Amnesiac - Radiohead
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  • Summary: These eleven tracks were recorded during the same sessions that produced 2000's 'Kid A,' but are a bit more song-like and a bit less electronic.
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
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  1. More often than not, Amnesiac finds a balance between twiddling and transcendence. [Jul 2001, p.79]
  2. It is hard to shake the feeling that these songs may actually be leftovers.
  3. Yes, and it's just as frustrating, too, and fiddly and awkward and self-conscious and self-important and neurotic and panicky, and as often ugly as it is beautiful, and as often pompous or irrelevant as it is profound. Just as you've come to expect.
  4. This album is admittedly not as powerful as Kid A in many respects-nowhere are there songs as intense and bristling with action and desire as "Idioteque" and "National Anthem"; nowhere is there a song as sublimely beautiful and tragic as "How to Disappear Completely".
  5. 70
    And this is how Amnesiac goes, or doesn't: Resonant, dusty somethings, not much on their own, line up and aggregate into something fluid and sweetly steady. [Jul 2001, p.124]
  6. Too tentative and slight to be genuinely moving.
  7. Pleasant, yes, but not much more.... Too many of these 'songs' snap off at around the three or four minute mark, just as they start to get interesting.... It sounds consistently half-there. [#208, p.52]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74
  1. jamesw
    May 20, 2007
    10
    brilliant
  2. StacyH
    Oct 13, 2007
    10
    By far the most deep and dark record of Radiohead's. The album's opening tracks are just great, Kives Out is beautiful, and Hunting By far the most deep and dark record of Radiohead's. The album's opening tracks are just great, Kives Out is beautiful, and Hunting Bears is surreal. Expand
  3. Jun 7, 2013
    10
    I am not much of a music expert in general, but I've heard Amnesiac enough to know it's an example of quality music. Especially, theI am not much of a music expert in general, but I've heard Amnesiac enough to know it's an example of quality music. Especially, the breathtaking, mind-blowing I Might Be Wrong proves that Radiohead could never make a bad album. I would choose it over Pablo Honey and its hit-track Creep any time (not that i don't like it, I love pablo honey), just for I Might Be Wrong... Expand
  4. PaulW
    Jun 7, 2005
    9
    It could be their worst album but no-one cares when its so damn amazing!
  5. May 12, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was a great album. Some of the songs were weird gibberish but most of it was melodic heaven. "You And Whose Army?" was most likely my favorite... at the beginning it was mostly gibberish but it got better and better. Expand
  6. Apr 12, 2013
    8
    'Amnesiac' is by far the best Radiohead album: more cohesive and various than its twin 'Kid A'. 'Life in a Glasshouse' is probably the'Amnesiac' is by far the best Radiohead album: more cohesive and various than its twin 'Kid A'. 'Life in a Glasshouse' is probably the greatest song they ever recorded. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Aug 2, 2005
    2
    I dont know why every liked this album so much. I've tried and tried and tried to find its saving grace, but I just can't. There I dont know why every liked this album so much. I've tried and tried and tried to find its saving grace, but I just can't. There are maybe one or two songs that I enjoy, but other than that, I can't seem to find any others. Expand

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