Optimistic (track) by Radiohead

Optimistic
Optimistic by Radiohead (2000)
From the album Kid A (track #6)
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Optimistic appears on the following album(s) by Radiohead:

  • Kid A (track #6) (this album) (2000)

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From Egophobia 12/13/2016 15:06
A good track with some really cool guitar parts.
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From Lukeanaderdude 11/14/2016 23:47
This song and "How to Disappear Completely" Are the only songs that could fit with Ok Computer. Great Track!
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From albumceleste 09/15/2016 00:49
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.
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From DeusExMackia 03/22/2016 21:54
I never thought I'd say this about Radiohead, but that drop....
..holy mother of Mary it's good.
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From crimsoncurtain 03/08/2016 06:44
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.
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From Space-Dementia 01/31/2016 21:08
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.
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From Martinborras 02/10/2015 21:32
The most melodic song of the album, very nice song. I cant imagine it without In Limbo
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From pannkakesangen 08/15/2014 11:01
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From Anti 05/12/2014 00:01
Classic Radiohead.
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