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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:05 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 03:43 PM, Scary wrote: why not?

I'm just trying to stirr up a shitstorm, don't mind me brah.
It's a really great album, I love it, I just like Ok Computer more and that's it.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 03:43 PM, Otto wrote: If that isn't the most amazing album easter egg, then what else could be? It was 10 years of planning.

Yeah, I've heard that a long time ago, it's pretty amazing, if it's actually planned.
I've never got to try it though. I mean, not with the crossfade.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

I like to listen to Amnesiac right after Kid A because i always felt like those two were based in the "same world", with Kid A feeling more apocalyptic and Amnesiac feeling more like a "thoughts of the past world" sort of thing.

Yeah, I know, I'm stupid.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:14 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 05:12 PM, TheMajormel wrote: I like to listen to Amnesiac right after Kid A because i always felt like those two were based in the "same world", with Kid A feeling more apocalyptic and Amnesiac feeling more like a "thoughts of the past world" sort of thing.

Yeah, I know, I'm stupid.

Amnesiac was recorded at the same time as Kid A, so I guess you're not really all that stupid.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:18 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 05:14 PM, Oolaph wrote:
At 2/13/13 05:12 PM, TheMajormel wrote: I like to listen to Amnesiac right after Kid A because i always felt like those two were based in the "same world", with Kid A feeling more apocalyptic and Amnesiac feeling more like a "thoughts of the past world" sort of thing.

Yeah, I know, I'm stupid.
Amnesiac was recorded at the same time as Kid A, so I guess you're not really all that stupid.

They're sort of the leftovers of Kid A I think, it makes perfect sense to listen to both.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:20 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 02:56 PM, JBK wrote: They simply bore me. Same with Coldplay.

You mean they aren't the same band?

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 05:08 PM, Slint wrote:
At 2/13/13 03:43 PM, Otto wrote: If that isn't the most amazing album easter egg, then what else could be? It was 10 years of planning.
Yeah, I've heard that a long time ago, it's pretty amazing, if it's actually planned.
I've never got to try it though. I mean, not with the crossfade.

You see the 10 on the last line? It was all very very planned

You know at the end of airbag there's those 5 beeps for no reason? They fit in time with the 5/4 beat of 15 step. It's ruddy genius. Do it with the cross fade.

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:54 PM Reply

I haven't listened to them enough to make a judgement on their quality but I know that their fans are fucking annoying.

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:55 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 05:46 PM, Otto wrote: You know at the end of airbag there's those 5 beeps for no reason? They fit in time with the 5/4 beat of 15 step. It's ruddy genius. Do it with the cross fade.

How do I do that though?


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 05:59 PM Reply

Media player and iTunes can crossfade in the settings. I don't know exactly how on iTunes but on media player you just go to

Now playing>
Enhancements>
Crossfades

Set it to max or whatever is ten seconds, with this playlist

1. Airbag (OK Computer)
2. 15 Step (In Rainbows)
3. Paranoid Android (OK Computer)
4. Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)
5. Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)
6. Nude (In Rainbows)
7. Exit Music (For A Film) (OK Computer)
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (In Rainbows)
9. Let Down (OK Computer)
10. All I Need (In Rainbows)
11. Karma Police (OK Computer)
12. Fitter Happier (OK Computer)
13. Faust Arp (In Rainbows)
14. Electioneering (OK Computer)
15. Reckoner (In Rainbows)
16. Climbing Up The Walls (OK Computer)
17. House Of Cards (In Rainbows)
18. No Surprises (OK Computer)
19. Jigsaw Falling Into Place (In Rainbows)
20. Lucky (OK Computer)
21. Videotape (In Rainbows)
22. The Tourist (OK Computer)

It's just two albums in numerical order. It fits seamlessly like one super-album or, and some tracks even blend like one song. Coldplay never did shit like that. Fuck you Coldplay.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:07 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 05:59 PM, Otto wrote: Media player and iTunes can crossfade in the settings. I don't know exactly how on iTunes but on media player you just go to

Alright done, thanks.
Is it normal to cream oneselve's pants while doing this?


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:13 PM Reply

What the fuck it flows seamlessly this is incredible.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:22 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 06:13 PM, Slint wrote: What the fuck it flows seamlessly this is incredible.

I told you man

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:30 PM Reply

I think Pink Floyd is better, a lot of people compare them to Pink Floyd, so I tried listening to OK computer, it was kind of "eh".


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:34 PM Reply

They sound like constipated women being simultaneously recorded trying to take a shit.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:48 PM Reply

I never got the fuss about them.

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:31 PM Reply

If you don't like it, you don't like it. I, however, think Kid A and OK Computer are both fantastic. Amnesiac is also quite good.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:41 PM Reply

In Rainbows was their only good album.

Thom Yorke's better off solo; The Eraser was pretty good.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:50 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 07:47 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: To me they're just bloody boring. The song titles don't make any sense, the lyrics don't make any sense, the album covers don't make any sense, it's all a load of pseudo-intellectual hipster bullshit. Listening to their "experimental" albums like Kid A and The King of Limbs makes me want to rip out my eyeballs due to the sheer pretension and general shittiness.

That's good of you to make no attempt to understand something that isn't spoon-fed to you

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:54 PM Reply

Start with something more accessible before jumping into the "best stuff."

In Rainbows, for example. Great place to start, and great album.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:11 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:01 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: If I had made no attempt to understand it, I wouldn't have listened to those two entire albums would I? That's exactly what I was trying to do, figure out what all the hype was about.

In retrospect it's probably one of those things I'll never personally understand the appeal of, like Dark Souls or Kill Bill.

How many times did you listen to said albums and what sort of mindset were you in? These are very important factors when trying to get into an artist. You should always give something you didn't like at first multiple tries, especially with music. You should also keep an open mind when trying new things instead of looking at it with a judging manner, thinking critically with these things kinda ruins your ability to enjoy it.

Also, writing things off as "boring" "nonsensical" and "hipster" are strong signals that you have no idea what you're talking about. I would try to stay away from adjectives like that if you're trying to make an argument.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:16 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:01 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: If I had made no attempt to understand it, I wouldn't have listened to those two entire albums would I? That's exactly what I was trying to do, figure out what all the hype was about.

In retrospect it's probably one of those things I'll never personally understand the appeal of, like Dark Souls or Kill Bill.

It's like your watching a foreign film and refusing to read the subtitles out of some pride of ignorance, that's what it is. Of course you'll sit through it, hating it and not getting it, if you aren't up to it.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:35 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:33 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: I guess that's a pretty good analogy. I've given them a few shots, but I think they just really aren't my thing. I suppose the world would be pretty boring if everyone liked Radiohead, wouldn't it?

We aren't saying you have to like them, I don't even like them that much myself. We're just saying that the reasons you gave for disliking them were really stupid.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:39 PM Reply

Regardless of Radiohead discussion you are handling arguing with three vehement fans on the subject of music with incredible patience and zen. You've got a lot of my respect for not totally Xenomitting everywhere in a fit. I feel things have been cleared up here.

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:45 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:44 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote:
At 2/13/13 08:35 PM, Oolaph wrote: We aren't saying you have to like them, I don't even like them that much myself. We're just saying that the reasons you gave for disliking them were really stupid.
I guess the main reason is that I can't understand them. They have like 8 albums and although I have listened to most of them I have no idea what any of it means or the message being conveyed, if there is any.

In summary: I don't like the instruments or the music itself. I don't like Thom Yorke's whiny voice. I don't like the lyrics because I don't understand them.

Are those reasons sufficient?

I can totally understand a dislike to Thom Yorke's voice but the instrumentals are some of the tightest music has ever offered up. Rarely does a band work in such good harmony. It's music for musicians, though. It's not Andy Warhol, it's Picasso.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 09:10 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:48 PM, Natick wrote:
At 2/13/13 08:46 PM, shitposter wrote: radiohead is a band

so are the beatles

this is a terrible haiku
7/5/8

not even

It's a progressive haiku.

Get with the times man, come on.


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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 09:50 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:46 PM, shitposter wrote: radiohead is a band

so are the beatles

this is a terrible haiku

Learn your syllables

Haikus are five seven five

(In English I mean)

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 09:55 PM Reply

GUIS STOP DA PRESSES.

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Response to radiohead is meh Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 08:02 AM Reply

At 2/13/13 09:50 PM, BumFodder wrote: (In English I mean)

It's different in Japanese?


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