I am apparently reliving 1990’s rock music lately. So, I was never a huge fan of Radiohead in the past…I liked their arena rockers like Just, as well as Creep and hit songs like High And Dry and Iron Lung but I never really got into them a lot despite the best efforts of some friends back in those days.
Well, I guess I wasn’t ready for them and am now late to the party! I bought a “Best Of” CD and started listening to what were (to me) more obscure tracks. I really made myself listen through the songs even if the opening part of the song didn’t thrill me.
Well holy shit. There are some lush, atmospheric and beautifully crafted pop rock songs on that disc. Believe it or not, I had never heard Paranoid Android before. What a great song. And oh my, the jangly, reverb drenched goodness of Optimistic is super tasty. I love that song. The big fish eat the little ones!
Finally, a song that took me quite awhile to get into, but is my current favorite, is There There (the boney king of nowhere). Again, super tasty guitar playing, lush, stacked and harmonized vocals…these are stupendous studio recordings with just the right blend of great singing by Yorke, great lyrics, super tight playing and awesome song construction.
Why did I miss out on that wave? What are your favorite Radiohead songs?