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rodrigo90
July 11th 2017


6936 Comments


Ok put more b-sides then.

avery14th
July 13th 2017


103 Comments


this is late and in total disregard of the thread but I just have to say that no surprises is top 5 radiohead at least ok thank you

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 13th 2017


45466 Comments

Album Rating: 3.6

they really should have put some of the stuff from the cassette on side B to beef it up a bit. the piano version of Motion Picture Soundtrack and some of the early Climbing Up the Walls demos are fucking dope

Digging: Adjy - The Idyll Opus (I-VI)

TheSpaceMan
July 13th 2017


13182 Comments


No surprises is annoying to me

DoofusWainwright
July 13th 2017


19991 Comments


No surprise

TheSpaceMan
July 13th 2017


13182 Comments


That was aggressive

DoofusWainwright
July 13th 2017


19991 Comments


Blam

I don't mess about

theBoneyKing
July 13th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Most of the b-sides aren't doing much for me.

Dylan620
July 13th 2017


5522 Comments


"Lift" is wonderful

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theBoneyKing
July 13th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

That's one of the better ones yeah.



You can tell why pretty much all of them were left off though, either because of quality or that they just wouldn't fit the mood. Maybe they'll grow on me but I don't think any of them are as good as anything on the actual album.

DoofusWainwright
July 13th 2017


19991 Comments


'I don't think any of them are as good as anything on the actual album'

Well, 'Ok Computer' sits at number 1 of the RYM all time album list so not really a criticism.

'Man of War' I really like, 'Polyethylene' I was amazed by back in '97 thinking it was just a B-Side.

Overall Boney I'd say if you want to be amazed by Radiohead B-Sides listen to this tracklist:

- Talk Show Host
- Cuttooth
- Fog
- Daily Mail
- Ill Wind
- Spectre
- Staircase

Those are all good enough that they could have appeared on a lesser album like Hail to the Thief or King of Limbs

theBoneyKing
July 13th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Talk Show Host is great yeah



I do like Man of War and Lift a lot. Polyethylene is ok - I wish it were just the second part or that the parts were tracked separately though.

theBoneyKing
July 13th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Listened to some of the remastered tracks - is it just me or did they bring some of the subtler atmospheric and production touches higher up in the mix? Everything sounded ever so slightly brighter too.

butcherboy
July 13th 2017


9464 Comments


the closing breakdown of Pearly is quite great.. the song itself is dull though.. they should have used that someplace else..

theBoneyKing
July 13th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Pearly*'s one of the better b sides imo

nol
July 13th 2017


9505 Comments


Coke Babies lowkey one of my fav radiohead b-sides

XfingTheSullen
July 14th 2017


4569 Comments


holy shit, this is the highest average i've seen. and I wonder if it's the band that's so good, or it's the fanboys that are so devoted.

Demon of the Fall
July 14th 2017


20053 Comments


A bit of both probably but the original release is a 4.6 on here & people that will have rated this version most probably ARE fanboys. It's a 20 year old album with a bunch of b-sides, the people purchasing said album this soon after it's release are almost definitely big fans of the band already.

I think the average will come down after more casual listeners pick it up later on, which will happen if they don't already own the original (as why wouldn't you want the version with extra content?)

Digging: Tiamat - Wildhoney

theBoneyKing
July 15th 2017


20697 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Rating only based on the B-sides, giving this a decent 3.5. The first four on the second disc are excellent and the rest range from average to really good. Only "Man of War" and "Lift" are good enough to have possibly made the album imo but after a number of listens to them I wouldn't be too disappointed if one or both had made the cut in place of "Subterranean Homesick Alien", "Karma Police", or "Electioneering".

Kusangii
July 15th 2017


3188 Comments


The fanboyism is strong in this one.



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