History TearJerker / Radiohead

22nd May '16 11:53:50 PM Rivfruifv
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* "Glass Eyes" could most possibly take the place as Radiohead's most beautiful composition ever, featuring Jonny Greenwood's orchestration skills at their finest, accompanied by gorgeous, harp-like piano playing. Jesus.

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* "Glass Eyes" could most possibly take the place as Radiohead's most beautiful composition ever, featuring Jonny Greenwood's orchestration skills at their finest, accompanied by gorgeous, harp-like piano playing.playing, making for a subtle but aching performance. The song itself is about being on the verge of having a sudden and unexpected panic attack from visiting an unwelcoming new town. Jesus.
11th May '16 2:08:21 PM CassandraLeo
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* "Glass Eyes" could most possibly take the place as Radiohead's most beautiful composition ever, featuring Jonny Greenwood's ochestration skills at their finest, accompanied by gorgeous, harp-like piano playing. Jesus.

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* "Glass Eyes" could most possibly take the place as Radiohead's most beautiful composition ever, featuring Jonny Greenwood's ochestration orchestration skills at their finest, accompanied by gorgeous, harp-like piano playing. Jesus.


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** In the context of the album (see above under "Daydreaming"), the line "Just don't leave" is utterly wrenching. The song has existed for over twenty years, but it puts a new spin on the performance featured here.
9th May '16 9:47:00 PM CassandraLeo
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* "Creep." Never mind that it might be cliche, and [[CreatorBacklash Radiohead hates the damn song.]] Some people still find it impossible to not cry at the song...

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* "Creep." Never mind that it might be cliche, cliché, and [[CreatorBacklash Radiohead hates the damn song.]] Some people still find it impossible to not cry at the song...



* The backing vocals to "(Nice Dream):"

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* The backing vocals to "(Nice Dream):"Dream)":



** Thom Yorke himself has admitted that "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" is one of their darkest songs with [[DownerEnding no hope at the end]], and says that the only way he can play it without breaking down is emotionally detaching himself from the song. Even the last line (''"immerse your soul in love"''), which sounds heartwarming, becomes tragic in context.

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** Thom Yorke himself has admitted that "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" is one of their darkest songs with [[DownerEnding no hope at the end]], end]],[[note]]Yorke says the song is "about staring the fucking devil right in the eyes, and knowing, no matter what the hell you do, he'll get the last laugh".[[/note]] and says that the only way he can play it without breaking down is emotionally detaching himself from the song. Even the last line (''"immerse your soul in love"''), which sounds heartwarming, becomes tragic in context.



* "Bulletproof... I Wish I Was" can usually tug on one's heartstrings.

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* "Bulletproof... "Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was" can usually tug on one's heartstrings.



* "Exit Music (For a Film)." It was written for [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet an adaptation]] of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and was directly inspired by the original story itself, so the TearJerker quality is imported from a much older source. The broken-sounding, raw vocals at the end are especially gut-wrenching.

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* "Exit Music (For (for a Film)." It was written for [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet an adaptation]] of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and was directly inspired by the original story itself, so the TearJerker quality is imported from a much older source. The broken-sounding, raw vocals at the end are especially gut-wrenching.



* "Let Down." Just... "Let Down." As if the subject matter isn't melancholy enough, this troper considers the "You know where you are..." bit to be one of the most heart-breakingly beautiful moments in music history.

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* "Let Down." Just... "Let Down." As if the subject matter isn't melancholy enough, this troper considers the "You know where you are..." bit to be one of the most heart-breakingly heartbreakingly beautiful moments in music history.



** The little moment of peace at the end ("Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden") just increases the Tearjerkiness.

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** The little moment of peace at the end ("Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden") just increases the Tearjerkiness.tearjerkiness.



* "How to Disappear Completely" is a good example. Thom painfully singing, "I'm not here, this isn't happening" is enough to bring many to tears. The lines were actually given to Yorke as a sort of mantra, a way to disconnect himself from a situation, avoiding discomfort, particularly with performing onstage.

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* "How to Disappear Completely" is a good example. Thom painfully singing, "I'm not here, here; this isn't happening" is enough to bring many to tears. The lines were actually given to Yorke as a sort of mantra, a way to disconnect himself from a situation, avoiding discomfort, particularly with performing onstage.



* Oh sweet God, "Pyramid Song." "...and we all went to heaven in a little row boat / there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt..."

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* Oh sweet God, "Pyramid Song." "...and we all went to heaven in a little row boat rowboat / there was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt..."



* The documentary film ''Meeting People is Easy'' is rather distressing, especially since it mainly focuses on Radiohead's difficulty dealing with their growing popularity during the ''OK Computer'' era. The saddest scenes are subtle, but are still packed with quite the emotion.

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* The documentary film ''Meeting People is Is Easy'' is rather distressing, especially since it mainly focuses on Radiohead's difficulty dealing with their growing popularity during the ''OK Computer'' era. The saddest scenes are subtle, but are still packed with quite the emotion.
8th May '16 4:49:35 PM Rivfruifv
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* "Glass Eyes" could most possibly take the place as Radiohead's most beautiful composition ever, featuring Jonny Greenwood's ochestration skills at their finest, accompanied by gorgeous, harp-like piano playing. Jesus.
8th May '16 1:14:17 PM calyurk
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* "True Love Waits." Oh god.
-->"I'm not living / I'm just killing time..."



* "True Love Waits." Oh god.
-->"I'm not living / I'm just killing time..."
8th May '16 11:15:20 AM calyurk
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[[folder:Ninth album]]

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[[folder:Ninth album]][[folder:A Moon Shaped Pool]]
7th May '16 9:38:27 AM stuffedninja
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[[folder:Ninth album]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU "Daydreaming"]], a beautiful and emotional piano ballad that serves as a pristine mix of ''Music/KidA''-esque ambience and ''Music/InRainbows''-esque art rock.
** The [[LastNoteNightmare ending]] initially sounds just [[NightmareFuel disturbing]], but manages to get sad once you find out [[IndecipherableLyrics what Thom's saying]]: "half of my life". This is the first Radiohead album made since Thom broke up with his wife after 23 years of marriage. He's 47 years old now, so he's been with his wife for around ''half of his life''.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU "Daydreaming"]], a beautiful and emotional piano ballad.
7th May '16 9:18:26 AM stuffedninja
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU "Daydreaming"]], a beautiful and emotional piano ballad.
25th Apr '16 11:29:12 PM aye_amber
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Music/{{Radiohead}} is [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible weird]], [[NightmareFuel/{{Radiohead}} disturbing]]... yet has a large assortment of [[TearJerker these type of songs]]. Most of their albums have at least a few examples.

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Music/{{Radiohead}} Radiohead is [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible weird]], weird,]] [[NightmareFuel/{{Radiohead}} disturbing]]... yet has a large assortment of [[TearJerker these type of songs]]. songs.]] Most of their albums have at least a few examples.






[[folder:Pablo Honey]]
* "Creep." Never mind that it might be cliche, and [[CreatorBacklash Radiohead hates the damn song]]. Some people still find it impossible to not cry at the song...
** While {{Radiohead}}'s "Creep" is sad in and of itself, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXlzci1rKNM this]] cover by a homeless man can tug at the heartstrings of even the most resolute of individuals.

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[[folder:Pablo [[folder: Pablo Honey]]
* "Creep." Never mind that it might be cliche, and [[CreatorBacklash Radiohead hates the damn song]]. song.]] Some people still find it impossible to not cry at the song...
** While {{Radiohead}}'s Radiohead's "Creep" is sad in and of itself, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXlzci1rKNM this]] cover by a homeless man can tug at the heartstrings of even the most resolute of individuals.
5th Apr '16 3:14:03 PM stuffedninja
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* "Give Up the Ghost" is rather tearjerky.

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* "Give Up the Ghost" is rather tearjerky.tearjerky, and especially powerful since it's such a ''stripped down'' song, only consisting of layers of Thom's voice and an acoustic guitar.



* "Codex." Pretty self-explanatory as to why.

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* "Codex." Pretty self-explanatory It's a slow, brooding song that starts as to why.a LonelyPianoPiece before it gets backed by brass arrangements that sound a few smidgens more upbeat than as if they were playing for a funeral. Then there's the lyrics:


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* "Separator", even though it's arguably the most upbeat and "happiest" song on the album. It's like a lucid dream that you just don't want to wake up from.
-->''"Wake me up..wake me uuuuuuup..."''
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