...too much technology,
Machines to save our lives,
Feel free to sing along - I've had this song stuck in my head all day!
...for helping me escape just when I needed to - thank you!
I have better songs in my head (actually, I don't recognize yours but I'm sure it rocks):
High up above
Makin' home movies
For the folks back home.
Of all these weird creatures
Who lock up their spirits
Drill holes in themselves
And live for their secrets.
The track is "Mr. Roboto" from Styx - my commute everyday is long, so I take a new album with me each day to rock out with on my drive to work... yesterday was Kilroy Was Here.
Thanks for putting the radiohead in my head... much more fun to head-bang to.
Sweet Dude! I was hoping somebody would notice May I compliment you on your excellent taste in musicOriginally Posted by Joseph Burrell
I love Radiohead too. Some of OK Computer is poetically masterful. I really dig some of the lyrics on Hail to The Thief too.
I'm ashamed. I should've known it was Mr. Roboto.
OK computer will always be a favorite of mine. I was something truely masterful. I never grow tired of it. I feel it truely was a masterpiece of modern alternative music. There will never be another album like it. It stands alone in my mind. Karma Police? Awesome.
Hail to the Thief is excellent. I don't think it got the praise that it certainly warrented, but I think its because they're constantly trying to reinvent themselves and thus isolate a good part of their audience with every release (see Kid A and Amnesiac for starters.) But hey, I love it all and I'd rather see them reinvent than become stagnant or sell out.
I couldn't have said it better. I'm still waiting for an achievement that amounts to it, but I think we may be waiting a while. What albums throughout history have achieved such excellence in composition, arrangement, production, lyrics and social commentary?Originally Posted by Joseph Burrell
What comes to mind is Dark Side or The Wall, Achtung Baby perhaps. But even these don't have that extraordinary mix of raw emotion, excellent composition and experimentation.
It's nice to know someone sees the pure genius of it other than me So what else do you listen to?
The Pumpkins, NIN, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (another absolute marvel, pick up As I Sat Sadly By Her Side), Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, anything dark, anything with emotion, anything that heightens modern music.
After reading thru your list (you know how much we both love NIN) I wanted to tell you about the band "Taking Back Sunday"
Pick up their two albums "Tell All Your Friends" and "Where You Want To Be"
OMG - you will love them - make sure to read the inserts - they are brilliant.