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    Smile So Radiohead is the only acclaimed band that is alive now and still doing great?

    I saw reviews of Radiohead on RYM, sputnik, and many other websites. I also saw the wiki pages. Then I listened to their songs.
    And I mostly agree with the consensus that Radiohead are a very good art,alternative,electronic, rock band.
    I can understand how OK computer was probably very influential and jaw dropping at the time. It is very fun to listen to. I love(currently) Airbag and paranoid android, let down is amazing too.

    Then I checked out Kid A, In Rainbows, and also A moon shaped pool. And I gotta say the band is very versatile. They had gone from alternative/art rock(OK computer) to electronic (Kid A) and to art pop (In Rainbows) very smoothly. I was pleasantly surprised by a moon shaped pool. It is a brilliant art rock album.
    I also checked out their other stuff like hail to the theif etc. The other stuff was pretty good.
    And I also realized that currently they are the only band alive that have got such consistent acclaim worldwide. Their albums are critically and commercially acclaimed (except hail to the thief and amnesiac).
    And it is amazing to see that band members are still together. And they are still touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    Very nice, I did not hear a lot about Stryper. I will check them out too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomterry View Post
    I saw reviews of Radiohead on RYM, sputnik, and many other websites. I also saw the wiki pages. Then I listened to their songs.
    And I mostly agree with the consensus that Radiohead are a very good art,alternative,electronic, rock band.
    I can understand how OK computer was probably very influential and jaw dropping at the time. It is very fun to listen to. I love(currently) Airbag and paranoid android, let down is amazing too.

    Then I checked out Kid A, In Rainbows, and also A moon shaped pool. And I gotta say the band is very versatile. They had gone from alternative/art rock(OK computer) to electronic (Kid A) and to art pop (In Rainbows) very smoothly. I was pleasantly surprised by a moon shaped pool. It is a brilliant art rock album.
    I also checked out their other stuff like hail to the theif etc. The other stuff was pretty good.
    And I also realized that currently they are the only band alive that have got such consistent acclaim worldwide. Their albums are critically and commercially acclaimed (except hail to the thief and amnesiac).
    And it is amazing to see that band members are still together. And they are still touring.
    Crimson is still touring and they’ve done more interesting things with their old material than Radiohead has in their entire career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Terror View Post
    Crimson is still touring and they’ve done more interesting things with their old material than Radiohead has in their entire career.
    I disagree. Radiohead is massively influential. After listening to their music patiently I do feel that the acclaim they get is well deserved. Moreover the last studio album that King Crimson released was in 2003. I read it was well received but it did not get critical acclaim.
    Still it is your opinion. I think Radiohead is brilliant and based on wiki,critical and user rating on metacritic,rym,sputnik. I will say Radiohead is probably better than King Crimson. Or atleast more proficient in what they(Radiohead) do.
    I did not listen to King Crimson. I will check it out though.

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    You guys are both wrong. Stryper rules with their 80s retro pap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    You guys are both wrong. Stryper rules with their 80s retro pap.
    Whatever floats your boat I guess. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomterry View Post
    Whatever floats your boat I guess. .
    I guess the joke was lost on you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I guess the joke was lost on you?
    I have not heard anything about Stryper. Maybe that is why the joke did not work or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomterry View Post
    So Radiohead is the only acclaimed band that is alive now and still doing great?
    No, I don't think so. There are many "acclaimed" bands out there still touring and selling - look at the Rolling Stones! It's already obvious from the small number of replies so far that this is all a matter of taste and opinion, and not fact (although we could probably agree on a few factual criteria for "acclaimed").

    Having said that, they are probably the only band I might like to see live again.
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    The Stones aren't doing anything creative. Just their usual stadium tour mop up once every 5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    The Stones aren't doing anything creative. Just their usual stadium tour mop up once every 5 years.
    I wasn't suggesting that they were - just offering the easiest example of an acclaimed band still doing well (oh, and still alive!)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_%26_Lonesome_(The_Rolling_Stones_album)

    They tour more often now than you suggest too.

    The OP didn't refer to creativity. Some might argue that Radiohead's last two albums don't represent much in the way of creativity either.
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    I guess they're very popular but I've never heard Radiohead. I could never understand the obsession with these famous bands and spending a week's pay for tickets to sit in some stadium 500 feet away from the stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomterry View Post
    Very nice, I did not hear a lot about Stryper. I will check them out too.
    The stryper of the 2010s is heavy metal. The Stryper of the 1980s and early 1990s is hard rock. Both great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    You guys are both wrong. Stryper rules with their 80s retro pap.
    That 80s retro pap managed to have two videos in the MTV top 10 at the same time and a third video also made the top 10. Awesome band.
    Last edited by Fritz Kobus; Feb-20-2019 at 07:06.
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