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The Bends
The Bends
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest of all time, 28 May 2012
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This review is from: The Bends (Audio CD)
This is in my opinion, radioheads best work along with OK Computer. It has a strong alternative rock sound, but they put there own spin on it to set themselves out from the crowd. The albums opens with the song "Planet Telex", which isn't one of the standout tracks on the album, but it is still has a catchy hook and is a good opener. Next is the title track which is a big stadium sort of song that would fire up a crowd. "High and Dry" comes next which in my opinion is one of the best songs on the album. It opens with a nice, mellow guitar riff before the rest of the band comes in. Thom Yorkes incredibly catchy vocals in the chorus are beautiful and uplifting. After that is the track "Fake Plastic Trees" which is to me, one of the best songs on the album. It is very minimal at the beginning, consisting of just vocals and guitar. But during the chorus an organ comes in which only adds to the beauty of the song. Halfway through the song the song picks up with some electric guitars and drums. The album bursts into life with the track "Bones" which is the most aggressive and loud song on the album. Thom's wailing vocals in the chorus are no doubt one of his best vocal performances on the album. The song " Nice Dream" marks the halfway line on the album and is a nice mellow way to calm things down before the next track "Just". This song is a big loud rock song with a catchy guitar riff and some fast background playing by Johnny Greenwood. Next comes "My Iron Lung" which I feel is one of Johnny Greenwood's best guitar riffs to date. The guitar riff is whiny and feels surreal.. After the that the song slowly creeps along until the loud chaotic ending.One of the standout tracks for me. Following that comes "Bullet Proof...I wish I was" which is a slow, moody, mellow track which is very pleasant to listen to. This song gets a little tedious after a while, but is overall a good listen. "Black Star" comes next and this is another rock song with a big chorus and a catchy hook. Next comes the powerful song "Sulk" which I feel is Thom's best vocal performance on the album and one of his best ever. His soaring powerful vocals are great and incredibly impacting which makes this song feel so warm and deep. Finally come the song "Street Spirit" which features a haunting riff from Greenwood, followed by the equally haunting vocals from Thom Yorke. A great way to close the album

There aren't many negative points I can make about this album. It is is powerful, emotional, and brilliant. I highly recommend it.

10/10


History Will Absolve Me
History Will Absolve Me

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album, 22 May 2012
This review is from: History Will Absolve Me (Audio CD)
This is an incredible album. The production is amazing and is very intricate. The lyrical content is mostly political like a lot of rappers, but Billy has a very impacting and angry way of delivering the vocals that a lot of rappers don't have. Despite this album being very long, It never becomes boring. The music is very good and strays off from the type of music that most rappers use. On songs such as "Crocodile Tears", there is wailing guitar riff that loops over and over again which makes the song even more thick and aggressive. There is some nice electronic game sounds on the song "Duck Hunt", and some heavy percussion on the song" The Man who would be king".

Overall, this album is stunning and I would reccomend this to any hip/hop fan.

9/10


The Money Store
The Money Store
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Price: £8.82

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 13 May 2012
This review is from: The Money Store (Audio CD)
This is one of the most challenging pieces of hip-hop I have ever heard, but its still amazing. Despite the attention to detail on the music, this album never becomes boring. Its a very wild and fun album.


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