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Date: 2008-01-12 01:24
Subject: radiohead
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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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User: realthog
Date: 2008-01-12 15:15 (UTC)
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Huh? Portishead's album Dummy is a thig of wonder, while the rest of theirs that I've heard, while lesser, is still pretty acceptable.

I'm not so keen on Beth Orton's solo work, though.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-01-12 23:40 (UTC)
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I haven't had the pleasure of Portishead, but I did once hear Jamie Cullum on the radio and the person interviewing him challenged him to `jazz up' a popular song on the spot. Jamie agreed and the presenter named Kaiser Chiefs' `I Predict A Riot,' which he duly sang and played a jazz version of, entirely off the top of his head. I developed quite a respect for Jamie Cullum when I heard that.
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