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Hail To The Thief

9 Jun. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Jun. 2003
  • Release Date: 9 Jun. 2003
  • Label: EMI UK
  • Copyright: 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd. This Label Copy information is the subject of Copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 56:30
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  • ASIN: B001JL52L6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,289 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kid Z on 26 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Even if these reissues are just a way of squeezing every last penny out of Radiohead fans, the record company have done a great job on them.
The album itself makes up the first CD. i will not say much about it as everything that needs to be said about Hail to the Thief is probably covered in other peoples' reviews. it is left just as it was, as it should be in my opinion - i don't think there's any need for remastering, and appending any bonus tracks to this disc would stop it ending the way it was meant to. radiohead albums always end well so it's fortunate that it's kept that way.
the second CD is all the B-sides from the album's singles plus a few live songs. (most of this is on the COM LAG (2plus2isfive) EP.) the B-side songs, while not as good overall as the album songs, are quirky and/or interesting, and still very good. Gagging Order is just gorgeous. NOTE: THIS 'LOS ANGELES VERSION' OF 'I WILL' IS DIFFERENT TO THE ONE ON THE COM LAG EP. THE ONE HERE ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE IT'S AN EXTENDED VERSION OF THE ALBUM VERSION.
the DVD has the music videos for the singles and four songs performed on Later... with Jools Holland. there could probably be more on here but oh well.
also in the box is the original booklet (again it's good that this is kept the same - the artwork is great), three postcards with the covers of the singles on them and, best of all, a huge fold-out map which i believe came with a limited edition version of the album - as with the second Kid A booklet and the Amnesiac library card it was quite generous to include this.
So, in summary, you'll get your money's worth even if you already own Hail to the Thief and Com Lag. and it's definitely better value than the version which just has the two CDs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "maltesekros" on 26 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Radiohead as a band clearly have a mission. To unequivocally prove to the world, that they are the most creative and original band of their generation. Well, in that case, 'Mission accomplished boys'. Tom and the guys give us another master piece which is head to toes full of colossal music, impeccable production and deeply meaningful lyrics.
My favourite tracks from 'Hail To The Thief' are the very boundaries of the album. Track 01, '2+2=5' and the closing tracks of the album 'Scatterbrain'
and 'A Wolf at the Door'. How does this album compare to their previous ones? Well, it's not quite anything like 'Kid A', but on the other hand it's nothing like 'The Bends' either. Most probably, it's somewhere in between. Some critics have said that Radiohead are completely mixed up and that they have completely lost their direction. Perhaps these critics are right, but the result is still top notch quality.
I miss the old Radiohead, I really do. 'OK Computer' and 'The Bends' have earned them a place in Rock History. However, this album which is a clear cut better than 'Amnesiac', still deserves to be bought.
This album is definitely not their career's bet, but for me, its still thumbs up for Radiohead's number 6 studio album. Hail To Radiohead!.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Gideon D. Brody VINE VOICE on 6 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Having scaled great heights both commercially and musically It seems incredible that Radiohead, with their fifth album, Hail To The Thief, are able to not only scale similar mountainous heights once again but they are in fact on course to surpass them.
OK Computer, Radiohead’s zenith moment and worthy of all the acclaim it received arrived into our homes with meteoric effect. Astounded by its clear brilliance the world became besotted with the intelligent musicianship of the Oxford collective. Ok Computer’s impact was clearly massive - the crater it created is something than any band would struggle to claw itself out of. The testing but worthwhile Kid A and the even less accessible Amnesiac were clear reactions of a band fearful of plummeting from their self-made position of apogee.
Both Kid A and Amnesiac were careful (and fitfully beautiful) treads in the direction of Hail To The Thief which dutifully avoids the stickier protracted attempts at computer experimentation that beset the two aforementioned albums and puts an emphasis on the band’s supreme song-writing skills and moreover, the enchanting and often haunting voice of Thom Yorke.
Gone will be all those ill-informed Aphex Twin comparisons given the much heavier use of guitars (’Where I End & You Begin’, ’2+2 = 5’, ‘There There‘) than on the last two albums but that isn’t to say that it pays homage in any big way to Radiohead’s breakthrough album The Bends. No, Radiohead are certainly not about to regress and they certainly are in no mood to play the old rock trick of ‘going back to what you know best’.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ernie on 28 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
When you first heard Creep from Radiohead, you either thought this is a good song from a band that will have more to offer in the future or you thought that this is a good song from a one hit wonder. Little did everyone know that the "Creep" group would later turn out two great followups in "The Bends" and "OK Computer". Radiohead would later leave thier mark on music with "Kid A" and "Amnesiac". Kid A and Amnesiac would leave people thinking what else can this band do and have they already peaked or already reached thier pinacle. I am here to tell you that they have not reached it yet. With the release of "Hail to the thief" Radiohead is once again leaving people baffeled and amazed that this band can constantly reinvent itself. The one thing that sets Hail to the thief apart is the fact that the albums tracks could have easily have gone on any of the previous albums. What makes Hail to the thief different is the fact that this album is in the the tradition of Radiohead's previous albums of always pushing the boundry of music. Some of the tracks are completely different from one another yet they flow so perfectly well together. Radiohead has yet again proven that they can not be pigeon holed into a genre of music or labeled as a typical rock band. You will not be disappointed when you buy this album today.
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