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War  ·  923 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Radiohead has released A Moon Shaped Pool

Still haven't gotten a chance to listen to the album which blows because I've only heard good things about it. Very excited though. This has been a hell of a week for me in regards to music.

edit: Managed to pick up digital off their website. Listening now report back in a bit.

edit2: Just finished going through it, and Daydreaming made me cry a bit. I think it is my favorite piece on the album, but I probably couldn't tell you why. I tend to have a weakness for those dream-like sounds. I don't have a technical background in music, so I opt towards how a piece resonates with me. The entire album is an unbelievable achievement.




nowaypablo  ·  922 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Daydreaming is great. I'm warming up to some of the other tracks over time. I'm happy that theyre making music again, but again I feel like they've lost an edge overall.

Radiohead were the sensei of compositional climax, you could trace a song through a gripping buildup and fuckin phenomenal catharses. This kinda feels unbalanced and almost poorly mixed. But certain classic RH stuff like epic rhythm is still on point, thankfully.

War  ·  922 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's gonna sound ridiculously corny, but I decided to listened to daydreaming during my bike ride. It was a pretty different experience.

I think I'm in the same boat as you though. It's a great album, but I don't know if I could call it my favorite album by them.