Radiohead ‎– Hail To The Thief

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This record was made at Ocean Way, Hollywood, California, & at our own studio, between September 2002 and February 2003.
℗ 2003 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 2003 EMI Records Ltd.
Made & Printed in EU.

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  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Price Code (F:): PM
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 84543 2 1, 584 5432 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84543 2 1, 584 5432 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 5 84543 2 1 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7243 5 84543 2 1 US 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-70607 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone TOCP-70607 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
7243 5 84544 2 0 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Parlophone 7243 5 84544 2 0 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 84544 4 4, 584 5444 Radiohead Hail To The Thief(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84544 4 4, 584 5444 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version

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bolle88

bolle88

November 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Probably the most underrated "rock"-album ever done in my opinion! I say "rock" because it is far from a pure rock album, it has so much more to give.

Now I'm going to tell you a short story about my "relationship" with Radiohead:

I've been a hardcore Radiohead-fan since "OK Computer". I was like 8-9 years old and didn't listen to anything else than rock this kind of depressing, emotional brit-pop. My interest for EDM didn't start for real around 2000.
After "OK Computer" Radiohead changed their sound radically with the "Kid A" and "Amnesiac" albums. At the first listenings of those albums I didn't understand a shit! My good old Radiohead were now all about experimenting, and at first I got pretty angry.
But after a couple of listenings I started to understand the music. The beauty of the good old Radiohead was there, you just had to search for it. So called "intelligent music".

But even though I started to love these two new albums I kind of missed the OK Computer-Radiohead. It was like the guitar-driven Radiohead were gone...forever...

And so they released "Hail to the thief" - the mix of the old and new Radiohead.
Starting off with their first pure rock-song ("2+2=5") since OK Computer, and then it only get better! "Go to sleep", "Where I end and you begin", "Scatterbrain" and "There there" are pure pre-Kid A material, in a modern package.
And then we have the more experimental tracks: "Sit down, stand up" with the drum'n'bass beats and "Backdrifts" and "The gloaming" are, even their total uniqueness and originality, two of the most beautiful tracks on the album. My favourite-track, though, is the groovy, piano-lead "A punchup at the wedding" which, at the right moment, could bring tears to my eyes. Extremely beautiful!

Aren't there any traditional Radiohead-ballads here, you might ask.
Of course there are, I say then. "Sail to the moon" and "I will" are, as usual when Radiohead slow down their music, two of the most beautful songs ever done in my opinion!

Radiohead are together with Pink Floyd not only the best, but also the most innovative rock-band ever in my opinion. And "Hail to the thief" is the best proof of that! =)