5 June 2021
Active since 1985 – so far 9 studio albums
Album: AMNESIAC – 5th LP
Released: 4 June 2001 – 20 years ago
Rolling Stone: “Between arena tours and Number One albums, Radiohead want to get away from it all. Not a week in Goa or a summer in Provence but a more complete escape: oblivion. The songs on Amnesiac contemplate suicide, divorce, paranoia and mysterious disappearances, and the music follows them into the ether.” Score: 3.5/5.
AllMusic: “Where ‘Kid A’ had shock on its side, along with an admirably dogged desire to not be conventional, ‘Amnesiac’ often plays as a hodgepodge. True, it’s a hodgepodge with amazing moments… Radiohead are one of the best bands of their time.” Score: 3.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Many thought that Thom Yorke and co would commit commercial suicide with this album and its twin brother Kid A (released a year before). I have no idea how many copies it sold. What I do know is that 20 years after it troubled many Radiohead fans, Amnesiac still sounds nothing less than amazing.
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