Radiohead
I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings


4.5
superb

Review

by Kingadamx USER (18 Reviews)
August 10th, 2005 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


Encompassing live work off of their two albums Kid A and Amnesiac, this album truly takes these two albums to another level in these live performances played in four different cities across Europe, one of them being their hometown of Oxford, England. All I can say is that this album captures all aspects of an amazing live show. You can feel the power in Thom's voice as he escalates at different points throughout the album and settles down on others. This is one of the best live albums that I have ever listened to.

1. The National Anthem - Starting off with some rambling and delayed voices, that building bassline kicks in and starts off the song as Thom Yorke starts in with his noises and grunts. The background effects in this song just bring up the power more, and the vocals are so strange but fit so amazingly perfect. A great rendition of the song even though I prefer the Kid A version.
Rating: 4/5

2. I Might Be Wrong - The guitar riff wows the audience as a tambourine helps to escalate the song and stand out much throughout the song. Thom's vocals are much more powerful and are sang so strongly in this song. The transition guitar riff just makes the song for me as Thom wails over it. A Solid Track overall.
Rating: 3.5/5

3. Morning Bell - As soon as Phil starts in with that unique drum beat, there is a piano accompaniment. The guitar noise just brings up the band until the let down when the famous line "Cut the kids in half" is said. The very low vocals sung by Johnny Greenwood sound almost disturbing as Thom joins in and the effects lead back into a piano fadeout. This is the Kid A version by the way.
Rating: 5/5

4. Like Spinning Plates - Maybe not recognized at first because it is being played forward without the spinning effects. The Piano leads the song in as the synth accompanies it, and Thom starts in on his extravagant vocal work. Even without the effects that are in place on Amnesiac this is just a beautiful song, with an excellent mood in place.
Rating: 4.5/5

5. Idioteque - The trademark beat starts and the crowd goes wild as the synth joins in for the melancholy backing. This is such a great version of this song, when the "Ice Age Coming" part starts Phil joins the beat and adds to it and it just sounds so perfect. The vocals are sung with so much power and the whirling sounds make the audience freak out. This song is amazing, even though a lot of people seem to love it or hate it.
Rating" 5/5

6. Everything in it's Right Place - The piano starts as the audience claps to the beat and Thom starts to sing with delay added. The Vocal effects give off a very ambient feel at first. Also, the extra percussion feels perfect. The Vocal effects start to sound shizophrenic, if you can use that term to describe it. It just starts to sound very eerie and surrounding you and making you feel almost uncomfortable as a circular noise fades into the synth.
Rating: 5/5

7. Dollars and Cents - A very mellow grooving bass line moves up and down as the song feels very textural at times but also repetitive at others. The vocal breakdown and build up near the middle finds Thom Yorke is very passionate about his lyrics in this song as he spits them out at times. An ugly guitar chord ends this but fades nicely into true love waits.
Rating: 4.5/5

8. True Love Waits - An elegant chord porgression on the acoustic guitar starts off the song as Thom's Voice adds in. His Voice is just so well crafted, it just reaches such great heights and is right to the point. By the way, this song is not on any of their albums yet. Unlike many other Radiohead songs this is just bare bones and excellent, with just an acoustic guitar accompanying Thom's Vocals, not that I dislike the effects, but it is just nice to hear such Raw Emotion in this beautifully written song.
Rating: 5/5

This Album Overall just demonstrates Radiohead's ability to deliver their songs with such incredible power and emotion to their audience. The energy on Idioteque, to the disturbing effects on Morning Bell, to the raw emotion on True Love Waits, Radiohead delivers it all. This is an amazing album and really should be picked up by fans and casual listeners alike.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
br3ad_man
Emeritus
August 10th 2005


2125 Comments


You can download better live albums than this. It's ok, but not 4.5/5. The version of "True Love Waits" with keyboard in it is much better.

Senor_Whippy
August 10th 2005


367 Comments


You tight son of ***** i was gonna review this.DammThis Message Edited On 08.10.05

the2stranger
August 10th 2005


130 Comments


I have this album, and i love it.

but Br3ad, what better live albums do you recommend?

Senor_Whippy
August 10th 2005


367 Comments


Give any live album a try but stay away from Red Hot Chili Peppers in Hyde Park

masada
August 10th 2005


2733 Comments


[quote=Senor Whippy]You tight son of bitch i was gonna review this.Damm[/quote]
Awww shucks.

Senor_Whippy
August 10th 2005


367 Comments


What are you (something vague ) on about.

Jawaharal
August 10th 2005


1832 Comments


I was gonna review this too :upset:

Two-Headed Boy
December 3rd 2005


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the only amazing live album i think ever... every song is perfect and true love waits is one of radioheads best

masada
December 3rd 2005


2733 Comments


[quote=AV8RS]the only amazing live album i think ever...[/quote] What live albums have you been listening to?

Passmind
February 5th 2006


15 Comments


hahahahah!!! Exactly!

My_pants_are_off_right_now
March 24th 2006


26 Comments


Babylon By bus. Now theres a awesome live album

pattern_recognition
March 24th 2006


950 Comments


No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith.
There won't be any sleep afterwards either.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2006


15737 Comments


Where Is God's Country is better than this, but this has Like Spinning Plates with piano, so it's not bad.

Digging: Ricky Eat Acid - Three Love Songs

The Jungler
September 18th 2006


4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Where is God's Country isn't real though.

I've heard some of the tracks of this. Like Spinning Plates is awesome.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
September 18th 2006


15737 Comments


I own it, so It must be at least a bootleg.

iamrockzorz
June 5th 2007


1029 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

excellent live cd. the songs are from my favorite two radiohead records, so this was a great buy.


StickmanSouffle
March 10th 2009


286 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is great, but I've only heard it once. Like Spinning Plates and True Love Waits are amazing. I might pick it up.

CelestialDust
October 27th 2010


3155 Comments


like spinning plates... wow

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2012


4430 Comments

Album Rating: 3.9

Oh god, The National Anthem. The studio version is ingenius, but they always manage to turn it into one serious head-trip of a Jam in the live concerts.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
July 6th 2012


4430 Comments

Album Rating: 3.9

Oh, I didnt mean it as a bad thing. I was saying that I love the innovations they do to the song in the live versions. I like the studio version of "The National Anthem" but the "psyched-out" live versions blow it out of the water.



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