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Offline Droo

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2012, 08:51:52 AM »
I also hate Thom Yorke's warbling vocals. They're like nails on a blackboard for me.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2012, 09:09:13 AM »
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I also hate Thom Yorke's warbling vocals. They're like nails on a blackboard for me.

He has better dress sense than bono - and a better voice

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2012, 09:11:17 AM »
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It's okay, Ken. I don't much care for Radiohead either. I don't find their music enjoyable to listen to, and they're responsible for one of the very worst albums I've ever heard in my life (Kid A).
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their music is depressing

I'm with you all. Never did much for me.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2012, 09:12:41 AM »
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It's okay, Ken. I don't much care for Radiohead either. I don't find their music enjoyable to listen to, and they're responsible for one of the very worst albums I've ever heard in my life (Kid A).
thanks Droo

their music is depressing

I'm with you all. Never did much for me.

When you say 'you all' you mean everyone apart from me and Exile?

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2012, 09:13:05 AM »
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I also hate Thom Yorke's warbling vocals. They're like nails on a blackboard for me.

He has better dress sense than bono
well duh

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2012, 09:15:13 AM »
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I also hate Thom Yorke's warbling vocals. They're like nails on a blackboard for me.

He has better dress sense than bono
well duh

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This is typical - ridicule a man because you can't fault his music - or at least articulate why you don't like it  :o

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 09:16:50 AM »
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I also hate Thom Yorke's warbling vocals. They're like nails on a blackboard for me.

He has better dress sense than bono
well duh

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This is typical - ridicule a man because you can't fault his music - or at least articulate why you don't like it  :o
I was just pointing out his "dress sense"

and if you want me to fault music. I will bring out the lyrics to Creep

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 09:17:16 AM »
Radiohead: down the crapper after 3 albums, the first of which sucked as well.

U2: still making killer music.

easy choice.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »
I really am not a fan of most of Radiohead's music. I've listened to OK Computer and Kid A and such, and while I do appreciate just how great they are as albums, their music doesn't click for me. My favorite Radiohead song actually happens to be Lotus Flower.

That being said, I think U2 still overall takes the cake for me, as I think they've had a higher overall peak with Joshua Tree, AB and ZooTV, and Popmart.

However, Radiohead to me are better overall musicians, and also are much better creatively than U2 are.


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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2012, 09:34:15 AM »
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It's okay, Ken. I don't much care for Radiohead either. I don't find their music enjoyable to listen to, and they're responsible for one of the very worst albums I've ever heard in my life (Kid A).
thanks Droo

their music is depressing

I'm with you all. Never did much for me.

When you say 'you all' you mean everyone apart from me and Exile?

I meant the two I quoted above, but if you'd like to add in others...

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2012, 10:02:08 AM »
I'm a R****head fanboy. I'm not an elitist, i don't care if you don't "get it" it's just not for you. I'll rank them as my 2nd fav band despite the depressing lyrics and 100% forgettable recent album.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2012, 11:04:52 AM »
Never ever understood using 'depressing' to fault something, I take that to mean it's honest and emotionally effective, such a lazy label. Mediocrity and banality are much more depressing to me.

Great, great, great band. Easily the best band to come out of the UK in the last 20 years.
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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2012, 11:40:59 AM »
Apples and oranges.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2012, 11:49:07 AM »
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Never ever understood using 'depressing' to fault something, I take that to mean it's honest and emotionally effective, such a lazy label. Mediocrity and banality are much more depressing to me.

Great, great, great band. Easily the best band to come out of the UK in the last 20 years.

1. How about this instead: Radiohead are the alt-rock Dream Theater. They both made a beyond-crappy debut, followed those bombs with two brilliant albums, and have each managed 1 halfway decent album since despite the (to put it mildly) very impressive musicianship of the band' members.

2. Idlewild were the best UK band of the last 20 years.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2012, 12:13:59 PM »
Pablo Honey - 'Creep' 'Blow Out' 'Stop Whispering' 'Prove Yourself'. A 'beyond crappy' record simply wouldn't contain those songs.

As for Radiohead's work since OK, I'll take any of them over ATYCLB and Bomb. I'll take Johnny's soundtrack for 'There Will Be Blood' over most of U2's 00's output. Apart from a handful of tracks on 'No Line' U2 don't have anything that competes with the amount of great songs Radiohead have penned over the last ten years. I'll concede that another great album has alluded them since OK, but we're talking fine margins here.

Idlewild are awesome, no probs with that :) It's like choosing between The Stones and The Who. 
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