I’m no Radiohead fan. I’m not even sure that I’m a Thom Yorke fan either, but when I first heard a few tracks from this release I was very impressed, so when I was at Randy’s Records in SLC a decade ago and saw it on the shelf, it went home with me.
On my listen this evening I realized how relatively simple the tracks are, how the sound stage is pretty good, but also how more frequently the tracks were loud and busy. This can be a desirable attribute, but not tonight. Listening to Side B, I skipped closing And It Rained All Night for Harrowdown Hill almost for the space it affords the listener. It’s still busy, but there’s some airiness.