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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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3.43

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Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

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

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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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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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Mon Jun 27 2022
2

As the title suggests; completely forgettable.

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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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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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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 Jun 12 2022
3

Kinda pretentious, but not awful. 3 stars.

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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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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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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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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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Thu May 02 2024
4

Perfect for wallowing in the impotent melancholy of the digital age.

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Tue May 21 2024
2

I really want to like Radiohead, I really do... But holy shit, this is depressing. I know it is unique and important for musical development. Problem is that music developed into a bicycle without brakes rolling down a really steap hill.

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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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Mon Nov 13 2023
1

Ok, I think 4 Radiohead albums on this list is more than enough. I feel like Radiohead are overrated. I personally can't stand them. The fact that they have such a showing on this list, but other more deserving acts aren't even on the list is rediculous. I suspect it is because they are British, and this list is so heavily weighted to obscure English acts for some fucking reason. Thom Yorke should cheer the fuck up and stop moaning. This "music" is garbage. Nothing about this album is enjoyable to me. A truly painful listening experience. I pray that this is the last of their records that I have to endure, but I have a sneaky suspicion that Pablo Honey is probably on here too if this utter garbage is... Fuck Radiohead. Favourite song: Hunting Bears, simply because Thom shut the fuck up, and the song is only 2 mins long Least favourite songs: Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors, along with the rest of this insufferable garbage. 1/5

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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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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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Fri May 03 2024
5

I was a big Radiohead fan in highschool. A couple of years ago, I tried to do a Radiohead discography run for nostalgia's sake and gave up during Kid A. It was summer and the vibe wasn't right. I haven't really listened to them since, except for having "Hail to the Thief" come up on the generator a few weeks ago. (outside of this project, I'm in a bit of a disco/Funk era). All that to say, I didn't know how I was going to feel about this album after having not listened to it in about 15 years. I put it on for my drive in to work and by the opening notes of "Pyramid Song" I was in love again. There's a lot of variety on this album, glitchy Electronica, piano ballads, guitar moments that are heavy and menacing and light and jangly, oh and some jazz trumpet. Somehow, it all flows together. It has a groggier version of the same heady psychological effect for me that "loveless" had. Here, the dense production and desultory tracklisting gives the feeling of just waking up and trying to remember a dream (nightmare) that is fading or coming up from anesthesia - a very heavy high.

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Wed May 01 2024
5

This is such a great album, and probably my favorite from them. Pyramid Song takes the cake.

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Wed May 01 2024
4

Very versatile and cinematic

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Thu May 02 2024
4

I feel like this is one of Radiohead's more digestible albums. Pyramid Songs, Dollars and Cents and I Might Be Wrong are standouts for me.

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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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Sat Apr 27 2024
3

Meh. It’s ok. There is a pretentiousness to this whole era of Radiohead.

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Mon Apr 29 2024
3

Radiohead is also that band for me that has a bunch of cool songs then a bunch of gobbledygook. This is one of the better albums imo.

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Tue Oct 31 2023
2

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Fri Nov 17 2023
2

No. Just no. I hate this and all Radiohead art-rock whiney drivel. Too clever by half.

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Mon Nov 20 2023
2

2/5 Not really my jam at all.

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Mon Nov 27 2023
2

ngl, always found them a little dull.

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Thu Nov 30 2023
2

Bit full of itself without the content to back itself up. Mopey. Keep waiting for it to improve and it just never does. Only decent track is Knives Out and even then I'm in no rush to revisit

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Sat Dec 02 2023
2

Right ok so i know radiohead is meant to be the shit but I just couldn’t get into this album…

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Tue Dec 05 2023
2

2 A collection of songs recorded during the same sessions as the group’s previous album, Kid A, that they felt warranted a full, separate release. Well, I think this definitely feels like a collection of outtakes from a superior album, and anyone who calls this “Kid B” is right on the money. There’s no cohesion or connective tissue between anything here, and while there’s at least a unique sound to each song, it really just comes off feeling pretentious most of the time. At least we got a pretty good murder mystery movie out of the track Knives Out, which also happens to be probably the best song here as well - though likely because it’s the only one where it doesn’t sound like Thom Yorke’s head is fully up his own ass. One of the most overrated groups out there, and it frustrates me when their fans try to assert this kind of thing as a masterpiece. Yes, Radiohead has some great tunes, some innovative, some just bangers, but there’s so much pretentious, annoying bullshit in their catalog you have to sift through to find those. Will die on the hill that this band is not as great as music nerds made out to be.

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Fri Dec 08 2023
2

As if I didn't think Radiohead were bad enough before I heard this, Jesus Christ, what is this shit!?

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Mon Dec 11 2023
2

This is theoretically interesting, but not great. I just don't get peoples' infatuation and fascination with Radiohead. They are over-estimated - the ultimate navel-gazers. Who listens to this? why? I am not a fan.

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Wed Mar 06 2024
2

Fine if I wanted to fall asleep

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Thu Mar 21 2024
2

I don't understand the obsession with radiohead. They have a few good songs, sure, but I don't think any of them are on this album.

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Mon Apr 01 2024
2

Day88 - i think radiohead is one of those bands that you love or hate. i don’t love them

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Thu Apr 04 2024
2

Overall didn’t really enjoy the album. The style wasn’t for me and Thom’s voice felt particularly whiny. Liked some songs such as You And Whose Army and Life In A Glasshouse. Much prefer The Bends and OK Computer.

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Tue Apr 09 2024
2

I mean, yeah, fine. Radiohead has never been my bag.

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Fri Apr 12 2024
2

I could nearly get through this. It’s so messy and uninspiring. 2/5 Not a fan

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Sun Apr 21 2024
2

I still just can’t get Radiohead

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Mon Apr 29 2024
2

Still cannot understand why these guys are so famous

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Tue May 07 2024
2

Was I already depressed. Not quite sure

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Mon May 20 2024
2

There's talent behind it somewhere, but the end result comes off as uninspired, pseudo-intellectual, and instantly forgettable. Pyramid Song is one of the more listenable tracks, but even then the stair stepping major chords are simple and repetitive while the unusual rhythm just feels contrived.

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Fri May 24 2024
2

Someone just needs to say it, Radiohead are pretty shit.

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Fri May 24 2024
2

Ok, I’ve heard enough Radiohead now. This exercise has made Radiohead tumble down the rankings. My favourite part of listening to this album was when the last song came on, because it was almost not Radiohead, it was mostly a different band. I wouldn’t have felt that way one year ago, before I was asked to suspend disbelief and entertain the idea that Radiohead has produced four (and counting, probably) of the world’s best one thousand and one records. I would have been like “Oh yeah, decent record, that song at the end was especially cool, I kinda like Radiohead,” like a normal person

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Fri May 24 2024
2

2nd radiohead album I got. I wanted to hate first one, but I didn't. I do hate this one. I do appreciate the effort, but not the music. I don't have the patience. Favorite song: dollars and cents.

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Thu May 30 2024
2

That's not my taste in musik.

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Mon Nov 20 2023
1

I didn't think it was possible to make 44 minutes sound like 4 hours, but this managed it. What a crock of shit.

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Mon Nov 27 2023
1

Rumore. Prog sì, così tanto non so veramente quale possa essere l'appeal

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Tue Dec 05 2023
1

Well after listening to these guys, I'm beginning to think I was a little hard on Frank. Good gawd, I've heard of Radiohead and I've heard they have some good music. Apparently, I heard wrong or this album was some type of experiment on whining like a lil bitch. I listened once and have no desire to listen again. About song #3, Pulk or something like that, I had flashbacks to some of the worst albums I have heard off this list. Suicide (the band, not the act itself) popped into my head. Yea...this was not good at all. My 1 is for the worst of the worst. These guys were close. I'll give 1.5 and that's being kind. Scoreboard will show 1 1.5

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Thu Dec 07 2023
1

didnt like it much at all wasnt my style and honestly didnt think it was very good.

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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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Wed Mar 13 2024
1

Before listening: I don't want to do this at all. I'm tired of Radiohead and yes, I am one of those classless people who enjoyed The Bends and OK Computer. In fact, those two albums are some of my favourites all time. After that, well I don't know what the fuck happened. I'm almost certain I won't enjoy this album. There won't be a hook or a chorus anywhere and yet, I'm the asshole for not "getting it". I'm sick of Radiohead and I don't feel bad saying that. After listening: I was right. This was boring and I didn't get it at all. There was zero enjoyment for me and I'd rather listen to Yoko Ono wail into a hat than listen to this again. I hope I get a good album tomorrow and not this experimental trash.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
1

Langweilig... Britpop mit experimentellem Ansatz

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Wed Apr 03 2024
1

I just don't get it. I know lots of people are just crazy about this stuff, but I just don't get it. I hate everything about it.

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Fri Apr 12 2024
1

This is a very dreary and bleak album. Not a fan.

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Mon Apr 22 2024
1

Someone in their review compared Radiohead's critical lauding to the Emperor's New Clothes and I think that sums up my feelings perfectly. Doesn't work for me. Also this is my fifth Radiohead album. Please make it stop.

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Fri May 24 2024
1

NO MORE RADIOHEAD!!! I don’t care how much these listmakers fawn over this dreary nerd music, I don’t like it and I never will. I truly hope this is the last of this crap.

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Wed May 29 2024
1

This started off okay but I can't stand Thom Yorke's voice after a while. There are some interesting ideas here, especially their incorporation of elements of electronica, but the overall effect was too dour for me and I was in need of of some light with all that shade by about halfway through.

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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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