Has anyone ever noticed that the ending to Pearly is almost idenitical to the ending of Reckoner?
Has anyone ever noticed the guitar chord sequence of Knives Out is similar to Paranoid Android?
Has anyone else spotted anything?
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There are a lot of similarities between There There and Jigsaw.
Some songs seem alike to me because of the similar guitar tunings or chords used. Or maybe I just end up playing them together often, especially the non-standard tuning songs, like Airbag and Nice Dream (tuned the same, some similarities but I doubt anyone would have necessarily paired them). Quite a few similar chords used in Fake Plastic Trees, Bulletproof, and Exit Music, but I don't find the songs similar at all.
What is fascinating when you start playing the songs is learning how creative the band is with time signatures. There's a reason Radiohead songs have a lot more staying power than a typical pop tune (okay there are hundreds of reasons) and part of it is that they don't get stuck in 4/4 time. As a result, the melodies and rhythms don't have to get forcefed into that very limiting time structure and the songs can be deceptively complex. Add that complexity to the incredible musicianship and emotive expression the band ooze, and you have something rich enough to sustain your interest for a good long time.
Album-wise there are lots of similiarities among the guitar driven first three, a definite pairing between Kid A and Amnesiac, and again similiarities in the last three, with a definite arc into something new in TKOL (and beyond, hopefully). I think the new unreleased songs have been fantastic and pushing ahead in that TKOL aesthetic.
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