Hail To The Thief (album) by Radiohead

Hail To The Thief
Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 157th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 2,070 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 (157th)
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Radiohead bestography

Hail To The Thief is ranked 7th best out of 20 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 107,517.

Radiohead album bestography « Higher ranked (108th) This album (157th) Lower ranked (320th) »
AmnesiacHail To The ThiefThe King Of Limbs

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Average Rating: 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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85/100
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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65/100
From 02/15/2020 06:37
wow what a mess of an album! Aside from like 3 or 4 songs every other song is questionable or just bad repetitive garbage with no direction or artistic significance. Honestly in the running for my least favorite by radiohead and that includes pablo honey
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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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70/100
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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90/100
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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80/100
From 02/22/2019 18:30
Enjoyable art rock record.
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From 02/09/2019 14:26
another great effort - "I Will" is such a great song with superb harmonies; whilst I absolutely love "Punch Up At A Wedding" - the lyrics are amazing.
Only down point on the album is Myxomatosis, not a big fan of this kinda non-melodic stuff that does feature in later albums also
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From 01/21/2019 03:12
Another classic Radiohead album. Best tracks are There There, 2+2=5, Sit Down Stand Up, and Myxomatosis
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