Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Disaster Year 2000: Radiohead - Idioteque



The later half of my 2000 was spent floundering around in a different city occasionally attending university. Inflexible essay deadlines meant many late nights bleeding into bewildered days. In particular, I remember bumbling around a park on my way to hand something off with Radiohead's bleak beats buzzing around inside my head. I felt nauseous and swamped; effects accentuated by the sharp indistinct shrieks you tend to pick up on when you're running on empty.

3 comments:

Lee said...

Oooooh yes! For me though, as big a 'head fanboy as I am, 2000 (well the latter half) was all about At the Drive In's 'Relationship of Command', as it still often is to this day...

Holy Shit I love that album

Look forward to the rest of this retrospect!

Lee said...

Mind you, the more I think about it, I guess 'Idioteque' as a song, lyrically and musically pretty defines the decade that was to follow. So like... perfect choice

Reds said...

Thanks Lee! I'll hit up that At the Drive In album. Never heards.