Radiohead - Amnesiac
More song-driven and acoustic than Kid A, Radiohead's Amnesiac isn't quite "Kid B," but it is unquestionably cut from the same far-out cloth, as the band revels in fascinating quirks and abject nihilism. It's also the first time in Radiohead's career that a new record hasn't meant a complete shift in artistic priorities. Surely, however, regardless of which was released first, they both deserve recognition; after all, Amnesiac, like Kid A, is an amazing piece of work.
Only lightly augmented with electronics, songs like "You and Whose Army?" and "I Might Be Wrong" almost sound like they came from a typical five-piece rock band. You may even believe the band still employs a guitarist after hearing Jonny Greenwood's wistful surf-guitar lead on "Knives Out" or his subtle but noticeable contributions to the anticapitalist rant "Dollars and Cents." But inevitably, the band continually shifts gears, moving into Boards of Canada territory on "Like Spinning Plates" and delivering dark,
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- A1) Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
- A2) Pyramid Song
- A3) Pull/Pulk Revolving Doors
- B1) You And Whose Army?
- B2) I Might Be Wrong
- C1) Knives Out
- C2) Morning Bell/Amnesiac
- C3) Dollars And Cents
- D1) Hunting Bears
- D2) Like Spinning Plates
- D3) Life In A Glasshouse
Track listing above is from 2008-Sep-02 | US | Capitol Records - 7243 5 32764 1 6 10"
- 2008-Sep-02 | US | Capitol Records - 7243 5 32764 1 6 10"
- 2001-06-04 | UK | Parlophone - LPFHEIT 45101 10"
- UK & Europe | Capitol Records - 5327641 10"
- 2001-Jun-04 | UK | Parlophone - LPFHEIT 45101 LP
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