Radiohead 'Hail To The Thief'

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Not sure if this has been posted yet (but I'm excited):

Radiohead will release their sixth album 'Hail To The Thief' on Parlophone on June 9.

This will be preceded by the single 'There There' on May 26.

'Hail To The Thief' features 14 tracks and was recorded in Oxfordshire and Los Angeles. It was produced by Nigel Godrich and Radiohead, and mixed by Nigel Godrich.


The track listing is:

2 + 2 = 5
Sit Down. Stand Up.
Sail To The Moon.
Backdrifts.
Go To Sleep.
Where I End And You Begin.
We Suck Young Blood.
The Gloaming.
There There.
I Will.
A Punch-Up at a Wedding.
Myxamatosis.
Scatterbrain.
A Wolf At The Door.
 

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I wonder what it will sound like? I for one hope it's something completely new, instead of a safe retread to where they've been before. Maybe a more organic Kid A? Harder and noisy would be good, though I'm not sure if their producer could do it right. Maybe straight acoustic...that could be really interesting. Maybe a whole album of songs in the vein of The Pyramid Song?

If they do go back into the electronics, I hope they steer away from straight Chemical Brothers-ripoff style techno, and go more towards icy synths and quiet soundscapes. Like Pink Floyd meets Joy Division.
 

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Yes Finally !! Now we only need SACDs of Radiohead!
I heard most of the songs, recorded live. Sit up stand, 2+2-5 is quite rockish. The orther songs are quite mellow, wolf at the door is really good.
 

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The only question really is how many formats I'll be needing to buy this on.

I'm kind of hoping there isn't an SACD - despite what I said in the other thread I've a distinct feeling that would mean I'd shell out for a player...
 

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awesome news! no matter what i'm sure i'll buy this sound unseen.

btw ike, what songs remind you of techno style ripoffs?

np: jane's addiction
 

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heh!

i guess i should have said "sound unheard". ya know...sorta a spin on the "sight unseen" thing we use when you buy a dvd you haven't seen.

hello? is this thing on? :b
 

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What I've read is a cross between Kid-A and OK Computer. Don't know if that's just internet rumor, but it sounds good to me. Cant wait.
 

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From the tracks I've heard from the Spain concerts from last year that'd be a good description, although I think they learn a bit more heavily to the guitar driven sound of OK Computer. I'm looking forward to hearing the studio versions of these songs.
 

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I fully expect Radiohead to stay with the electronic stuff
i would expect this as well. i read an interview of thom yorke a couple years ago, and said something like "i am dreadfully tired of guitars".

CJ
 

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Am I wrong in my thinking that Radiohead use a lot of traditional instruments to create many of their "electronic" sounds?

I don't know why but I was under the impression they somewhat subscribed to the Tom Morello method of emulating electronic sounds.
 

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Most of it is done with analogue (especially modular) synths. They also used an ondes martenot extensivley on Kid A, which is a sort of cross between an electric keyboard and a theremin that was intended for orchestral use. In some ways they are looking back 30 years or so to a more "organic" approach to electronic music with the gear they use.
 

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I have heard live versions of almost all these songs. My favorite has to be Wolf at the Door, and I cannot wait to hear a studio version of it. A very creey creepy song, sung so amazingly on the live version I heard. Myxmatosis is really cool sounding, great guitar in it. 2+2=5 is another fav of mine so far. I cannot wait.
I pray that this is a DVD-A though...as I dont think I will have the money for a SACD player by then. But this coupled with Dark Side of the Moon are enough to make me starve for a bit to get it.

And now for you spoiler junkies...the lyrics for wolf at the door!drag him out the window
dragging out your dead
singing i miss you
snakes and ladders
flip the lid
out pops the cracker
smacks you in the head
knifes you in the neck
kicks you in the teeth
steel toe caps
takes all your credit cards
get up get the gunge
get the eggs
get the flan in the face
the flan in the face
the flan in the face
dance you fucker dance you fucker
don't you dare
don't you dare
don't you flan in the face
take it with the love is given
take it with a pinch of salt
take it to the taxman
let me back let me back
i promise to be good
don't look in the mirror
at the face you don't recognize
help me call the doctor
put me inside
put me inside
put me inside
put me inside
put me inside


i keep the wolf from the door
but he calls me up
calls me on the phone
tells me all the ways that he's gonna mess me up
steal all my children
if i don't pay the ransom
but i'll never see him again
if i squeal to the cops


walking like a giant crane and
with my x ray eyes i strip you naked
in a tight little world and are you on the list?
stepford wives who are we to complain?
investments and dealers investments and dealers
cold wives and mistresses.
cold wives and sunday papers.
city boys in 1st class
don't know we're born
just know someone else is gonna come and clean it up
born and raised for the job
oh I wish you'd get up
go over and turn this tape off.


i keep the wolf from the door
but he calls me up
calls me on the phone
tells me all the ways that hes gonna mess me up
steal all my children
if i don't pay the ransom
but i'll never see him again
if i squeal to the cops
 

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Can you believe I haven't gotten around to picking up Amnesiac and the live album yet? I gotta get my ass to a record store. Hopefully I'll have time today...

I was initially put off by Kid A, but I've gotten used to it. I still don't like it nearly as much as The Bends and the brilliant OK Computer, but now I'm very curious to hear what they've done after Kid A.
 

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IMO, the Live Ep is worth buying just for the song "True Love Waits." Everything else after that was just a bonus.
 

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I hope its a dvd A or sacd, and then all the other albums as well. Imagine " How to disapear completly" in 5.1!!!!
 

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