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  1. I just received the Airbag EP "How Am I Driving?" as a belated Christmas present, and I realized that Radiohead has to be recognized for what it is. I mean, when your b-sides are that fucking phenomenal, you've got a truly great band.

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    2. Danarchy

      Danarchy

      Subterranean Homesick Alien and Paranoid Android are my 2 favorites from OK Computer. Hail to the Thief has Backdrifts and Punchup At a Wedding, and my friend Bree likes The Gloaming.

    3. Liam

      Liam

      Subterannean Homesick Alien has nothing on Airbag. and don't forget Planet Telex from The Bends.

    4. Kid Airbag

      Kid Airbag

      Haha, I actually considered posting this on a different forum first, and looking at the people who have responded here so far, I might as well have done that :P

      I recently downloaded Amnesiac, and it sounds pretty awesome too.

      Huh, Amnesiac is probably my least favorite of the non-Pablo Honey albums. A lot of it is really slow, and most of the non-slow stuff is just really...weird. Even for Radiohead. Kid A was released about a year earlier and while the styles are similar for both albums, Kid A is the one to get IMO.

      I always tried to listen to their two earlier albums (OK Computer and the one with Creep) and could never last more than a few minutes no matter where I started.

      The one with "Creep" is Pablo Honey, and it's not really a good one to listen to if you're just getting started because it was done much earlier than any of the others and it's when they were just starting and trying to figure out what to do, so a lot of it is pretty much typical late-80s rock. OK Computer is their best album, though. It's pretty soothing, with a couple of exceptions.

      Subterannean Homesick Alien has nothing on Airbag.

      Ohhh yeah, hence my name.

      I guess it's time to try again, so name some good tracks.

      Airbag, Karma Police (OK Computer), Just, Planet Telex (The Bends), Idioteque, Optimistic (Kid A), Where I End and You Begin, Wolf at the Door (Hail to the Thief).

      And if you can find them, check out Meeting in the Aisle and Palo Alto, from the afore-mentioned Airbag EP. I still can't believe B-sides can be this good.

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