December 31st, 2004

oh hai

Slagging Pablo Honey

See, you have to view Pablo Honey in context.  When the band first started, this is what they'd been playing for years, and there's nothing wrong with it.  Also, you have to applaud Thom and Co. for taking a fairly run of the mill rock album and seguing into all the things they've done since.  Shit, nine of ten bands on the radio these days can't say that they've done that at all, save from album to album.   I say this because so often I hear people say that they like everything but PH in the Radiohead catalogue. 

I say pull out that copy you have sitting around.  You know, the one you've been using for an ashtray/candlewax-dripping catcher/place to sort the stems and seeds.  Pop it in next to some REM (Out of Time/Automatic-era), make a nice glass of tea, and just listen to it on its own merits rather than comparing it to Kid A or even comparing it to The Bends.

And I'm out...

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