View Full Version : New Thom Yorke solo album.


Elijah Moon
09-26-2014, 04:11 PM
Anyone heard it? I've only listened to the first track but thought it sounded good. I really liked 'Eraser', so I'll definitely give this one a listen.

Elphenor
09-26-2014, 04:13 PM
Thom Yorke annoys me because he hates streaming services

Elphenor
09-26-2014, 04:15 PM
The first track sounded a little dull to me, so I don't know whether to drop the 6 bucks. Eraser was pretty cool but started to get really samey after awhile.

slunken
09-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Thom Yorke was pretty cool but started to get really samey after awhile.

fixed

Elijah Moon
09-26-2014, 04:49 PM
Maybe I was a bit generous saying it was "good". To be honest, it didn't grab me, but Thom Yorke is one of those artists who I really want to carry on liking, because Radiohead used to be one of my favourite ever bands. Oh well, I hope the album is worth listening to.

Elphenor
09-26-2014, 05:11 PM
So it's shit but you trick yourself into liking it because Thom Yorke

Yorke is one of those guys I really root for though....

noyen
09-26-2014, 05:13 PM
he has so much stacked against him. let's pray for him and bono.

Elphenor
09-26-2014, 05:27 PM
I still picture him as the same guy who sang I'm a creep I'm a loser. Even with all the success and critical recognition his music has remained relateable to me

noyen
09-26-2014, 05:37 PM
fuck the haters, only god can judge us doing gutter glitter. what what. *twerks*.

i can relate to that shit.

Trotskilicious
09-26-2014, 06:59 PM
Radiohead is super tiresome to me at this point

The only song in my favorites playlist is packt like sardines in a crushd tin can but i should probably drop nstl anthem and polyethalene in there

Mooney
09-26-2014, 07:24 PM
I still picture him as the same guy who sang I'm a creep I'm a loser. Even with all the success and critical recognition his music has remained relateable to me

i feel the same about the guy that sang i'm just a rat in a cage. because he wasn't talking about an actual rat in a cage. it was a metaphor.

Trotskilicious
09-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Woah!!! No fuckin way!!!!

Mooney
09-26-2014, 07:44 PM
no, it's really true. go back and listen to it again, but really listen. you will understand it probably. the thing i like about metaphors is they relate things that often you wouldn't even think would have anything to do with each other. corrigan is very clever.

Poots
09-26-2014, 09:57 PM
I like to listen to Yorke's solo stuff to see how the other guys in Radiohead contribute to band's songwriting process.

christian zombie vampires
09-27-2014, 04:15 AM
it sucks that he became so obsessed with autechre and boards of canada that he went from being a production perfectionist, emphasizing live energy with headphone psychedelia, to insisting on only the most minimal production in the name of disposable remixability above listenability. he pulled a genius trick successfully combining autechre with arena rock, and now he's been obsessed with the same narrow specific strain of IDM longer than he ever was with guitar bands

like, compare atoms for peace live youtubes with the album, or king of limbs studio and album versions. you have to be ridiculously obsessed with non-existent IDM cred to refuse to incorporate all that amazing live energy into an album. either that or old and rich with total creative freedom to overthink everything

whatever it's still pretty good. this one at least mixes up the usual programming with lo-fi pianos and analog tape effects, but still undercooked songs and singing. after a couple listens motherlode is the only truly amazing track. the bittorrent thing is a neat idea too i guess

Elphenor
09-27-2014, 05:10 AM
Yeah it's weird how the guy was this big" indie" king but he was reduced to an emulating fanboy the minute he heard Aphex Twin.
The funniest thing is that most these electronic artists don't like Radiohead. Richard has literally called them "crap".

Mooney
09-27-2014, 01:47 PM
apparently i went on netphoria drunk last night. :erm: apologies.

Lucky Day Spa
09-27-2014, 10:36 PM
i feel like this album is worth us$6

Lucky Day Spa
09-27-2014, 10:37 PM
some nice moments. feels kind of tossed off, though. as someone said earlier, it's very much from the blueprint of the eraser

Elphenor
09-27-2014, 11:25 PM
I was hoping for something different than an Eraser part 2

Elphenor
09-27-2014, 11:27 PM
I want Radiohead to get together again and create another Hail to the Thief style album.

More shit like 2+2=5

Trotskilicious
09-27-2014, 11:51 PM
it's over, dude.

Elphenor
09-28-2014, 03:27 AM
:(

Lucky Day Spa
09-28-2014, 02:41 PM
well, they're working on new material

https://twitter.com/thomyorke/status/514408757338841088

prediction: enya v dubstep

Trotskilicious
09-28-2014, 08:38 PM
to be fair i thought they were over after HTTT but they put out in rainbows so maybe