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Amnesiac

Radiohead

2001

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Amnesiac
Album Summary

Amnesiac is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released on 30 May 2001 by EMI subsidiaries Parlophone and Capitol Records. It was recorded with producer Nigel Godrich in the same sessions as Radiohead's previous album Kid A (2000); Radiohead split the work in two as they felt it was too dense for a double album. As with Kid A, Amnesiac incorporates influences from electronic music, 20th-century classical music, jazz and krautrock. The final track, "Life in a Glasshouse", is a collaboration with the jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton and his band. After having released no singles for Kid A, Radiohead promoted Amnesiac with the singles "Pyramid Song" and "Knives Out", accompanied by music videos. Videos were also made for "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" and "Like Spinning Plates", and "I Might Be Wrong", which was released as a promotional single. In June 2001, Radiohead began the Amnesiac tour, incorporating their first North American tour in three years. Amnesiac debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and number two on the US Billboard 200. By October 2008, it had sold over 900,000 copies worldwide. It is certified platinum in the UK, the US and Canada, and gold in Japan. Though some critics felt it was too experimental or less cohesive than Kid A, or saw it as a collection of outtakes, it received positive reviews; it was named one of the year's best albums by numerous publications. Amnesiac was nominated for the Mercury Prize and several Grammy Awards, winning for Best Recording Package for the special edition. "Pyramid Song" was named one of the best tracks of the decade by Rolling Stone, NME and Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone ranked Amnesiac number 320 in their 2012 "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. Kid A Mnesia, an anniversary reissue compiling Kid A, Amnesiac and previously unreleased material, was released in 2021.

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3.44

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

I think I'm just tired of his whiny voice.

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Fri Dec 30 2022
3

You ever notice that when Radiohead puts out a new album, everyone and their mother talks about it for a week or two and then you don’t really hear anyone talk about Radiohead again until the next album cycle? Kind of weird, right? Following the trio of Ok Computer, Kid A and Amnesiac, Radiohead earned a mythological status: Every record was destined to be a game changer before it even hit the shelves…they were the greatest band in the world, constantly inventing, revolutionizing modern rock…blah, blah, blah. Just look at the reviews on this site for Radiohead records: There’s so much superfluous verbiage and hyperbole about this band that you’d think I was the one writing all the reviews. (Look at that, I’m being self-effacing…it’s truly the dawn of a new year and, more importantly, a new me.) The hype train gets revved up hard before every Radiohead release and a lot of the time, the final product doesn’t live up to the hype. Don’t believe me? Go dust off your Hail to the Thief and King of Limbs CD’s and reminisce about how great you anticipated those records would be. I’m told In Rainbows is an exception, I’ll have to wait until the generator recommends it to really find out. …but you know what? Maybe the hype was earned at one point. Amnesiac, essentially a collection of cast-offs from the Kid A sessions, is better than an album of leftovers has any right to be. It’s sort of an alternate reality Kid A, just a bit more scattershot, weird and less memorable. The problem for Radiohead is that the unbearable weight of hype eventually comes crashing down, as we saw with Hail to the Thief and King of Limbs. You build up enough hype, eventually people are going to be let down. Both of those records, I feel it’s worth pointing out, were follow-ups to critically lauded albums (Kid A/Amnesiac and In Rainbows, respectively) and were considered disappointing. So Radiohead ended up kind of stuck in this cycle, where every record was expected to be a revolutionary, forward-thinking game changer and a massive amount of anticipation accompanies each release. From an artistic standpoint, it’s got to be an immense pressure: trying to create something that exceeds not only your previous attempts, but also the expectations of the world. I guess my point in all this is that Radiohead, as good as they can be, aren’t infallible and its necessary to separate the actual finished product from what hype dictates. Is Amnesiac a ‘greatest of all time’ record based off its songs, production and experimentation or is it getting more credit than it deserves because the seed has been planted (by fans, the press, PR teams) that Radiohead is the greatest, most innovative band in the world and anything they do is important? Amnesiac is a very solid record, but can you die without having heard it? I think so. St. Peter’s not going to ding you one at the pearly gates because you never heard “Dollars & Cents”. Most of what you hear on Amnesiac is not that far off from Kid A, stylistically speaking. There are some great songs on Amnesiac. Several classics for Radiohead fans, I’m sure, but a lot of the album sounds a little same-y, like they had an idea of what they wanted Kid A to sound like and these songs are the experiments on the way to getting there.

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Sat Jun 11 2022
5

It's not just Radiohead. On Life in a Glasshouse it's Radiohead and jazz/comedy legend Humphrey Lyttleton. Which is enough that I want to give it five stars regardless! People often see this album as the poorer sibling of Kid A, but I suspect that had they been released in the opposite order people would feel the opposite way.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

After years of waiting, I jumped in the river and what did I see? Barn doors, revolving doors, sliding doors, secret doors and trap doors. Come on, come on Holy Roman Empire! Have yourself a good time, there's nothing at all. If you'd been a dog, they would have drowned you at birth. Cut the kids in half, be constructive with your blues. This just feels like spinning plates, that's a strange mistake to make.

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Mon Jun 27 2022
2

As the title suggests; completely forgettable.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
2

I'm going to say it...Radiohead is overrated and this album is not their best effort.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
5

Kid B. I have a hard time separating Kid A from Amnesiac since they are almost siblings, but it's another classic Radiohead album for sure. Like Kid A, this one took me longer to get into but eventually I came around. I would have loved to be a Radiohead fan when this came out, alas it was before my time.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
5

Every bit as good as Kid A and perhaps more enjoyable. Amnesiac doesn't have the same dense overarching structure to wade through, but still maintains a richly textured atmosphere. Almost like something between OK Computer and Kid A. Best of both worlds if you ask me.

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Sun Jun 12 2022
3

Kinda pretentious, but not awful. 3 stars.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

This was an experimental album with our money as target.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
1

I cannot stand the pitiful wailing of Yorke.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
1

Listens,: 1 Enjoyed: no I feel l Ike I've been had of this week. Endless mix of poor depressing music

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Tue Feb 07 2023
1

The OK stuff is OK. Merely OK. Not great. The terrible stuff is absolutely awful. This is one of those albums that the britpop music ponces cream themselves over. To them, this album is genius. If you don't like the awful, talentless thrashing of the bad stuff it's simply that you're too stupid to appreciate the craftmanship and the beauty of the Emperor's new clothes. I have briefly considered giving this two stars, given that there genuinely are a few listen-toable tracks in here. Unfortunate that the overwhelming wankiness totally obviates that.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
5

I do remember a time when there was no Amnesiac and only Kid A. Whit the passing of the time, there seems to be a conception of the two albums being tied, but at the time it was a complete different experience. It was more cryptic but in a way more interesting than its predecessor. I remember countless hours listening to this on my Sony discman. I remember once going to the rooftop and seeing the moon rise behind the clouds while listening to Pyramid Song. I guess I was at a melancholic stage of my teenage years, but I got something out of this record that did not get from Kid A or OK Computer. You and Whose Army? Still gets me every damn time (we ride tonight ghost horses!) same with Life In a Glass House, of which just the other day a listened to the extended version which I had not heard in a few years, what a delight! Many tend to think of Amnesiac as a lesser work than other Radiohead records but I can’t see why, it is one of the greatest records I have ever had the pleasure to listen, I love songs like Hunting Bears or Like Spinning Plates (of course I like the live version better but who doesn’t?) I love that half-forgotten / half remembered sound in Knives Out and Morning bell. Do you remember that amazing video clip they did for Pyramid Song? Damn that ending with the diver staying underwater and cutting the oxygen line will haunt me forever. There was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt…

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Fri Jun 24 2022
3

I didn’t hate this but it does kind of seem like “when geniuses faff around”. Most of the instrumental innovation struck me as merely electronic noodling. Only the last track really stood out as striking new ground.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
1

This album is literally trash there was not a single song that was good T didn't like it neither did B it's literally the real life version of the guy from fresh meats dream album it screams I have a soul patch and play the bongos ... One of the worst albums I've heard.

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Tue Jul 05 2022
5

Gets overshadowed by Kid A I suppose, but perhaps just as good. Love this album. The songs hang together despite being very different from one another. They each take you to a different wonderful and mysterious place.

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Sun Jul 10 2022
5

It’s clear to me how impactful this album was to so many modern albums based on how familiar it sounded despite never listening to it fully before.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

For virtually any other band, Amnesiac would be the definitive magnum opus. With Radiohead, you can make a somewhat reasonable claim that it doesn't even belong in a list of their top 5 albums. I won't make such a claim. 'You and Whose Army', 'I Might Be Wrong' and 'Knives Out' is a strong contender for the best 3 track-stretch in their entire discography.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
5

Wonderful, almost perfect, one of my favourite bands ever, and was always going to score well. Listening to it again, I was reminded why I loved it first time around, and it has to be five stars (at least!) Pyramid song and you and whose army are stand outs, even in an album so flawless

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Tue Aug 09 2022
5

Nice sibbling of Kid A and equally brilliant. Thom Yorke's voice cuts through your soul and variety in music styles is fascinating. Only reason Kid A is bit better is How.To Disappear Completely, but easily 5 stars for Amnesiac too. The 3 times I saw them life are moments to cherish.

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Sat Sep 30 2023
4

First time with this album and I can see it growing on me even more. It's got a more chill vibe and the jazz influence on a few track adds a nice little extra.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Indie rock. Un poco tostón. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Nov 22 2023
3

Nr. 44/1001 Packt Like Sardines In a Crushed Tin Box 4/5 Pyramid Song 4/5 Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors 2/5 You and Whose Army? 3/5 I Might Be Wrong 3/5 Knives Out 3/5 Morning Bell/Amnesiac 3/5 Dollars and Cents 3/5 Hunting Bears 3/5 Like Spinning Plates 3/5 Life In a Glasshouse 4/5 Average: 3,18 Super interesting listen, especially the sound-scapes that are greated here. But I still can't enjoy Radiohead as much as others

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Tue Oct 31 2023
2

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Mon Oct 30 2023
1

If 45 minutes of incoherent gibberish, and garbled Melodie’s is you’re forte you’re in luck. The only people who’d find joy in this album are pseudo musical intellectuals, who enjoy the concept of the album because it’s “edgy and experimental.”

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Mon Dec 18 2023
1

A lot of this album felt like an intro to a song that never happened

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Sun Jan 07 2024
1

Hard to believe this is the same band who released Pablo Honey and The Bends. Terrible.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Somehow this isn’t in my Radiohead top 3. With most other bands this ranking would’ve meant a good but not GREAT album. That isn’t the case here. I would have liked for a couple of the tracks to be a bit more focused, but with Pyramid Song, Knives Out and Life in a Glasshouse appearing on this thing… Who actually gives a shit? Best: Pyramid Song / I Might Be Wrong / Knives Out Worst: Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors / Hunting Bears

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

4.5 rounded up to 5 - hard to believe this isn't even in my top Radiohead albums and yet is so good

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Tue Aug 16 2022
5

A good album by one of my favorite bands, but not necessarily to the level of most of their catalogue. Still great compared to most other bands. 4.5/5

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

Depressed, heavy, futuristic vibes ring out from track one. "You and whose army" really accentuates these emotions. It's as if the entire album could exist within both Blade Runner films.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

this is very soothing to listen to. it gives me a sense of calmness i have not felt in a long while. automatic 5 stars for how soothing it is, another 5 for how good the music is in itself.

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Combining the intensity of The Bends with the style of Kid A, this album truly breaks new ground for both Radiohead and music in general. Synthetic soundwaves create melody as Thom Yorke’s familiar voice croons brokenly in the background. This collection does have a few songs that probably can be skipped, but the standout tracks are Radiohead at their best. Standout songs are Pyramid Song and I Might Be Wrong.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Probably my 3rd or 4th favorite Radiohead album but still 5 stars for those with taste.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Imagine yourself in Radiohead's collective shoes as they worked on Amnesiac. They managed to follow up the titanic breakthrough of OK Computer with the otherworldly Kid A, and then here they are needing to find a way to follow up Kid A with an album that is neither a step backwards nor a facsimile of their previous work. And they fucking did it. Amnesiac is my least favorite out of the three albums, but it absolutely deserves its place on this list and among the greatest recorded albums of music history. It picks up where Kid A left off, but it does its own thing. While Kid A is ethereal, alien, and psychedelic, Amnesiac is far more ground. The Radiohead's anger and disillusionment show through more on this album. It's as if they thought releasing Kid A was going to change the course of the world in some way, and they created this album to tell everyone that they're disappointed that the world is still bullshit, but that that fact isn't going to stop them "After years of waiting, nothing came. And you realize you're looking in the wrong place" This album still gives me chills to this day. Easily a 5/5 5/5

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Super album after listening twice…

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

If I had to choose between Kid A or Amnesiac, I’d likely choose Kid A. Having said that, this companion album is good enough to be the pinnacle of any other band’s career. The presence of Pyramid Song alone is enough to eat it 5 stars, but Radiohead being Radiohead is not content with just that. This album, from the opening percussion of Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box to the languid Dixieland jazz of the closing track, covers an insane amount of sonic ground just like its predecessor

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

GHOSSSST HORRRRRRR SESSSSSSSS

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Sun Oct 16 2022
5

notes - oooooo ive been WAITING for radiohead - if not my #1 band theyre absolutely top 3 - this album is the other half of kid a - part of radiohead’s switch from rock to electronic influenced more experimental music - i could listen to this album any day at any time and enjoy it - pyramid song even brings in some jazz influence that becomes stronger on future releases fav - knives out - the descending guitar melody that wraps around itself with thoms desperate sounding vocals is such a perfect match least fav - life in a glasshouse - still a really good song but the weakest on here

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Tue Oct 18 2022
5

A very interesting album. Good to just zone out to and listen with your eyes closed. A bit of a musical journey.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
5

It took me years to get into this record. I’d never really got anything they did after OK Computer, but You & Whose Army came on the radio one day and I got completely lost in it. Might be their best album. Maybe. Possibly.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
5

Quinto álbum de la banda que más triunfó uniendo la experiencia de rockear con la de experimentar. Son tan minuciosos a la hora de componer, que abruma del solo pensarlo. Encontrando siempre alternativas para que su sonido suene tal cual lo quieren, y rompiéndose la cabeza para que esté todo en su sitio. Es un trabajo quirúrgico. En éste álbum de rock experimental, el cuál mezcla muchos sonidos tanto del jazz como la electrónica, termina dando una experiencia grandilocuente y épica. Es muy satisfactoria la escucha, al tener tramos ambient que te transportan a otra dimensión, sin duda. Es atractiva la producción y cómo cada instrumento, que ciertamente, fue interpretado, grabado y producido de la forma más particular que se ocurra para que suene exactamente cómo lo pensaban los integrantes de la banda. Usando también samples, cintas de grabaciones antiguas, instrumentos poco convencionales, aprovecharon al máximo esa faceta, para así darnos un proyecto el cual su atractivo vaya por la música, cómo así, por su grabación tan particular.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

Radiohead kan weinig verkeerd doen voor mij. Zalig album!

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Wed Nov 16 2022
5

Always have liked Radiohead and this album doesn’t disappoint.

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Sat Dec 03 2022
5

J'adote radiohead mais velui ci est tres speciale. Ca sonne comme radiohead mais c'est plus eclaté. J'adore 4.85

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Tue Dec 06 2022
5

Tänään 6.11 on itsenäisyyspäivä. Samalla tavalla kuin suomi on pidettävä vapaana tunkeilijoista, pidän tänään arvostelun ilman ulkopuolisia.. anglokommentteja.. Niistä olen saanut tarpeekseni.. Aloitetaan puhtaan linjan pito semmosellas ettäs ei tässä albumissa juuri ole hitti biisejä!! HYVIN PASKA KEISSI.. jos ei yksikään biisi yllä hitiksi... Mitä helsingissä näkyy.. tiedätte... halutaan muuttaa nimi ja lippu.. EU ja tähtilippu.. Helsingissä.. Musiikkia kuunneltana.. HUOMAA SEN! HITTI BIISI KAIKKI LAITTAVAT SOIMAAN!! hehhheh... EI ANNETAKKAAN RUOKAA KERJÄLÄISILLE... jää ruoka aivan kokonaan ruuan tekijöille... Heh.. Kelalta saatava raha.. ei ruuaksi muutu.. jos eivät hehheh.. Me sitä anna.. Hehhehhh.. Nääntyminen! Se on mitä tapahtuu jos odottaa saavansa biisin tältä albumilta! Sitä ei saa.. Yhden ainutta... NYT ON RADIOHEDIN POJAT tehny.. TEHNY.. TEHNY JUMALEISSONS ALBUMIN!! Nuostu paskasta mitä ollaan painettu.. Siitä läjästä ollaan perseet.. Hehhheh.. Hinattu... Soundi on myös muuttunut.. Ollaan otettu vaikutteita klassisesta.. ja jatsista???? Jazz.. parempi mustien musiikki.... Otettu pois.. Se mitä ei täällä nykyään uskalleta.. Jos joskus ollu jollain... POIS!! TARTTE RUOKKIA KERJÄLÄISIÄ! SANO STOP! Tällä albumilla ei kerjäläisiä ruokita... Vaan niitä jotka ymmärtävät radioheadin päälle.. Nyt täysin uudenlaisen piirtelyn tuhinoista tehty teos.. Ääriviivoja ei näin silkkiseen hiili teokseen tarvita.. .Maalailua.. rumalla Thom Yorken äänellä.. Ei se kaunis ole.. sielua raastava.. Samoissa sessioissa kuin Kid A, tässä on kuitenkin parempi atmosfääri..Vahva suositus..

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Fri Dec 09 2022
5

They are so good. Each album is a complete album and so different. No song pops out for me and I rarely go back and listen to this album but I think they get a 5 just for cohesion and production.

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Fri Dec 09 2022
5

I don’t know this record as well as some of their others, but I’ll definitely be coming back to this one. Quintessential Radiohead, amazing songwriting and really interesting arrangements.

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Fri Dec 09 2022
5

I love the horns in “living in a glasshouse” it’s one of the best endings for an album- so classic. I love all the weird rhythm stuff in sardines and revolving doors. Drums in pyramid song make the tune. Morning bell is one of my favorite Radiohead songs - I love the contrast from the verse and choruses.

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Sun Dec 11 2022
5

I don't care that these are like Kid A B sides, this is one of my favorite Radiohead albums. I even like it more than Kid A. I've heard people think the opposite but I think these songs go well together. And the whole album has a unique sound and feel to it.

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Fri Dec 30 2022
5

I always thought this album was underrated compared to Kid A. It doesn't get better than Pyramid Song.

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Sun Jan 08 2023
5

Collection of wonderful songs that remain intact under heavy experimentation. Just listen to Like Spinning Plates.

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Sun Jan 08 2023
5

This is the Radiohead album that won me over. Probably still my favourite, along with Kid A.

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Sun Jan 08 2023
5

Great album but I need to be a bit in the right mood to appreciate the voice of Thom Yorke and the Morning Bell version does fit but is less good than the version on Kid A. Anyways, I liked it then and like it now so let me give it the full stars it deserves.

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Wed Jan 18 2023
5

That's cool. I mean, this album offers you a broad variety of genres, also incorporating unusual moves.

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Tue Jan 24 2023
5

Was my least favourite Radiohead album when I was younger and first got in to them, now love it. Like Spinning Plates is a beautiful song (really recommend listening to the live piano version on the I Might Be Wrong EP). Also love the version of Morning Bell on this album compared to the one on Kid A. They were pumping out so much great stuff in those 1999-2000 recording sessions.

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Tue Jan 24 2023
5

I did not know that this was going to be a double album with Kid A and was produced at the same time but then separated because it had too much in it for one double. I absolutely love this, super beautiful and unusual and catchy. Morning Bell/Amnesiac has been in my head for weeks now for some reason so really nice to listen to that. I don't know how he writes these tracks, so mystical.

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Wed Feb 15 2023
5

I'm a reasonable man, but you've gotta admit this isn't as good as their other stuff, either before or after. Still a five, tho.

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Wed Feb 15 2023
5

I was really thinking when I clicked the button it was gonna be like a Yardbirds album, but nope!! We got Amnesiac instead. This is some of the very best music in the world. The best band of our generation. The paradigm schism. What else can I say. Everything is basically perfect. I kept thinking about all the styles and all the instruments on this one album and how masterfully they are orchestrated. Just tip top.

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Sun Feb 19 2023
5

Spectacullar album, but then Radiohead rarely misses, its the kind of experimental music that is enjoyable to listen to

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Fri Mar 03 2023
5

This album feels the most experimental of theirs, with some tracks ("Revolving doors") that are a little hard to digest at times. Yet it also has some of Radiohead's most sublime work. "Pyramid song" might be my favorite across their whole oeuvre. "I might be wrong", "Pakt like sardines..." and "Knives out" are classics. I can't not give it 5.

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Fri Mar 03 2023
5

This is a great album. I really enjoy Radiohead and their albums were big for me in high school. This and Kid A together are an amazing set of albums. For whatever reason I felt like people would always make you pick which of the two was your favorite back then and I tended to lean towards Kid A. But now I'm an adult and we don't have to choose. 5/5. Standout Tracks: Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box, Pyramid Song, You And Whose Army?, I Might Be Wrong, Knives Out, Morning Bell/Amnesiac, Dollars and Cents, Like Spinning Plates, Life In a Glasshouse

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Mon Mar 13 2023
5

Not their best album but I love Radiohead

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Thu Mar 16 2023
5

I Might Be Wrong is just so cool, that funky bass line is a joy. You and Whose Army? Wow! I've been too busy listening to write notes. Dollars and Cents just got completely under my skin. Maybe I want in the mood, but I found Kid A to be disappointing, whereas this weird collection is just magnificent.

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Fri Mar 17 2023
5

I went into this not liking Amnesiac a huge amount. I always saw it as just leftovers from Kid A that weren't as good as Kid A. But on this listen I found a lot more appreciation for it. It felt weirdly hopeful and curious, whereas Kid A was just bleak and stark. The closing track is this multi-layer orchestral piece that feels like the cheerful closing credits to the duo of Kid A/Amnesiac, the band basically saying "thank you for coming on this journey, we hope you enjoyed your stay." So while I still prefer Kid A, I have a newfound admiration for Amnesiac.

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Fri Mar 31 2023
5

Probably my favorite radiohead album. Just as experimental as kid a, but it feels less cold and isolated. This one has a bit of the warmer, more organic feeling sounds of later albums while still making you cry.

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Sat Apr 01 2023
5

Love Radiohead. Always playing with the formula and trying new toys.

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Mon Apr 10 2023
5

I've always had an affinity for this album. When it was released, I think Amnesiac was generally regarded as a lesser album than Kid A, but there is a warmness to these songs that I think is missing from Kid A. Maybe its the red album cover. I love Life in a Glass House, but so many of the songs rank in my top Radiohead tracks.

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Tue Apr 11 2023
5

I've always thought that if Radiohead had released this before Kid A, then everyone would probably be gushing over Amnesiac instead. It's quite obvious that they are two halves to the same thing, and I'd feel a bit disingenuous giving it another rating. It's awesome.

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Fri Apr 14 2023
5

One of the most amazing things ive ever listend to

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Mon Apr 24 2023
5

Next cloudless night you're out in the country - far away from any city lights - get in the car and find an isolated place to park, then put on the song "Pyramid Song" at top volume, turn out all the lights, and lie down and stare up at the universe. It will change your life. Additionally 20 years on and I still can't entirely get the timing right on that song. Which I kind of enjoy that it's still a challenge. (also: if your wife hates Radiohead this album *really* isn't gonna change her mind and I'm not gonna push it (e.g. "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" on the stereo would get me a tent in the backyard without a key to the door).) Related: this one is gonna have an absolute deluge of 5s and 1s. I get it. This (and "Kid A") was my gateway to breaking out and discovering a wider world of electronic rock/pop. The sheer variety of music on this album is just whacked; just thinking of the percussion sounds alone: digital tickety-tack, noise-percussion, then standard acoustic kit (the latter esp. on "Knives Out" which is arguably the most "normal" song on the album but with the standard Radiohead disquieting chord progressions). Electronic washes and digital manipulations ("Pulk/Pull...", "Like Spinning Plates") - utterly bizarre and almost incomprehensible yet it all works. Truthfully, the album falters just a bit in the second half on a song-quality level (n.b. I'm not a big fan of this version of "Morning Bell" - the Kid A version for me is unassailable, this is oddly too straightforward, almost plodding); it was *almost* enough for me to dock it a star, but the impact this album had on my overall music listening is probably something I'd not thought enough about. I wouldn't call this my favourite Radiohead album because ... well oddly partly because of everything above (i.e. difficulty/entry level: HIGH). At the same time it came out at the exact perfect time in history and my life to change everything. Played amidst or just thinking of the backdrop of 2001 is forcing the issue but holyshit was it the right soundtrack for the apocalyptical shit that launched in that year and has never ended since. Amnesiac is more of a "whole is greater than the sum of its parts" vibe and taken as a singular 43 minute unit it's in my pantheon of most-influential (to me) albums. 9/10 5 stars

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Wed Apr 26 2023
5

5. It's Radiohead, always happy to listen to them.

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Thu Apr 27 2023
5

Brilliant album, brilliant band!

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Thu May 18 2023
5

I like this era of Radiohead quite a bit. This, OK Computer and Kid A are a holy trinity to me. This may be the weakest of the bunch as it's something of Kid A leftovers, but its still great.

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Tue May 23 2023
5

My favorite Radiohead album.

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Sat May 27 2023
5

Amnesiac (and Miles Davis' In A Silent Way) has contributed more, from a technical perspective, to the recording of popular music than any other album made in the last...60 years? Yup. I do believe this.

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Fri Jun 02 2023
5

Este está entre los 50 álbumes a escuchar antes de morir

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Fri Jun 02 2023
5

Cinco estrellas indiscutidas

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Fri Jun 02 2023
5

¿Cómo hacer un disco perfecto? Amnesiac es la respuesta. Siempre me pareció el disco más infravalorado de la historia, cuando lo sacaron y ahora también. No tiene tema flojo, es totalmente conceptual. Luego de In Rainbows mi prefe. Cierra el disco con, a mi gusto, el mejor tema de Radiohead y uno de mis prefes de la vida, el de la casa de vidrio. Siento que Thom descolla más que nunca acá. Y las baterías??? puffff un descontrol. Las capas de viola... nah nah que maravilla de disco por favor. Gracias Radiohead por existir, sos como el mar y las montañas.

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Fri Jun 02 2023
5

Es Radiohead, es oro puro siempre. Sonidos que te resuenan por todo el cuerpo, y llegan a las emociones. Les amo.

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Fri Jun 02 2023
5

el primer tema el agudito de morning bell se acuerdan del video de knives out? que locuuura muchas estrellas

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