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A Moon Shaped Pool
Probably Radiohead's most gorgeous sounding album with pianos and strings. It's subtle and beautiful, but it feels kind of long and drawn out at times.
Follows a similar path that Kid A introduced for Radiohead. It's pretty consistent in its quality, but unfortunately the album doesn't have nearly the same level of highlights Kid A does.
The King of Limbs
While I respect Radiohead for trying new things, there's just nothing here that really grabs me.
Far from being terrible, but it's just not as memorable and remarkable as the rest of their discography. While it can be an enjoyable listen, it's not an album I feel very inclined to go back to that often.
The Illusion of Safety
Some of their tightest musicianship with great instrumental work, blistering drums and fast guitar riffs. None of their other albums is quite like this. In its concise runtime, the band's ability to play incredibly well is showcased. While lyrically and from a songwriting perspective it may not be as complex, diverse, or deep as their future albums, Illusion of Safety proved Thrice to be a talented and special band.
Not a bad debut by any means, but it's just overshadowed a lot by Thrice's tremendous discography.
It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
It's All Crazy follows down a path that Brother, Sister had introduced to the band's sound. It sounds lighter than their previous post-hardcore influenced sound with more of a focus on horns/strings/woodwinds, and less on heavier and fuzzy guitars. Lyrically, Aaron dives more into allegorical, campfire-like fables, and performance-wise he?s a little more toned down. It makes for a different album in their discography, but it's uniquely enjoyable and a delightful listen.
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