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-->"...you can do anything you want to me, but [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments if you come after my family I will kill you.]]"

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-->"...you can do anything you want to me, but [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments if you come after my family I will kill you.]]""


''Hail to the Thief'' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered ''The Gloaming'' as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's the band's longest output.

The album was an attempt from the band to combine the the electronic elements that were heavily present on their previous two albums, ''Music/KidA'' and ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', with the live instrumentation of their original guitar rock sounds, relying as little as possible on digital manipulation. Rather than record and then remix everything, electronic instruments (synthesizers, drum machines, etc.) were played live in the studio along with the "rock band" instruments for a more organic performance.

It's also noteworthy for probably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is exhibited and experimented with throughout the album.

[[CreatorBacklash The band has since expressed regret for the album's outcome]], not in that the album was bad but instead not as good as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen been]], with mentioned reasons including an unconventionally rushed recording period and a lack of substantial editing that led to the influx of tracks on the album. Despite the band's opinions, the public was generally positive to it, although most started getting suspicious that the band was getting overly self-indulgent and taking their CatharsisFactor methods to uncomfortable extremes. The album also received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.

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''Hail to the Thief'' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The booklet)[[note]]The band considered ''The Gloaming'' as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) instead[[/note]] is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's the band's longest output.

The album was an attempt from by the band to combine the the electronic experimental elements that were heavily present on their previous two albums, albums ''Music/KidA'' and ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'' with the live instrumentation of their original guitar rock sounds, more well-known guitar-led sound, relying as little as possible on digital manipulation. Rather than record and then remix everything, electronic instruments (synthesizers, drum machines, etc.) were played live in the studio along with the "rock band" instruments for a more organic performance.

performance. It's also noteworthy for probably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is exhibited and experimented with throughout the album.

[[CreatorBacklash The band has since expressed regret for the album's outcome]], not in that the album was bad but instead not as good as [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen been]], with mentioned reasons including an unconventionally rushed recording period and a lack of substantial editing that led to the influx of tracks on the album. Despite the band's opinions, the public was generally positive to it, it when it dropped in June 2003, although most started getting suspicious that the band was getting overly self-indulgent and taking their CatharsisFactor methods to uncomfortable extremes. The album also received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "I Will" fades into "A Punchup at a Wedding".



* LastNoteNightmare: ''HTTT'' as an album has this, ending with the creepy "A Wolf at the Door". In fact, Thom Yorke has explicitly compared the album to a nightmare, with "A Wolf at the Door" signifying waking up and finding out that the real world has become worse than the nightmare (hence the themes of AdultFear in the song.)

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* LastNoteNightmare: ''HTTT'' as an album has this, ending with the creepy "A Wolf at the Door". In fact, Thom Yorke has explicitly compared the album to a nightmare, with "A Wolf at the Door" signifying waking up and finding out that the real world has become worse than the nightmare (hence the themes of AdultFear in the song.)song).

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**Another song on the album, "Where I End and You Begin", also takes some of it's lyrics ("dinosaurs roam the earth") from another Radiohead song, "Optimistic".


''Hail to the Thief'' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}.

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''Hail to the Thief'' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming ''The Gloaming'' as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}.
Music/{{Radiohead}}. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's the band's longest output.



It's also noteworthy for probably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is exhibited and experimented with throughout the album. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's Radiohead's longest output.

The band has since expressed regret for the album's outcome, not in that the album was bad but instead not as good as it ''could have'' been, with mentioned reasons including an unconventionally rushed recording period and a lack of substantial editing that led to the influx of tracks on the album. Despite the band's opinions, the public was generally positive to it, although most started getting suspicious that the band was getting overly self-indulgent and taking their CatharsisFactor methods to uncomfortable extremes. The album also received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.

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It's also noteworthy for probably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is exhibited and experimented with throughout the album. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's Radiohead's longest output.

album.

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The band has since expressed regret for the album's outcome, outcome]], not in that the album was bad but instead not as good as it ''could have'' been, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen been]], with mentioned reasons including an unconventionally rushed recording period and a lack of substantial editing that led to the influx of tracks on the album. Despite the band's opinions, the public was generally positive to it, although most started getting suspicious that the band was getting overly self-indulgent and taking their CatharsisFactor methods to uncomfortable extremes. The album also received the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.


-->"...you can do anything you want to me, but [[HeartwarmingMoments if you come after my family I will kill you.]]"

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-->"...you can do anything you want to me, but [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments if you come after my family I will kill you.]]"


The album saw the band retaining and toying with their guitar rock sounds which they had almost entirely eschewed in their previous two albums, ''Music/KidA'' and ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', although not without keeping some of the electronic elements (synthesizers, drum machines, digital manipulation, etc.) that were heavily present on those albums.

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The album saw was an attempt from the band retaining and toying with their guitar rock sounds which they had almost entirely eschewed in to combine the the electronic elements that were heavily present on their previous two albums, ''Music/KidA'' and ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', although not without keeping some of with the live instrumentation of their original guitar rock sounds, relying as little as possible on digital manipulation. Rather than record and then remix everything, electronic elements instruments (synthesizers, drum machines, digital manipulation, etc.) that were heavily present on those albums.
played live in the studio along with the "rock band" instruments for a more organic performance.


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* NewSoundAlbum: Or rather "two older sounds to make a new sound" album. As mentioned above, the album saw the band playing electronic instruments live in the studio in time with the traditional "rock band" ones for a more organic performance.

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* LongTitle: A lot of songs, since each song has a main title and a secondary one in parenthesis. "Where I End and You Begin (The Sky is Falling In)," "The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths in the Cold)," "A Punchup at a Wedding (No No No No No No No No)," and "Sail to the Moon (Brush the Cobwebs out of the Sky)" are particularly notable examples.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "A Punchup at a Wedding" is most definitely this, directed at a critic who wrote a bad review of one of the band's concerts. See TakeThatCritics below for more info.


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* TakeThatCritics: "A Punch Up at a Wedding (No No No No No No No No)" is about a critic who wrote an extremely negative review of the band's Oxford show and tore into the band and audience. Thom admits he shouldn't have let it get to him:
--> I mean, one of the biggest days in my life. Obviously for all of us. And this... Whoever this person was, just tore it to shreds. And they just tore the audience to shreds [...] This person managed to totally and utterly ruin that day for me forever. And it really shouldn't have done, and I should be bighead enough to just ignore it. And there was a lesson there, which I have I learned now. But I just didn't understand why someone, just because they had access to a keyboard and a typewriter, could just totally write off an event, that meant an awful lot to an awful lot of people. And there'd been just no answering back, no nothing, that was it, the end of the story.


'''''Hail to the Thief''''' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}.

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'''''Hail ''Hail to the Thief''''' Thief'' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}.


'''''Hail to the Thief''''' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}. The album saw the band retaining and toying with their guitar rock sounds which they had almost entirely eschewed in [[Music/KidA their past]] [[Music/{{Amnesiac}} two efforts]].

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'''''Hail to the Thief''''' (2003) (also labelled as ''Hail to the Thief, (or, The Gloaming.)'' in the album booklet[[note]]The band considered The Gloaming as the main album title for awhile, but ultimately decided it sounded "too [[ProgressiveRock prog rock]]" and selected a line from "2 + 2 = 5" instead[[/note]]) is the sixth album released by English AlternativeRock band Music/{{Radiohead}}.

The album saw the band retaining and toying with their guitar rock sounds which they had almost entirely eschewed in [[Music/KidA their past]] [[Music/{{Amnesiac}} previous two efforts]].
albums, ''Music/KidA'' and ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'', although not without keeping some of the electronic elements (synthesizers, drum machines, digital manipulation, etc.) that were heavily present on those albums.


* LoudnessWar: As with most recent Radiohead albums, although they avoided clipping it. The leak, mentioned above under DigitalPiracyIsEvil, is not brickwalled (amongst other differences from the final product such as passages that were removed etc.) and therefore subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes. Unfortunately, it's only available as 192kbps mp3.

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* LoudnessWar: As with most recent Radiohead albums, although they avoided clipping it.it as badly as a number of contemporary releases (some songs still clip, however). The leak, mentioned above under DigitalPiracyIsEvil, is not brickwalled (amongst other differences from the final product such as passages that were removed etc.) and therefore subject to KeepCirculatingTheTapes. Unfortunately, it's only available as 192kbps mp3.


It's also noteworthy for arguably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is experimented throughout the album. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's Radiohead's longest output.

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It's also noteworthy for arguably probably being the band's most political effort, as the album's title is a phrase used by anti-George W. Bush protesters during the controversy following the 2000 presidential election, and the theme of political futility and restriction is exhibited and experimented with throughout the album. With fourteen tracks adding together for almost an hour of music, it's Radiohead's longest output.


** "Scatterbrain" has guitar panned slightly to the right.

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** "Scatterbrain" has guitar panned slightly entirely to the right.


* EchoingAcoustics: Used on Thom's vocals in "The Gloaming" to a beautifully chilling effect.

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* EchoingAcoustics: Used extensively throughout the album, especially on Thom's vocals in voice (ex: "The Gloaming" Gloaming", "Scatterbrain"), to a beautifully chilling effect.

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