Originally Posted by iammatt
Exactly. The old stuff makes my spine tingle, the new stuff makes my stomach sick.
U2's Wiki page says they made "Incredible Fire" b/c
The band feared that following the overt rock of the War album and tour, they were in danger of becoming another "shrill", "sloganeering arena-rock band"
Originally Posted by Master-Classter
pour moi, Radiohead... I just don't understand them, I've tried.
Part of it's the timing. OK Computer
and Kid A
came out during a large transitional phase away from grunge and towards the fuuuuuuutuuuuure, the apex of the dot-com boom and expansion of computers etc. I was also emo when I first heard them and we all know they're super gloomy. I could argue about the "soullessness of computers" and "eventual armageddon" hinted at on both albums, but seriously, they're just great fuckin songs. Kid A
is still the one album I can listen to front-to-back and appreciate fully.