Probably my relationship with Radiohead
Posted by Trung on 7/17/2012, 1:48 am, in reply to "not sure when you added this intro paragraph"
Although I actually consider them my favourite band and a five star artist. |
Yeah I used to spend numerous amounts of time acquiring radiohead bootlegs and listen to alternate versions of their songs and listen to live bootlegs to get an idea of their new material before their album is released. Nowadays though, I'm more interested in listening to new music instead of being obsessive about a single band and I was incredibly disappointed with King Of Limbs and so my fanaticism has muted a little bit.
Still, I would consider their B-sides to be at least a 2 star band, maybe even 3 star (if you treat the 2nd CD of the special edition of Radiohead rereleased to be independent albums). Hell make a best of compilation of their b-sides and fill out 80 minutes of their best b-sides and I'll easily give it a very high 13/D.
: but it is very similar to my relationship with
: The Moody Blues:
: "More than with any other band, I am a
: Yes fan. This is not the same as saying as I
: think Yes is the best band I'm familiar
: with; they never made an album that I'd give
: a perfect score, and while they made many
: that I'd rate highly, the fact that I can
: name so many albums that I like more than my
: favorite Yes albums has to mean something.
: If "fan" is taken in its meaning
: of the term "fanatic," though,
: there'd really be no contest. It's one thing
: to own all of a band's studio albums; it's
: another to seek out all of its live albums,
: and bootlegs from as many tours as possible
: (and often multiple bootlegs from the same
: tour), and multiple concert DVD's, and a
: good chunk of solo material from the various
: members, even when I expect it to stink.
: Yup, I've been an obsessive fan since 1998,
: and even as my music collection has
: continued to expand and diversify, the
: band's hold on my mind has remained, and I
: find it hard to see a scenario in which that
: would change."