"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music."
- Aldous Huxley
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Radiohead has recieved a lot of hype from over here. By over here I mean my world of musical likes and dislikes. Now, my disclaimer goes as follows: by no means does this reflect on Radiohead as a whole, but perhaps solely on their frontman and his drug induced mind.
After picking up The Eraser yesterday, Thom Yorke's new solo album, I gave it a listen on the drive to Harrison lake to go for a walk in the dark with a friend.
The duration of the drive was enjoyable, peaceful, and filled with laughter and the sounds of some fascinating electronic music, and the above mentioned album.
At a point on our drive home, my friend pointed out that although Thom Yorke is a genius, this music could have been done on a laptop in mere hours. How much this friend knows about the music production business, I'm unsure, but I think a good point was made.
It's just not as compelling as OK Computer, or the Bends, let's say.
The depth that a band brings to an album as a whole is unmatched by even the most interesting sounds a computer can produce.
A small piece of additional information:
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Enough said. Anyone interested?