Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001) album cover.
Episode 27

Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)

No Filler kicks off the new year with another one of our favorite Radiohead albums, Amnesiac. After emerging from his musical existential crisis post OK Computer, Thom Yorke began loosening his grip on creative control and started to reach out to other band members in the songwriting process. The band ended up having over 60 sketches for song ideas and structures, narrowing down & piecing them together to give us both Kid A and Amnesiac within 8 months time.  

Episode Tracklist

  • Radiohead - "I Might Be Wrong"
  • Clint Mansell - "Doom OST"
  • Foals - "What Remains"
  • Radiohead - "Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Can"
  • Radiohead - "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors"
  • Radiohead - "You And Whose Army?"
  • Radiohead - "Morning Bell (Kid A)"
  • Radiohead - "Morning Bell/Amnesiac"
  • Radiohead - "Dollars & Cents"
  • Autechre - "Fold 4, Wrap 5"

Sidetrack: Helmet - "Vaccination" (1994)

Travis takes a quick look at 90s alt-metal outfit Helmet and their track "Vaccination" off the 1994 album Betty. With their unique blend of metal and alternative rock, these guys went on to have a huge impact many of the nu-metal and post hardcore acts that followed them. And as showcased in "Vaccination", with their syncopated guitar riffs and unconventional time signatures one could even argue that Helmet flirts with math-rock, or perhaps math-metal? Either way you look at it, Helmet's originality made them stand out the crowd of grunge and alternative that dominated rock radio.

Tracklist 

  • Helmet - "Vaccination"