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Now that the new Radiohead is out, what is your favorite Radiohead album?

Old 06-11-03, 07:25 PM
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Now that the new Radiohead is out, what is your favorite Radiohead album?

Since this was covered for Metallica fans, I figured with the release of Radiohead's 6th LP, Hail To The Thief, that we could rank the order of Radiohead albums.

Here are mine:

1. OK Computer/Kid A
2. Hail To The Thief
3. The Bends
4. Amnesiac
5. Pablo Honey

I can't seperate the two at the number one spot. I started listening to Radiohead a year after OK Computer came out, and fell in love with the album. Then I didn't get anything else until Kid A came out, and fell in love with that album for different reasons. It's hard for me to seperate the two; I think both signify a high point in the band's career so far.
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1. The Bends
2. Pablo Honey

Don't care for the rest.
Old 06-11-03, 08:24 PM
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1. Ok Computer
2. Amnesiac
3. Hail to the Thief
4. Kid A
5. The Bends
6. Pablo Honey
Old 06-11-03, 08:36 PM
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OK Computer
The Bends
Hail to the Thief
...the rest.

I find that Hail to the Thief bridges the sounds of OK Computer and Kid A fairly well and I wish this was the album that came out after OK Computer. I still have a hard time with Kid A and Amnesiac but after listening to Hail to the Thief for a while I find myself wanting to revisit the previous two albums in the hopes that I'll be able to "digest" them better.
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Kid A / Amnesiac - By far. I consider them a double album, as they should have been to begin with, since they're both from the same recording sessions. I also think that they're among the best rock recordings of the last 5 years and may very well represent the Radiohead peak, so to speak. Remains to be seen what the future may hold...

Followed by OK Computer, Hail To The Thief, The Bends and Pablo Honey.
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The Bends
OK Computer
Pablo Honey
Kid A
Amnesiac

I don't have Hail to the Thief yet.
Old 06-12-03, 12:00 AM
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OK Computer
The Bends
HttT
Pablo Honey
Amnesiac
Kid A
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OK Computer
Kid A
Hail to the Thief
The Bends
Amnesiac
Pablo Honey
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OK Computer
Kid A
The Bends
Hail To The Theif
Amnesiac

i can't stand Pablo Honey.
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Everybody has had 3+ years to listen to all the Radiohead albums and 1 day to listen to Hail to the Thief.

My question to the group: How can you accurately create a list of favorite Radiohead albums when you hardly have time to listen to their new album? The album may grow on you or it could get worse as time goes on... Anyway just a thought.



Ok Computer
The Bends
Kid A
Amnesiac
Pablo Honey
Old 06-12-03, 04:48 AM
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Amnesiac is by far my favorite.

Ranking:
1. Amnesiac
2. Kid A
3. Hail to the Theif
4. OK Computer
5. The Bends
6. Pablo Honey
Old 06-12-03, 07:16 AM
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Kid A
OK Computer
Hail to the Thief
The Bends
Amnesiac
Pablo Honey

i think the amazing variation of our lists is a testament to their greatness, regardless of your own personal opinions of their actual catalog.
-di doctor-
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Originally posted by DrRingDing


i think the amazing variation of our lists is a testament to their greatness, regardless of your own personal opinions of their actual catalog.
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Well said.

OK Computer
Kid A
Hail to the Thief
The Bends
Amnesiac
Pablo Honey

At least for this particular moment.

BBP
Old 06-12-03, 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Lateralus
Everybody has had 3+ years to listen to all the Radiohead albums and 1 day to listen to Hail to the Thief.

My question to the group: How can you accurately create a list of favorite Radiohead albums when you hardly have time to listen to their new album? The album may grow on you or it could get worse as time goes on... Anyway just a thought.
I agree, but it's kinda interesting to see the on-the-spot reactions about it just after a new album's release. Six months from now, this thread could be quite different.
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Originally posted by DGibFen
I agree, but it's kinda interesting to see the on-the-spot reactions about it just after a new album's release. Six months from now, this thread could be quite different.
Yeah, I don't think it matters all that much that we have a precise determination. My favorite band/album/singer/song changes by the week.
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Lateralus -

A lot of us had the leaked tracks months before buying the actual album.
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OK Computer
Kid A
The Bends
Hail to the Thief
Amnesiac
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Somewhere at the bottom of the heap, I Might Be Wrong.
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Ok Computer
The Bends
Kid A
Pablo Honey
Hail To The Thief
Amnesiac
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Originally posted by Lateralus

The album may grow on you or it could get worse as time goes on... Anyway just a thought.

Well I've had Pablo Honey for like 9 years and Amnesiac for like 2 years. Even with a 7 years difference, I think it's pretty safe for me to say that Amnesiac is better than Pablo Honey. Sure, HTTT might move up or down my list, but at the point in time, it's my 3rd favorite Radiohead release.
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I'll agree that it's still early but for this poll I'd say it's:

The Bends
OK Computer
Hail To The Thief
Kid A (which jumped up after seeing "Vanilla Sky")
I Might Be Wrong EP (on the strength of "True Love Waits")
Pablo Honey (which I still love but I just listened to and it's not as strong as I remember)
Amnesiac (I still can't get into it)
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I don't have "Hail to the Thief" yet, but here's how I rate the rest of them:

1. OK Computer
2. Kid A
3. Amnesiac
4. I Might Be Wrong (on the strength of the live version of Like Spinning Plates)
5. The Bends

and then waaaaaay down the list
6. Pablo Honey, which I deem poopy, and have since sold.
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My rankings:

Kid A - their most risk-taking, complex and best work

(tie with) The Bends - just awesome songwriting and performance

Hail To The Thief - very strong set, needs time for repeated plays

OK Computer - more hot and cold, not quite as brilliant as the acclaim

Amnesiac - some great material dragged down by mediocrity

still haven't heard Pablo or the live album.
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I just can't believe more people don't like Pablo. I think that's actually one of their better albums. The new crap stinks it up
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Originally posted by Alyoshka
I just can't believe more people don't like Pablo. I think that's actually one of their better albums. The new crap stinks it up
Funny, I have the opposite reaction. Pablo Honey "stinks it up" (in relation to the rest of their catalog), I cannot stand "Creep". The album itself doesn't even sound like the rest of their catalog, as if it was made to conform to the grunge sound popular at the time.

Give me more risk-taking and experimenting anyday.

I've listened to HttT about a dozen times now, in my car, at home and at work and I'd rank it thusly:

1) Kid A
2) Hail to the Thief
3) OK Computer
4) Amnesiac
5) I Might Be Wrong
6) Airbag/How Am I Driving?
7) The Bends
8) Pablo Honey

To me, Kid A is still the single greatest rock album ever created.
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The Bends 10/10
OK Computer 9.5/10
Hail to the Thief 9/10
Kid A 9/10
Amnesiac 8/10
Pablo Honey 7/10

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