February 13th, 2008


My love - hate relationship with Radiohead

In 1997, I sold my copy of Pablo Honey because apart from Creep, I didn't think there were any decent songs on it.

Okay, I was wrong. You is fantastic too, as is Stop Whispering. Oh, and Anyone Can Play Guitar.

Actually, it's a pretty awesome album. But somehow in 1997 it just didn't speak to me, and so I never listened to The Bends or OK Computer properly.

Last week I found I had Karma Police stuck in my head at work, and the only way to get a song out of your head is to listen to it properly, so I did. And then I listened to Radiohead's entire back catalogue on continuous loop for about 72 hours.

I still don't quite get Kid A or Amnesiac, but I suspect that they will make more sense aftera  few listens, and I'm saving In Rainbows, but I'm getting there.

Makes me wonder how many bands there are that I don't pay attention to because their songs aren't instantly catchy.