Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > General Boards > Music News and Discussion
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Photo Album Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2016, 08:38 PM   #31
Tchocky
Minion of Satan
 
Tchocky's Avatar
 
Location: Wher I en nd yu begn
Posts: 6,867
Default

Funny capsule review I read awhile back about Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Quote:
"Remember when Thom Yorke songs had guitars, and weren’t a series of blips and bleeps? Remember when Thom Yorke didn’t have a ponytail? Remember when Thom Yorke wasn’t in a sideproject with a Red Hot Chilli Pepper? Hey man, that’s awesome you “stuck it to the man” by releasing this wanna-be Aphex Twin album on bit-torrent… too bad it sucks!"

 
Tchocky is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2016, 08:52 PM   #32
Disco King
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Disco King's Avatar
 
Location: "The worst poster on this board by far." -- The worst poster on this board by far
Posts: 4,096
Default

I just realized that I still haven't listened to Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

Most of his side-project stuff doesn't sound super different from Radiohead. Atoms for Peace was, like, funkier Radiohead, I guess. You can hear the difference, but if it were released as a Radiohead album, I wouldn't say "this sounds like a different band," I'd just say "oh I guess this is the style of this album because all of them are a little different."

The Eraser was pretty Radiohead-ish, I'm guessing the reason it was a solo thing was because Yorke made it all on his laptop, so it would be weird to put the entire band's name on it.

 
Disco King is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2016, 08:55 PM   #33
teh b0lly!!1
Socialphobic
 
teh b0lly!!1's Avatar
 
Location: Your soul
Posts: 14,012
Default

i actually liked the bloopy stuff and King of Limbs quite a bit, i think it has some great moments - but i just hope they swing for the fences this time, rather than insist on limiting themselves to unseen parameters and not showing their splendor. spectre was great. but either way, i'm really curious to see where they go went this time, and that's something you can say about very very few bands these days

 
teh b0lly!!1 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2016, 09:11 PM   #34
Run To Me
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Run To Me's Avatar
 
Location: Where the frog spoils the leaf
Posts: 3,412
Default

I hope it has moments like in Airbag where the dry magisterial riff and its wet perverted twin recede, leaving chemtrails, and there's no sound left on the whole dark earth but a gigantic set of sleigh bells, chiming undaunted a jazz funeral for every christmas, before the next, even spookier verse begins

 
Run To Me is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 02:10 AM   #35
Raskolnikov
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Raskolnikov's Avatar
 
Location: California
Posts: 1,557
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poots View Post
BTW, this thread should be in the music board

MODS: plz move or delete
This.

Also, I agree - the description makes me nervous. Had it been "this thing is the greatest album they've done in a long time" that would be one thing, but the quote could lead one to believe it's even another step out there from TKOL.

 
Raskolnikov is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 04:00 AM   #36
Disco King
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Disco King's Avatar
 
Location: "The worst poster on this board by far." -- The worst poster on this board by far
Posts: 4,096
Default

I didn't think King of Limbs was that weird or out-there for a Radiohead album.

Haven't listened to it for a little while, but wasn't most of it more melodic than Kid A/Amnesiac? I don't remember anything like "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors" or "Treefingers."

Also, since Radiohead's thing is to just drop albums without much announcement, does anybody else have a suspicion that the manager said "June" so that they could surprise everybody by releasing it like next week or something?

 
Disco King is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 04:34 AM   #37
teh b0lly!!1
Socialphobic
 
teh b0lly!!1's Avatar
 
Location: Your soul
Posts: 14,012
Default

i can't quite put my finger on what makes King of Limbs underwhelming, but it very much is.
i've grown to really like that record - there's some great stuff on there. but something about the way it's produced, maybe, sounds very small, unremarkable, and tinny.

it definitely felt like much more of a Yorke solo record than other Radiohead albums - especially considering the best song on the album was him with a looper pedal. for better or worse (probably better), this upcoming one sounds like much more of a group effort.

 
teh b0lly!!1 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 05:06 AM   #38
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

KoL is only better than Pablo Honey for me but I liked it a lot

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 09:19 AM   #39
redbreegull
Immortal
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: we are the new age of whatever
Posts: 25,202
Default

KoL has some good tracks on it, but overall it doesn't sound to me like it has much overarching vision compared to the majesty of In Rainbows. It sounds more like the band recorded some songs in a few weeks and threw em together on one album regardless of how they fit together.

It's definitely not as experimental or bleep bleep bloop as Kid A or Amnesiac, but I agree with teh b0lly that it sounds small. I'm kind of tired of anything minimalist from them as well. I want something that sounds huge and expansive

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 07:45 PM   #40
Tchocky
Minion of Satan
 
Tchocky's Avatar
 
Location: Wher I en nd yu begn
Posts: 6,867
Default

If you believe the whispers about it, it certainly seems like they're thinking bigger than they were during the KoL sessions. I think that'd be a wise move, from both a creative and a sales standpoint. Time to be a little less self-indulgent and get back to making great Radiohead songs. I honestly don't know if I could tolerate another aimless, go nowhere effort ala Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. Yes I know that's a Yorke solo album but I just get this sense that stuff akin to what's on that album is the only kind of music Yorke and Co wants to make anymore, and it's getting a bit tiresome. I'm not expecting or hoping for them to turn into another U2, but just give us something...ANYTHING that resembles pep. Shit, I'd take another In Rainbows.

 
Tchocky is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2016, 08:13 PM   #41
teh b0lly!!1
Socialphobic
 
teh b0lly!!1's Avatar
 
Location: Your soul
Posts: 14,012
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tchocky View Post
If you believe the whispers about it, it certainly seems like they're thinking bigger than they were during the KoL sessions. I think that'd be a wise move, from both a creative and a sales standpoint. Time to be a little less self-indulgent and get back to making great Radiohead songs. I honestly don't know if I could tolerate another aimless, go nowhere effort ala Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. Yes I know that's a Yorke solo album but I just get this sense that stuff akin to what's on that album is the only kind of music Yorke and Co wants to make anymore, and it's getting a bit tiresome. I'm not expecting or hoping for them to turn into another U2, but just give us something...ANYTHING that resembles pep. Shit, I'd take another In Rainbows.
honestly i don't think they went so minimalistic on KoL because they wanted to indulge in artistic snobbery - i think they defaulted to it because they were, best case scenario, really bored and didn't feel like making another record, or bad case scenario - almost split up.

to me it sounds like thom taking reigns and pulling 60-70% of the load himself.
i have no info to base this on, of course, but the hunch i am getting for this upcoming record is that they feel more rejuvenated, and actually seek to make a meaningful statement this time.

 
teh b0lly!!1 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2016, 10:44 PM   #42
toase
Apocalyptic Poster
 
toase's Avatar
 
Location: AA meetings
Posts: 3,146
Default

People would have a completely different opinion about TKOL if only this video never happened


 
toase is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 01:22 AM   #43
teh b0lly!!1
Socialphobic
 
teh b0lly!!1's Avatar
 
Location: Your soul
Posts: 14,012
Default

i actually really dig that video, i think it's awesome

 
teh b0lly!!1 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 09:00 AM   #44
vixnix
Minion of Satan
 
vixnix's Avatar
 
Location: That God you believe in must have had his head right up his arse if he took Luke and not you instead
Posts: 9,999
Default

stopped listening to radiohead when i needed to preserve my will to live

 
vixnix is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 09:33 AM   #45
cork_soaker
full of longing
 
cork_soaker's Avatar
 
Posts: 9,711
Default

i only listen to radiohead

 
cork_soaker is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 10:05 AM   #46
Poots
Minion of Satan
 
Poots's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,809
Default

For two weeks, I've been assburgerly listening to OK Computer with headphones to pick out all the small details and twiddly computer shit. I've done that before with Kid A and Amnesiac. Just repeated listens taking notes and talking to myself about sounds, do it again, do it again, mentally stack the layers of sound until everything is in it's right place.

 
Poots is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 05:52 PM   #47
FoolofaTook
Socialphobic
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: The Walla Wallaean Vale
Posts: 14,344
Default

yeah i thought the lotus flower video was badass. i also think koL is one of their best albums (along with Kid A, OK, and In rainbows)

and tomorrow's modern boxes is fucking sweet. fuck all you haters.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 10:49 PM   #48
Poots
Minion of Satan
 
Poots's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,809
Default

I agree about King of Limbs. Codex is one of the best ballads that Yorke has written.

 
Poots is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 11:01 PM   #49
redbreegull
Immortal
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: we are the new age of whatever
Posts: 25,202
Default

KoL is not a bad album, but it feels much smaller and less impactful than In Rainbows. IR Disc 2 is better than KoL.


 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2016, 11:08 PM   #50
redbreegull
Immortal
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: we are the new age of whatever
Posts: 25,202
Default

because it was only a matter of time

In Rainbows > Ok Computer > The Bends > Kid A > KoL > Amnesiac > Pablo Honey > HTTT

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 06:40 AM   #51
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

Would you shut up about In Rainbows it's like mid tier Radiohead

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 06:41 AM   #52
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

HTTT>>>>>>>>>> In Rainbows

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 06:45 AM   #53
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

HTTT is so underrated it's beyond criminal

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 07:03 AM   #54
Cool As Ice Cream
Immortal
 
Cool As Ice Cream's Avatar
 
Location: František! How's the foot of your turtle?
Posts: 28,854
Default

literally?

 
Cool As Ice Cream is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 08:11 AM   #55
Poots
Minion of Satan
 
Poots's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,809
Default

Hail to the Thief is the only album that I don't care if I ever hear again. In Rainbows is good, but the title is too gay and the music is a little overrated. People jizzed themselves when they heard guitars for the first time in a decade.

 
Poots is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 08:39 AM   #56
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

Man

There, There and Scatterbrain are both songs that have moved me to tears I don't understand why nobody else gets this album


I've heard In Rainbows a hundred or so times and right now can only recall like 3 of the songs. I actually remember more of the Bsides which are better than whats on the album imo

Bangars and Mash is a jam

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 08:42 AM   #57
buzzard
Apocalyptic Poster
 
buzzard's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,583
Default

What a crybaby.

 
buzzard is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 08:50 AM   #58
Elphenor
Socialphobic
 
Elphenor's Avatar
 
Location: Swamp Dance Party
Posts: 12,857
Default

Moved to tears by fuckin Radiohead is an embarrassing sentence but what can you do

 
Elphenor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 09:06 AM   #59
Poots
Minion of Satan
 
Poots's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,809
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elphenor View Post
Man

There, There and Scatterbrain are both songs that have moved me to tears I don't understand why nobody else gets this album


I've heard In Rainbows a hundred or so times and right now can only recall like 3 of the songs. I actually remember more of the Bsides which are better than whats on the album imo

Bangars and Mash is a jam
It's not that I don't "get" the album, it's just that I don't think the songwriting is as strong. This is where I started to get worried about Radiohead, thinking that they'd lost it. But then they did In Rainbows, which was great, then King of Limbs, which is even better. I think they just had a down moment with Hail to the Thief.

 
Poots is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2016, 09:30 AM   #60
redbreegull
Immortal
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: we are the new age of whatever
Posts: 25,202
Default

HTTT is almost impossible for me to get through and I may have only listened from start to finish once or twice. Of course it still has good songs; it's a Radiohead album. There There, 2+2, Wolf at the Door are great.

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bystarlight.org - am i doing something wrong? slunken Pumpkins Archive 326 05-16-2013 10:40 PM
So I listened to MACHINA 7 times today... EyesOfAJackal Pumpkins Archive 32 09-21-2012 09:59 PM
50,000. Nimrod's Son General Chat Archive 37 05-24-2007 03:05 PM
2007 Pisces Iscariot Reference Virex19 Pumpkins Archive 80 04-29-2007 04:01 AM
Cymbal Rush is NOT a new Radiohead song.... davin Music Board Archive 10 05-16-2006 04:13 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright © 1998-2014