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4th Oct '17 12:51:05 AM mlsmithca
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* On February 18th, 2011, a gleeful fandom began its ''The King of Limbs'' experience with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHjUI7OqEWc "Bloom,"]] quite possibly Radiohead's best opening track yet. The wailing, echo-y vocals are just eerie and ominous enough to set the tone of the album.
** The Music/HansZimmer-produced [[RearrangeTheSong orchestral arrangement]] of the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODsUpq0WAYY "(Ocean) Bloom"]], is equally powerful, if not more so.

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* On February 18th, 2011, a gleeful fandom began its ''The King of Limbs'' experience with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHjUI7OqEWc "Bloom,"]] quite possibly Radiohead's best opening track yet. The wailing, echo-y vocals are just eerie and ominous enough to set the tone of the album.
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album. The Music/HansZimmer-produced [[RearrangeTheSong orchestral arrangement]] of the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODsUpq0WAYY "(Ocean) Bloom"]], is equally powerful, if not more so.
3rd Oct '17 5:46:01 PM stuffedninja
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** The Music/HansZimmer-produced [[RearrangeTheSong orchestral arrangement]] of the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODsUpq0WAYY "(Ocean) Bloom"]], is equally powerful, if not more so.
9th Jul '17 7:31:41 AM missmoon
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* This [[https://vimeo.com/82265527 live performance]] of "15 Step" at the 2009 Grammys, where Thom is backed by the Spirit of Troy, USC's legendary marching band. It's especially awesome since it's Radiohead's first ever performance at the Grammys.


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* This [[https://vimeo.com/82265527 live performance]] of "15 Step" at the 2009 Grammys, where Thom is backed by the Spirit of Troy, USC's legendary marching band. It's especially awesome since it's Radiohead's first ever performance at the Grammys.
9th Jul '17 7:31:12 AM missmoon
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* This [[https://vimeo.com/82265527 live performance]] of "15 Step" at the 2009 Grammys, where Thom is backed by the Spirit of Troy, USC's legendary marching band. It's especially awesome since it's Radiohead's first ever performance at the Grammys.
4th Jul '17 10:50:51 AM mlsmithca
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* "A punchup at a wedding. (no no no no no no no no.)" has a smooth bassline and slightly discordant, jazzy piano melody, over which Thom sings a beautiful, [[TranquilFury quietly angry]] song, which he stated in interviews was about a critic who went to a Radiohead show and basically made up a load of crap about the fans because he couldn't think of any good criticisms of the band, which Thom took exception to. However, even not knowing the context, the song's anger will still be relatable to anyone who's ever had a fight, verbal or physical, with somebody, especially if they were in the wrong or made up lies.
--> ''{{Hypocrite}}. Opportunist. Don't infect me with your poison.'' \\
''A bully in a china shop. When I turn around [[DirtyCoward you stay frozen to the spot]].'' \\
''The pointless [[DeadpanSnarker snide remarks]] of hammerheaded sharks;'' \\
''The [[PotCallingTheKettleBlack pot will call the kettle black]], it's [[TitleDrop a drunken punchup at a wedding, yeah.]]''
** Also, if you're an anime fan, you might notice the song's backing track sounds weirdly similar to "Logos Naki World" from the original ''{{Anime/Hellsing}}'' series.

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* "A punchup at a wedding. (no no no no no no no no.)" has a smooth bassline and slightly discordant, jazzy piano melody, over which Thom sings a beautiful, [[TranquilFury quietly angry]] song, which he stated in interviews was about a critic who went to a Radiohead show and basically made up a load of crap about the fans because he couldn't think of any good criticisms of the band, which Thom took exception to. However, even not knowing the context, the song's anger will still be relatable to anyone who's ever had a fight, verbal or physical, with somebody, especially if they were in the wrong or made up lies.
lies. Also, if you're an anime fan, you might notice the song's backing track sounds weirdly similar to "Logos Naki World" from the original ''{{Anime/Hellsing}}'' series.
--> ''{{Hypocrite}}.{{Hypocrite}}. Opportunist. Don't infect me with your poison.'' \\
''A A bully in a china shop. When I turn around [[DirtyCoward you stay frozen to the spot]].'' \\
''The The pointless [[DeadpanSnarker snide remarks]] of hammerheaded sharks;'' sharks; \\
''The The [[PotCallingTheKettleBlack pot will call the kettle black]], it's [[TitleDrop a drunken punchup at a wedding, yeah.]]''
** Also, if you're an anime fan, you might notice the song's backing track sounds weirdly similar to "Logos Naki World" from the original ''{{Anime/Hellsing}}'' series.
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4th Jul '17 9:16:21 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* "A punchup at a wedding. (no no no no no no no no.)" has a smooth bassline and slightly discordant, jazzy piano melody, over which Thom sings a beautiful, [[TranquilFury quietly angry]] song, which he stated in interviews was about a critic who went to a Radiohead show and basically made up a load of crap about the fans because he couldn't think of any good criticisms of the band, which Thom took exception to. However, even not knowing the context, the song's anger will still be relatable to anyone who's ever had a fight, verbal or physical, with somebody, especially if they were in the wrong or made up lies.
--> ''{{Hypocrite}}. Opportunist. Don't infect me with your poison.'' \\
''A bully in a china shop. When I turn around [[DirtyCoward you stay frozen to the spot]].'' \\
''The pointless [[DeadpanSnarker snide remarks]] of hammerheaded sharks;'' \\
''The [[PotCallingTheKettleBlack pot will call the kettle black]], it's [[TitleDrop a drunken punchup at a wedding, yeah.]]''
** Also, if you're an anime fan, you might notice the song's backing track sounds weirdly similar to "Logos Naki World" from the original ''{{Anime/Hellsing}}'' series.
25th Jun '17 10:45:12 PM stuffedninja
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq_a8f24UJI&t=1880 This live performance]] of the B-side "Bangers and Mash." Thom [[CrazyAwesome playing a second set of drums like a madman]] and singing at the same time.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq_a8f24UJI&t=1880 com/watch?v=2xN-H5QTYWs This live performance]] of the B-side "Bangers and Mash." Thom [[CrazyAwesome playing a second set of drums like a madman]] and singing at the same time.
6th May '17 11:30:39 AM mlsmithca
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTB-iiecqk "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"]].

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTB-iiecqk "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO_ESqpGWUA "My Iron Lung"]] is one of the best songs they ever wrote.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO_ESqpGWUA "My Iron Lung"]] is one of the best songs they ever wrote.



* [[TearJerker "Bullet Proof...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppqiKdA_Co I Wish I Was"]].

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* %%* [[TearJerker "Bullet Proof...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppqiKdA_Co I Wish I Was"]].



* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmmedScLmY "Exit Music (For a Film)"]].

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* %%* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmmedScLmY "Exit Music (For a Film)"]].



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI "Karma Police, Arrest this man, he talks in maths..."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No Surprises"]]. A different form of creepy than "Climbing Up The Walls," this song is a really really good embodiment of suburban ennui and the effects of modern life on the average person. Not to mention the xylophone added in for extra irony.

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI "Karma Police, Arrest this man, he talks in maths..."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No Surprises"]]. A different form of creepy than "Climbing Up The Walls," this song is a really really good embodiment of suburban ennui and the effects of modern life on the average person. Not to mention the xylophone added in for extra irony.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1tQFX_9ct0 "I'M JUST UPTIGHT! UPTIGHT!"]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No alarms and no surprises..."]]

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* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1tQFX_9ct0 "I'M JUST UPTIGHT! UPTIGHT!"]]
* %%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No alarms and no surprises..."]]



* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuaPkGZ-HIA "There There"]]. Take some guitars, heavy drums, "WEEEE ARRRRRE AAAAACIDENTS WAITIIIING TO HAPPENNNNNN!!!!" and a video with Series/{{Bagpuss}} and Thom Yorke grabbing golden clothes and experiencing its tree-morphing side effects and you've got yourself the [[AwesomeMusic Crowning Alternative Rock Anthem of Awesome]]. It is, somehow, both ominous and uplifting.

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* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuaPkGZ-HIA "There There"]]. Take some guitars, heavy drums, "WEEEE ARRRRRE AAAAACIDENTS WAITIIIING TO HAPPENNNNNN!!!!" and a video with Series/{{Bagpuss}} and Thom Yorke grabbing golden clothes and experiencing its tree-morphing side effects and you've got yourself the [[AwesomeMusic [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Alternative Rock Anthem of Awesome]]. It is, somehow, both ominous and uplifting.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqlpvLjMyM "Sit Down. Stand Up."]]. AND THE RAINDROPS AND THE RAINDROPS.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-XynViVN3E "Go to Sleep"]]. ''OVER MY DEAAAD BOOO-OOODY!!''



%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqlpvLjMyM "Sit Down. Stand Up."]]. AND THE RAINDROPS AND THE RAINDROPS.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-XynViVN3E "Go to Sleep"]]. ''OVER MY DEAAAD BOOO-OOODY!!''



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDUJ8sKvMU basement version]] of ''The King of Limbs''. That is all.

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* %%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDUJ8sKvMU basement version]] of ''The King of Limbs''. That is all.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhKICAm0OY "Big Boots"]]. Radiohead with an awesome, almost ''Film/JamesBond''-esque feel to it.
** After existing for twenty years as a bootleg recording ripped from ''Meeting People Is Easy,'' a proper studio recording (titled "Man O' War") will be released along with "I Promise" and "Lift" for the 20th anniversary edition of ''OK Computer''. Huzzah!

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhKICAm0OY "Big Boots"]]. Radiohead with an awesome, almost ''Film/JamesBond''-esque feel to it. \n** After existing for twenty years as a bootleg recording ripped from ''Meeting People Is Easy,'' a proper studio recording (titled "Man O' War") will be released along with "I Promise" and "Lift" for the 20th anniversary edition of ''OK Computer''. Huzzah!
6th May '17 6:22:24 AM EllaMegablast
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%%The following examples have been commented out for violating the ZeroContextExample policy. Do not uncomment them without explaining what makes them awesome.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No Surprises"]].
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z_NvVMUcG8 "Let Down"]], especially the "You know where you are" bit.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No Surprises"]].
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Surprises"]]. A different form of creepy than "Climbing Up The Walls," this song is a really really good embodiment of suburban ennui and the effects of modern life on the average person. Not to mention the xylophone added in for extra irony.
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z_NvVMUcG8 "Let Down"]], especially the "You know where you are" bit. It's sparkly, it's simultaneously ecstatic and heartbreaking, and it manages to make something truly beautiful out of depression and alienation without glamorizing either.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhKICAm0OY "Big Boots"]]. Radiohead with an awesome, almost ''Film/JamesBond''-esque feel to it. And it's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes still unreleased]], [[{{Pun}} to boot!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtaAnOaec8 "Polyethylene (Parts 1 and 2)"]], especially part 2.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxUxvxrHeQ "I Am Citizen Insane"]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhKICAm0OY "Big Boots"]]. Radiohead with an awesome, almost ''Film/JamesBond''-esque feel to it. And it's [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes still unreleased]], [[{{Pun}} to boot!]]\n
** After existing for twenty years as a bootleg recording ripped from ''Meeting People Is Easy,'' a proper studio recording (titled "Man O' War") will be released along with "I Promise" and "Lift" for the 20th anniversary edition of ''OK Computer''. Huzzah!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtaAnOaec8 "Polyethylene (Parts 1 and 2)"]], especially part 2.
2. Another example of MundaneMadeAwesome with operatic declarations of "plastic bag, middle class, polyethylene" and "there is no significant risk to your health," not to mention the music itself. The way the song spirals out at the end as if it were a spacecraft launched into the atmosphere? Lovely.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxUxvxrHeQ "I Am Citizen Insane"]]. Super-chill but slightly creepy.
29th Dec '16 7:12:57 PM mlsmithca
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* YMMV, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_iD8epJag "Electioneering"]] is a good song for those looking for a harder sound on the album.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimvFbossU8 "Fitter Happier"]] ''could'' count as an example of CreepyAwesome, as well as summarizing what the entire album is all about.

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* YMMV, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_iD8epJag "Electioneering"]] is a good song for those looking for a harder sound on the album.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimvFbossU8 "Fitter Happier"]] ''could'' count as is an example of CreepyAwesome, as well as summarizing what the entire album is all about.
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