hutch0 (hutch0) wrote,


After work this evening I took my increasingly-ill credit card down to the Virgin Megastore and bought the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows. And, on first hearing, I didn't like it very much.
I've been thinking about this for a while, and I've come to realise that my relationship with Radiohead is becoming increasingly fraught. I thought The Bends was a mighty piece of work - tracks like `Bones' and `Nice Dream' are extraordinary things. I thought OK Computer was all right, and Kid A had some moments, but I don't listen to Hail To The Thief at all these days because I don't like it.
And I've come to the conclusion that Radiohead have outevolved me. I really liked them while they were still in transition between Pablo Honey (which I didn't enjoy) and OK Computer, but after that they just left me behind.
I think The Bends is a wonderful album, but I'm afraid Radiohead are vanishing into the distance ahead of me now and I may never catch up.
This is annoying me.

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