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Radiohead album-release poster; excellent typography & layout

My post-title says it all, really. I hope my friend Paul Smith agrees:

Roll up! Roll up! Come one, come all!!

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Radiohead “Amnesiac” (2001, Parlophone)

The 5th studio album from the Oxford-born British experimental band Radiohead is quite truly seminal.

Recorded the same time as the preceding album Kid A and released in mid 2001, the band reach their creative and socialist apex here. The jazz-influence, particularly regarding the lack of electric guitar (compared to previous albums) and collaboration with The Humphrey Lyttelton Band (on infamous track Life in a Glasshouse), is much more notable than before and the result is startlingly good.

Possibly one of the best albums ever, from a band that are so idiosyncratic as to nearly defy definition. A desert-island disc? Definitely.

Info:

Lead Singer/Cover co-Artist:  Thom Yorke
Band:  Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
Producer:  Nigel Godrich
Label:  Parlophone
Tracks:

  1. Packt like Sardine in a Crushd Tin Box
  2. Pyramid Song
  3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
  4. You and Whose Army?
  5. I Might Be Wrong
  6. Knives Out
  7. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
  8. Dollars and Cents
  9. Hunting Bears
  10. Like Spinning Plates
  11. Life in a Glasshouse
See also:  Coldplay, Muse, Massive Attack, Humphrey Lyttelton, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Röyksopp, Abel Korzeniowski, Chris O’Riley…

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