Hail To The Thief (studio album) by Radiohead

Hail To The Thief
Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 168th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 2,163 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2003 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (26th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (168th)
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Radiohead bestography

Hail To The Thief is ranked 7th best out of 21 albums by Radiohead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Radiohead is OK Computer which is ranked number 1 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 100,033.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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85/100
From 01/15/2021 20:35
Not my favorite by them, but I will always have a soft spot for this album, because it came when I needed it, don't think any other album has worked so perfectly timing-wise. Anyway, tracks 1,6,9,14 undoubtedly belong to their (and anyone's) best ever.
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From 01/12/2021 15:35
This album is a bit too long, but still good
2+2=5 is one of their greatest songs ever
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From 11/27/2020 22:10
Fine album. Not there best but up there. Lot of good tracks. Has the greatest song they've ever produced in my opinion. Personal favorite: 'There There'.
"We are accidents waiting. Waiting to happen". Never a truer word said.
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80/100
From 06/14/2020 13:15
Fav. Tracks: 2 + 2 = 5 & There, There.
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From 03/01/2020 23:13
Highlights:

There, There (The Boney King Of Nowhere.)
A Wolf At The Door (It Girl. Rag Doll.)
2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)
Scatterbrain (As Dead As Leaves.)
Where I End And You Begin (The Sky Is Falling In.)
A Punchup At A Wedding (No No No No No No No No.)
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From 08/28/2019 17:57
Hail to thief may be not as liked as In Rainbows, Kid A or OK Computer, for me it’s a really great album better than The Bends and Amnesiac.

I do not think the record is too long since it’s only 4min longer than the top 1 album on BEA. However, 1 or 2 tracks could have not been there for the best.

It’s almost a perfect album, but it suffers a lot of the comparison to most of Radiohead’s discography. But I think it could a top 1 album if it were by another band.

Standout tracks: 2+2=5 , There There, A Wolf at the Door
Underrated and personal favourites: A Punch Up at a Wedding, Sail to the Moon.
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From 07/05/2019 20:20
Really good album, better than Amnesiac.

Favorites: 2+2=5, Sit Down Stand Up, Backdrifts, Go To Sleep, Where I End And You Begin, There There
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From 06/27/2019 03:33
This album is one of my favourite political albums and has the most variety of all of the Radiohead albums but not their best in my opinion. It is a great listen from start to finish and because it has so much different styles it stays very interesting. Like the whole album but 2+2=5, Sit Down. Stand Up., There There and A Wolf At The Door is my favourite ending to all their albums. A great listen and underrated in my opinion.
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From 03/31/2019 14:29
I love Radiohead, but this album can be maddeningly inconsistent. There, There and 2+2=5 stand as some of the band's best work,though, and so HTTT still stands as a truly captivating album
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