Matt Brundage

Radiohead on Radioparadise

Yesterday, I remember telling myself to bring OK Computer to work so that I could hear “Let Down”, particularly Thom’s beautiful falsetto in counterpoint harmony in the final verse. But alas, I rushed out of the house too fast this morning and didn’t bring it. At work, I turned on the station and was treated to “Let Down” about a half hour later. A happy coincidence, but also another little thing to be thankful for.

3 Responses to “Radiohead on Radioparadise”

  1. Joseph says:

    Congrats on your marriage. seems like you had a wonderful honeymoon also.

  2. Matthom says:

    The ending of Let Down is one of my favorite musical sounds. The clash of instruments (and Thom’s voice echoing through it) all happening at once is amazing. I still get goosebumps hearing that, even after hundreds of listens.

  3. Matthom says:

    Also, the entire song (and album) is brilliantly done – simply because he’s not just singing about a feeling, he’s actually *becomes* the feeling. The feeling of being “let down,” that is. This is why Radiohead is so great, because it’s like their voices (and movements, in concert) all act as another instrument. It’s not just some pop singer pattering over lyrics as the beat plays on. The sounds from their mouths become instruments themselves.

    (Can you tell I’m a little bit obsessed with Radiohead? ;)