Their best album in my opinion. It is extremely solid as it incorporates the best of everything they do: some good rock songs, some powerful electronic tracks and some great experimentation. The emotions associated to this album are also very different. At times it is quite scary, at times it is sweet and mellow, at times it gets angry and at times you don't really know where it's leadng you but you know that you want to go there.
This album stays bitter until the very end, and that's what I love about it. I wish they ended on Scatterbrained and put Wolf at the Door somewhere else. It sums up the album and makes me feel so empty and helpless after the drums stop.
"Fact" and "might" don't go along very well. It's far from being their worst album or being a bad album. In my opinion it is the most overlooked record in Radiohead's discography. So many great tracks on here.
i think that Radiohead have no one bad album, it just that some albums are better than others. IN MY OPINION, i rank their albums like this.
Absolutely good: Kid A, OK C, AMSP, IN R, HTTT
Excellent: Amnesiac, the bends
Good: PH, TKOL
Really good album. The only knock I would make on it is that it's just a tad overlong, I could personally do without "Scatterbrain" and "I Will" and, depending on my mood, "We Suck Young Blood." Everything else is fantastic, though.
How does one even tag this anyway? I originally just used the names with proper punctuation and their parenthetical names, and then I noticed that Last.fm didn't do that. Then I noticed that, according to most sources, last.fm doesn't even use the correct names, either.
Even if not nessesarily think this is their best or most groundbreaking record, it is the one I come back more often than kid A or Amnesiac for instance. Perhaps its because its a bit more energetic, rocky...?
http://dr.loudness-war.info/ Database about the dynamic range of thousands of albums. Who's fallen casualty to and who survived the so called Loudness War? Find out for yourself. ;)
Some brilliant and essential educational stuff on that for every musiclover important topic: