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La Villa
3 stars I often think this album gets a bum-rap but the truth is, it's better than people give it credit for. Ok, it doesn't fit in the prog mold but it does contain great powerful guitar drenched rock songs with inspired melodies.

The opener 'You' is probably the most prog moment with its 12/8-11/8 time signature. There are certainly some beautiful moments to be found in 'Thinking About You' and 'I Can't'. There are wonderful pop melodies in 'Anyone Can Play Guitar' and 'Ripcord'....and of course there is 'Creep'. However, the best moment is saved until last with the melifluous lilt of 'Blow Out' which ultimately turns into a chaotic, er, Blow Out.

When I purchased this album upon release, I considered it would be a tough act to follow. Of course, this proved not to be the case. So I guess to appreciate this album, you many have to listen to it as if you've never heard of Radiohead before.

I recommend you obtain this album and give it a few listen before casting judgement because like with a lot of Radiohead material, it takes a while to get under your skin but when it does, you are sure paid back in spades.

La Villa | 3/5 |


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