Radiohead - Amnesiac

Limited Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue

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Amnesiac is the fifth studio album by British progressive rock band Radiohead, originally released in June 2001 via Parlophone Records.

Amnesiac was recorded at the same sessions as the expectation-defying (read: not many tunes) ‘Kid A’, coming out nine months later. While Thom Yorke claimed that it was, like, an explanation of Kid A's voguish electronica-as-misanthropy, the fact was this was the offcuts and the stuff that didn't quite fit. Lucky for us that it was still bloody marvellous.

Amnesiac is a simpler album than ‘Kid A’. Understandably, being less worried over, the pieces are easier to digest. The self-loathing and general railing about modern existence is still there, but at times the band relax enough to let in some exquisite tunes.

Pyramid Song”'s jazzy slouch backed by strings-to-swoon-by is the album's rightful centrepiece, but the delights are many. There's edgy urban paranoia. ("I'm a reasonable man, get off my case" mutters Yorke on “Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box”), political pugnaciousness (“You And Whose Army?”) and sheer post rock misery (“Knives Out”).

There's a good case to argue that Amnesiac and ‘Kid A’ - born out of the same writer's block and new methodology - should never have been separated. Of course there's a whole other school that revel in the less comfortable chunks of this sonic feast. To them this melange of dissonance, clicks and backwards voices only adds to the mystique, the dislocation and the overall sense that somehow Radiohead understand what's going on more than us poor sheep.

The truth, one suspects, lies somewhere in between. Yorke's anger and confusion has weathered well.

This album is a 2016 reissue on 2LP 180 gram heavyweight vinyl at 45 RPM, housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, pressed in Europe via XL Recordings.

(634904078300)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box

4:00

A2

Pyramid Song

4:48

A3

Pull/Pulk Revolving Doors

4:07

B1

You And Whose Army?

3:11

B2

I Might Be Wrong

4:53

C1

Knives Out

4:14

C2

Morning Bell/Amnesiac

3:14

C3

Dollars And Cents

4:51

D1

Hunting Bears

2:01

D2

Like Spinning Plates

3:57

D3

Life In A Glasshouse

4:34

SKU 634904078300
Record Label XL Recordings
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number XLLP783B
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 04 June 2001
Barcode # 634904078300
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Printed Inner Sleeves, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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