History TearJerker / Radiohead

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..."''
29th Feb '16 5:23:50 PM stuffedninja
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* "Exit Music (For a Film)." It was written for a [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet RomeoAndJuliet]] adaptation, 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 a Film)." It was written for a [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet RomeoAndJuliet]] adaptation, 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.gut-wrenching.
** There's a certain emotional heft to the climax, with the way Thom sings and especially the line "Now we are one in everlasting peace". Think of the source material for this song and just [[FridgeHorror consider]] [[TogetherInDeath what that means]].
25th Feb '16 2:43:42 PM stuffedninja
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* "'''There There.'''" Thom just sounds pained at times. And was allegedly [[TearJerker brought to tears]] after hearing the final mastered version of the song.

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* "'''There There.'''" Thom just sounds pained at times. And times, and was allegedly [[TearJerker brought to tears]] after hearing the final mastered version of the song.



* "I Will."

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* "I Will."" It's essentially a song about [[WarIsHell how war affects children]] and is very simplistically depressing in a stripped-down sense, relying on only an isolated guitar and Thom. It was reportedly influenced by news footage of [[AdultFear a bomb shelter containing kids and families being destroyed in the first Gulf War]]. Considering how [[PapaWolf the birth of Thom's son]] affected the album as a whole, it's easy to see how heavy the song is in that context.
-->"I won't let this happen to my children\\
Meet the real world coming out of your shell"
14th Dec '15 6:15:17 PM FrolloBaggins
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[[caption-width-right:320:''There was nothing to fear, nothing to doubt...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''There was nothing to fear, fear and nothing to doubt...'']]
14th Dec '15 6:14:20 PM FrolloBaggins
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[[caption-width-right:320:''There was nothing to fear and nothing to doubt.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320:''There was nothing to fear and fear, nothing to doubt.doubt...'']]
25th Nov '15 11:29:45 PM Rivfruifv
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* They've been known to do brief ambient renditions of already broken songs before playing "Everything in it's Right Place" live. Amongst these are {{Music/REM}}'s "The One I Love", {{Music/Bjork}}'s "Unravel", their own "True Love Waits" and Music/YeahYeahYeahs' "Maps", the last one of which probably stands out as the most saddening.
-->Wait, they don't love me like I love you, wait, they don't love me like I love you...
20th Sep '15 10:37:33 PM Rivfruifv
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* 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.
** There's one particular scene after the band gets rejected from a club (briefly followed by a group of people harassing Thom, urging him to write a song about the situation and shouting "RADIOHEAD! CREEP! DICKHEAD!" at him), which shows a reverse-playing clip of a stressed out and mentally exhausted Thom wandering around in his hotel room and taking his pills, before zooming in on a note that reads "I'm not here and this isn't really happening..." taped onto his window, while "On Your Own Again" by Music/ScottWalker plays in the background.
25th Jul '15 8:14:18 PM stuffedninja
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* "Nude" is so emotional that it can be seriously tolling on the heart, especially with its having one of Radiohead's most beautiful soundscapes led by an excellently beauteous vocal display from Thom.
1st May '15 7:36:34 PM stuffedninja
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3GLYgJQARI "How I Made My Millions"]] is the band's most emotional outputs, considering it's led only by piano with Thom's gentle vocals on top of it.
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