• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2001
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    This album contains just eight tracks--but each one of them is a testament to the unshakable power of the group.
  2. These eight tracks positively bristle with energy and exuberance.
  3. Why limit this disc to just 40 minutes? [7 Dec 2001, p.105]
  4. 'I Might Be Wrong' is Radiohead trashing the notion that 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac' were difficult and sterile studio bound affairs.
  5. 80
    It's amazing that a band renowned for studio wizardry can succeed at duplicating, much less eclipsing, its magic onstage. [Jan 2002, p.76]
  6. Its charms are bound up with the subtle pleasures of listening to these songs anew and re-understanding their make-up. [#184, p.127]
  7. While some moments are absolutely stellar, I Might Be Wrong is only a shadow of what a Radiohead live album could have been.
  8. 'I Might Be Wrong' sounds significantly better than both of the studio albums that spawned it.
  9. 80
    Far from the usual collision of greatest hits and "Hello, Cleveland"-type bluster. [#4, p.122]
  10. If their recent studio work has been distinguished by additive, layer-by-layer composition, in concert Radiohead's magic comes from subtraction: The elegy "Like Spinning Plates" relies almost entirely on Yorke's famously anguished voice.
  11. Such uniformly dark material makes one long for a tune or two to lighten the vibe.
  12. Though marred by characteristically unrevealing packaging and inexplicable brevity, I Might Be Wrong casts new light on the band's much-examined recent material
  13. Sounds how Radiohead should sound live: brutal (the cacophonous sample layering in “Everything in its Right Place”), catchy (the bass line of “I Might Be Wrong”), danceable (the beats on “Idioteque”) and mesmerizing (the simplicity of “True Love Waits”).
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. EricD.
    Nov 12, 2001
    10
    Proof that critics are silly, and fail to admit their inacuracies with so-called "reviews" (more like unfounded opinions) of Kid A and Proof that critics are silly, and fail to admit their inacuracies with so-called "reviews" (more like unfounded opinions) of Kid A and Amnesiac. And that goes for those who were favorable too. Silly music critics. Full Review »
  2. Apr 13, 2012
    9
    A great live album gives a more human aspect to the electronic style of the studio albums Kid A and Amnesiac. I usually don't revisit liveA great live album gives a more human aspect to the electronic style of the studio albums Kid A and Amnesiac. I usually don't revisit live albums very often as they tend to be overly long and rarely have the same fluidity as studio albums. Typical of Radiohead, this is unlike most live albums. Usually based on career spanning setlists, this is limited to tracks from 2 albums and it's also quite short. It's a great snapshot of where the band were while touring their 2 most experimental albums. Funnily, the highlights on this are where the band go back to basics - there is a sublime version of Like Spinning Plates and also includes the beautiful "lost song" True Love Waits. Full Review »
  3. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    6
    I don't really understand the hype. They're a great live band and you should see them if you get the chance. The recording is really muffledI don't really understand the hype. They're a great live band and you should see them if you get the chance. The recording is really muffled and distorted, sounds nothing like they do live. However, it's worth the purchase for the song "True Love Waits" which is a great great song. Full Review »