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Is there something in which the music is arranged at the end of Let Down which...
Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:19 AM
Thing is... was this deliberate? If so, Radiohead are even better at what they do than they are given credit for as the way I feel when I listen to Let Down is the reason I listen to music
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:19 AM
For the ultimate experience of it, try watching for the first 4 videos on this playlist in sequence as a build up to it. Amazing how it affects me:
Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:50 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:54 AM
one day you hear it and its almost like a completely different song. I didn't like it until about 6 years after I heard it for the first time
It's true, it took about 11 years to reach me. I think this happens with quite a few of Radiohead's songs.
that's really cool, and I noticed you put Separator from Atlanta on there too, yay!
Yep, that video doesn't have the best sound, but the uber close-ups of the performance have to be seen.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:08 AM
My son and I have a joke that we say when we hear just about any Radiohead song. We say, "This is one of my favorites." Then we giggle, because we know how many times we've already said it.
But this song is my first favorite Radiohead song.
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." ~Woody Allen
Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:33 AM
Personally, I love the song, but I can see how people may not like it. The metaphors are generally pretty cliche in this song, but cliche doesn't have to mean bad. I think for the most part people have that feeling of "one day I am going to grow wings," especially when they are young. As generic as that is, it is a very strong sentiment that many people have. On the other hand you might have those listeners who need to have "uniqueness" in their music, so they can't get over that fact.
On the music side of things, I think the part that gets me most is how the bridge starts at 2:30, then the semi-brooding bass comes in at 2:46. It almost kinda forces you down, but Colin gives you that little fill at 3:01 that brings comfort, with Thom reinforcing "...let down..." Then the almost tribal drums kick in at 3:27 that prepare you for the soaring harmonies of Thom and Thom2. It's when one of the Thoms sings that A note while singing "aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" that there is a great emotional resolution.
All of this combined with you just listening to an emotionally draining Exit Music makes this song all the more powerful.