Hail To The Thief (studio album) by Radiohead
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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 80,730.
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While I do believe other Radiohead projects are better then this album, I did really enjoy it. Hail to the Thief captures the essence of Kid A’s Electronic and Ambient music, as well as The Bends’s rock music. Where I End and You Begin is a perfect example of combining Radiohead’s old, and new. Very Cool
My second least favorite Radiohead album...
One that has many great songs, but as a whole just doesn't feel as compact as other releases. I even prefer "The King of Limbs" because it is a more cohesive listening experience. I'm not the only one with this opinion, but yes, "Hail to the Thief" would be a much better record if it had like 3-4 songs cut from it (personally I would remove "Backdrifts", "We Suck Young Blood" and "The Gloaming" (I do like these songs, but I think taking them out would make the album as a whole flow much much better) and would include "Gagging Order" from their 2+2=5 EP).
Anyways, it's still an enjoyable music album. The first 3 songs are an amazing way to open up. After that, "Where I End and You Begin" and "There, There" are definitely two of their best songs ever, with a dark atmosphere that calls back immediately to "Amnesiac" or "Kid A" while reincorporating more rock sounds that were somewhat absent from their two earlier releases. "A Wolf At The Door" on another hand is a fabulous cut that doesn't really resemble any other of their songs.
Some people were wondering if this would get a re-release as their previous 3 records. I doubt it a lot. I think even the band knows it didn't get as much recognition as earlier or later material, but it's still interesting revisiting it.
Scatterbrain, A Wolf At The Door, There There, Sail To The Moon, I Will, 2+2=5, Go To Sleep..
Good music but somehow gets boring after a few listens.
Scatterbrain, A Punch at the Wedding and There, There. That's it.
Just another massively overrated crappy Radiohead album. Nothing more, nothing less.
As someone who stopped listening to Radiohead after OK Computer, this album was a great surprise.
Excellent mix of traditional and modern instrumentation…and more importantly, a return of the dramatic shifts in dynamics that attracted me to the band in the first place.
A little bit bloated which is the only reason I have it so low in Radiohead's bestography. But it's still a great album. There There is one of their best and has really grown on me over the years. Other highlights are A Wolf At The Door, Go To Sleep and A Punchup At The Wedding. Weak tracks are I Will and The Gloaming.
Buen discográfica, pero lejos de sus mejores momentos. Mezcla de sus dos épocas bien diferenciadas.
Mejor canción There there
A Wolf At The Door, There There, Sail To The Moon... beautiful tracks.
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