Optimistic (track) by Radiohead
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A good track with some really cool guitar parts.
This song and "How to Disappear Completely" Are the only songs that could fit with Ok Computer. Great Track!
The upgoing guitar scale is really the song's hook. At around 4.30 when the crash cymbals explode there's a great moment.
Anyway IMO works better live with a faster pace than here.
I never thought I'd say this about Radiohead, but that drop....
..holy mother of Mary it's good.
Optimistic is reminiscent of the maligned "guitar-rock" Radiohead were purportedly eschewing from Kid A – but damn if it isn't a great track. You've got thumping, primordial drums, the weaving ondes martenot, some mordant lyricism from Thom Yorke, and a catchy guitar riff, all culminating in a great ending where Phil Selway just has at it with the drumset. Love the transition into In Limbo.
Even though he's giving us helpful advice ("You can try the best you can, the best you can is good enough") it sounds so creepy. I just get the feeling that he's lying. The best you can isn't good enough. He's just telling us that to fuck with us.
The most melodic song of the album, very nice song. I cant imagine it without In Limbo
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One of the better ones. I'd put this in a compilation.
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