I have been listening to the album today and it's growing on me more. There are different elements to each song yes, but it's just still not a step away from radiohead for either Nigel or Thom. It's defiantly a departure from the style that flea plays but i dunno i guess i was just expecting something totally different. I will probably purchase this on tuesday as I'm still a big fan. Right now it's sitting at about a 6.5 or 7 out of 10 for me. A confession I must make though is that I have not yet listened to 'the eraser' perhaps it's something I need to check out? Just out of curiosity was wondering how you would rank radiohead albums from best to worst? I don't think they have ever made a bad album but just on what you think, and I don't really count pablo honey as I also never really listened to much of it.
1. The Bends
2. In Rainbows
3. Ok Computer
5. Kid A (this will be blasphemy for radiohead fans i know)
6. Hail to the thief (I love this album and honestly the more i listen to it i could but it in front of amnesiac on my list)
7.King of Limbs
What do you think? How would you rank them? Don't worry i'll keep spinning AMOK. I did that with KOL but i just can't get it to grow on me. I originally thought they were going to release another 3 disc the same length as KOL for each season but I guess that was just rumours.
I was definitely on the "King of Limbs Part 2" bandwagon. Had my theories.
Anhywho, my ranks change all the time but I'll give it a go
1. OK Computer
2. In Rainbows
3. Kid A (I listened to a bit of it since I last posted....slighty above TKOL I suppose)
4. The King of Limbs
5. Hail To The Thief
7. The Bends
8. Pablo Honey (Pablo Honey has some solid cuts for sure; a couple shitty songs too though)
The sense I get is that Bends-lovers like yourself often have a different take on the more electronic works because The Bends is such old-sounding Radiohead, which was more about guitars. That may be why you don't love the last album
The Eraser is definitely an essential listen for Radiohead fans, although it is a very different genre (way more electronics and it's super beat based)