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Amnesiac

Radiohead Audio CD
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11. Life in a glass house

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Though the songs on Amnesiac were recorded at the same time as those on its predecessor, Kid A, the gap between the releases of the pair suggests a determination on Radiohead's part that the two should not be perceived as halves of the same whole. However, there is little in the way of meaningful stylistic divergence between the two albums--Amnesiac shares with Kid A an atmosphere of defeated, vengeful paranoia, a heavy reliance on electronic noises and distorted vocals, a somewhat frustrating absence of Jonny Greenwood's guitar and the song "Morning Bell", which reappears on Amnesiac in a slightly less mournful arrangement. It may just be that Radiohead felt that it might have been a bit much to ask anyone, even Radiohead fans, to consume this entire lugubrious trove at once. Amnesiac, like Kid A is heavy going. And, also like Kid A, Amnesiac rewards repeated listenings generously. The more acute Thom Yorke's lyrical biliousness grows, the harder the band work to redeem matters with some moments of astonishing beauty. "You and Whose Army?" contains gorgeous knelling piano evocative of "Karma Police", "Like Spinning Plates" deploys a backwards backing track to bewitching effect, and the closing track, "Life in a Glasshouse", is an exuberant Laughing Clowns-style wig-out, featuring veteran jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttleton. Once again, it is not so much that Radiohead have not put a foot wrong, but that they're walking where nobody else has trodden. Amnesiac is another giant leap. --Andrew Mueller

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RADIOHEAD Amnesiac (2001 UK 11-track CD album includes the singles Pyramid Song and Knives Out picture sleeve CDFHEIT45101)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amnesiac - Radiohead Aug. 30 2012
Format:Audio CD
In the year 2000, radiohead shocked everyone with their masterpeace: Kid A, which showed off a new way of writting and performing music and challenging the boundries for what "rock bands" are artistically capable of. But Kid A wasn't the whole story, remember that Amnesiac was released in 2001 as a sort of "part 2" to the juggernaut. And with that, Amnesiac serves as one of the best sequals in music, Radiohead once again openes our minds and takes us on a one of a kind journey, this time around, the destination is Egyption mythology. Pyramid Song will blow you away with it's breathtaking melody and chant like vocal style. You and What Army is ominous and has a terrific Hey Jude esque build up. Knives out is a sweet treat that takes us back to the roots of the band, acoustic beauty and all! Dollars and Cents, Like Spining Plates and I might Be Wrong are laced with imagination and creativity. And Life in a Glass House Serves as a truely unique and fitting end to an outstanding album!
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1.0 out of 5 stars A stinker... March 8 2002
Format:Audio CD
I like to think of myself as a pretty forgiving music fan-and a big Radiohead fan at that-but this sounds more like crap that should have been left on the cutting room floor. I quite liked 'Kid A' and it grew on me. But here I find only one or two (ahem...) 'songs' in any resonable sense of the word. The rest is just bizarre but apparently it needs to be said again: just because it's strange or different doesn't make it good! I'm all for moving forward, but if this is some sort of improvement in their musical progression I'm not seeing it.
'Pyramid Song' is great and one or two others. The rest is a major let down. Knowing Radiohead's supposed hatred of mass marketing and publicity, I would not put it past them to continue to release stuff like this just to see how long it takes for people to really criticize them. They've been media darlings since 97, but if they continue on this course they will destroy any fanbase they once had. People will just go back to playing the last 3 albums instead of bothering to buy the new stuff. If they don't do something better next time they're gonna lose my interest...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Missed Feb. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
...Why oh Why did Radiohead have to put this out. I thought they could do no wrong, and they [messed] up and so very badly. While Kid A was IDM-lite, it had its charms and its masterpieces, like The National Anthem. Amnesiac is horrid, its so half-assed, that any Warp alum could duplicate it with minimal effort. "But its got layers dude, that you haven't explored," the hell with that. This album is twaddle, that goes nowhere and right when a song is about to get interesting it stops, so yes I would classify this as self-indulgent nonsense that deserves to be thrown away with the rest of the trash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscover Radiohead April 6 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Like many, I'm sure, I kind of drifted away from Radiohead sometime around The Bends and OK Computer... In fact, I'd sort of forgotten about how incredible this band is. Although KID A represents a ground-breaking venture into new territory, this album, in my opinion, is Radiohead's most finely distilled blend ever. After several bands busted a hole in the fence in the early 1990s, Radiohead veered way off into its own eclectic direction. Someplace, way out in outer space, the genius of Amnesiac came together in its lofty, compelling form. I haven't been able to break into King of Limbs just yet, so for now, this one is the pinnacle of Radiohead's studio output for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say.. Amazing March 23 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I love this album to bits. Side B is a little too short. But that's just how it is. . .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amnesiac May 10 2012
By C. Preston TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Radiohead obviously musically influenced by Pink Floyd from back in the day definetly has a knack for creative artistry. Here are the songs I liked off this CD

1.Pyramid Song: Love,love,love Thom Yorke's vocal on this song...it is hauntingly beautiful. One of the most recognizable voices in Brit Rock I think. This song is on one of my favorite playlists still and I think reaches an emotional chord with most Radiohead fans.

2.Pulk/Pull Revolving Door: Somehow I love the strange fragmented instrumentational arrangement of this song. Very creative. I think it should have been put on OK Computer as it has a robotic sound to the vocal delivery (more like words spoken) in this song. They definetly are experimenting with different instruments, sound engineering and avante garde vocal techniques. I have it on one of my playlists simply because of it's unique construction which definetly gets people talking when they hear it! You should have seen my cat's reaction when I played this one! Ha! Ha!

3.You & Who's Army: One of Radiohead's most remembered & reverred songs. There have been others that have done this song but none like Radiohead. The vocal is so mesmerizing and sung with such clarity. I like the addition of the bass in this song.

4.I Might Be Wrong: Wicked, wicked guitar work in this song and drumming! So sets the tone for the interesting vocals on this one. Softly directed; then love the way he draws out a couple of the words to make it even more poignant for the listener. This song is so good (and on my favorite playlist) oddly enough I could have seen this song on their CD "The Bends" which I still consider their best CD. Love the ending of this song, the change up is so cool and his voice is just sublime!

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3.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl, not so great.
I think Capitol shorted themselves (and us) on this. For my ears, I really don't think they remastered this for vinyl. They simply took the compact disk mix and pressed it on wax. Read more
Published on July 27 2011 by M. Dalton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amnesiac should not be forgotten (its not just "Kid B")
Radiohead have pretty much run the gamut of rock music (from alternative to uncategorizable), and nearly all of their albums have been fantastic. Read more
Published on Feb. 26 2011 by Quexos
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, boring, uninspired and one of the worst albums from Radiohead
This album has to be considered one of the worst albums by Radiohead. The writing is terrible. The production is no good. Radiohead is simply one of the worst bands around.
Published on Sept. 19 2006 by Vader
5.0 out of 5 stars Sitting in the Fire
I started this review 3 times, and erased it every time. It's hard to explain something like Amnesiac without people actually hearing the album all the way through. Read more
Published on April 16 2005 by Corey S.
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite cd ever
The songs on this are all so beautiful, but alas, this is Radiohead's least understood album. My theory is that anybody who likes Kid A, but not Amnesiac just hasn't listened to... Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by "x_cjunkie"
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Reasonable Man
There seem to be various and sundry reviews about Amnesiac: those that claim it to be the most astounding example of Radiohead's brilliance, and those that were less impressed by... Read more
Published on July 12 2004 by D. B. Rocca
5.0 out of 5 stars misunderstood
Pyramid Song is one of the most quietly beautiful songs EVER.
That being said, I find the rest of this album slightly harder to understand as a single unit than Kid A, which... Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by B
4.0 out of 5 stars Hunting Bears
I would agree with some others that "Amnesiac" is not as good Kid A. It's slightly below the level of the other records Radiohead has releasted in the past half decade. Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by Brandon J. Seger
3.0 out of 5 stars Standalone or companion piece?
Amnesiac plays as sort of a continuation of the sound and ideas found on Kid A. Similar sounds pervade it, and similar themes link it. Read more
Published on June 9 2004 by "thenintengenius"
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