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Amnesiac

Radiohead

2001

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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Rating

3.44

Votes

4364

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
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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 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 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 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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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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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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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

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

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

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

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Mon Jun 27 2022
2

As the title suggests; completely forgettable.

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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 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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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

A classic I already loved

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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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Mon Jul 18 2022
5

Epic!

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Just beautiful

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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 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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Sat Jul 30 2022
5

I hate that I like this

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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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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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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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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 19 2022
5

An aural feast

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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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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

Master piece

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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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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

great

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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

Solid Radiohead.

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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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Wed Nov 02 2022
5

Two thumbs up

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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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Fri Nov 11 2022
5

comfort album. a fave

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Sat Nov 12 2022
5

Radiohead kan weinig verkeerd doen voor mij. Zalig album!

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

It's not my favourite radiohead album, but I think it's a little underrated. Kid A is one of my favourite albums of all time, and it's a hard act to follow and not just sound like Kid A Lite. However this still has some great tracks on it, although it's not quite as consistent as some of their other albums. Pyramid song is a masterpiece, and life in a glass house is a standout jazzy mess (in a good way).

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

A lot of good stuff on here. A few songs feel too bare/experimental for me, but the classic Radiohead sound and creativity are very much present. Minus a point for a lot of the lyrics kinda not making any sense. 7/10

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

Before only listened to OK Computer and some tracks from The Bends, so I was expecting something similar to these records. But this one has a completely different sound to it. The vibe of this record is really melancholic even for Radiohead. I think Pyramid Song might be up there in the list of the saddest songs I've heard. The sadness just covers you like a fluffy blanket when this tune comes on. In this record the band tried to create a special atmosphere. There are a couple interludes consisting of weird sounding electronic soundscapes that connect the songs together and create a special mood. Even though the band tried to diversify the record a bit by adding a some semi-upbeat sounding moments, the pacing still seemed slow to me. In some moments I caught myself wanting to turn the record off, but some cool melodies and song ideas always stopped me from doing that. Overall I was left impressed by the band's eagerness to experiment and redefine their sound

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Dimi zei: slecht... ik geef het daarom een 4

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

Need to listen more to get the full benefit. Can tell it is going to be a good 'un.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

I'm not convinced by this. I don't think it's their best.

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Sun Jun 26 2022
4

4.5/5. Melon's wrong, this might be top 3

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Amnesiac is the album that made me a fan of Radiohead. Obviously a continuation of Kid A, this a great album to listen to preferably alone, at night, and with good headphones.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

Amnesiac has a magnificent couple of ending pieces and its consistency puts it strictly ahead of Kid A. Even the more pop-oriented tracks have funky mixing and appendices galore. This sits in the same sonic category as this year's We, which I also quite enjoyed. Abstract, existing warm fuzzies for the band, pretentious influences, etc. Good music.

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Fri Jul 01 2022
4

En-trancing

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

should revisit this one. Lots going on.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

No es mi favorito

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Very much Radiohead. Not as good as OK computer but cool album.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

Want to listen to more Radiohead. Much less intense than I always thought it was.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
4

For being a glorified b sides record its a damn good one.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Mooi maar moeilijk. Ik rond ‘m af naar boven.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

It took me a while to get into Radiohead, but this is a great album

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

Un d'aquells discos que realment guanyen amb les escoltes. El to opressiu i angustiós encaixa bé amb l'atmósfera d'aïllament individual de començaments del mil.leni

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

Kid A but weirder

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Mon Aug 08 2022
4

this is a great album, and as well as the noise/electronica there are some more conventional and very beautiful songs that would fit into Ok Computer or In Rainbows. Definitely start here for the 'difficult Radiohead' rather than Kid A.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

I wasn't looking forward to another Radiohead Album, but the loops in the opening track caught my attention, next came Pyramid Song, a descent ballad with nice piano and distorted strings, the next song was fairly electronic/experimental followed by those eerie retro vocals in You and Whose Army, etc. The album has been criticized as an album of outtakes, but I like that aspect - you're really not sure what you're going to get when you flip to the next track. They certainly are a creative bunch, continuing to expand artistically, not afraid to alienate the fans who jumped on board with Creep and wanting more of the same.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Kid AB

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Wed Aug 24 2022
4

Kid A has always been a smidge above in my mind, but both are life-changing albums.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

Heard it several times already. I like it more than the average Radiohead fan, as I think it’s unfair to consider it as a load of Kid A cast-offs. It lacks the same through-line in the tracklisting, but many of the songs are excellent on their own terms, even if Thom Yorke pushes it a little too far with the artificial manipulation of his vocals. Favourite track: Life In A Glasshouse

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Great

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Tue Sep 13 2022
4

Fantastic album, very interesting

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Ég er OK computer maður, en það sem er flott hér er virkilega flott. Langt síðan ég heyrði þessa plötu og hún eldist bara ljómandi vel. En það er nú samt ekki allt jafn skemmtilegt.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Great album but as good as OK Computer

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Wed Sep 14 2022
4

Favorites: Life in a Glass House, Dollars and Cents.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Radiohead vient encore nous proposer une très belle compilation d'hipstereries, qui ne manquera pas de satisfaire tous les bobos de France et d'ailleurs. A mettre entre toutes les mains.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Me gustan los elementos jazzeros 🌿

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Wed Sep 21 2022
4

This is a fantastic album. As my first Radiohead album on this journey (#30 overall), I really enjoyed this. I'm interested to see how OK Computer stacks up, as that album's reputation is well-known around here. Amnesiac was a solid 4/5.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Amnesiac is a great album because it’s made by Radiohead or because it’s actually great is how I often feel listening to this. I thoroughly enjoy Radiohead and all their music. Amnesiac is one album of theirs that I find to be on the outer edge of their appeal to me. It is Kid A part two and is similar. It also builds on what made Kid A so unique and great but some of it is a bit over exaggerated than Kid A. Their musically stylings and production is great as always. There are a few songs on here that are as good as any other album. But as a whole album I feel this one isn’t quite as good yet still better than the king of limbs. 7.7/10

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

Kid A's ugly little ginger brother. You like him a lot, you just don't love him. Best Tracks: Pyramid Song; You & Whose Army?; I Might Be Wrong

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Sat Sep 24 2022
4

Basically a collection of B sides, but a collection of B sides from one of the best albums of all time so you can't be too flabbergasted by its inclusion on the list, I guess. Not my favorite Radiohead album, but songs like "Pyramid Song" and "Knives Out" are among the band's best. Then you have the song "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" though, which could very well be the worst song ever created in the history of mankind. Four outta five.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

there's something oddly comforting about this album, love the rhythms

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Fri Oct 14 2022
4

i luv radiohead

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Often overlooked because of Kid A, but a great album in its own right. Some Radiohead classics on this album. Pyramid Song, You and Whose Army, Knives Out, I Might Be Wrong. 4/5

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Mon Oct 17 2022
4

Even a bad Radiohead album beats a Dexys Midnight Runner

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Tue Oct 18 2022
4

Good but totally depressing music

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Mon Oct 24 2022
4

Not their favorite album of mine but most bands would kill to have an album like this in their discography l.

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Sat Nov 12 2022
4

OK Computer is my all time favourite album - when this came out it was seen as "The weird one" but listening to it again all these years later it really isn't all that difficult to listen to. I really enjoyed this and the time away from it has given it some room to stand on its own for me.

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Wed Nov 16 2022
4

Bet fr

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Sat Nov 19 2022
4

This was good. But it wasn't mind blowing by any stretch. There were some amazing riffs here but I never got past the impression that Radiohead is super proud of themselves. This album is pretentious. But it is also pretty good and I can't argue with the musicianship.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
4

love them!!!!!!!!

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

For an album that’s often considered Kid A’s reheated leftovers, Radiohead still manage moments of incredible beauty and complexity. Jonny Greenwood is in especially fine form here.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
3

Amnesiac is the fifth album by English rock band Radiohead. The album is highly acclaimed and is certified platinum in the UK and US. Musically, it has the same vibes as the band's previous album Kid A, so electronica, jazz, and krautrock influences are included along with the band's signature alternative rock. This further divided fans along whether you preferred this new style of music, or the band's earlier straight forward rock music. I was left conflicted about this album because I have liked every previous Radiohead album. It's similar to Kid A, but some songs don't feel flushed out - almost like they were thrown together last minute or even that they were unwanted songs from Kid A that didn't get much additional care. The patchiness of the album almost took away from the highlights, but I still think this is a great album from Radiohead.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
3

Some great tracks, but not one of their great albums

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Wed Jun 29 2022
3

It’s no Kid A, but it’s also still good.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Starts off great. Love the feel of PLSIACTB. Not the Radiohead I'm used to. Mixed with some stuff I am used to. I dig the experimental shit.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Seems like they're trying to do a bit much with this one. Ok but not great.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
3

Good album, I liked the end more then the beginning. Another thing you can put on and chill while having dinner with friends

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Tue Jul 12 2022
3

Nearly gave a 1 after first few tracks

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Tue Jul 12 2022
3

Not big on Radiohead

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Wed Jul 13 2022
3

Mellow. Good but nothing special. Was a really nice chill background album but after 2 hours I remember literally nothing about it. Probably a 3.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Hoewel ik een groot bewonderaar van Radiohead ben, blijf ik dit een moeilijk album vinden. Er staan echt een aantal parels op, maar ook veel weirde dingen waar ik niet zoveel mee kan. 3 sterren dus.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
3

Radiohead is quite experimental on this album; everything has an ethereal feeling about it that is quite entrancing. The tracks on this album was incredibly cohesive; they went together and felt like one big piece of art. That is to say, even their experimental work seems very themed and works well when put together. Still, while the theme and the album cohesion seems spot on, I still found this album to be a little bit improvisational and drawn out. This album was definitely a fascinating listen, but I wouldn't call it a favorite.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
3

Mummbly nasaly York croons over lush backing music. Not bad.

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Sat Jul 23 2022
3

Þessi er ágæt. Ábyggilega fín til að hafa í bakgrunni við lærdóm.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
3

Low three.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
3

Rock un tanto psicodélico con buena voz, melodías un tanto raras y un estilo un tanto extraño

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Life in a Glasshouse- fab. Really liked this track.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
3

Solid album but I can definitely see why Kid A gets all the attention. Amnesiac is good in it’s own way, but it lacks punch and tends to meander at times.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
3

What a trippy and slick electronica. It's too interesting to be compared to an elevator music. It's quite fun and great in some places. A hit and miss. But that's the point of experimental rock right? I knew it's the "sibling" of their beloved album, "Kid A", but personally, it doesn't have the "outtakes" vibe. It's an album on its own, and a slightly boring one.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

Like all Radiohead albums this takes some effort on the listener's part to appreciate as this isn't background music. To give it a fair shake I listened to this 3 times and I think it's good, but not quite as good as Kid A which I recently reviewed and gave 4 stars. This album is not as cohesive and jumps around a bit, almost sounding like a bunch of out-takes from Kid A. There are some brilliant moments though, like Pyramid Song and Knives out. Maybe a 4th listen will reveal its brilliance, who knows.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

I was clicking around to start to play this album and I mistakenly played the first 1/2 hr of their In Rainbows album. That's a mighty fine album. Then I started to listen to Amnesiac. Radiohead's music grows on you. Their songs are frequently more enjoyable the second or third time they are listened to. By the same token, I think Amnesiac was more enjoyable since I got primed with 30 min of In Rainbows. Still not sure I can get to a 4 on this. But I will have a 4 for In Rainbows!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
3

great voice. can hear the influences they had in many other bands. Kind of a lull though. Nothing super memorable or impactful.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

Was good

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Tue Aug 30 2022
3

bed, argh, bleh

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

It has a few classics but as an album it doesn't hold keep my attention the whole way through. 3.5/5

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

Sounds a bit like a soundtrack for a movie or a game. Not too bad, but also not very remarkable.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
3

Some songs a little to slow but I liked the spacey vibe of others

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Radiohead is always a treat to listen to. This album was quite experimental (as always) and trippy and cool. I’m definitely glad I listened to it but I don’t think I care to return to this specific album

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Fri Sep 09 2022
3

Not my usual genre of music and bit out there but still very good and well put together. After reading into the piece’s history I might yet give kid A, a listen

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

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

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

Never heard of this album before this listen

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Wed Sep 14 2022
3

Best Song: Life in a Glasshouse. The jazz brass instrumentals really helped ground the music, and served as a good background for the vocals. Maybe Radiohead really ought to be a jazz band. Worst Song: Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors. I actually quite liked the bassy instrumentals, but the real experimental vocals did nothing for me. Overall: As technically competent and musically experimental Radiohead might be, I'm always left feeling like I've listened to an album with absolutely no soul. Like music written by a melancholic AI.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
3

La même soupe expérimentale pour Radiohead qui rechigne toujours à nous proposer un quelconque morceau réécoutable.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Not my favorite of radioheads

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

Good

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Sun Sep 25 2022
3

Very difficult to grasp hold of, to understand the message or to relate to the mood. Creative, absolutely. Intriguing - I’ll give it that. Perhaps a piece of music to understand on further listens? Maybe. But where to listen? Kitchen, car, commute? Working? Playing? Relaxing (LOL)? How does such music fit your life?

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Tue Sep 27 2022
3

Not bad but I would have to be in a certain 'mood' to fully enjoy

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Tue Sep 27 2022
3

Radiohead is an acquired tasted I haven’t acquired yet. The first album of theirs I’ve properly listened to all the way through and it more or less confirmed to the ideas I had it my head. Tense, nervy atmosphere with Thom Yorke’s painful wince over the top of it. There’s a lot to like about this formula, but it just starts dragging after a while. Amnesiac was a perplexing listen for me, and I want to give it its due for obscuring the boundaries of what pop/rock music should be. That doesn’t make it an entirely gripping listen though, and I felt this was just a little too stale after a while. “Knives Out” was probably my favourite track, and it’s not really surprising that it’s the most conventional in structure on the whole album. Not quite sure what to make of Radiohead but no doubt they’ll reappear on this list.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
3

I don't know why but I find this entire album really unsettling, the way they play with dissonance and tension is somewhat unnerving to me, really interesting album but not something I would listen to a lot

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Sat Oct 01 2022
3

We are never going to be friends, Amnesiac and I.

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Mon Oct 03 2022
3

No bad, prefer Ok computer by knives out is a great track

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Tue Oct 04 2022
3

I can't say I've ever really enjoyed this album. Because I was such a fan of The Bends and OK Computer, it bummed me out when they "evolved" their sound and direction as a band. I came to accept and enjoy it by the time they released In Rainbows, but honestly never got back into Amnesiac. While they are undoubtedly all ridiculously talented musicians, I still find this album pretty uninspiring.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
3

Good one.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
3

Can’t say this isn’t a good album, but I tend to by pass it when listening to Radiohead’s discography. Not sure it can ever get out of Kid A’s shadow. Deserves to be on the list, but I would rank it behind, Kid A, In Rainbows, OK computer and even the bends. Maybe my fault for not giving it as much time as the other albums.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

This album is really overrated to be completely honest, yeah I like Radiohead they’re probably in my top 10 favourite bands but this isn’t much special in my opinion. Other than a few highlights it’s one of Radiohead’s worst albums to be completely honest (it’s worse than Pablo Honey) … You’ve got packt like sardines in a crushd tin box which is really boring and monotone than pyramid song which is good but might as well be the most overrated Radiohead song amongst the fanbase. Pulk/ pull revolving doors must be a joke, honestly how could an album with this song have fairly positive critical reception? The album does admittedly improve though after these first three, you and whose army is great emotional spiralling builder that forms into insanity towards the end, then while I’am not too sure on his singing on this track I might be wrong is a cool little rock tune, Knives out is one of late career Radiohead’s best songs it’s absolutely amazing for every second of it’s runtime and (while I know i’am in the minority) I much prefer the amnesiac version of morning bell. Then it slumps again with Dollars and cents the most forgettable song in Radiohead’s career and hunting bears which is admittedly a cool instrumental but I would’ve preferred it to just be one minute instead of two. Luckily this rather unbalanced album is saved by it’s last two songs, like spinning plates is the most interesting track on the album featuring reversed vocals (even if the song is only one verse long) then jazzy closer life in a glasshouse might as well be my favourite Radiohead closer it’s an amazing left turn to end the kid a and amnesiac duo of albums. It’s a rollercoaster of an album but I really like the best moments a 3/5.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
3

I really liked this Coldplay album... much more experimental than their other stuff! (jk @Ted!) This album is really good (3.5 stars?) but won't be a multiple-play repeat for me.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
3

this one was a surprise. I always assumed Radiohead was more radio-friendly pop sutff, but this album kinda came out of left field. very weird, very interesting. I enjoyed it

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

Es una etapa distinta a la de "OK Computer" que escuchamos hace poco. De todas maneras, es muy buen disco pero le falta canciones, espacio que es ocupado con esos track más electrónico-experimentales que no los volvería a escuchar por segunda vez. "Life in a Glasshouse" es una preciosura con esa trompeta de Humphrey Lyttelton.

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Tue Nov 01 2022
3

Impressive, nothing that really caught my attention for long though. Will listen again

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Wed Nov 02 2022
3

Will listen again

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Thu Nov 03 2022
3

Amnesiac was a really good album, I didn't understand how it could be finished when it stoped playing. Maybe not my everyday go to genre but definitely something I am into and would like to listen to again.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
3

Pretty good album. Gets a bit whiny sometimes tho. 3,5/5

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

This was an experimental album with our money as target.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
3

Ok

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Radiohead just never does it for me. I do t understand why. I love every band in their genre, but it hasn’t clicked for Radiohead…. I understand the praise for the productions

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Thu Dec 01 2022
3

Never listened to Radiohead. Quite interesting, but lacks a bit of cohesion. Weak start for me, feels like it just got interesting with the three last songs.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
2

I try to like it but it's just so depressing. I can see it worming it's way into your brain on multiple plays, but I just can't do that to myself.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
2

i'm disappointed i didn't care for this album. i listened to it several times in the hopes i would change my mind. this album's sound was beautiful and took you on a journey, but i think it was too lethargic and mellow for me. my teammate said this album had an "ethereal" sound, which i wholeheartedly agree. all songs connect with each other through the mellow tone. i was impressed with "life in a glasshouse." i enjoyed the addition of the humphrey lyttelton band to add some great jazz to that song! "knives out" has got to be the stand out and puts me right in my emo feelings. but overall, a lackluster album.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
2

Better than I recall, but I just can shake that "Kid A offcuts" feel. Also, knowing what happened next, it looks like a lazy way to complete their EMI contract. Sure, 'Sardines', 'Pyramid Song' and 'Knives Out' are good songs, but everything else is throwaway, apologies to the late Humph. The world didn't a second version of Morning Bell.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
2

Niin tyypillistä Radioheadia, johon en oikeen ikinä oo päässy sisälle. Mun korvaan tekotaiteellinen klangi

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Mon Jul 25 2022
2

Blaah, omaan makuun aivan liian taiteellista paskaa

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Sat Jul 30 2022
2

2 stars

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Sat Aug 06 2022
2

I couldn’t get into this one. Very experimental. Similar to Kid A, but not as good.

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Mon Aug 08 2022
2

4/10. I just don't really understand the appeal of Radiohead.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
2

Not my cup of tea. Not that bad though

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Dreary. But appreciate there is some atmosphere to it.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Really not my cup of tea 2*

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Rock alternativo. Bastante coñazo.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
2

I love Radiohead but this was disappointing from them. Gutted.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
2

I try to like Radiohead. It's my wife's favorite band. But they just don't do it for me. It's too monotonous. It gets points for originality and composition. But just not something I want listen too again. But I will, cause my wife will have it playing.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
2

Amnesiac is filled with Industrial sounds that have a slow, sleepy like quality to them. It sounds like it could soundtrack a modern contemporary art installation. Pretty boring overall with at times wailing like singing heard over the top of the soundtrack. Best: Knives Out Worst: Like Spinning Plates

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Sun Oct 23 2022
2

I like Radiohead, I didn't like this. Really weird vibe, not for me. Take me back to OK Computer or The Bends

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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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Wed Nov 02 2022
2

My least favourite Radiohead album we will have on this list. For me it starts to get good too late. I think from ‘I Might Be Wrong’ its sound but that is track 5. I do love Radiohead though and this is one of those times I am comparing it to what they can do rather than this list.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
2

Probably a 2.5. I imagine it gets better on more listens. People have said to me if you like pink floyd then you might like radiohead. Not sure about that.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
2

These guys clearly obviously have got something special about them because of how they’re regarded and I’m trying my very best to get on board This one didn’t really do it for me

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Mon Nov 21 2022
2

Not great

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Wed Nov 30 2022
2

Är inte Radiohead rätt så överskattade???

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Mon Jun 13 2022
1

Szpile w glowie czesc druga

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Fri Jul 01 2022
1

Wholly unforgettable album with more droning 'soundtrack to my photo memories' songs that have no discernible difference. Not for me 😂

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Thu Jul 21 2022
1

Is this a house or industrial album? Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors is very odd. This feels pretty irritating. God I hate Thom Yorke. Dollars And Cents is self important, self indulgent, and fucking boring. Living In A Glass House is way out in nowhere in context of the rest of this album.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
1

Insufferable. Reached "Morning Bell" and had to kill it when the lead singer sounded like a whiny child in IKEA. If Radiohead appears on this list again, I may "Did not listen" for the first time.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
1

Radiohead haven't released anything worthwhile since 1997

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Tue Sep 06 2022
1

Not for me. Music is rather 'out there'.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
1

I wish at I had amnesia listen to this - dreadful!

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Tue Oct 04 2022
1

Probably a two, but I have to offset people pretending they enjoy this boringness. It’s fine as background music as long as you keep it down and forget you’re listening and fall asleep because you’re bored

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Tue Oct 04 2022
1

Not a fan. I really feel bad for this guy because he seems really upset about everything.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
1

This is such a quiet album barely anything cool goin on. Sounds like “music of the future”

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Tue Nov 01 2022
1

No. everything from the deliberately difficult to understand vocals, slow as possible song openings to even the album work with the sketch on a book of a crying person everything screams "I'm misunderstood and special, not like the rest of the world". The music itself is Radiohead at their worst, dull and depressing while still being impenetrable.

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