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PABLO HONEY

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

2.52 | 376 ratings

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sircosick
4 stars Grunge is a strong and agressive style of music, which progheads in general, I think, avoid at all coast. But Radiohead was inserted (unfortunately?) on this site, and we have to reply!

But Radiohead isn't a grunge band as Nirvana or Creed; this debut is just an experiment with his classic brit-pop style and a touch of grunge. If you want to know the progressive side of Radiohead, you better check out OKputer or The Bends, both absolute masterpieces. Even under an "Art Rock band" denomination, Radiohead at his peak isn't a 100% prog band (not even reaches the 50% of any prog essence), is rather a brit-pop/alternative rock band. On Pablo Honey, the band mixes his powerful melancholy with distorted and agressive riffs from his three-guitars attack. As a result, a regular album, finely elaborated, enjoyable for brit-pop lovers, boring and awful (and sometimes horrible) for prog lovers.

Highlights: Creep (of course), Blow out, Anyone can play guitar, You. Personally I also like the ballad Thinking About You.

Four stars. Three stars if you are a prog lover only; and two or one stars if pop, alt. rock and grunge definitively do not please your ears.

sircosick | 4/5 |

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