A Light For Attracting Attention (studio album) by The Smile
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If this were a Radiohead album, it would be by far their worst. And wouldn't feel up to the standard of Radiohead's stellar discography. So I'm glad it isn't. But ignoring the Radiohead comparisons, it's a decent but unspectacular album in its own right. No real standout tracks, but my favourites are The Opposite, Pana-vision, Speech Bubbles.
A record in pure Radiohead style but despite this it doesn't sound old or already seen at all. I prefer a little bit the slow tracks because they hit me more emotionally, great album anyway.
The most Radiohead sounding album of his side projects/solo work. Could have just made it a Radiohead album. He even got their guitarist haha. Great album!
There are some excellent compositions here but it lacks flow. It feels like outtakes from a previously recorded but never released Radiohead album. Interesting but not yet growing on me.
Its sum is greater than its parts
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Yeah, you can accuse this of being aughts-era Radiohead leftovers, but when the songs are this well-written, sound this good, and work this well together, who cares?
A surprising record. Radiohead but only because you recognize the vocal, the shifting time signatures, the obliqueness of it. At times they almost return to OK Computer territory but they are too progressive to do it. Gentle textures and movements that always take you in a direction you weren't expecting. Is it a great record? No. But it is different and challenging and fascinating. Worth a second listen for sure.
There was much anticipation for this one and I feel it largely lives up to the hype. Makes so much sense as an extension of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood's artistry to pair up with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner.
Hmm...Yes, really not sure about this one. It awfully sounds like B-sides from Hail to the Thief. The last two songs are very good though, but it lacks the focus of a proper Radiohead album... Not bad, but clearly an album nobody will care for 10 years from now.
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