Let Down (track) by Radiohead

Let Down
Let Down by Radiohead
Year: 1997
From the album OK Computer (track #5)
Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 1,388 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution

Let Down appears on the following album(s) by Radiohead:


Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Radiohead by Various Artists.
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 18d 14h 4m 39s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
Radiohead Let Down Capitol Promo [CD 1997]
Condition: Acceptable
Time left: 21d 15h 40m 45s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
OK Computer by Radiohead CD 1997 EMI Records Airbag Paranoid Android Let Down
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 29d 13h 20m 43s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

Upcoming concerts

Nov
07
Sat
20:00
The Fray
Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, United States. United States
Tickets from $69.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Nov
08
Sun
20:00
Sergio Mendes
Sony Hall, New York, United States. United States
Tickets from $57.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Oct
09
Fri
20:00
Everclear
Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, United States. United States
Tickets from $29.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Let Down on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Let Down ratings

Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 1,388 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this track. | Show all 1,388 ratings for this track.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberTrack ratingsAvg. track rating
 
90/100
 Report rating
09/16/2020 02:36 xhitmanx  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,13470/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
09/15/2020 20:05 asdy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21387/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
09/14/2020 16:33 vicenteferrarese  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1289/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
09/12/2020 07:44 bnst1101  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,35679/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
09/08/2020 12:03 KaremHisham  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4097/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some tracks can have several thousand ratings)

This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 91.6/100, a mean average of 90.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.7/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.7.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Let Down comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 34 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
70/100
From 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?...
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (0 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 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...
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 09/29/2018 03:24
Such a great song!!!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 09/11/2018 22:52
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -7 votes (0 helpful | 7 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 09/02/2018 23:40
The most beautiful song Radiohead ever pulled off
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 05/04/2018 19:04
Two time the Thom!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 04/25/2018 15:33
Fantastic song, one of the few songs on OKC that deserves its rating of over 90.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 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!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 11/12/2017 17:16
the last part is one of the best pay offs
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Let Down

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this track by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this track.
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
Back to Top