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Tuppence
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posted 28 May 2006 10:17 AM      Profile for Tuppence     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yyyyyessssss.

My favourite surly, lazy-eyed Englishman has announced he's releasing an album in July. It's to be called The Eraser, and it will in no way affect Radiohead's tour and forthcoming 7th album. So basically that's, like, two Radiohead albums in one year.

ROCK!


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Tuppence
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posted 12 June 2006 10:31 PM      Profile for Tuppence     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone? Bueller?
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maidenhead
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posted 21 June 2006 10:53 AM      Profile for maidenhead        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sounds awesome - can't wait.
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RP.
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posted 21 June 2006 12:00 PM      Profile for RP.     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Here's a review

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Just imagine that Thom Yorke made a really boring, dashed-off solo album cobbled together exclusively from the worst elements of Radiohead’s recent career and lacking entirely in redeeming features. Now imagine Pitchfork Media ejaculating out their fingertips and every nerd you know not shutting the fuck up about it, ever. This record is seriously terrible, and when I say “seriously,” don’t mean that I’m serious about the album being terrible, I mean that the album is serious about being terrible.

Addendum: 22% of the letters in Thom Yorke’s name are superfluous. Fuck him.


Is it accurrate? Who cares, it's funny.


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obscurantist
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posted 21 June 2006 12:08 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heck ya!
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Unfettered by the musicality of his bandmates, Thom Yorke is now free to develop his music in whatever direction he sees fit. Judging by the prevailing sonic trends on The Eraser, that direction is “clicking and moaning.” While the record is comprised of approximately 45% clicks and 35% moans, Yorke puts his sonic genius on display by bunging the cracks with liberal smattering of beeps, bonks, shuffles, grating monotone loops, and a whirring cavalcade of sundry electronic nuisances.

Basically, imagine a Radiohead album with all the music removed and replaced by irritating, ticking bullshit.

Oh, silly me, that’s what the last three and a half Radiohead albums have sounded like anyway. How about this: imagine that Radiohead had all their musical instruments stolen and yet were contractually obligated to deliver an album in one hour.


I don't quite agree with the reviewer's categorization of Radiohead's albums -- I thought OK Computer was much more of a piece with their two previous "pop" albums than it was with their three subsequent albums, the last couple of which I have to agree are boring self-indulgent wankery, while I kind of liked Kid A at the time. But maybe that's what the reviewer was getting at by saying "the last three and a half Radiohead albums", that OK Computer was sort of in between.


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Tuppence
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posted 22 June 2006 09:05 PM      Profile for Tuppence     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Aw. I love their last three albums. Having said that, the "Your Band Sucks" review *was* very funny. And I heard the first single the other day, "Black Swan". It's good. I like.
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