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Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Offered by Top End Distribution
Price: 3.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice cd single, 5 Dec 2010
If you're buying this you probably know the title track is great. It cleverly tells the tale of a night out at a bar, focusing on the dark side of things obviously. And more importantly the music is great.
I've noticed b-sides becoming less common due to digital singles. Thank goodness Radiohead have kept up their excellent standards in this area. What we have here are two songs from the bonus CD from the In Rainbows Discbox performed by thom on a piano: Down is the New Up and the beautiful, haunting Last Flowers. If you like In Rainbows and want more, the Jigsaw Falling Into Place single might be your missing piece!

Fake Plastic Trees [CD 1]
Fake Plastic Trees [CD 1]
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 16.95

5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful a-side, similarly beautiful b-sides, 20 Nov 2010
Something I would like to point out: no-one seems to have mentioned the CD1 B-sides India Rubber & How Can You Be Sure?. Those are really good songs. CD1 is my personal preference here as all the live acoustic songs on CD2 are on the bends.

Karma Police -CD1-
Karma Police -CD1-
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: 7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice., 4 Nov 2010
This review is from: Karma Police -CD1- (Audio CD)
This is a great CD single. Beautiful album highlight Karma Police plus two B-sides: the catchy electronic instrumental 'Meeting in the Aisle' and the short mellow rock song Lull. all tracks are very enjoyable.
however i do have a complaint about the packaging. i do like these card sleeves and it's radiohead so of course the artwork's good but whose stupid idea was it to put stickers on these singles which say 'features 2 unreleased bonus tracks?' i'm not an idiot! i can see that from looking at the back cover! i foolishly tried to peel this one off which is impossible without leaving most of the sticker there or tearing at some of mr. donwood and mr. tchock's lovely art! thank goodness i had those single cover postcards that came with the 2CD&DVD edition of ok computer and some double-sided tape...
anyway i recommend this single to radiohead fans but i certainly do not recomment trying to peel the sticker off!

High & Dry
High & Dry
Price: 2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars the better high & dry EP, 27 Oct 2010
This review is from: High & Dry (MP3 Download)
this is a pretty nice double A-sided single (or, as it says on the cover, 'aa single'). it starts with High and Dry, which is a gorgeous pop song, possibly the most accessible thing radiohead have done WHICH IS NO REASON TO DISMISS IT FOR NOT BEING ORIGINAL! (or groundbreaking or whatever.) its accessibility makes it a good opener in my opinion. album opener Planet Telex follows. the vocal is powerful - i don't know whether that's despite or because of thom apparently being completely stoned when he sung it.
on to what is probably your main reason for buying this EP: the b-sides. Maquiladora is one of Radiohead's many great non-album songs. it's an agressive rocker with a beautiful chorus. the 'hexidecimal mix' of Planet Telex is probably the best remix of a Radiohead song out there. unlike many remixes it's quite slow and spaced out, and keeps all the qualities of the original. i like the long instrumental part at the beginning, the beat and how the piano (or keyboard or whatever) is easily heard during the chorus.
as for how it compares with the other High & Dry/Planet Telex EP, well a lot of people seem to like Killer Cars from CD 2 and it is ok but i don't think it's as good as Maquiladora, and the L.F.O. JD mix of planet telex, frankly, is crap. the only 'music' is a pounding metallic beat and the only vocal is the 'you can crush it' line sampled repeatedly.
so if you're buying a CD of the single, make it CD 1 with the red cover. if you're downloading, download maquiladora, Planet Telex (hexidecimal mix) and Killer Cars. (that's assuming you have The Bends - the first two tracks are on there.)

Hail to the Thief [2CD & DVD]
Hail to the Thief [2CD & DVD]
Price: 9.65

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All hail to the thief!, 26 Oct 2010
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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