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I need some new stuff to listen to, so hit me up. I have heard some stuff off of OK Computer and Hail to the Theif; both were great. For the real fans out there, what are some of their best albums?
 

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the bends is my favourite. I like the first 3 albums better than the last 3, altho hail to the theif ain't bad.
 

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Smirf, one of two types of Radiohead fans. Um, I, being a sooperdooper Radiohead fan, will give you the lowdown (Nice copying my Pink Floyd thread title. I can tell you alreadly love me.):

The Bends: Killer release after the weak Pablo Honey and the super hit Creep. Ooh, it's got a studly array of songs. This is the only part of Radiohead's collection I have paid any money for.

OK Computer: The best album of the '90's, hands down. Listen to the whole thing several times. Hundreds of times.

Kid A: The freaky, deranged yet still absolutely gorgeous sister of OK Computer. It's like the parents were on an acid trip or something. Either way, Kid A is equally powerful, but so different. It blows my freakin' mind. Listen, ponder, freak out, repeat.

Airbag/How Am I Driving: The best EP ever. Palo Alto, Pearly*, and Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2) are killer tracks. I love Radiohead. The middle of their career appears to be their peak.
 

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My rankings:

1) OK Computer. My favourite album of all time. A masterpiece.
2) Kid A. At first, I didn't like this so much. Then it grew on me. And grew on me some more.
3) The Bends / Hail to the Thief (tie). Two very different albums that are both amazing.
5) Amnesiac. Often dismissed as an album of Kid A's castoffs, but there are some great songs on here.
6) Pablo Honey. Still good, though.

The EPs are also worth checking out, especially Airbag / How Am I Driving. Ultimately, Radiohead doesn't have an album that I don't like. Pablo Honey isn't stellar, but it is still fun for what it is-- fairly generic pop rock.
 

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OK Computer is their best album. It really displays the best mix of rock and electronic. Kid A is awesome, and has more of an electronic sound that the other albums. The Bends is more straight rock, but also excellent. Amnesiac is incredible, a sleeper album in my opinion. Very weird and amazing songs on it. Hail to the Thief is great, I would say it sounds more like OK Computer than any other album, but it is still very different. Second only to OK Computer, if you ask me (DON'T ask raine!).
 

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PrintNameHere said:
I need some new stuff to listen to, so hit me up. I have heard some stuff off of OK Computer and Hail to the Theif; both were great. For the real fans out there, what are some of their best albums?
The Bends is their best/my favourite album :cool:
 

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I like Hail to the Thief. Just not as much as The Bends, Kid A, Airbag/How Am I Driving? or OK Computer. There There is the most powerful song ever. Go to Sleep and A Wolf at the Door are also killer songs.
 

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OK Computer is without a doubt their best album to date. I still think Radiohead will eventually release an even superior disc down the road. They've come close with Kid A but still doesn't have that magic like OK.

If you are really into Radiohead then another band to check out which have some similarities (vocally and musically) is Muse. Their "Absolution" CD is fantastic!
 

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OK Computer. Ok, it's the only one I own, and I'm sure that it's the best ;). It grew on me after I listened to it for the second time about a month after I got it, at which point I loved it and I continue to enjoy it.
 

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OK Computer. Ok, it's the only one I own, and I'm sure that it's the best ;). It grew on me after I listened to it for the second time about a month after I got it, at which point I loved it and continue to love it.
 

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I think Kid A is the most underestimated album. Ham_man has perfectly described what OK Computer does to just about everybody who listens to the album enough. Good job. Kid A is so good. It blows me away. Number one album of 2000, and that was a stellar year for music. I mean, Modest Mouse's "The Moon and Antarctica" is a very powerful album as well. But Kid A is so much better. It will be the best album of the '00's, if music stays on its current course. However, I think Interpol could release something superpowered too. Interpol is my favorite band of the moment, but Radiohead is always my favorite for all time.
 

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I just got "OK Computer" today. I'm probably about the last person on the planet to do so...I guess that raine's enthusiasm for all things Radiohead finally got through to me. ;)

In any case, on first listen I liked it, but wasn't blown away. I'll have to see how my opinion changes on repeated listens. It wouldn't be the first album to grow on me over time.
 

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YAY! My powers go stronger as more people listen to me. Sadly, I'm not the one creating the music, so people are being brainwashed my Thom Yorke and the rest of the gang instead of me. Dag, yo.
 

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Guess I better duck here...

OK Computer is a good cure for insomnia zzzzzzzzzzzz.

Can't understand why anyone likes this band period - Radiohead sucks. Horrible.
 

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Badboy0, why don't you tell us what you like to listen to. THEN I will ensue in some pretty serious mocking. Fool.

Upon looking on another thread, I see that it's Pink Floyd and AC/DC. Well, Pink Floyd blows my mind, and AC/DC definitely doesn't. But I don't see how you can call Radiohead boring and a cure for insomnia. I could call Pink Floyd that, but only if I had listened to crap my whole life. Instead, since I was 9, I have been exposed to stellar music by my brother, and I have appreciation for an album that grows on you, and I'm currently working with Trail of Dead's "Source Tags and Codes", Interpol's "Antics", Pink Floyd's "Animals" and Sigur Ros' "Agaetis Byrjun" simultaneously. They grow on me. I love finding new music, and letting it settle on me. Some songs grow on me quickly. I almost immediately loved Modest Mouse's "The Moon and Antarctica" when I got it in June. Basically, if you listened to OK Computer once and hated it, you're like so many people that have no idea how to listen to music.
 
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