Posts Tagged ‘radiohead’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 123, 31 August 2011 Playlist

August 31, 2011

Oh Mercy, By the Collar
Sons & Daughters, Breaking Fun
Lykke Li, Love Out of Lust
Radiohead, Give Up the Ghost
Tomorrows Tulips, Lull
Au Revoir Simone, The Boys of Summer
Karmacoda, Epic
Team Me, Kennedy Street
Jolie Holland, Remember
The Bewitched Hands, Sahara Dream
The Gift, Made for You
Diva, Glow Worm
Sarah Jaffe, Two Intangibles Cant Be Had
She Keeps Bees, Farmer
Shenandoah Davis, Pellet Gun
The Dresden Dolls, Half Jack
Dressy Bessy, Second Place
Dreamdate, Best Friends
Drugstore, Solitary Party Groover
Drink Up Buttercup, Heavy Hand
Dutchess/Duke, Let It Die
Ear Pwr, Babyhouses
Dum Dum Girls, It Only Takes One Night
Dubstar, I Will Be Your Girlfriend
Dynamite Club, Pi
The Duhks, Magalenha
Eels, Spectacular Girl
Love Inks, Wave Goodbye
Femme Fatality, I You We
Male Bonding, Carrying
Dead Trees, Slow Faze Fast
Brothers of Brazil, Punch You
Spits, Bring
Touch My Rash, Single By Choice
Buzzcocks, What Do I Get
Sleater-Kinney, Words & Guitar
Sleeping in the Aviary, Another Girl
Blind Shake, Man Leaves House
Sloe, White Lightning
Runs, She Don’t Want Me
NOFX, Remnants
The Oops, On the Life
The Unseen, Force-Fed
The Turbo A.C., Hypnotized
Cova, Chalk Line
Wiretaps, Call Waiting
BrakesBrakesBrakes, Crush On You
Cerebral Ballzy, This is Yours
The Eyeliners, Sealed With a Kiss
Clay Wheels, This is Yours
Horrorpops, Drama Queen
This Distillers, I Am a Revenant
Killer’s Kiss, Let Down
Broken Bottles, California Sun

Radiohead “The King of Limbs”

July 31, 2011

When experienced bands go off in a new direction, they don’t tend to pick the flavor of the month. More often they find another style of music that came of age at the same time they did. Such seems to be the case on The King of Limbs. “Bloom” is the first track, and it reminds me of the same thing Beck did in the late ’90s — that is, go after psychedelic dance music. Some kids called it “trip hop,” but this is too fast to be considered that. It just has a driving dance beat with changing tempo and eerie synths. And it’s not like Radiohead didn’t already make you want to drop acid anyway.
“Little by Little” has a melody that is distinctly Radiohead while still experimenting with this mind-altering phase they’re going through. It’s very light and crisp, like a lemon-lime soda. Also good is “Lotus Flower.”
If you want something a little slower and with pretty backing vocals, you’d be hard-pressed to do better than “Give Up the Ghost.” I think Radiohead really enjoyed putting this record together. Sometimes it’s a small aspect of your sound that helps you make it, and then you’re stuck with performing to that standard for the rest of your successful career. Good for them.