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In Rainbows: The Initial Thoughts

me: My early Radiohead suspicions are that this could be a Amnesiac-like precursor to a bigger album

SPM: what makes you say that?

me: I like it, but it lacks a cohesiveness that the last three big albums had – OK Computer, Kid A, Hail to the Thief – it kind of seems like a bunch of songs

Which from Radiohead is always good, but I also gather they’ve played a whole bunch of new material at shows that’s not on here. I could be wrong, I hope not, just to get another album out of it.

Plus, it’s been four years…

And it seems like four years would yield a whole bunch of songs. And I’m guessing it did.

SPM: I’m having a different reaction. I think a lot of these songs have the same feel, almost more than other radiohead albums, which to me were different awesome songs arranged and combined perfectly

but I need at least 10-20 more listens

the first listen is always deceiving

me: I mean, I think these songs do have the same feel, but were arrange dffor that reason, rather than preconceived/structured as an album. You’re right, the first listen is always deceiving, but I feel like they’re probably holding something back.

Which is to say, they’re such a good band that releasing 10 songs after four years seems a little low to me. But lest you think I’m complaining, I’m certainly not, I’m going to wear out these MP3s like a mofo.

SPM:  you ungrateful prick

me: agreed


In Rainbows

As of today you can buy the new Radiohead album, In Rainbows, for whatever price you want over at their website.

Unintentional Poetry

most excellent
performance by the
looks like the hated
yankees are going down
in 3

(text message from my father this weekend)


Going to start clearing a backlog of ideas from the last week and posting some of the stuff I’ve written.