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Only lightly augmented with electronics, songs like "You and Whose Army?" and "I Might Be Wrong" almost sound like they came from a typical five-piece rock band. You may even believe the band still employs a guitarist after hearing Jonny Greenwood's wistful surf-guitar lead on "Knives Out" or his subtle but noticeable contributions to the anticapitalist rant "Dollars and Cents." But inevitably, the band continually shifts gears, moving into Boards of Canada territory on "Like Spinning Plates" and delivering dark, bass-laden oddities like "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors," a fuzzed-out piece of avant-garde techno that could just as easily be on an Autechre or Aphex Twin record. The song's half-sung, half-spoken vocal was laid down by either a heavily distorted Thom Yorke or, just perhaps, a loquacious microwave oven. Either way, the music always has momentum, regardless of whether propelled by man or appliance. Radiohead as a band understand how to make rock interesting again, and in the end, that's all they set out to do when they recorded Amnesiac, as well as Kid A. It's more than can be said for the bad frat-punk, teen-pop and soulless techno that currently rules the charts, and for that alone, Radiohead's astonishing exploration of 21st-century anguish deserves credit. --Matthew Cooke
This is evident on the first song of the album, and on songs such as "Dollars & Cents" and "Like Spinning Plates."
I think it's just as good as Ok Computer, The Bends, and Kid A. All of Radiohead's albums are great in my opinion(even Pablo Honey!
I must admit I was one of the people that thought the only good song was 'Pyramid Song' when I first listened to the album.
I remember when this was released, Thom Yorke insisted that Amnesiac was not an album of leftovers from the Kid A recording sessions... It sure as hell sounds like it though. Read morePublished 9 days ago by AllUpInYoGrill
Recorded during the same sessions as Kid A, Amnesiac is not quite on the level of that masterpiece, but that's a nearly impossible task and negative comparisons to Kid A distract... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erik Bateson
The only way to appropriately enjoy quality music is via the highest quality audio medium- vinyl.Published 5 months ago by Veronica J. Barnard
While the impression I got from OK Computer was that of fear, Amnesiac has provided me with an insight to something truly sinister. It is dark, menacing, beautiful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rindy Rindy
This is probably my favorite presentation of a special edition album of all time. Meant to look like an old, forgotten library book, with nothing more than the crying minotaur on... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jeff
this CD has slowly risen in my favorite group's portfolio.i listen to it in my car too - blasting.i call it my DARK HORSE candidate 4 the BEST CD by RADIOHEAD. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ROBERT W MCINTOSH
I absolutely love this album! After getting heavy riffs on OK Computer, Radiohead ventured into a more ambient feel with Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Zane Kreider
Amnesiac secures Radiohead their position in the electronic music scene after their previous release of Kid A, which features a heavy electronic sound and influence that carried... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andy H.