Amnesiac isn't well liked?
I guess it's more of an "overshadowed" album than a "discredited" one - I notice even the most positive reviews on metacritic still basically call it a bunch of Kid A leftovers. The most discredited Radiohead is of course Pablo Honey, which I quite like when I'm in the mood. I'd even say it's got a couple of their best songs ("You" and "Blow Out").
Couldn't agree more, for all the hate 'Pablo Honey' gets I still think it holds up better as a cohesive unit than 'The Bends' or 'Hail To The Thief', and the aforementioned opening and closing tracks stand out in Radiohead history as good 'uns.
I'd say 'Amnesiac' is almost as good as 'Kid A'; but I find 'Morning Bell / Amnesiac' rather tedious compared with the inspired pop genius that was the 'Kid A' version of 'Morning Bell', and I think that tilts the scales in 'Kid A's favour.
In terms of albums that I like more than the general consensus one stands out in particular. Blur's '13', which for some strange reason gets an awful press. '13' has to be my 3rd favourite album, losing out only to 'Kid A' and Cardiacs' 'The Seaside'.
edited 27th Dec '12 2:55:50 PM by porschelemans
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