How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

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How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by Sunwoo1213 » Tue May 10, 2016 7:05 am

For me, it's

1. Kid A
2. The Bends
3. OK Computer
4. In Rainbows
5. A Moon shaped Pool
6. Hail to the thief
7. Amnesiac
8. Pablo Honey
9. The King of Limbs

I'm curious about how much acclaim "A Moon shaped Pool" Receive. For me, this album feels like in Rainbows with less Beat.

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by PlasticRam » Tue May 10, 2016 7:22 am

1. The Bends
2. OK Computer
3. Kid A
4. Amnesiac
5. The King of Limbs
6. Hail to the thief
7. In Rainbows
8. A Moon Shaped Pool
9. Pablo Honey

Top 7 are on my all-time list. I predict A Moon Shaped Pool will be in critics' top 10 EOY, but not top 5.
I feel like that

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by JohnnyBGoode » Tue May 10, 2016 8:49 am

Too early to say, but probably:

1. OK Computer
2. The Bends
3. Kid A
4. In Rainbows
5. A Moon Shaped Pool
6. Hail to the thief
7. Amnesiac
8. The King of Limbs
9. Pablo Honey

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Post by cjppats43 » Tue May 10, 2016 12:08 pm

For me, it's:
1. OK Computer
2. Kid A
3. The Bends
4. In Rainbows
5. Amnesiac
6. Hail to the Thief
7. A Moon Shaped Pool
8. Pablo Honey
9. The King of Limbs

A moon shaped pool could rise though. I've only listened to it three times so far. The rest of them have got dozens if not hundreds of listens.
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Post by Kingoftonga » Tue May 10, 2016 12:30 pm

1. In Rainbows
2. Kid A
3. The Bends
4. Amnesiac
5. A Moon Shaped Pool (?) [I could see this moving up or down a spot, depending on how it settles with me]
6. The King of Limbs
7. OK Computer
8. Hail to the Thief
9. Pablo Honey

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Post by Nick » Tue May 10, 2016 1:57 pm

1. OK Computer (#2 all time)
2. Kid A (#11)
3. The Bends (#50)
4. In Rainbows (#63)
5. Amnesiac (#269)
6. Hail to the Thief (#443)
7. The King of Limbs (#495)
8. A Moon Shaped Pool (Not in my top 500, but I like it a good amount. I will need a give it a couple more listens though.)
9. Pablo Honey (Pretty mediocre except for "Creep" and "Anyone Can Play Guitar", which are great.)

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Tue May 10, 2016 2:41 pm

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Haven't listened to AMSP yet but hopefully will do that soon. As you can see by my all-time rankings, though, it will have to be a masterpiece to compete with anything that isn't their debut.

1. OK Computer (#3)
2. Kid A (#6)
3. In Rainbows (#12)
4. The King of Limbs (#25)
5. Hail to the Thief (#45)
6. The Bends (#46)
7. Amnesiac (#50)
8. Pablo Honey (unranked)
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Post by Matski » Tue May 10, 2016 3:43 pm

1. OK Computer
2. In Rainbows
3. Kid A
4. The Bends
5. Hail to the Thief
6. Amnesiac
7. The King of Limbs
8. Pablo Honey

Ok Computer and In Rainbows often switch places depending on my mood. Kid A and The Bends are barely much further behind them. All four deserve their highly acclaimed reputation and I love Hail to the Thief and Amnesiac too.

It's too early to assess A Moon Shaped Pool. I've only heard it once and it was too late in the evening to be reliably forming an opinion on it. Loved what I did hear of it though and if my opinion of it holds up over repeated listens it could at least knock everything from Hail to the Thief and below down one place and potentially compete for my favourite album of the year so far.

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Post by BleuPanda » Tue May 10, 2016 3:51 pm

I need to listen to A Moon Shaped Pool more.

1. OK Computer (~#10 all time)
2. Kid A (~#10)
3. The Bends (~#100)
4. In Rainbows (~#150)
5. Amnesiac (~#400)
6. Hail to the Thief (~#500)
7. The King of Limbs (outside top 1000)
8. Pablo Honey (way down there)

A Moon Shaped Pool is for sure at least in the Amnesiac/Hail to the Thief level. I doubt it will rise to In Rainbows, since most albums at that level gripped me immediately, but I could see it being a midway point between In Rainbows and Amnesiac.

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by Gillingham » Tue May 10, 2016 5:42 pm

1. In Rainbows
2. OK Computer
3. Kid A
4. Amnesiac
5. A Moon shaped Pool
6. Hail to the thief
7. The King of Limbs
8. The Bends
9. Pablo Honey

A Moon Shaped Pool could still climb of course. I didn't expect they would ever again make an album coming close to Amnesiac, but AMSP definitely does. Don't yet see it beat Kid A or OK Computer, but who knows.

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Post by whuntva » Tue May 10, 2016 7:55 pm

OK Computer
In Rainbows
Kid A
The Bends
A Moon Shaped Pool (though it may rise with time)
The King of Limbs
Hail to the Thief
Amnesiac
Pablo Honey (an album I don't hate, but acknowledge is very "ordinary"
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Post by notbrianeno » Wed May 11, 2016 3:11 am

Kid A
A Moon Shaped Pool
OK Computer
In Rainbows
The King of Limbs
Hail to the Thief
Amnesiac
The Bends
Pablo Honey
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Post by bootsy » Wed May 11, 2016 3:11 am

Haven't listened yet but it looks like it's going to be hard to crack the top 3: Kid A, In Rainbows, OKC.

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Post by bonnielaurel » Wed May 11, 2016 12:35 pm

1. OK Computer
2. Pablo Honey
3. The Bends
4. Kid A
5. Amnesiac
They give awards for that music? I thought just ear plugs. (Woody Allen in Annie Hall)

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Post by Jasonbob456 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:08 pm

1. OK Computer
2. In Rainbows
3. Kid A
4. Amnesiac
5. The King of Limbs
6. The Bends
7. A Moon Shaped Pool
8. Pablo Honey

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Post by Gillingham » Thu May 12, 2016 8:00 am

Jasonbob456 wrote:1. OK Computer
2. In Rainbows
3. Kid A
4. Amnesiac
5. The King of Limbs
6. The Bends
7. A Moon Shaped Pool
8. Pablo Honey
No Hail to the Thief?

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by amnt1882 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:27 am

Never listened fully to Pablo Honey.

OK Computer
Kid A
In Rainbows
Hail to the Thief
The Bends
Amnesiac
The King Of Limbs

And this would go below In Rainbows I think.
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Post by Chris K. » Fri May 13, 2016 1:37 am

A Moon Shaped Pool's placement is pretty speculative at this point, but:

1. OK Computer
2. Kid A
3. In Rainbows
4. The Bends
5. A Moon Shaped Pool
6. Amnesiac
7. Hail to the Thief
8. The King of Limbs
9. Pablo Honey (the only one I wouldn't say I love, although I don't think it's terrible)
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Post by bootsy » Fri May 13, 2016 1:47 am

LOL at Pablo Honey getting no love. I've honestly never listened to it because of how low rated it is. I probably should at some point.

I haven't listened to the new album but here are my rankings

1. Kid A
2. OK Computer
3. Hail To The Thief
4. Amnesiac
5. In Rainbows
6. The Bends
7. The King Of Limbs

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Post by Zombeels » Fri May 13, 2016 4:14 am

Kingoftonga wrote:1. In Rainbows
2. Kid A
3. The Bends
4. Amnesiac
5. A Moon Shaped Pool (?) [I could see this moving up or down a spot, depending on how it settles with me]
6. The King of Limbs
7. OK Computer
8. Hail to the Thief
9. Pablo Honey
Bit of a shock here.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Fri May 13, 2016 4:28 am

bootsy wrote:LOL at Pablo Honey getting no love. I've honestly never listened to it because of how low rated it is. I probably should at some point.
I think it stands up quite well as strictly an alternative rock record, but it still doesn't hold a candle to their impeccable discography. Worth a listen though.
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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by bootsy » Fri May 13, 2016 5:02 am

GucciLittlePiggy wrote:
bootsy wrote:LOL at Pablo Honey getting no love. I've honestly never listened to it because of how low rated it is. I probably should at some point.
I think it stands up quite well as strictly an alternative rock record, but it still doesn't hold a candle to their impeccable discography. Worth a listen though.
Yeah I've heard that a lot. It's like it was probably really good at the time of release for them but as they evolved it's like a forgotten album for them. i definitely will listen to it at some point.

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Post by Nick » Fri May 13, 2016 5:44 am

bootsy wrote:
GucciLittlePiggy wrote:
bootsy wrote:LOL at Pablo Honey getting no love. I've honestly never listened to it because of how low rated it is. I probably should at some point.
I think it stands up quite well as strictly an alternative rock record, but it still doesn't hold a candle to their impeccable discography. Worth a listen though.
Yeah I've heard that a lot. It's like it was probably really good at the time of release for them but as they evolved it's like a forgotten album for them. i definitely will listen to it at some point.
Pablo Honey is great to listen to if only to put The Bends and OK Computer into a more proper context. To see them evolve from the mediocrity (with the exception of two great songs) of that album to create two of the defining albums of the 90s really is something.

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Re: How Will You Rank Radiohead's Albums?

Post by PlasticRam » Fri May 13, 2016 6:03 am

For me, Pablo Honey made Creep worse, cos Thom Yorke does that same kind of scream on almost every song on Pablo Honey. It took away some of the uniqueness of Creep.
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Post by Kingoftonga » Mon May 16, 2016 3:16 am

Zombeels wrote:
Kingoftonga wrote: 7. OK Computer
Bit of a shock here.
Yeah, my friends and pretty much every Radiohead fan I've ever met think that I'm nuts. But OK Computer has just never grabbed onto me the way that the other albums do. I like the band's output Kid A and beyond because of the expanded sonic palette and the weird instrumentation they start using to flesh out their songs. OK Computer, in contrast, feels very monochromatic to me, a transition album in which they're trying to progress beyond the guitar template of The Bends without having quite discovered the tools available to them in Kid A. So for me, OKC lacks the hooks and energy of The Bends and the weird sounds and instrumentation of Kid A.

Judging from our forum's Best Albums poll, I know I'm in the minority on this. :D Once a year or so I listen to the album and try to see what I'm missing, because I love Radiohead and every other Radiohead fan loves OKC. Right now I can respect it but I never feel the urge to listen to it.

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Post by Quirk Out Lee » Mon May 16, 2016 12:04 pm

1. Kid A
2. OK Computer
3. Amnesiac
4. In Rainbows
5. A Moon Shaped Pool
6. Hail to the Thief
7. The King of Limbs
8. The Bends
9. Pablo Honey
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