Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Radiohead - Amnesiac CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.65 | 489 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

2 stars After buying the sucidal 'Kid A', I decided to pick up its brother 'Amnesiac' to see if it was any better. Not much. It's just a disjointed and watered down version of 'Kid A', which actually makes it one star better than that one. But still not recommended. I like the opening track 'Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box', it's not as suicidal as the opener of the last album, and it's kind of mesmerising. 'Pyramid Song' is okay, but I don't see what the hype is about. The third track, 'Pulk Pull/Revolving Doors' appeals to me because of my interest in techno. I think it's a really neat song. The next cut, 'You and whose army?' is not great except for the piano ending to the song, which oddly reminds me of the acoustic piano on 'From Genesis To Revelation'. 'Knives Out' is a nice pop song, sort of depressing but alright I guess, it's probably the best one on here. The remake of 'Morning Bell' is not worth bothering with. I didn't like it in the first place, and here it's even worse. 'Like Spinning Plates' is probably the most dramatic piece on here. This one could make me cry. It does have that creepy suicidal feel to it, though, that I'm not too fond of. The closing track 'Life In A Glasshouse' is really weak and doesn't feel like a good closer. This album is not really great, but at least it's not creepy and foreboding like 'Kid A'. It's a lot more loosely put together and the tracks are a lot weaker, which in the case of the Kid A sessions, is probably a good thing. bryantm3
bryantm3 | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this RADIOHEAD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.