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Thom Yorke To Radiohead: I toldja no more albums

Thom Yorke and pals in the most highly overrated band of all time and ever Radiohead are still smart cookies. Smart enough to realize that the day of the album might well be at an end. “None of us want to go into that creative hoo-ha of a long-play record again,” Yorke said. “Not straight off, I mean, it’s just become a real drag. It worked with ‘In Rainbows‘ because we had a real fixed idea about where we were going. But we’ve all said that we can’t possibly dive into that again. It’ll kill us.”




I think it’s a great idea for Radiohead to become a singles or Eps -I have preferred his new solo stuff to his old because I don’t have fifteen songs hanging round my kneck. Perhaps it’s time to admit that the 40, 50, 80 minute album of songs kills all quality control. Figure the Beatles album Revolver was, what, 36 minutes? So a five song EP is gonna be something between 20 minutes and half an hour and what you’re looking at is not much diff. Please, Please me was less than half an hour and if you go back and make playlists of the Beatles EPS they hang together real well.


Yorke even mentioned releasing singles, “If you forget about the money issue for just a minute, if it’s possible to do that—because these are people’s livelihoods we’re talking about, and you look at it in terms of the most amazing broadcasting network ever built, then it’s completely different. In some ways, that’s the best way of looking at it. I mean, I don’t spend my fucking life downloading free MP3s, because I hate the websites. No one seems to know what they’re talking about. I’d much rather go to sites like Boomkat, where people know what they’re talking about.”


Interesting line that incidentally, “people’s livelihoods we’re talking about”

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