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Radiohead - good?

Radiohead - any good?

  • Amazing

    Votes: 25 40.3%
  • Good

    Votes: 23 37.1%
  • Average

    Votes: 7 11.3%
  • Poor

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Shit

    Votes: 6 9.7%

  • Total voters
    62

MillwallShoes

Don't kill the Lion
i used to like them. I think they can be very creative. but ultimately a bit boring? I respect the musical views of urban more than many places...so just wondered what you all thought about one of the world's supposed greatest bands?
 

Ax^

Silly Rabbit
where always good when i found out the ten year easter egg they did with in rainbows and ok computer

my opinion is now amazing

:)
 

Johnny Vodka

The Abominable Scotsman
Amazing - not every record is genius, but they've been going 20 years and still make good stuff, their 2nd last album (In rainbows) being the best IMO.
 

8115

Macaroni straws.
Never really got into Radiohead. Eraserhead (Thom Yorke solo album) is quite good. I got it for a fiver.
 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
I get bored with them very quickly. Not much there once you get past the pyrotechnics and the whininess. Not a terrible band I suppose. I'll be generous and say they are average. In the 90's there weren't many guitar bands which weren't utter toss, so average was quite good back then and I would spend some soul destroying time listening to them out of desperation. I give them marks for not being quite as dull as the Stereophonics. (Admitedly I only know the first three albums.)
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
They made a powerful enemy of me by making that festering dog turd of an album called The King of Limbs. Classic believing-your-own-hype stuff, Thom Yorke clearly now thinks that any passing idea that comes to him on the bog after he's had a few spliffs too many must be genius, even if that idea is to make an album with NO FUCKING TUNES :mad:

The rest of their stuff is good though. Even Hail to The Thief is great if you snip out a few of the more pointless tracks from your playlist.
 

billy_bob

contents may have settled during transit
Everything after The Bends was toss...
There's always one isn't there. "Oh, they were shit once anyone except me had heard of them, I was into them when they were a Krautrock band and they only performed in one venue on Diego Garcia to the same three blokes and one woman, all acting like they didn't know each other." :rolleyes:
 

8115

Macaroni straws.
I'm really surprised how many people don't like them as my guess would have been they're easily one of the most credible bands around today. Also Thom Yorke is fit (should have been a poll option).
 

Fez909

toilet expert
I'm really surprised how many people don't like them as my guess would have been they're easily one of the most credible bands around today. Also Thom Yorke is fit (should have been a poll option).
So far no one has voted for them being poor or shit, only average or above.

Of course there's a few brave iconoclasts on here to keep the sheeple's tastes in check, but otherwise they seem pretty well liked. No idea why you said that^^ ?
 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
Example:
The song Life in a Glasshouse would be good in a Robert Wyatty sort of way if it wasn't Thom Yorke being overdramatic in it. I think this is what I dislike about them, even when they have a good thing going they spoil it by milking it for all the emotional impact they can get. Garish, in your face. Horrible really. I felt that way about Creep when it first came out. It's a very commercial, manipulative, superficial sound and this is true even when they are doing something a bit out of the ordinary. OK that's not necessarily a bad thing I know, but it means I only listen to them ironically now and I would prefer to give an ironic spin of Pink Floyd's the Wall.
 

Firky

The first of the gang
Banned
My favourite band. Used to do their website and I have a load of goodies from that :)

Got all the solo stuff as well by Greenwood, Yorke and Selway. I am a total teenage fan boi. Been following them for twenty years now :oops:
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
Example:
The song Life in a Glasshouse would be good in a Robert Wyatty sort of way if it wasn't Thom Yorke being overdramatic in it. I think this is what I dislike about them, even when they have a good thing going they spoil it by milking it for all the emotional impact they can get. Garish, in your face. Horrible really. I felt that way about Creep when it first came out. It's a very commercial, manipulative, superficial sound and this is true even when they are doing something a bit out of the ordinary. OK that's not necessarily a bad thing I know, but it means I only listen to them ironically now and I would prefer to give an ironic spin of Pink Floyd's the Wall.
Manipulative sound? If you mean deliberately constructed so as to have a particular effect upon the emotional state of the listener, isn't that what music is for?

And people who claim to listen to music 'ironically' understand neither music nor irony IMO.
 

billy_bob

contents may have settled during transit
So far no one has voted for them being poor or shit, only average or above.

Of course there's a few brave iconoclasts on here to keep the sheeple's tastes in check, but otherwise they seem pretty well liked. No idea why you said that^^ ?
:D

Actually I think urban turns the usual definition of iconoclasm on its head. Really bucking the trend here is saying you like something that's widely liked - Radiohead for example, or American Beauty. The 'sheeple' are the ones trampling each other in the stampede to show how disdainful they are of such things.
 

SpookyFrank

Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit.
Example:
The song Life in a Glasshouse would be good in a Robert Wyatty sort of way if it wasn't Thom Yorke being overdramatic in it. I think this is what I dislike about them, even when they have a good thing going they spoil it by milking it for all the emotional impact they can get. Garish, in your face. Horrible really. I felt that way about Creep when it first came out. It's a very commercial, manipulative, superficial sound and this is true even when they are doing something a bit out of the ordinary. OK that's not necessarily a bad thing I know, but it means I only listen to them ironically now and I would prefer to give an ironic spin of Pink Floyd's the Wall.
Oh, and IIRC they stopped playing Creep years ago so they're not really milking it as such.
 

catinthehat

Failed VK = Replicant
Never put a foot wrong as far as I am concerned - I am loving the TY spin off Atoms for Peace. I intend to focus on their Glastonbury performance in my final moments of life as so far it has been the best thing ever.
 
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