Saturday, January 23, 2010

Doug Reviews: Radiohead

Radiohead is grown on me heavily over this past semester, easily becoming one of my favorite bands. This band's music is unique to be sure, with some of their music with rock as basic as can be, while other stuff is just plain weird (and everything in between). Let's take a look at each album in order of release.

Pablo Honey (1993)
The first album released by Radiohead is one I haven't listened to as much. It is the last addition to my collection and I still am getting used to it. Probably the most well known song on here is "Creep", which is a pretty good song in my opinion. Nice and slow. I also very much enjoy "Anyone Can Play Guitar".

The Bends (1995)
Ah. How do I begin with The Bends? This album is definitely one of my favorites, although I'm not sure if it would be #1 or #2...oh well. This great album is complimented by wonderful songs like "High and Dry", "Planet Telex", and farther down the track list: "My Iron Lung" and "Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was". This particular set of songs is great at helping me get to sleep, especially in the loud dorms at night. Overall, a really great one.

OK Computer (1997)
I'd say this album is middle ground for me. Not my favorite to beOhb sure, but still a good listen. Apparently the song "Karma Police" is well-known, but before I listened to Radiohead, I've only known it by name. Whatever. Another unique song on this is "Fitter Happier", where a robot voice talks. It's interesting and even a bit funny. So there's that one.

Kid A (2000)
Oh boy. This particular album is a bit different. The whole electronic-ness of this album makes it incredibly also makes it not my favorite. Still, it's worth a listen. The song "Idioteque" is apparently a very popular one. It's pretty cool. Woot.

Amnesiac (2001)
Well. I don't have this one unfortunately. So...yeah. I just listened to "Pyramid Song" though, and it's got the usual Radiohead flair to it, so that's good. The music video for it is cool too, so yeah. Hopefully i'll be able to get this album sooner or later.

Hail to the Thief (2003)
Heh. This is my other favorite Radiohead album to be sure. The first two songs "2+2=5" and "Sit Down. Stand Up." are among my favorites. Woot x2. Again, this album is great-I mean great for getting to sleep. Many relaxing riffs make for restoring rest. And does it ever.

In Rainbows (2007)
This is another album I need to get acquainted with better, but you far so good.

Overall: Good stuff here. Good band. Good music. Hopefully there will be more to come.

update: Alright, i've been listening to Pandora (radio thinger), so I heard one song I haven't heard "The Trickster". Check it out, it rocks.


  1. "High and Dry" is one of my favorites. I really love the music video, you should look it up on youtube

  2. I love "Ideoteque" :)
    I also love falling asleep to this CD. It's so repetitive and soothing. Plus, you really need to listen to it with high quality sound... it sounds so much better and there is so much depth to it.

    I love falling asleep to Hail to the Thief too.

    In Rainbows is a great one, and I love the remix of it called "Rainy dayze and Remixes" bloody brilliant! I only wish it was longer!!

  3. I have been wanting to listen to them. I have heard a lot of good things about them this semester at school.