Rating: 4 Guns
Radiohead’s album was two years in the making, but trust me it
was worth the wait! Radiohead is not group that is going to attract
major media attention…they are more of a critics and fan’s band.
One morning, while getting ready for work and I managed to catch the
morning news. Somewhere in between the Dancing With The Stars results
and adopt a pet, the newscaster said “British group Radiohead is releasing their new album online and you can choose how much you are willing to pay.”
For the next couple of weeks, people were saying Radiohead were idiots, because if given a choice, people would be more prone to download an album for free. I say, as artists, Radiohead is showing true respect to their fans and giving their fans a choice versus other music outlets that charge $20 and up for an album. Radiohead’s never been about the money, they’ve always been about the music.
The song “All I Need” is one of the saddest love songs I’ve ever heard.
The line “I’m an animal trapped in your hot car” is pure heartbreak. It’s an honest song we can all relate to; when you love someone, but they don’t even know you exist.
Listening to “House Of Cards”, the lines “I don’t wanna be your friend/I just wanna be your lover” reminds me of Purple Rain because of the lines “I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover/I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend”. It is weird how the mind goes places!
“Videotape,” a haunting song about death, closes with an absolutely perfect line that we should all aspire for: “No matter what happens now/I shouldn’t be afraid/Because I know today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen.” Inspiring!