Let Down (track) by Radiohead

Let Down
Let Down by Radiohead (1997)
From the album OK Computer (track #5)
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From THATGUY 08/01/2019 15:14
For all intents and purposes, I understand why people like the song so much, butI always found it to be a blemish on the face of an otherwise flawless album.

The guitar opening is very disorienting and strangely put together and Thom's vocal delivery sounds very tired and dirge-like. The entire song could be described as a bit of a dirge. The melody never changes and it ends about the same way as it begins.

As I said, however, I do understand why people like it. The lyrics are some of the best on the album, perfectly capturing the essence of the human mind. It very intricately describes the low-life boring people that don't have anything to live for and find their whole existence to be a let down. In that regard I applaud the aong very much, but musically it is really forgettable.

Perhaps it's a grower, who knows?...
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From PaperVinnie 11/01/2018 23:10
I'm absolutely obsessed with this song right now. I recently read that this album was recorded in a mansion, and this song specifically was recorded in a ballroom at 3am... Ever since I've read that, whenever I hear the opening I can just imagine them set up in a ballroom playing this song... Why does it fit so perfectly? The atmosphere is just amazing and it totally fits that. To have been a fly on the wall during the recording...
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From pjohnsongolf 09/29/2018 03:24
Such a great song!!!
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From EarthBoundRules 09/11/2018 22:52
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From facu-janssen 09/02/2018 23:40
The most beautiful song Radiohead ever pulled off
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From ProlongedFantasy 05/04/2018 19:04
Two time the Thom!
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From PaperVinnie 04/25/2018 15:33
Fantastic song, one of the few songs on OKC that deserves its rating of over 90.
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From Jolobro 01/26/2018 22:54
Such a sad but sweet song and I know this description doesn’t sell the song very well but it’s just so good yet so simple!
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From WJA 12/11/2017 13:37
Let Down is from start to end grabbing you by the throat. This is for me the pivotal song of OK Computer.

Upon first listen of the album, on the day of release, I simple loved the first four songs, but Let Down transcended me to a higher level of consciousness. What a song.
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From A31867 11/12/2017 17:16
the last part is one of the best pay offs
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