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  2. cosplusisin

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    I don't think artistic integrity and having varied sound are the same thing. In my opinion Beach House are one of the most artistic acts out there right now. their instrumentation is usually very sparse, which creates a lot of space in the music. the kinds of spaces they create are beautiful. a lot of people criticize them for always using the same kind of instrumentation: drum machine loop, keys, some decorative guitar, etc., but if that's their medium then that's their medium. i respect that. no one ever criticizes Nirvana for arranging all their songs with distorted power-chord guitars, drums, and bass, or Bach for writing so many fugues that sound "the same". i feel like Beach House has created their own sound, their own genre, and they are free to explore it as deeply as they want. i love pretty much all of it, and to me there are huge differences between their songs when you listen to the small details. if you like some of their stuff i would encourage you to listen more closely. and i don't mean that in a condescending way; i genuinely think you might find something in there that you didn't notice before. Side note: Scatterbrain has always been one of my absolute favourite RH songs, so in some senses maybe our tastes are similar! or maybe you used to love that song but your taste changed. oh i don't know. this post is getting too long.
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  4. LLOYD!

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    I guess we all have a different metric as to what constitutes diversity within a band's sound.
  5. Scatterbrain

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    Uhh, maybe Yellow House suffers from sounding the same, but Painted Ruins is fucking brilliant. All songs sound different. Also, Deerhunter has done a great job of switching up their sound for each album.
  6. Scatterbrain

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    I really like Beach House, especially Bloom and 7, but they can't touch Radiohead in terms of artistic integrity. Too much of their shit sounds the same. Here are my top contemporary bands that are still putting out good music: 1. Radiohead 2. Grizzly Bear 3. Deerhunter 4. Tame Impala 5. Spoon
  7. :nexus:

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    Not something to be proud of.
  8. Duff

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Man, I dig it like that. It's just percussion and voice, almost like Idioteque. And that means there's space for the vocal harmonies to flesh themselves out. I love how skeletal it is. And that's why it's dramatic when we have guitar and bass in the second verse.
  9. Bacon

    Ill Wind getting single release

    The entire first half before the "broken hearts" breakdown feels really empty and unpolished. It doesn't really stand out until the synth kicks in, which is admittedly better in TKOL's live version.
  10. Duff

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I don't get this at all. It was a sparse arrangement but that's what was so cool about it. All the elements stood out in definition. It wasn't just the jumble of noises that the studio version became. And it had contrasts! When Jonny's riff comes in on that version it's awesome.
  11. Bacon

    Ill Wind getting single release

    The current live rendition of Identikit is better than TKOL tour Identikit, studio version aside. TKOL's Identikit felt so barren and unfinished (because it was). I'd also argue the live rendition of Videotape is the best version.
  12. section 917

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    Radiohead.
  13. LLOYD!

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Perhaps you'd all be happier if Thom got a computer to sing it, that way it would be perfect and you could all sleep at night.
  14. Duff

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Yes! That's exactly it. That's the other line that's weird. If "ne - ver - be" each had the same length it would work.
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  16. cosplusisin

    Who is your new Radiohead?

    Beach House
  17. LLOYD!

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Looks like your copy and paste function is working.
  18. thatthere

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Videotape is beautiful. Identikit is one of their most awful songs as it has the unforgivable cringe-worthy "broken hearts make it rain". The two parts of the song never meld together or play off each other successfully. It gets .1 of a point for hiding the "moon-shaped pool" lyric, but otherwise i would trade out this song for nearly anything else. I'll take three Ill Winds, finished or not instead (to circle back).
  19. LLOYD!

    Ill Wind getting single release

    Identikit is one of their most interesting songs, but I agree that the finished article isn't as strong as it could have been, especially given the original live arrangement. I always felt (and still feel) the same way about Videotape; an interesting song rendered bland in the studio.
  20. baba booey

    Ill Wind getting single release

    ya i’ll never get over the choir
  21. Duff

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I know it sounds mental but I find Identikit genuinely a bit queasy. Something about the dubby arrangement and the cartoonishness of the choir, the way it's so noodly, and the amount of tinkering with the editing and drum EQing. It was amazing on the TKOL tour. Clean and poppy and sharp. It had definition and contrast and drama. I've always been on the fence about the Videotape debate, but Identikit is a tragedy.
  22. htttawar

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I think AMSP is good - probably my 4th favourite Radiohead album tied with In Rainbows. It could’ve been in my top 3 if they traded out Identikit and The Numbers with Ill Wind and Spectre. Identikit might be one of my least favourite Radiohead songs actually.
  23. AusMakka

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I way preferred Moon Shaped Pool to King Of Limbs. TKOL was probably their first album I've struggled to get into and I've loved hem right from the start.
  24. Bacon

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I don't think you're all that good.
  25. appearcomposed

    Ill Wind getting single release

    I don't think AMSP was all that good.
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