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5.0 out of 5 stars I thought amazon music reviews were supposed to be about the music, 15 May 2008
This review is from: Radiohead: The Best Of (Audio CD)
Personally I don't do compilations and I agree that they are not suited to most of Radiohead's music anyway, since every album after 'The Bends' has had its own concept. You could ask 10,000 different people what should go on a compilation album and you would probably get 10,000 different opinions. Lets be quite clear here, all these tracks are great and anyone checking out Radiohead for the first time will hopefully enjoy it. No one needs to feel guilty about buying this album. I find it quite hypocritical when anyone living comfortably in the western world talks about exploitation. We've all been reaping the benefits of exploitation for years, unless you live with the fairies at the bottom of the garden and make a living from selling daisy chains to squirrels, so I think it's unfair to single out the men in grey suits at EMI. Anyway I've given this review 5 stars in support of the music and I'll leave the politics to the hypocrites and the Guardian editorial. Enjoy the music.
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Initial post: 16 May 2008, 09:14:06 BST
But would you actually recommend this to someone new to Radiohead? If not, I don't see how it can be worth 5 stars.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2008, 15:27:54 BST
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2008, 22:35:51 BST
Red Mosquito says:
Depends how much they wanted to spend on exploring the music. If they only wanted to spend eleven quid I'd recommend it with a 5 star rating. If they had fifty quid to spend I'd recommend all the Radiohead albums but we're taking about two completely different products here.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2008, 18:32:54 BST
I'd recommend spending £10 on Bends+OKC, or £15 on Bends+OKC+Kid A. These albums are only £5 at the moment.

Posted on 1 Jun 2008, 21:24:36 BST
flanners says:
Well said! I'm tired of all the hypocritical rubbish too. Personally I'd buy the album just because it's got most of my favourite on there, and my copy of OK Computer has gone astray somewhere. I don't see why I should have to explain myself further than that!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2008, 23:40:42 BST
Matt says:
Or £29 on the 7 album boxset...

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2008, 14:37:11 BST
Last edited by the author on 3 Jun 2008, 14:37:30 BST
Getting the 7 album boxset is a fairly bad idea, as most record shops have cut the price of the constituent albums to £5 in order to shift them.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2008, 10:33:22 BST
Last edited by the author on 4 Jun 2008, 10:34:32 BST
Flanners -- you don't have to explain yourself. As long as you don't think a bad review of a badly-put-together compilation with no band input must automatically be "hypocritical rubbish". I think the record is a poor product made from tracks that are individually good.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2008, 20:02:43 BST
jonny comet says:
Eh? How can a record be a poor product if all the tracks are individually good?

Oximoron.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2008, 15:46:47 BST
Because the tracks are already available on cut-price albums that sound far better.

Posted on 19 Aug 2008, 00:56:43 BST
You miss the point, politics aside, this is NOT a good way to listen to Radiohead in particular or any band for that matter. Radiohead's work is very much album based and needs to be listened that way.
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