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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Radiohead - Amnesiac

B Siders, it's time for me to come clean. I have an obsession that has been driving me out of my head lately. And if I don't get any of it, I get crabby and upset and I'm just not me. So I've been having to take it in every single day, or I just don't feel right. And if you don't know what I'm referring to, it's Radiohead. If you thought I was going to say drugs, you were close. I think Radiohead is kind of like a drug. I've done three other albums by them so far, and I can't bring myself to stop reviewing more of their stuff. This is probably a deeper cut than most casual fans would have listened to so far. Everyone knows 'The Bends' and 'OK Computer' since those records had huge hits on them. But Amnesiac? I don't know. I adore 'Kid A' and this album is slightly more on the electronic side like that one was. That makes a ton of sense, as this was the follow up and came out just a year after in 2001. While this record isn't as synthed out and shows a LOT and I mean a lot more guitar work. Most of these songs were adopted in the same 'Kid A' phase, but weren't released on that record. Which is awesome, since it's a second album that has a whole separate identity. The only track that wasn't on the same plain is 'Life In A Glasshouse' which was recorded later with a jazz trumpeter. Thom Yorke goes into great detail how he thinks the two works are separate, and how he came about with the album artworks and how they explain the differences. It's honestly fascinating. This album is in short, awesome. It's 11 tracks of enticing, engaging, never know what's coming next, genre-bending music. I could honestly listen to this everyday, and for the most part, I have been. Please check this out today. And I know it's not for everyone, but if you don't like it - I'd love an honest, thought out rationale as to why.

1. Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box
2. Pyramid Song
3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors: Pulk / Pull Revolving Doors
4. You and Whose Army?
5. I Might Be Wrong
6. Knives Out
7. Morning Bell/Amnesiac: Morning Bell / Amnesiac
8. Dollars & Cents
9. Hunting Bears
10. Like Spinning Plates
11. Life in a Glasshouse

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Packt Like Sardines
2. You And Whose Army?
3. Hunting Bears

4.75 out of 5 stars


  1. uhh huu, B Side and his guilty pleasures. Tisk tisk, nahh I'm jokin :)

    To be honest I see why you like it. It's not bad at all and that's an opinion based on hearing the samples alone. I'll tell you what was an interesting arrangement, the "Pyramid Song" track. That piano sounds so off tempo but, it's on. Another trip song that I wasn't expecting was "Like Spinning Plates". That gruesome, off kilter, grumbling, simmering tone is rediculous, in the best way possible though.

    Then tracks like "Pulk/Pull" and "Packed Like Sardines" have the most interesting beat patterns that I've heard in a minute. The funky arrangements are pulling me pretty strong.

  2. There isn't a track on this album I don't like. They are all so cool in different ways.

    Are you a regular Radiohead-er? I'm not sure how familiar you are with them. This album is awesome. I HIGHLY recommend listening to the whole thing on Grooveshark.

    If you like this album, you'll love 'Kid A' and probably 'OK Computer' too!

  3. No, I don't think I've ever really listened to these guys but, based on this, they seem like a band I can get into. Imma do the Grooveshark deal. Love that site. Appreciate the feedback :)