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schizophrenic
(acolyte)
10/02/07 04:31 PM
Re: Double Edged S-word new [re: Wraith2]  

Okay, so where does Coldplay fit into all this?



Diamond Frog
(acolyte)
10/02/07 05:46 PM
Re: Double Edged S-word new [re: schizophrenic]  

In reply to:

Coldplay


Thanks for the laugh.

Me? The 13th Duke of Wybourne? Here? On teenagewildlife.com? At three o'clock in the morning? With my reputation? What were they thinking of?

Wraith2
(killer in chic)
10/02/07 09:08 PM
Board room rock new [re: schizophrenic]  

20 year olds who just can't wait to be 30 year olds.

You know who else makes creatures? Satan.

ghostlove
(cracked actor)
10/10/07 08:45 PM
Set the Controls for the Heart... new [re: Marquis]  

I hope to get to listen to some of it but I'm not going to purchase it online since 160 kps is not even C.D. quality and that is what they are putting out. The Box set looks interesting and I believe I will wait for that or the disc when it comes out early next year.

As for Prism's comment on Thom Yorkes lyrics, I disagree. His lyrics go well with his voice and the Radiohead soundscape. I suppose if you just read it on paper, it probably doesn't deserve any poetic license, but in the context of being sung with music that is in the vain of Radiohead, it's seamless delight. I don't even know what the fuck he is saying half the time anyway , but hearing things like 'waking up sucking on lemon' and 'there are two colors in my head' is genius to me..



theidiot2
(kook)
10/11/07 09:51 AM
Re: Set the Controls for the Heart... new [re: ghostlove]  

The thing about Thom's voice and lyrics, and indeed much of Radiohead's music these days, is that texture is the key issue. There's no drama or narrative in the songs, not in a way that one could compare to Nick Cave, say, and Radiohead are VERY consistent with the atmosphere of the world they've created.

I've listened to the album a few times now, and apart from the fact that the words "new Radiohead album" excite me far more than any actual music could, I like it. I don't expect to regard it as highly as Kid A in years to come, but some of the songs are great. The use of strings in particular is nice to hear from them.


Everyday I write the book

Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
10/11/07 11:55 AM
Rainbow Brite new [re: theidiot2]  

I've listened to it about 5 times now, and apart from the somewhat listless "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi," I'm more or less in love all over again. Quite a bit more subdued than usual and thus not as immediately gripping - it took 3 full spins to decide that I liked it as opposed to the 30 seconds of "2+2=5" it took to sell me on Hail to the Thief.

I'm most pleasantly surprised by how "Nude" turned out in the studio. I remember hearing several older versions of it when it was still "Big Ideas," which were pleasant enough, but nowhere near as lovely as the finished version.

And I know it's verboten to say so, but I am actually interested to know what Stu thinks of it.

kick me like you kicked before
i can't even feel the pain no more
and i only get my rocks off while i'm dreaming


theidiot2
(kook)
10/11/07 01:36 PM
Re: Rainbow Brite new [re: Marquis]  

I really like tracks five to eight. In a way I'd have liked if they had ditched the rockier numbers altogether and made a very mellow album.


Everyday I write the book

Remade/Remodeled
(acolyte)
10/12/07 07:55 AM
Won't take my eyes off the ball again new [re: guiltpuppy]  

In reply to:

God I fucking hate Radiohead. They're like U2 for losers.


... and fifty other quotes from Everything I Know About Life I Learnt from PitchforkMedia.

In reply to:

Marquis: I'm more or less in love all over again.


I'm with you here, Marky... I've just started the 5th spin since I downloaded it this morning (bloody work got in the way) and I'm really, really into it. I'd disagree with you on the engagement factor, though, I think it's their most accessible album since The Bends and easily the best since Kid A. While Arpeggi starts off like a meandering Amnesiac track, that bit in the middle when it starts to go nuts redeems it but yeah, it's the only even close to off track moment on the whole... er... 'disc'.

In reply to:

I am actually interested to know what Stu thinks of it.


I'm sure you're the only one... I find it hard to put stock in the opinion of someone so desperate to embrace the zeitgeist that he embraced Zeitgeist.

Je est un autre

Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
10/12/07 11:07 AM
Little Ideas new [re: Remade/Remodeled]  

In reply to:

and fifty other quotes from Everything I Know About Life I Learnt from PitchforkMedia.


Zango! I was leaning more towards something like "Hating on Radiohead is for 20-somethings who still think the music you don't like is what makes you cool."

In reply to:

I'd disagree with you on the engagement factor, though, I think it's their most accessible album since The Bends and easily the best since Kid A.


I'd agree on the accessible point. I guess what I meant is that on the first two spins, it seemed ok but not revelatory, 10 nice tunes but no big attention-getters. All of which is now moot, of course, as I'm at the point where as soon as it ends I just start it over from the beginning.

Every record they release, I feel that weird mix of anticipation to hear it and fear that they will somehow have lost it, and still I've yet to be disappointed. God bless 'em.

kick me like you kicked before
i can't even feel the pain no more
and i only get my rocks off while i'm dreaming


guiltpuppy
(stardust savant)
10/12/07 09:05 PM
Re: Little Ideas new [re: Marquis]  

I don't know what PitchforkMedia is (but I'm sure that name-drop must have sounded really hip and savvy to anyone who did!), and Marquis, the fact that your version of the criticism somehow implies that the "real" cool is determined by what music you do listen to is funny and a little sad.

My point had nothing to do with what was "cool," (loser was probably a bad word choice in that respect, but I forgot that people cared so much one way or the other) is that Radiohead, like U2, is a bucket of hype, except that their target is less mainstream. It's all marketing. They just keep attaching their names to current trends (U2: global activism, ipods; Radiohead: electronic music, internet distribution) in order to get mentioned in news stories. Musically, I consider Radiohead to be eminently Okay (and I haven't heard enough U2 to judge one way or the other), but I'm so fucking sick of people analyzing the "impact" of every cheap publicity gimmick they stage. Whether you buy it directly from them or through a retail, you're still going to give sixty or so minutes of Thom Yorke moaning while his band play around with whatever electronic toy they heard Richard D. James was using ten years ago. I do more important things in the bathroom on a regular basis.

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