Monday, March 19, 2012

"Hail to the Thief"

Released in 2003, I regard "Thief" to be of the same ilk as 2011's "King of Limbs." The music is unmistakably Radiohead, but it lacks the clarity of focus and purpose as the seminal "Kid A/Amnesiac" or "In Rainbows" which represent very contrasting but distinct identities of the band.

This is among my least favorite Radiohead albums. There aren't really distinct reasons, but after 8+ years of listening I still have the same confusion and disinterest to many of the concepts on this album than their other albums.

It's worthwhile, just like nearly everything this band does, but it's further down my list of "must-own."

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