Radiohead - good?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by MillwallShoes, Feb 25, 2013.


Radiohead - any good?

  1. Amazing

    25 vote(s)
  2. Good

    23 vote(s)
  3. Average

    7 vote(s)
  4. Poor

    1 vote(s)
  5. Shit

    6 vote(s)
  1. MillwallShoes

    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 just wondered what you all thought about one of the world's supposed greatest bands?
  2. Yetman

    Yetman Cheesecar Fucksquad #1

    Amazing, but hard to get if you don't get them if you know what I mean.
    lizzieloo and neonwilderness like this.
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    OK Computer and Kid A are still stone classics
  4. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    Some of the best guitar-based songwriting of the 90s and 00s, occasionally interrupted by muso widdling but not nearly enough to put me off them.
    Kaka Tim, skyscraper101 and romeo2001 like this.
  5. Ax^

    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

  6. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Everything after The Bends was toss...
  7. Johnny Vodka

    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.
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  8. 8115

    8115 Turn left.

    Never really got into Radiohead. Eraserhead (Thom Yorke solo album) is quite good. I got it for a fiver.
  9. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    never heard of them.
    lizzieloo and Firky like this.
  10. Left

    Left aimless

    not very good
  11. Knotted

    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.)
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  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    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.
  13. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    betaband showed more promise but were shortlived.
  14. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Emo shite
    The39thStep likes this.
  15. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    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:
  16. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    No album with this on it can be a turd...

    Hollis, neonwilderness and Yetman like this.
  17. Yetman

    Yetman Cheesecar Fucksquad #1

    Is it just me then or is the start of this fucking brilliant?
    Chilli.s and Johnny Vodka like this.
  18. 8115

    8115 Turn left.

    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).
  19. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    fit? he looks like he could be shane macgowan brother

  20. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit

    :D At least he's the marginally less fucked-looking brother.
  21. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    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^^ ?
  22. 8115

    8115 Turn left.

    I'm surprised by the volume of iconoclasm.
  23. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    On Urban? LOL

    This place drips with's built on it :D
  24. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

  25. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    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.
  26. Firky

    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:
  27. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    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.
  28. billy_bob

    billy_bob contents may have settled during transit


    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.
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  29. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Oh, and IIRC they stopped playing Creep years ago so they're not really milking it as such.
  30. catinthehat

    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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