Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails

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  1. stjimmy328

    stjimmy328 Member

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    Two bands I feel like I should really be into. Any specific albums to get me into them first?
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. ThePeopleofColin

    ThePeopleofColin Runs with Scissors

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    NIN:

    Pretty Hate Machine
    Broken
    The Downward Spiral
    With Teeth

    Radiohead:

    The Bends
    Ok Computer
    Airbag/How am I Driving EP
    In Rainbows

    Have fun! :)
     
  3. bayAreaDude

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    Good luck with Radiohead, that's a tough nut to crack.
     
  4. Elmer

    Elmer hell is chrome

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    Dead on, both counts. :bow
     
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    Radiohead - The Bends and/or Ok Computer

    NIN - The Downward Spiral

    That would be best for starter albums. I'll probably have to put em on rotation now having mentioned them. :).
     
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    I always go live when I'm trying to understand a new band. So...

    Nine Inch Nails Tension Tour 2014 -- with Pino Pallodino on bass. It's a very good overview of what NiN is all about. And his best live band ever assembled IMO.



    Radiohead live from the Santa Barbara Bowl in 20018, recorded by NPR: http://www.npr.org/event/music/94315732/radiohead-live-in-concert

    From Bob Boilen's review: "Radiohead's show at the Santa Barbara Bowl came as close for musicianship and creativity as any show I've seen in 37 years. I've seen a lot of shows....Today has been the most perfect day I have ever seen."
     
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    ThePeopleofColin Runs with Scissors

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    Cheers! :)
     
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    All I listened to when I first heard Radiohead was metal, blues, and classic rock. From the very first listen to OK Computer my mind was blown, it was immediate, changed my musical life and expanded my horizons infinitely. Start there.

    Also a gigantic Nails fan. I love all eras of Nails. I couldn't really tell you which is more accessible to the new listener though. Of the newer albums, Year Zero is my favorite, I love the theme and it is perfectly executed. If you understand and pay attention to the theme, it makes the album even better. That said you can't deny how amazing Broken, Pretty Hate, and Downward Spiral are, just so much more complex than it ever should have been. Even if you don't like Nails, you can't deny that Trent is an absolute genius at composing and arranging. The songs never get tired or repetitive, they're deeply layered and well thought out.

    If you want something a little mellower and more spacey then check out the Fragile. Another cool Nine Inch Nails gem is Still. It's Nails version of an acoustic album more or less, mellow versions of a few Nails songs as well as some amazing mellow instrumentals.
     
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    I'm a big fan of Pablo Honey too. Don't care that it's not as critically acclaimed.
     
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    Ok Computer is mind bendingly, mouth dryingly amazing and humbling. This kind of album comes along once every 10 or 20 years.
    If you've never heard it before, I'm jealous. I haven't felt that dawning amazement for ages.
     
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    The only album by either artist that I just don't like.
     
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    I think "In Rainbows" is as good as any other Radiohead album.
    And that is saying a lot.
     
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    The Bends / OK Computer / Kid A are all immaculate. perfect albums.

    In Rainbows / Hail To The Thief / Amnesiac the next tier down, and Pablo Honey, while still a great album... is not as sophisticated as what followed. King of Limbs was disappointing. the songs are much stronger in the live environment.
     
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    "In Rainbows" is my favorite Radiohead album and I have them all. I'm not a huge NIN fan, but its hard to beat "The Downward Spiral" when I'm working out.
     
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    It's funny, for me this album just didn't make much sense listening to it... (Other than Creep). But I found some live footage of them performing a bunch of tunes from this era, and it totally made sense. I don't know why...
    I'd suggest going this route if you are interested in understanding these songs and era better.
     
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    Been a NIN fan since Head Like A Hole came out on my local alternative station. And I am digging Hesitation Marks big time.

    Amnesiac is under-rated IMO. I find it very accessible, and still very new and fresh (compared to all the new loudness wars stuff)
     
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    The Bends and Ok Computer are both masterpieces, can't go wrong with either.
    NIN is for teenagers or people that don't have much musical experience, and lots of self hatred/misanthropic.
     
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    I was wondering when that was gonna happen ^
     

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