on the likes of Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief cannot be denied, even if those two are closer to a traditional template of prog (not that one actually exists).

Don't think the more recent albums have quite been as good as their earlier stuff, but I enjoyed their televised Glastonbury performance (so much better than most of the rest we saw) and in 'Burn the Witch' they not only made a strangely disturbing but compelling song, but produced an equally disturbing video to accompany it (adding 'The Wicker Man' to 'Trumpton' and subverting my childhood memories for ever! )

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2018 at 11:32
Listening to their last two right now: both well done and quite enjoyable in fact but still sounds like leftover material to these ears. Subpar Rahiohead but I'm positive they'll come back much stronger sometime soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MortSahlFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2018 at 15:07
I had two friends who'd (incorrectly) say "Next Pink Floyd"

I don't care for Radiohead at all. I'll never understand the comparison, either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2018 at 08:46
A statement based on three songs mainly imo: Creep, Fake Plastic Trees and Paranoid Android.

I can hear slight similarities but never really get the point of 'the next floyd' either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larkstongue41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2018 at 09:11
^ I actually think the Radiohead/Pink Floyd parallel makes sense not because they bear musical similarities but because Radiohead could have been to the '90s/early 2000s what Floyd was to the '70s.

Edited by Larkstongue41 - April 13 2018 at 09:12
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^ good point.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote M27Barney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2018 at 00:41
Ok computer. I have. Like DSOTM is not really prog. Neither is radiohead. What is their longest epic?
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