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Radiohead — Nude
Album: In Rainbows
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't get any
Big ideas
They're not gonna happen
You paint yourself white
And fill up with noise
But there'll be something missing

Now that you've found it
It's gone
Now that you feel it
You don't
You've gone off the rails

So don't get any
Big ideas
They're not gonna happen

Ooh...

You'll go to hell
For what your
Dirty mind
Is thinking

Ooh...
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SERIOUSLY, WHO LIKES THIS DOG SHIT

terrible vocals

devoid of any melody

although, still better than The National and Joy Division

As soon as that terrible mewling starts...PSD time!
This song transports me to another dimension. I love it!
Wow, incredible how RP listeners are divided over Radiohead music, or rather Tom's voice.
When I was searching for this song I was expecting to see at least 8. 
To me...this is one is one of the most beautiful songs ever. My heart tells me so... 
The worst song on an incredible album in my opinion.
exactly how i feel. i cannot stand his voice...only his voice that is.

 tipper wrote:
Radiohead do some interesting and inovative stuff, but the singers voice just sets my teeth on edge for some reason.
 



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Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesisers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion). Since 1993, Radiohead have released seven studio albums. Their first six albums - released via EMI - had sold over 25 million copies as of 2007.<1>

Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992. Their debut album, Pablo Honey, followed in 1993. "Creep" was initially unsuccessful, but the song became a worldwide hit when reissued a year later, and the band were almost branded as one hit wonders. Radiohead's popularity in the United Kingdom increased with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). The band's textured guitar atmospheres and Yorke's falsetto singing were warmly received by critics and fans. Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled the band to greater fame worldwide. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of alienation from the modern world, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

The release of Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) saw Radiohead reach the peak of their popularity, although the albums divided critical opinion. This period marked a change in Radiohead's musical style, with their incorporation of avant-garde electronic music, Krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), which mixed guitar-driven rock with electronics and contemporary lyrics, was the band's final album for their record label, EMI. Radiohead's seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), was first released independently as a digital download for which customers selected their own price, later meeting with critical and chart success.

Influence

Despite the increasing profile and popularity that Kid A and Amnesiac brought to the band,<35> the continued popularity of The Bends and OK Computer ensured the influence of Radiohead's earlier style on British rock music. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, many critics compared the sound of contemporary bands to that of Radiohead at some time during their recording output, and in some cases, these bands used the band's own producers Nigel Godrich or John Leckie. When asked in 2001 by MTV, "How do you guys feel about the fact that bands like Travis, Coldplay and Muse are making a career sounding exactly like your records did in 1997?", Yorke replied, "Good luck with Kid A."<5> Yet, other artists, notably Bloc Party, have cited influence from Radiohead's more recent work.<74> <75> Acts in various genres including The Roots,<76> Hanson<77> and John Mayer,<78> as well as jazz and classical musicians,<79> have covered or sampled Radiohead songs from their Kid A and Amnesiac period. In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of the greatest artists in history.


 floydoftherocks wrote:
Wow I'm rarely happy when network congestion kills my feed, but it just happened and i'm really glad this crappy song just cut out..
 

Looks like it's your lucky day.  My feed is just fine, which is just fine.
Wow I'm rarely happy when network congestion kills my feed, but it just happened and i'm really glad this crappy song just cut out..
Woke up with this song in my head! How'd they do that?  I like the Thomas Dolby remix version best, tho'. https://blog.thomasdolby.com/?p=530
Thanks! 
Radiohead would have been great in 1972. Today....not as much
Radiohead do some interesting and inovative stuff, but the singers voice just sets my teeth on edge for some reason.
I almost got them ( for the first time ).... the box seems too small? Jam or not? I will take sleep...
Nice
Wow, so much vitriol over a song . . . it must be doing something then!! :D
{#Good-vibes}{#Notworthy}
 jools wrote:
Oh dear god it is bloody Radiohead.  The only time I hit mute is when this caterwauling comes on.  Sorry.
 

yes, O boy, another awful Radiohead song..........
on another post someone called is "cat skinning music"
that works for me....
2nd one today and it is only 2:00

oh well, they can't all be good I guess. the rest of the playlist is still pretty good here.
Turn it up to 11!

time out of mind...


 Bosami wrote:

You are mistaken. I don't have a 'why don't you just shut up' attitude. It is more of a 'why don't you just move on rather than get yourself all riled up over Radiohead fans?' attitude. But clearly you enjoy this sort of bantering about - so by all means post away. I don't think any of us have any way of getting you to 'shut up.' (This thread alone is evidence of that.)

For the record - I never called you any names. We just don't agree on this band. You and I have plenty in common as far as musical tastes go. I find some of your comments (on other threads) amusing. I just didn't care for those you posted here. (And likely on any Radiohead song posts.) I stated my reasons for taking a jab at you regarding 'your taste' but this is after all - just an online forum where fans regularly joust about their musical viewpoints. There is no cause (at least via our recent posts) to take anything personally. That being said - you can't expect to trash a song / band and not have some people think you're ass and tell you so. And with that - I'll let you have the last word.

Cheers, brother.
 
The only last word I have is that after all of the electrons you and I have splattered onto this page I have come to the conclusion that, your judgments about others' taste notwithstanding, it would probably be fun to have a cocktail or three with you.

To one of your earlier points, I have more or less signed off of RP —- you're right that I can do jack shit about how much Radiohead is played here, and even worse, what a bunch of pinheads RH fans can be when you slag their boys.

Cheers to you too.

Edit:  Check out the comments on Primavera by Ludovico Einaudi, where you pile on.  I am giving you more credit than that.


"You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking"

Outstanding

I like Radiohead, very much. But I am not a fan, and I really don't care if you don't like them, and if you criticize me for that, it's just a lot of fun.
 mauflex wrote:
one of the best songs ever written.
 
Are you completely off your head?!"
Ok song depending on my mood, rotten comments page though... Get a room.

Oh dear god it is bloody Radiohead.  The only time I hit mute is when this caterwauling comes on.  Sorry.
one of the best songs ever written.
 keller1 wrote:

The comment you pulled up is exactly what I think.  I wouldn't change a word.  And I think it belongs here along with all of the fawning praise.

I do find your "why don't you just shut up" attitude kind of funny, actually.  It reminds me of the old joke about Catholics in heaven —- some Radiohead fans clearly think they're the only ones listening to RP.  There are lots of other paths to meander down, too —- The Emporer Has No Clothes, for instance.

I have been consistent in limiting my criticisms to the subject at hand, which is RH's so-called music.  No such luck with RH fans, who have called me (and others —- I saw another listener called a "fucking asshole") any number of names.  I don't think that kind of stuff belongs on the RP comments pages —- it drives right through the "you have bad taste" stop sign and becomes objectionable.

And, naw, I don't give a rat's ass about any of this personally.  Maybe you'll have better luck at Smugfest, which as I understand it is a regular event where Radiohead fans get together and high five each other over their superior musical taste.

{#Razz}
 
You are mistaken. I don't have a 'why don't you just shut up' attitude. It is more of a 'why don't you just move on rather than get yourself all riled up over Radiohead fans?' attitude. But clearly you enjoy this sort of bantering about - so by all means post away. I don't think any of us have any way of getting you to 'shut up.' (This thread alone is evidence of that.)

For the record - I never called you any names. We just don't agree on this band. You and I have plenty in common as far as musical tastes go. I find some of your comments (on other threads) amusing. I just didn't care for those you posted here. (And likely on any Radiohead song posts.) I stated my reasons for taking a jab at you regarding 'your taste' but this is after all - just an online forum where fans regularly joust about their musical viewpoints. There is no cause (at least via our recent posts) to take anything personally. That being said - you can't expect to trash a song / band and not have some people think you're ass and tell you so. And with that - I'll let you have the last word.

Cheers, brother.


 Bosami wrote:

Perhaps you've missed your own point. If you truly believe that no one is in a position to judge anyone else's tastes then why do you feel inclined to negatively blast / comment on (and in doing so) judge/question the taste of Radiohead fans? A comment calling the band over-rated is one thing - but you, my friend - go out of your way to incite a flame war, pure and simple. A recent comment of yours below:

Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  Thom Yorke couldn't sing his way out of wet paper bag (although most paper bags would probably cave if he would just shut the f**k up), the musicianship is adequate at best, and they wouldn't know a good groove or melody if one jumped up and bit them on the ass.  And this particular tune may be the worst thing they've inflicted on us since Creep.

Dude - practice what you preach.

If your problem with RP is putting up with Radiohead fans - I would seriously question what it is exactly that forces you to read through the song comments of a band you hate, whose fans you can't stand. Seriously. The Radiohead fans are encroaching on your RP experience?? You give us far too much power. I certainly hope you're not losing sleep over this.

...wait - I DO hope you're losing sleep over this. Ah the power of being a Radiohead fan on RP. {#Devil_pimp}
 
The comment you pulled up is exactly what I think.  I wouldn't change a word.  And I think it belongs here along with all of the fawning praise.

I do find your "why don't you just shut up" attitude kind of funny, actually.  It reminds me of the old joke about Catholics in heaven —- some Radiohead fans clearly think they're the only ones listening to RP.  There are lots of other paths to meander down, too —- The Emporer Has No Clothes, for instance.

I have been consistent in limiting my criticisms to the subject at hand, which is RH's so-called music.  No such luck with RH fans, who have called me (and others —- I saw another listener called a "fucking asshole") any number of names.  I don't think that kind of stuff belongs on the RP comments pages —- it drives right through the "you have bad taste" stop sign and becomes objectionable.

And, naw, I don't give a rat's ass about any of this personally.  Maybe you'll have better luck at Smugfest, which as I understand it is a regular event where Radiohead fans get together and high five each other over their superior musical taste.

{#Razz}


 keller1 wrote:

You miss the point.  No one is in any position to judge anyone else's taste.  The only logical outcome of doing something like that is a pissing contest.  And I have had more than my share of those with Radiohead fans, who in disproportionate numbers seem to think that calling their boys' music overrated (which it is) must imply bad taste.

That, my friend, is horseshit.

As for the amount of Radiohead plays —- nothing is perfect.  And the biggest problem that I have with RP is not for the most part the amount of Radiohead it plays, but having to put up with pedantic Radiohead fans.
 
Perhaps you've missed your own point. If you truly believe that no one is in a position to judge anyone else's tastes then why do you feel inclined to negatively blast / comment on (and in doing so) judge/question the taste of Radiohead fans? A comment calling the band over-rated is one thing - but you, my friend - go out of your way to incite a flame war, pure and simple. A recent comment of yours below:

Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  Thom Yorke couldn't sing his way out of wet paper bag (although most paper bags would probably cave if he would just shut the f**k up), the musicianship is adequate at best, and they wouldn't know a good groove or melody if one jumped up and bit them on the ass.  And this particular tune may be the worst thing they've inflicted on us since Creep.

Dude - practice what you preach.

If your problem with RP is putting up with Radiohead fans - I would seriously question what it is exactly that forces you to read through the song comments of a band you hate, whose fans you can't stand. Seriously. The Radiohead fans are encroaching on your RP experience?? You give us far too much power. I certainly hope you're not losing sleep over this.

...wait - I DO hope you're losing sleep over this. Ah the power of being a Radiohead fan on RP. {#Devil_pimp}


 Bosami wrote:
 

It's a little late for me to not judge your taste after the slew of comments you've made on this song and a number of Radiohead's songs. You'll find that most of my negative comments are directed toward people who feel inclined to blather on about how they hate such and such band / song - with a mind to start a flame war with those who feel the opposite. That's just not my gig - and I don't like to see those types of comments from other people. I'm all about posting opinions (that's what this feature is for) - but I really try to resist chiming in with my two cents in a way that is going to aggravate or otherwise get under the skin of the people who do like a certain song/band. To each his own! If I don't like a song - I generally move on rather than post my vitriol. RP rarely plays songs that inspire me to turn it off. If they did so regularly - I would consider another station. (In your particular case - RP plays Radiohead frequently. Certainly you realize that by now - and it's not likely going to change - ever.) So - something to consider. Regardless, it simply doesn't make my day to post a comment that is akin to pissing in one's cornflakes.

In essence - if you could afford us Radiohead fans that same courtesy - we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Cheers.


 
You miss the point.  No one is in any position to judge anyone else's taste.  The only logical outcome of doing something like that is a pissing contest.  And I have had more than my share of those with Radiohead fans, who in disproportionate numbers seem to think that calling their boys' music overrated (which it is) must imply bad taste.

That, my friend, is horseshit.

As for the amount of Radiohead plays —- nothing is perfect.  And the biggest problem that I have with RP is not for the most part the amount of Radiohead it plays, but having to put up with pedantic Radiohead fans.


 keller1 wrote:


You're welcome.  Now, if you return the favor we're outta here.
  

It's a little late for me to not judge your taste after the slew of comments you've made on this song and a number of Radiohead's songs. You'll find that most of my negative comments are directed toward people who feel inclined to blather on about how they hate such and such band / song - with a mind to start a flame war with those who feel the opposite. That's just not my gig - and I don't like to see those types of comments from other people. I'm all about posting opinions (that's what this feature is for) - but I really try to resist chiming in with my two cents in a way that is going to aggravate or otherwise get under the skin of the people who do like a certain song/band. To each his own! If I don't like a song - I generally move on rather than post my vitriol. RP rarely plays songs that inspire me to turn it off. If they did so regularly - I would consider another station. (In your particular case - RP plays Radiohead frequently. Certainly you realize that by now - and it's not likely going to change - ever.) So - something to consider. Regardless, it simply doesn't make my day to post a comment that is akin to pissing in one's cornflakes.

In essence - if you could afford us Radiohead fans that same courtesy - we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Cheers.


 Bosami wrote:


... Thanks for not judging my taste in this excellent band ...
 

You're welcome.  Now, if you return the favor we're outta here.
 keller1 wrote:

A girl in an unbelievable string bikini said to me on a beach one day, "Taste is what you like."  It was LA, but I took the point.

So, BFD, I can't stand Radiohead.  Thanks to that girl —- and unlike a number of Radiohead fans I've had the misfortune to encounter on these comments pages —- I waste exactly no time judging the taste of others.
 

You lost me. But no matter. Thanks for not judging my taste in this excellent band.

Perhaps you could save some additional time that you waste by not leaving negative comments.

Just sayin'.
 Bosami wrote:


It's all just a matter of taste. Someone here (I'm not saying who, mind you) doesn't have any. {#Wave}

 
A girl in an unbelievable string bikini said to me on a beach one day, "Taste is what you like."  It was LA, but I took the point.

So, BFD, I can't stand Radiohead.  Thanks to that girl —- and unlike a number of Radiohead fans I've had the misfortune to encounter on these comments pages —- I waste exactly no time judging the taste of others.


 keller1 wrote:

Namecalling belongs in a schoolyard or on Fox News, not on the RP listener comments pages.
 

Yeah, it's really offensive how Fox News labels TEA Party protestors as teabaggers.  Oh, wait...
 keller1 wrote:


I beg to differ —- in debate it's fair enough to criticize the subject of the debate in those terms.  It's calling your debating opponent names that's bad form.

I'm not a big fan of going to someone's high and low rated tunes and inferring something from that —- it usually results in some judgment about their taste.  (If you want to see a really juvenile example of that, check out the Jigsaw Falling Into Place string.) But since we're on the subject, I know what you mean about the other "unique voices".  I don't apply blanket superlatives to them.  Byrne is a good example —- there is more groove in the song Crosseyed and Painless than there is on the entire In Rainbows album, but I don't think some of his other stuff is that good at all.

 

It's all just a matter of taste. Someone here (I'm not saying who, mind you) doesn't have any. {#Wave}

 ziggytrix wrote:
 keller1 wrote:
Namecalling belongs in a schoolyard or on Fox News, not on the RP listener comments pages.

Since I'm here, though:  Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  Thom Yorke couldn't sing his way out of wet paper bag (although most paper bags would probably cave if he would just shut the f**k up), the musicianship is adequate at best, and they wouldn't know a good groove or melody if one jumped up and bit them on the ass.  And this particular tune may be the worst thing they've inflicted on us since Creep.
 
 
Reread what you wrote.  That wasn't criticism, it was name-calling.

One would expect someone who appreciates Waits, Byrne, Cash, Newman, and other unique voices to avoid the "can't sing" complaint.

 

I beg to differ —- in debate it's fair enough to criticize the subject of the debate in those terms.  It's calling your debating opponent names that's bad form.

I'm not a big fan of going to someone's high and low rated tunes and inferring something from that —- it usually results in some judgment about their taste.  (If you want to see a really juvenile example of that, check out the Jigsaw Falling Into Place string.) But since we're on the subject, I know what you mean about the other "unique voices".  I don't apply blanket superlatives to them.  Byrne is a good example —- there is more groove in the song Crosseyed and Painless than there is on the entire In Rainbows album, but I don't think some of his other stuff is that good at all.



 keller1 wrote:
Namecalling belongs in a schoolyard or on Fox News, not on the RP listener comments pages.

Since I'm here, though:  Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  Thom Yorke couldn't sing his way out of wet paper bag (although most paper bags would probably cave if he would just shut the f**k up), the musicianship is adequate at best, and they wouldn't know a good groove or melody if one jumped up and bit them on the ass.  And this particular tune may be the worst thing they've inflicted on us since Creep.
 
 
Reread what you wrote.  That wasn't criticism, it was name-calling.

One would expect someone who appreciates Waits, Byrne, Cash, Newman, and other unique voices to avoid the "can't sing" complaint.

This whole song gives me sadness goosebumps
This song is outstanding.
In Rainbows is the best album I have heard in the last few years.
Fantastic from start to finish.

this song carries me away to another place- and the journey is simply fine. 8 all the way

...vocal talent cant simply be measured by good vibrato / tone, but rather can it elicit proper emotion | mood | quality of juxtaposition to the instrumentation...etc. 

yes, yorke does have a tonal quality which is rather nasaly, and not necessarily set for typical 'pop' music- but then again- RH is certainly NOT pop.
 lemmoth wrote:

klueless keller strikes again

 

So does another outburst of adolescent behavior from lemmoth.

Namecalling belongs in a schoolyard or on Fox News, not on the RP listener comments pages.

Since I'm here, though:  Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.  Thom Yorke couldn't sing his way out of wet paper bag (although most paper bags would probably cave if he would just shut the f**k up), the musicianship is adequate at best, and they wouldn't know a good groove or melody if one jumped up and bit them on the ass.  And this particular tune may be the worst thing they've inflicted on us since Creep.

See how that's done?  Opinion expressed without belittling another listener.

Read and learn.


 keller1 wrote:


Ironically, Radiohead and Britney are both high in the "melodically challenged" rankings in this listener's mind.

Neither Britney nor Thom Yorke can sing.

And you can dance to Britney.

Do the math.
 
klueless keller strikes again

RH is some of the most melodic music of the last 20 years.

Thom is a brilliant vocalist.

I've been dancing to Radiohead for 15 years

 keller1 wrote:


You are not alone.  Once again I stopped what I was doing to see what the caterwauling was. Sure enough, old what's his name —- Lemmy? —- shrieking away.

 
Brilliant use of the voice as instrument

Think of it that way rather than the usual inside the box thinking.

{#Meditate} nice nice

 Shesdifferent wrote:
I just don't see what people see in this bands lead singer. Bleech!
 

You are not alone.  Once again I stopped what I was doing to see what the caterwauling was. Sure enough, old what's his name —- Lemmy? —- shrieking away.

I seem to start to "get" (like) each of their albums about a year after everyone else (referring to critics/fanbase-not the haters).  That means I'm really starting to like this one a lot

I just don't see what people see in this bands lead singer. Bleech!
Outstanding and Beautiful.
Maybe it's that high voice, with that dragged and tripped out sound, but it gets me every time. Inspiring, love the feel of Nude!
heh..who doesn't eh?
Not a big fan of RadioHead, but this song...Outstanding!
{#Chillpill}

 stalfnzo wrote:
Once it makes sense to you... well, it just makes sense. Brilliant music. One of the great talents of our day.
 
Great put, couldn't agree more!

Havn't been very impressed with radiohead before, but I guess I never gave them a fair chance. Saw them live this summer on their In rainbows-tour and I was totaly amazed.

Went home and listened through their old material for real and like about 25%- max 50% of their old stuff. Feel they have reached some kind of pinnacle with their latest (love the whole album) and hope they keep climbing.
The funny thing is that even the material I don't really like still blinds me with the instrumental and musical geniality.

A tip for all fans and non fans: "From the basement".
Totaly amazing live-session. Have never seen any live material that feels så f*cking intimate and real. Almost some kind of basement-jam feeling is beeing delivered.It's also hard to miss the fact that they have been playing together since high school - like one.

Can be found on youtube and itunes I think (can not be purchased on dvd, that I know of).

/Slip' 
 mannondale wrote:
Life is soooooo good!  How can such a depressing song make me so happy?
 
That's why they call it 'heartbreaking beauty'.

 westslope wrote:

It's so funny how RH polarizes.  And yes, the music is brilliant whether one actually likes it or not.

Just finished doing the dishes while listening to Yes' Gates of Delerium on the Relayer reissued CD.  (Patrick Moraz plays keyboards).  Talk about an acquired taste. Drives my wife crazy.  hehe


 
Ha, yeh I love to drive the Misses batty! Of course she could always turn the tables and play her Kings of Leon cd  in the car. At that point I'd have to take my chances, open the passenger door and bail....yes there would be a great chance of death and severe injury but I figure it would be worth it. - Disclaimer - the previous statement may or may not be true (Apologies to fans of Kings of Leon)
Seems that every Radiohead album has at least one song that I find unlistenable, where Thom just does a mumbling falsetto whine. I think they need someone in the band who will just say "Thom. NO!!", but they're probably all too English and polite.
That said, it's well worth the price of listening to this for the other stuff they do.


Once it makes sense to you... well, it just makes sense. Brilliant music. One of the great talents of our day.
 westslope wrote:

It's so funny how RH polarizes.

 
I'm one of the rare ones who find Radiohead to be "good, not great". It's a nice song with a mellow vibe, but it's not genius.

Cannot stand the vocal "stylings" of Radiohead.  Just hurts my head.  Not knocking them, just not my cup of tea.

Life is soooooo good!  How can such a depressing song make me so happy?

It's so funny how RH polarizes.  And yes, the music is brilliant whether one actually likes it or not.

Just finished doing the dishes while listening to Yes' Gates of Delerium on the Relayer reissued CD.  (Patrick Moraz plays keyboards).  Talk about an acquired taste. Drives my wife crazy.  hehe



Not that it matters much, but I don't mind the derogatory comments about the music/band/etc., however, some of us who love Radiohead aren't feeling smug about it. . . we just like them. . .


 keller1 wrote:
 

I suggest you save comments like that for "Smugfest", which as I understand it is a regular event where Radiohead fans get together and high five each other to celebrate their obviously superior musical taste.
 

{#Clap}
 WhiteWater wrote:
This voice reminds me of the elderly gay child molester on Family Guy.
 


OMG...you're right! {#Lol}
It is Herbert.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_(Family_Guy)

I keep waiting for the warped genius that is Seth MacFarlane to pick-up on this connection...only a matter of time.

EDIT:
It has already been found by other FG fans...see below:
https://stewiesplayground.com/2008/11/25/herbert-and-radiohead-separated-at-birth/

Really liked the LIVE show from AZ (2008) on NPR (see below):

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94315732
This voice reminds me of the elderly gay child molester on Family Guy.
I like the jaunty bass line on this one...really carries the whole melody.
 JimmyJamez wrote:
Radiohead is pure genius.  Anyone who doesn't see a glimmer of that is just musically stunted.
  

I suggest you save comments like that for "Smugfest", which as I understand it is a regular event where Radiohead fans get together and high five each other to celebrate their obviously superior musical taste.


Radiohead is pure genius.  Anyone who doesn't see a glimmer of that is just musically stunted.
Make it stop. Please!{#Frustrated}

{#Puke}the sucko barfo rides again!

 citizenmike wrote:
This song is pure genius!
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion I guess, but people on here taking cheap shots just to get a rise out of genuine fans...GET A LIFE!! Feel free to go watch Youtube ands make witty observations about Britney. You'll find a more obliging peer group there!
Have fun...
 
And...I rest my case.

 citizenmike wrote:
This song is pure genius!
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion I guess, but people on here taking cheap shots just to get a rise out of genuine fans...GET A LIFE!! Feel free to go watch Youtube ands make witty observations about Britney. You'll find a more obliging peer group there!
Have fun...
 

Ironically, Radiohead and Britney are both high in the "melodically challenged" rankings in this listener's mind.

Neither Britney nor Thom Yorke can sing.

And you can dance to Britney.

Do the math.


This song is pure genius!
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion I guess, but people on here taking cheap shots just to get a rise out of genuine fans...GET A LIFE!! Feel free to go watch Youtube ands make witty observations about Britney. You'll find a more obliging peer group there!
Have fun...

Jogue por favor mais Radiohead

 robco1 wrote:
I couldn't agree more. Everyone is entitled to like any music they like, without judgment. I'm sure we all have more than a few "guilty pleasures" and "acquired tastes" in our music collections.

My pet peeve is those who insist on "shareing their dislike" of certain songs and artists in a disrespectful and condescending manor on the comment board. They tend to so this most often if the song is popular with a majority of listeners. The moral of the story: if you troll, expect to be trashed. If you don't like others questioning your musical taste or lack thereof, then don't go on the Radiohead song comment telling everyone how whiny Thom York's voice is and how overrated they are (BTW, I'm not directing this comment at you but at many of the other comments on this and many other threads).

I would be happy to post "country-fried-crapola" for just about every southern rock, alt-country and not-so-alt country song B&R play, but that would be an a-hole thing to do. Food for thought.

 
Just remember to keep the comments in the context of the music and not take personal shots, a la, "Oh you ignorant slut, you hate Radiohead" at other listeners.  Not to direct a comment at any particular listener, I find Radiohead fans to be among the worst for that —- probably a reaction to someone interfering with their "smugfest", as someone aptly put it on another string.

In any case, Thom Yorke's voice drives me nuts and I don't know of a more overrated band.

Do your darndest.


holborne wrote:


I think it's fine for people to have strong opinions. What I find a lot more objectionable is people saying that if you don't something you "just don't get it" or saying "Oh, I guess you must prefer music like Britney Spears" and so forth. If I don't like something, it might well be that I don't get it, but it's just as likely that I've thought about it and have well-considered reasons for not liking it. For example, I run into the "you poor dear, you just don't get it — go run along and listen to Kelly Clarkson" a lot when I say I hate Pink Floyd or Joni Mitchell, both of whom I have quite articulable reasons for detesting, thanks. It really seems awfully condescending to tell someone that the only reason they don't care for a particular band is that they're too stupid to appreciate it.

I couldn't agree more. Everyone is entitled to like any music they like, without judgment. I'm sure we all have more than a few "guilty pleasures" and "acquired tastes" in our music collections.

My pet peeve is those who insist on "shareing their dislike" of certain songs and artists in a disrespectful and condescending manor on the comment board. They tend to so this most often if the song is popular with a majority of listeners. The moral of the story: if you troll, expect to be trashed. If you don't like others questioning your musical taste or lack thereof, then don't go on the Radiohead song comment telling everyone how whiny Thom York's voice is and how overrated they are (BTW, I'm not directing this comment at you but at many of the other comments on this and many other threads).

I would be happy to post "country-fried-crapola" for just about every southern rock, alt-country and not-so-alt country song B&R play, but that would be an a-hole thing to do. Food for thought.

 lemmoth wrote:

Right on.  Absolutely angelic.
 
Angels whine?


Last time I heard a noise like this was in June this year. The cat was on heat.

 

the "secret" of this band is work, more work, talent, authenticity, to know to make different, original, and the result is impressive parts of music, but always of good taste and that they give pleasure to hear to all the loving ones of music. -  

** 8 **




 Kittee wrote:
There are 2 types of people in this world.  Those who like Radiohead and those who do not.

This is one of those bands that invokes such extremism.

I happen to love them. :)

 
No, actually there are 3 types:  those who love Radiohead, those who hate them and those who really love some of their stuff and loathe some of their other songs.  I'm in the 3rd group and I gave this a 6, because I know it's a good piece but when Yorke starts whining, I can't honestly say it's "quite likeable". {#Eh}

 UltraNurd wrote:
Is there ever any middle ground of opinion between awful and awesome? Can't people "kinda like it" or find it to be "not really my thing"? The more we use extremes in our discourse, the less meaning those extremes have when we actually need them.
 

I think it's fine for people to have strong opinions. What I find a lot more objectionable is people saying that if you don't something you "just don't get it" or saying "Oh, I guess you must prefer music like Britney Spears" and so forth. If I don't like something, it might well be that I don't get it, but it's just as likely that I've thought about it and have well-considered reasons for not liking it. For example, I run into the "you poor dear, you just don't get it — go run along and listen to Kelly Clarkson" a lot when I say I hate Pink Floyd or Joni Mitchell, both of whom I have quite articulable reasons for detesting, thanks. It really seems awfully condescending to tell someone that the only reason they don't care for a particular band is that they're too stupid to appreciate it.

 JonnyNismo wrote:
I completely agree, I fall in the later catagory. I CAN"T STAND them, and I don't understand the hype. I mean really, you don't notice that this song is awful?
 
Someone posted a comment that Radiohead is like asparagus pee. Some people can smell it, some people can't. I think that is the closes comparison concerning Radiohead. Sorry but I don't remember the poster's name, I'm sure someone will will the blank there.

 Kittee wrote:
There are 2 types of people in this world.  Those who like Radiohead and those who do not.
 
There are two types of people in this world: those who say that there are two types of people in this world, and those who don't ;-)

The vision of a wet herring slapping Thom Yorke around the chops always comes to mind when I hear Radiohead - great instrumentals, spoilt by his voice. IMHO naturally.


This song is growing on me ...might replace Karma Police as my favorite. =) {#Yes}
Is there ever any middle ground of opinion between awful and awesome? Can't people "kinda like it" or find it to be "not really my thing"? The more we use extremes in our discourse, the less meaning those extremes have when we actually need them.
 Kittee wrote:

To me, it sounds like an angel sighing.  I love his voice. His songs are so deep.  My favorite though even after all the years is Karma Police.

 
Right on.  Absolutely angelic.

 sporkster wrote:
I, for the record, will never understand people who don't like Radiohead.  It takes a while to get into them, but once you see the light, it's blinding!  {#Hearteyes}
 

I understand it pretty well, and can see not caring for them, but I love them. You may be right that it takes a bunch of listens before they get interesting.
Excellent segue from Joni!!!!

Two great and influential artists who stood apart from their peers.
this band make diferent, original and impressive things but always very good job -   8.

I, for the record, will never understand people who don't like Radiohead.  It takes a while to get into them, but once you see the light, it's blinding!  {#Hearteyes}
 JonnyNismo wrote:
I completely agree, I fall in the later catagory. I CAN"T STAND them, and I don't understand the hype. I mean really, you don't notice that this song is awful?
 
To me, it sounds like an angel sighing.  I love his voice. His songs are so deep.  My favorite though even after all the years is Karma Police.

I completely agree, I fall in the later catagory. I CAN"T STAND them, and I don't understand the hype. I mean really, you don't notice that this song is awful?

 Kittee wrote:
There are 2 types of people in this world.  Those who like Radiohead and those who do not.

This is one of those bands that invokes such extremism.

I happen to love them. :)
 


Awesome.  More Radiohead and more Thom Yorke.

To the haters:  If you don't get it... you never will.  You're the ones "out of tune".
This is my favorite album of the year... this the best song. so beautiful....
There are 2 types of people in this world.  Those who like Radiohead and those who do not.

This is one of those bands that invokes such extremism.

I happen to love them. :)

It's been at least twelve hours since the last Radiohead dirge, and for that, at least, I am thankful.

Never, which would be my choice, is asking too much given the inexplicably high listener ratings for these guys, but the number of plays is coming down.

And that's a good thing, to my ears.


 bokey wrote:


Geez, you aren't kidding. This is beyond intolerable.

If I couldn't sing any better than that I'd just kill myself.

And I am NOT kidding about that. The disappointment of knowing I had wanted something so much and had failed so miserably would be to much to bear.
 

This is a gorgeous voice... so emotive. I can understand why people dont enjoy it, but I wouldn't say they are over-rated... it's just the people who love this voice LOVE this voice and the underlying feeling of the music.. I find this so gorgeous. If I wasnt dead inside right now, Im certain this would bring me to tears.
that last bit always makes me think of Lil Mermaid
I find this most relaxing!

robco1 wrote:
arcas2000 wrote:
Yuck. I just changed the song rating from a 2 to a 1.


Just changed mine from 9 to 10. Take that! {#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Moon}

OK....I'll move mine from a 3 down to a 1 where it belongs.   This really is a a ho-hummer though.


the problem with liking something just because "nobody else does" is that occasionally "everybody else" may be right.

An art and design major remixes Nude using retro machines to generate most of the sounds for the song:


Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

 TimmyMack wrote:
This song is OK. But RadioHead rocks. They never get the credit they deserve.

Timmy Mack, Brooklyn NY
 

This song is brutal, most of Radiohead's music does anything but rock, and they are the most overrated band in the universe.

Sorry ...
 Leslie wrote:
I saw these guys perform this album live on one of those PBS shows recently. Wow, Thom York (sp?) is kinda whacko when he sings {#Lol} . I really enjoyed the music, though and having never seen Radiohead perform, it was both interesting and entertaining.
  Saw the show you're talking about....loved it...Thom Yorke is fascinating to watch sing.His head never stops and he rarely opens his eyes.He's totally immersed in the song.


arcas2000 wrote:
Yuck. I just changed the song rating from a 2 to a 1.


Just changed mine from 9 to 10. Take that! {#Moon}{#Nyah}{#Moon}

This song is OK. But RadioHead rocks. They never get the credit they deserve.

Timmy Mack, Brooklyn NY
Yuck. I just changed the song rating from a 2 to a 1.

I saw these guys perform this album live on one of those PBS shows recently. Wow, Thom York (sp?) is kinda whacko when he sings {#Lol} . I really enjoyed the music, though and having never seen Radiohead perform, it was both interesting and entertaining.
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.


All right, you win! I'll get the durn album!
albertgf wrote:
Precious song , it is the last song you hear before take off and the first when you land in Air France flights , at least during June .
Note to self: cancel June wedding in Paris.
the greatness of radiohead
My favorite song off this album.
Horrifying.
Precious song , it is the last song you hear before take off and the first when you land in Air France flights , at least during June .
keller1 wrote:
I wish I was asleep ... or at least out of earshot. Horrendous.
i'm sawing my ears off right now. good god. already rated this a 1 previously, nothing to do but grit my teeth and wait it out.
doesn't it sound like the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid at the end?
cosmiclint wrote:
Well, it's 12:47 pm in Bill's time zone now. Unless he had a late night, I'd say he's probably awake.
I wish I was asleep ... or at least out of earshot. Horrendous.
californiatwin wrote:
Sometimes I wonder why Bill programs this crap to play while he is sleeping. It would be better to play it while he is awake, if he likes it so much. He must not like it either. :puke:
Well, it's 12:47 pm in Bill's time zone now. Unless he had a late night, I'd say he's probably awake.
Check out this remix using old technology... (fast forward to the one minute mark) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ
Sometimes I wonder why Bill programs this crap to play while he is sleeping. It would be better to play it while he is awake, if he likes it so much. He must not like it either. :puke:
Nanners63 wrote:
I LOVE Radiohead....saw them in concert here in Atlanta on May 8th and it was in no way a disappointment. The first song was "All I Need" from there it got better and better and better. I had the time of my life. Their stage was soooo awesome. I went to the show without looking up everthing online....that would have been like reading the last chapter of a book first ha ha heeee
I was at that show too! - I missed the first 3 songs (damn Atlanta traffic)! Who knew that many people were fans? I'd never seen Radiohead before and I was completely blown away - I'm amazed that they can reproduce these songs so flawlessly playing live. Oh, and the mini-cameras on the band members was brilliant!!!