History TearJerker / Radiohead

9th Apr '17 6:50:06 PM stuffedninja
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* "True Love Waits." Oh god.

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* "True Love Waits." Oh god. There's a reason why people consider one of of Thom's finest moments as a songwriter.
28th Mar '17 12:18:12 AM troperHearts
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-->This version is like an optimistic look into the future

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-->This [The original version] version is like an optimistic look into the future
27th Mar '17 6:30:57 PM troperHearts
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** A {{YouTube}} comment [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzyOfQeK-bY (from the original version of the song)]] sums it all up best:
-->This version is like an optimistic look into the future

-->The Moon Shaped Pool version is like a regretful look into the past


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* [[Film/{{Spectre}} "Spectre"]], [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the rejected theme song for the Bond movie of the same name]]. Apart from the haunting sounds, it basically reads as a summation of [[Film/JamesBond James Bond's]] tragedies and struggles.
19th Dec '16 8:24:34 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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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3GLYgJQARI "How I Made My Millions"]] is one of the band's most emotional outputs, and vulnerable songs, considering it's it takes a rather minimalist approach, being led only by piano with Thom's gentle vocals on top of it.it to produce a raw, naked sound.
19th Dec '16 8:23:34 PM stuffedninja
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* The fact that [[http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/news/dr-rachel-owen-1968-2016 Thom's now-former wife has passed away]] makes certain aspects of the album ("Daydreaming", "True Love Waits") [[HarsherInHindsight a whole lot sadder]] to listen to.
19th Dec '16 8:08:07 PM stuffedninja
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* Rachel Owen, Thom's ex-wife, [[http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/news/dr-rachel-owen-1968-2016 has passed away]].
17th Aug '16 2:12:29 PM Weirdowithcoffee
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* "High and Dry" may sound more nostalgic and longing than outright sad, but it certainly qualifies. "Kill yourself for recognition, kill yourself to never ever stop..."
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.
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