Thursday, February 25, 2010

Album of the Week: Pablo Honey

Pablo Honey -

Pablo Honey is the debut studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead, released in February 1993.

  1. "You" – 3:29
  2. "Creep" – 3:56
  3. "How Do You?" – 2:12
  4. "Stop Whispering" – 5:26
  5. "Thinking About You" – 2:41
  6. "Anyone Can Play Guitar" – 3:38
  7. "Ripcord" – 3:10
  8. "Vegetable" – 3:13
  9. "Prove Yourself" – 2:25
  10. "I Can't" – 4:13
  11. "Lurgee" – 3:08
  12. "Blow Out" – 4:40
Why I Chose This

When I decided to give Radiohead a go (probably one of the greatest ideas I have ever had mind you) I made an effort to listen to them chronologically. So first up was Pablo Honey and I listened to it once, maybe twice and then heard The Bends. The Bends instantly blew me away and with OK Computer and Kid A to follow, I didn't really take the time to look back ( I actually ended up looking too far forward and hearing In Rainbows next but that's not the point). The point is that I love everything that they produce and in the last few weeks I decided I should go back and give Pablo Honey a real chance. If nothing else it will provide an interesting insight into the early sounds and styles that helped mould Radiohead into one of my favourite bands.

- Eden

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  1. Anyone can play guitar - but not like Jonny Greenwood...

  2. Pretty cool album (though its not as good as their later stuff) favourite tracks are Stop Whispering, Thinking About You and Lurgee

  3. Listened to this a 5 or 6 time snow. Great drumming, I'm trapping along with it the whole time. For me, it's an album that I don't really want to put on, but when I do, I remember that they're all good songs.

  4. Yeah it's not an overly engaging album, I'm liking it more for easy listening, but Radiohead always amazes me so I get into it when I play it.

    As a first album I guess it did th job to get them on the map as a band with that early-mid 90s sound

    Have you heard anything else by them Hamish?