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Radiohead — All I Need
Album: In Rainbows
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7.4

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Total ratings: 1482









Released: 2007
Length: 3:45
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm the next act
Waiting in the wings
I'm an animal
Trapped in your hot car
I am all the days
That you choose to ignore

You are all I need
You're all I need
I'm in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

I am a moth
Who just wants to share your light
I'm just an insect
Trying to get out of the night
I only stick with you
Because there are no others

You are all I need
You're all I need
I'm in the middle of your picture
Lying in the reeds

It's all wrong
It's alright
It's alright
It's all wrong
It's alright
It's alright
It's all right
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Them Jeans
 kingart wrote:
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll. 
 

Spot on. Thanks for the comment.
 danfl75 wrote:
This song caught me by surprise, and commanded my complete attention. Clearly a 10 for me! I know RH isn't for everyone, but why do so many have to express so much hate (and for other artists too)? Even if you can't stand listening to them, could there be a little respect for their originality, composition, musicianship, and commitment to their craft? It's so good I had to leave RP and listen to few tracks from the album. Amazing stuff.
 
I agree completely with this entire post.  A little less negativity in the world and we can all make it a better place.  Let's start with a simple thing like a forum for pete sake.
 lizardking wrote:

Kudos to the call for respect, danfl75....I for one have been trying to "wag more/bark less" both in the RP Song Comments AND life in general.   

As for RH's music, I'm slowly working on liking more and more of their output....in fact I'll go 4 to 6 on this one.....Long Live RP!!

Very cool. I've been inspired to do the same, and upon reading your post, I will redouble my efforts. Cheers! Love Radiohead, btw.
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
Radiohead are living proof of the idea that just because you can do something does not mean you should.
 
I'm not a particularly big fan of this band, but that alleged "idea" seems best-suited to people who lack imagination or creativity.
 hempmandan wrote:
 When you are 20 years ahead of your time it is easy to get misconstrued as overrated....ask the Wyld Stallyns...

 

Yes, but they've been in biz since the 1990s, so if they were 20 years ahead then, by now, by that logic, they're passe.  Cause, gosh, if this is what some "popular" music will sound like in 2039, I'm sort of content I probably won't be around to hear it. However, they are a fine, well-produced, thoughtful band who once in a while actually vibrates the airwaves with energy. 
 danfl75 wrote:
This song caught me by surprise, and commanded my complete attention. Clearly a 10 for me! I know RH isn't for everyone, but why do so many have to express so much hate (and for other artists too)? Even if you can't stand listening to them, could there be a little respect for their originality, composition, musicianship, and commitment to their craft? It's so good I had to leave RP and listen to few tracks from the album. Amazing stuff.
 
Kudos to the call for respect, danfl75....I for one have been trying to "wag more/bark less" both in the RP Song Comments AND life in general.   

As for RH's music, I'm slowly working on liking more and more of their output....in fact I'll go 4 to 6 on this one.....Long Live RP!!
This song caught me by surprise, and commanded my complete attention. Clearly a 10 for me! I know RH isn't for everyone, but why do so many have to express so much hate (and for other artists too)? Even if you can't stand listening to them, could there be a little respect for their originality, composition, musicianship, and commitment to their craft? It's so good I had to leave RP and listen to few tracks from the album. Amazing stuff.
Awesome.

Average rating 7.4?

Underrated IMO. They are bloody marvellous. 
Another Thom Yorke gem! 
 siskinbob wrote:
Let me die now. Dirge dirge dirge !!!
 
Go for it!
Let me die now. Dirge dirge dirge !!!
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
Radiohead are living proof of the idea that just because you can do something does not mean you should.

 
I would say exact the same thing about comments like this. 
Radiohead are living proof of the idea that just because you can do something does not mean you should.
Double dog dangit!
Why so much hating on Radiohead. They aren't any worse than alot of bands out there. And def better than lollipop music. 
{#Music}
 jazzdevil wrote:
When inspiration is gone you are gone too. Rdiohead is nothing but a very bad band.

 
you said it - if you know one song of RH you know every song. All sounds the same - it sucks
Darn !!! No 12 rating...
When inspiration is gone you are gone too. Rdiohead is nothing but a very bad band.
Sorry I nodded off then.
 
 keller1 wrote:


You have certainly picked two of the most overrated bands I am aware of.

Out of all of Radiohead's material there are only two or three things I can actually stand, and they are all more recent ambient stuff.  This particular track is the Radiohead I can't stand: mopey and atonal, with Thom Yorke sounding like he needs an enema.

     

  When you are 20 years ahead of your time it is easy to get misconstrued as overrated....ask the Wyld Stallyns...

 keller1 wrote:


You have certainly picked two of the most overrated bands I am aware of.

Out of all of Radiohead's material there are only two or three things I can actually stand, and they are all more recent ambient stuff.  This particular track is the Radiohead I can't stand: mopey and atonal, with Thom Yorke sounding like he needs an enema.     

 
{#Ass}

So nice to have you back, keller1.   I was wondering what happened to ya'...You and MassivRuss should get along like two peas in a pod.
 kingart wrote:
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll. 

 

You have certainly picked two of the most overrated bands I am aware of.

Out of all of Radiohead's material there are only two or three things I can actually stand, and they are all more recent ambient stuff.  This particular track is the Radiohead I can't stand: mopey and atonal, with Thom Yorke sounding like he needs an enema.

     
Here Here kingart!
{#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes}
 kingart wrote:
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll. 

 
Sorry Arty - this album, and the entire Radiohead repertoire are top notch in my book - top 5 artist of all time.

But I agree 100% on Arcade Fire 
 kingart wrote:
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll.
 
I loved Radiohead up to but not including this album. After Hail to the Thief, it felt to me that they were kind of treading water, churning out product as it were. Subsequent albums have all had a sort of "more of the same" feel to them. I know the die-hard fans will disagree, but this was their shark-jump album, IMO. Not bad, but not great.
 kingart wrote:
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll. 

 

thank you my friend, you read my mind ! 
I'm on a rant against Radiohead and Arcade Fire. I would likely not otherwise be familiar with them if not for RP, so I appreciate broadening my scope. The more I know about music the better -- but this ironically leads me to the conclusion that the less I hear of Radiohead and Arcade Fire the better. The former is almost relentlessly downbeat and melancholy, the latter is pretentious and monotonous. Jeez. RH and/or AF on RP = PSD.  Thank you, Bill for further educating me, as well as providing the button to escape from the Thom Yorke Robodrumming School of Not Rock and Roll. 
 Segue wrote:
Love you RP but this set is killing. Not in the lively way. {#Heartkiss} Maybe it's 3 am somewhere. I'm going swimming!!

 
Radiohead works for me anytime of day.... It's all I need. 
Love you RP but this set is killing. Not in the lively way. {#Heartkiss} Maybe it's 3 am somewhere. I'm going swimming!!
 MassivRuss wrote:
All I need is ... a bottle of barbies. Gee howdy - another RadioHead theme song for assisted suicide.
 
Not sure if this will help:
barbie bottle 
{#Frustrated}
Briliant > 9
amazing this song came on just when i was thinking of that year 2008 and this Radiohead album and the sad drama that passed. Someone wrote of suicide and maybe thats what happened and maybe we'll never know. Keep on playing good music.
All I need is ... a bottle of barbies.

Gee howdy - another RadioHead theme song for assisted suicide.
 lemmoth wrote:

and now..... Behind Blue Eyes .. will I ever get to leave the office.

 
Exactly the same !!! Behind next. ! The 2012 10 0{#Bounce}2
Deadwing wrote:
has anyone tried this?

I read that In Rainbows lines up perfectly with OK Computer from 10 years earlier. Both album titles have the same number of letters (arranged the same way- 2 and 8)

I read that the songs match up together- the first song from OK leads into the first song of In perfectly etc. I can't find my copy of In Rainbows , so I haven't had the chance to check this out.

It's like the 2 albums are written to perfectly enhance each other even though they are separated by a decade.

That Thom Yorke is such the scamp...
 
Hmmm.....haven't heard that one.  Sounds like another Floyd - Dark Side and Wizard of Oz thing!  I DO know that Dark side and Wizard of Oz IS amazing in how it lines up, I recommend people check that out.  The key is starting the album when the Lion roars during the movie studio promo just before the film begins...  I'll have to check out this RH thing...!
Headphones off. Painful.

Possibly the best song on this brilliant album.

and now..... Behind Blue Eyes .. will I ever get to leave the office.


 GuiltyFeat wrote:
All I Need is, ironically, inessential.
 



In order for "All I Need" to be an ironic song title, Mr. York's intentions would, in effect, have to be contradictory to his statement, which it's not. Since "inessential" is the opinion of the listener and not York, a more correct descriptor would be incongruity.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Please spare us from RH. Plaintive whiny tedium. UGH!
 
Please leave me out of the 'us' grouping
 
A solid 11 at least. One of thier very best and that's saying something.
 westslope wrote:
Must be an acquired taste.
  One acquired by discerning millions of music lovers worldwide sinc 1994.....


Please spare us from RH. Plaintive whiny tedium. UGH!
9 {#Yes}
 teadye wrote:

It can be, very much. I know I started out at "meh, whatever" and then one day realized that I couldn't go on vacation without my Radiohead. Now I could happily listen to them for prolonged periods of time without switching artists. This music is something that has definitely enriched my ears. "Creep" is the entry level drug for many folks, BTW.
 

Creep is the one that got me hooked.

Also the end of Karma Police blows my mind. These guys fall into the realm of the "artists that don't give a f@ck about the norm" and I'm just happy that I am here to witness their journey.
has anyone tried this?

I read that In Rainbows lines up perfectly with OK Computer from 10 years earlier. Both album titles have the same number of letters (arranged the same way- 2 and 8)

I read that the songs match up together- the first song from OK leads into the first song of In perfectly etc. I can't find my copy of In Rainbows , so I haven't had the chance to check this out.

It's like the 2 albums are written to perfectly enhance each other even though they are separated by a decade.

That Thom Yorke is such the scamp...
Pretty awesome, as usual from Radiohead.
Great use of sound taking the song from ordinary to extrordinary. 9
All I Need is, ironically, inessential.
 floydoftherocks wrote:
Shitty, at best... given the identical keyboard intro, I was praying/hoping for Infesticons 'Shampoo theme' but was sorely disappointed..

 

...plus, the residue lasts a really, really long time under the glare of nonconformity...
Shitty, at best... given the identical keyboard intro, I was praying/hoping for Infesticons 'Shampoo theme' but was sorely disappointed..

15+ RH shows later...totally, totally agree.

 
grant wrote:
awaiting the next live tour . . . these guys must be seen live to be really appreciated.

 


 westslope wrote:
Must be an acquired taste.
 
It can be, very much. I know I started out at "meh, whatever" and then one day realized that I couldn't go on vacation without my Radiohead. Now I could happily listen to them for prolonged periods of time without switching artists. This music is something that has definitely enriched my ears. "Creep" is the entry level drug for many folks, BTW.
 shawshank wrote:
{#Cry}
 
I'm with you, Shawshank.

Thom Yorke - Speed Paint by =RodrigoElven
©2008-2010 =RodrigoElven

Speed Paint
My favorite band.. Radiohead!!
Thom Yorke Rlz!
Duration: 2h 36m


 grant wrote:
awaiting the next live tour . . . these guys must be seen live to be really appreciated.

 
understood....{#Cheers}
awaiting the next live tour . . . these guys must be seen live to be really appreciated.

{#Cry}
 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
No one bought Van Gogh's pictures when he was alive.
 
I find it more interesting to consider that of the three paintings we know he sold, one has never been identified, which means it might still be out there somewhere, unknown.

AWESOME segue...

Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire -> Radiohead - All I Need

Very good song.

I freakin' love this album!

It challenges for my fave Radiohead record.

It gets better with every listen.

Must be an acquired taste.



 Iscoot4peace wrote:  "The format exposes us to new musical ideas and gives these seeds time to gestate within.  Or not. "
 Spot on, and once familiar with one song, I grasp the "style" such that other song of theirs are metabolized faster. Upon reading your post I thought of "The Talking Heads" who through the years I have grown to really appreciate. The first song I heard of Byrne's was "Take Me to the River," followed by "Burning down the House," - - -he just kicks ass on these cuts. But to others it's pure hell for them to listen to him and/or the Talking Heads... as you say, some of those seeds just don't gestate.
Much like Talking Heads , Radiohead is one of those groups most folks seem to have to invest some time listening to, until they develop a taste for, but once you do, it's all down-hill from there. "Or not."  {#Music} {#Cheers}                                                  

 

 


No one bought Van Gogh's pictures when he was alive. An even longer delay until absorption. But now noone can stare at Crows in a Wheatfield and not swear that Vincent knew everything in life that had to be important. Well, right before he put the bullet in his belly.


 iscoot4peace wrote:


Excellent and astute comment, pianocomposer!  I have the same reaction to them...as well as with music by The Flaming Lips and Talking Heads back in the day.  These are artists with a vision and a need to experiment.  Their subsequent work often goes in directions we initially don't want to be taken and may sound really strange and abrasive...but we ease into it with exposure.  This is one of the many reasons I love RP.  The format exposes us to new musical ideas and gives these seeds time to gestate within.  Or not.  That's OK too.
  Excellant and astute comment iscoot4peace!
just kidding(I'm a kidder).


Woow - seems Bill has a good day today!

Maybe because it's Friday, the day-before-Saturday?
 pianocomposer wrote:
Radiohead is one of the few bands where I don't like the song at first & then they grow on me. I initially rated this one a 3 and now it's a 9. Not a happy song, but excellent use of dissonance & unusual chord progressions. Me likey.

 

Excellent and astute comment, pianocomposer!  I have the same reaction to them...as well as with music by The Flaming Lips and Talking Heads back in the day.  These are artists with a vision and a need to experiment.  Their subsequent work often goes in directions we initially don't want to be taken and may sound really strange and abrasive...but we ease into it with exposure.  This is one of the many reasons I love RP.  The format exposes us to new musical ideas and gives these seeds time to gestate within.  Or not.  That's OK too.
Excellent song for a REALLY good set of headphones!
 Laptopdog wrote:

Funny, I hear a very beautiful song structure.
I hear verse, then chorus, verse, chorus, building to a gorgeous crescendo, with Thom Yorke's voice flowing beautifully over it all. 

Beauty is in the ear of the beholder, I guess.

 

There you go —- a really well thought out response.

I completely disagree with the comment but it was made by an actual adult.

A far cry from "klueless".

 alux wrote:

True.  But lack of appreciation of Radiohead is also symptomatic of immaturity and stunted intellectual growth.  Leaving us bystanders here in a rather ticklish moral quandary.    

 

As for my dislike (lack of appreciation isn't on point, although FWIW there is a very high likelihood that I have more musical training than you) of Radiohead being symptomatic of immaturity and stunted intellectual growth —- not at all.  It just means that I have taste and you don't.  See how highfalutin that sounds?

Your "quandary" such as it is, is intellectual, not moral.  And there's really no intellectual quandary either.

In adult discourse people should be free to express their opinion, which at the end of the day is all that liking or disliking music really is, without fear of personal attack.  At least, that's what they taught me in debating team in, if I remember right, Grade 9.

And besides, namecalling is just a race to the bottom.

Voila —- no quandary.

 keller1 wrote:


Most of the adults that I know had stopped calling other people names by about junior high, by which time they had learned that that sort of behavior was indicative of immaturity, stunted intellectual growth, or both.
 
True.  But lack of appreciation of Radiohead is also symptomatic of immaturity and stunted intellectual growth.  Leaving us bystanders here in a rather ticklish moral quandary.    

 lemmoth wrote:

klueless keller

 

Most of the adults that I know had stopped calling other people names by about junior high, by which time they had learned that that sort of behavior was indicative of immaturity, stunted intellectual growth, or both.


 keller1 wrote:
Off to the LRC.
 
klueless keller

 Laptopdog wrote:

Funny, I hear a very beautiful song structure.
I hear verse, then chorus, verse, chorus, building to a gorgeous crescendo, with Thom Yorke's voice flowing beautifully over it all. 

Beauty is in the ear of the beholder, I guess.

 
I'm with you Laptopdog. This song does have structure and it is simply gorgeous ... rates a 10. But if you don't like something you hear on the main channel then the LRC is not a bad place to go.
Off to the LRC.
there is Radiohead, which is always great, and there's OK Computer, which words cannot describe.
 keller1 wrote:

Suffering through this for the ten thousandth f**king time I realized that one of the things I hate about Radiohead is the lack of song structure.

I mean, listen to this.  It just sits there like a tumor, and never goes anywhere.

When you add in Thom Yorke's voice, the rating should be about minus 800.


 
Funny, I hear a very beautiful song structure.
I hear verse, then chorus, verse, chorus, building to a gorgeous crescendo, with Thom Yorke's voice flowing beautifully over it all. 

Beauty is in the ear of the beholder, I guess.


Giochi prego più Radiohead

{#Wave}

Suffering through this for the ten thousandth f**king time I realized that one of the things I hate about Radiohead is the lack of song structure.

I mean, listen to this.  It just sits there like a tumor, and never goes anywhere.

When you add in Thom Yorke's voice, the rating should be about minus 800.

Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  They wouldn't know a good tune if it jumped and bit em on the ass.

Radiohead is one of the few bands where I don't like the song at first & then they grow on me. I initially rated this one a 3 and now it's a 9. Not a happy song, but excellent use of dissonance & unusual chord progressions. Me likey.

 lewie221 wrote:
Hey, we haven't heard from Mr. Positive (Excelsior). Does that mean he's finally found something he likes?
 

{#Roflol} He has quite a reputation!

Voted: most use of the throw-up emoti in a single thread
I have a hangover this morning ...

This sounds like how I feel.

Mute.

in the past i have liked the hits, but never have i been able to take a whole radiohead album, until now.  In Rainbows is great, edgy yes, not happy shiny people, but that's what i appreciate about it.  {#Exclaim}
Hey, we haven't heard from Mr. Positive (Excelsior). Does that mean he's finally found something he likes?
 Jelani wrote:
That's it! I've had enough.
Why doesn't Bill or Rebecca just come out and say it?
RP stands for Radiohead Paradise.
Ugh, I am so tired of this tripe.
 
That's a big 10-4.

stalfnzo wrote:
Over the last 50 years I've seen the release of only a handful of truly great albums. Sure, lots of great music, but rarely a truly great ALBUM.

You must not listen to much music.

That's it! I've had enough.
Why doesn't Bill or Rebecca just come out and say it?
RP stands for Radiohead Paradise.
Ugh, I am so tired of this tripe.
Over the last 50 years I've seen the release of only a handful of truly great albums. Sure, lots of great music, but rarely a truly great ALBUM. Thick As a Brick, side two of Abbey Road, Pet Sounds. Albums that are greater than the sum of their parts.

For me, In Rainbows is quickly climbing into that rare air. Every time I listen to it, I like it more and more. I've never really been captured by anything Radiohead has done before, but this album is amazing. The rhythms that Phil Selway weaves in and out of the music, the guitar and bass magic of the Brothers Greenwood. And Thom Yorke's voice. Not really a great voice, I don't think. But no other voice in the world could so wonderfully meld all of those great songs into a great album.

Thanks, RP, for turning me on to a masterpiece.


 rtrudeau wrote:
Oh okay I need to go kill myself now ... this sounds like a funeral dirge. (I hate Radiohead more and more with every time I hear them)

 
Opposite for me, especially this album, I love their sound it's kinda sad, kinda moany, kinda emotional, kinda english!

Baum74 wrote:
...music - along with other arts - is a clear matter of objectivity...
Impeccable Teutonic reasoning.
Hey, this discussions about "is this good music or not" are real fun! Cause we all know, that music - along with other arts - is a clear matter of objectivity. So why don't you understand that Radiohead is just great? What's your problem, folks? Why can't you SEE (HEAR, that is)? anyway. stay tuned.
Does this version they're playing on RP seem at least a little bit slower than the download version originally released? Am I on crack?
Oh okay I need to go kill myself now ... this sounds like a funeral dirge. (I hate Radiohead more and more with every time I hear them)
jcjoh wrote:
Just Morbid, creepy was a good word, except "Creep" is their best song. You folks must be voting for the band instead of the tune.
"So special, so f***ing special" ... sung like some nasal android wimp. Radiohead and "best song" are mutually exclusive ... "least awful", maybe. For me at least, we need less poncey stuff like this and Belle and Sebastien and more rock and groove oriented stuff.
mmoyer wrote:
I didn't get Radiohead until I saw Thom Yorke live, acoustic, solo, at the 2002 Bridge School Benefit. After that it all made sense. (nd I agree with other posters that this album really grows on you.)
Agreed. One of these days I'm going to have to listen to the lyrics.
Sounds like he's shot up with Novocaine on top of whatever depressants he's usually on.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Jeebus. On one side, my obnoxious podmate. On the other, Radiohead. Just kill me.
Please enter your GPS coordinates here: _____________ :mrgreen:
Nice move, Bill! Radiohead is one of the few that could follow 'Day in the Life' without too much of a letdown. Natural Heirs
I try to avoid giving out 10's as much as possible, but I just can't avoid it with this song. This album gets better with every listen. Brilliant stuff.
Jeebus. On one side, my obnoxious podmate. On the other, Radiohead. Just kill me.
Radiohead=Godlike........>>>>
EssexTex wrote:
The point is...Chris Martin is not fit to wipe Mr Yorkes's arse! :ass:
Cannot agree with you more EssexTex
arserocket wrote:
Friend you are right - but compared to Coldplay, Travis or REM King of whining I think Pork's voice is the best for when you need to sit in a dark room on a rocking chair as you gently whittle your finger down to a point......know what I mean?, to use a ubiquitous phrase I cannot stand.
The point is...Chris Martin is not fit to wipe Mr Yorkes's arse! :ass:
This and Reckoner are my two favorite songs on In Rainbows (which is actually my favorite Radiohead album, now)and Down Is The New Up (if you count the extras) Oh how I wish I could live in Thom Yorke's larynx. His voice goes from soul-shatteringly haunted and vulnerable to aggressively agitated in the blink of an eye.
fredriley wrote:
If he sings/wails at this level he's bearable to listen to, it's when he goes up an octave or so to his usual high-pitched wailing that he gets to be an earache and deserves the wet herring across the chops treatment. As ever, though, the instrumentals are stonking.
Friend you are right - but compared to Coldplay, Travis or REM King of whining I think Pork's voice is the best for when you need to sit in a dark room on a rocking chair as you gently whittle your finger down to a point......know what I mean?, to use a ubiquitous phrase I cannot stand.
Reminds me of an old Blue Nile disc I used to have.
arserocket wrote:
I think they get better and better - old Pork's voice does it for me
If he sings/wails at this level he's bearable to listen to, it's when he goes up an octave or so to his usual high-pitched wailing that he gets to be an earache and deserves the wet herring across the chops treatment. As ever, though, the instrumentals are stonking.
Took a while, but given a little space In Rainbows has got me, and this is a stand-out track. They really do stand apart for me...
I think they get better and better - old Pork's voice does it for me
I didn't get Radiohead until I saw Thom Yorke live, acoustic, solo, at the 2002 Bridge School Benefit. After that it all made sense. (nd I agree with other posters that this album really grows on you.)
Pyro wrote:
One of the better songs on this CD, as the vocals don't completely suck. (I like Radiohead's sound, just not always real thrilled with the vocals....) Oh, and I was born before the 70's.
yep, yep, and yep shame about that singer
Massive rocks in the deepest water.
arcas2000 wrote:
Still sucks. And now overplayed.
Still sucks. And STILL overplayed
I just bought the cd today. It's taken me awhile to warm up to it (as does most Radiohead) but once I get a chance to REALLY listen, to concentrate on what is being done, I love it.
I really love Radiohead. I own almost everything they've released so far, and I was one of the first to download-buy "In Rainbows". But for some reason this song (which every other Radiohead fan here seems to like) just sounds a bit too boring and shallow to me. I couldn't warm up to Thom Yorke's solo album, "Eraser", either. Still a great band, especially live, but this song only gets a 6 from me :-/ Damn. I'm on the lower end of the ratings bell curve on a Radiohead track. Something's wrong. EDIT: and yes, it's definitely overplayed on RP. We hear this at least once a day.
arcas2000 wrote:
A solid 1. And yes, I was born prior to the 1970s. Does this mean that my musical tastes were formed before extremely crappy music became normalized? Probably.
Considering the number of your contemporaries who don't detest everything done since 1980, it's much more probable that you're just cenophobic.