I strongly disagree with you, but that's okay. While TKOL does have a few "loops", it's not like they get stale. Which songs are you talking about? They introduce new elements throughout the durations of each of the songs and I feel confident saying I love the album. I'd say it's my 3rd favorite behind In Rainbows (2nd) and OK Computer (1st). Probably will regret saying that the next time I listen to Kid A or Hail To The Thief though...
I like Amok. Maybe even better than The Eraser. Everything Thom Yorke does has been pretty great in my opinion, but Atoms for Peace and his solo stuff (which are definitely in the same boat) is a far cry away from Radiohead.
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.