You Can Tell A Lot About A Person By Their Favorite Radiohead Album
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The Bends: friendly, though not necessarily in the first meeting,wise, cool and attractive, though they may not believe it, have a thirst for life, can be aggressive, assertive, may not seem immediately warmhearted but are very understanding when someone is genuinely in need of help, proactive and good at getting things done, even if it’s in the last minute, guarded with their emotions
OK Computer: very aware about the world around them, cynical, introverted, deeply concerned about a variety of issues, interested in science, very intelligent (though not necessarily in the way reflected in grades), detail oriented, perfectionists, not quick to trust people, impatient, stubborn, individualistic, independent, moody, more analytically and mathematically inclined, secretly much more vulnerable and caring than they let on, more pessimistic in comparison to fans of other albums.
Kid A: quirky, deep appreciation for art, often in their own heads and not as concerned with the present, sometimes seem aloof or in a trance-like state, hard to read at times as they don’t over-share, wallflower, if they say they don’t want to talk about it they probably actually don’t want to talk about it, may lack common sense when they become deeply involved with their own thoughts/thoughts about the world around them
Amnesiac: odd, though not in a negative way, enjoy a good bit of solitude and reading time, deep thinkers, very loyal to a handful of close friends, good sources of unconventional wisdom, feel like outsiders at times, good at pursuing a skill until they have developed and mastered it, determined and not quick to give up, cultured and with a wide variety of interests and acceptance for things and people, refuse to be a part of something they don’t agree with
Hail to the Thief: tend to be more extroverted, believe firmly that actions speak louder than words, good at making friends of all different lines of thinking and keeping them all engaged, easygoing and a calming presence to have around but despite this they will defend their convictions and do not like their core values being affronted, present and skilled at active listening, well-dressed
In Rainbows: warm personalities, very creative, often in multiple art forms, can be overemotional, lively and fun when they want to be, don’t like to be tied down, deeply compassionate, good listeners, self-doubting, generous, people-pleasing, form deep attachments to people and things, tend to put their needs aside to take care of others, always moving, even if it’s just fidgeting or playing with something in their pockets, tend to not give themselves enough credit in areas they excel in
The King of Limbs: maintain a calm, cool, collected exterior most of the time, even if it’s not representative of how they feel, good dancers! spacey, have a hard time focusing on one thing for too long, eccentric, and very funny to anyone who appreciates their original take on things, optimistic and complimentary
Pablo Honey: constantly apologizing for their favorite album choice
Pablo Honey: this isn’t really your genre of music, is it? you would probably rather listen to some good early Green Day, which I totally respect, Radiohead doesn’t have to be your favorite band.
The Bends: you are introspective, sure, but there is so much more to face out there than within yourself. you feel all of that so intensely. when you read about poverty and war and famine you get a feeling in your chest and you know it is your responsibility to fix this and you know when to cast off your own problems and turn to face the world. you know why you are alive.
OK Computer: much like the album, you are passionate but neurotic: the world has left you angry and disappointed, and you responded by becoming sharp and cold. you appreciate the strange time signatures. you are not afraid of the dark. you are warm on the inside, but cerebral: the fire that gives you all that intensity is in your mind, not in your heart.
Kid A: you have nightmares sometimes. they are sometimes nonsensical, but sometimes very real. it’s hard for you to name your emotions. the album is abstract, but full of feeling - you don’t need it to be concrete to get something out of it. you don’t understand when people say Kid A is frustrating and incomprehensible: what, in life, is not?
Amnesiac: you’re deeply philosophical and think a lot about your purpose in life, but you still somehow feel hollow. you’re detached. your thoughts are bizarre. that’s ok. you’re still warm at the core and Radiohead will fill the hole in your heart.
Hail to the Thief: like the album itself, you’re intense and politically charged. you don’t mind the kind of emotional passion that scares other people away because you: oh, you feel it. you’re sarcastic and sharp witted and not afraid to get your hands dirty - or afraid of the length and energy of this album.
In Rainbows: you are focused and introverted: you see the world one person at a time. this is one of the least angry Radiohead albums - you relate far more to the intimate, personal darkness that leaks through these songs. this doesn’t mean you lack emotional intensity. this album cuts you straight to the core.
The King of Limbs: you’re really into this rough electronic rusted industrial aesthetic. you only know all the lyrics because you’ve read them online so may times… because in the songs, they’re completely distorted and inaudible. you like that. you have to deserve King of Limbs.
A Moon Shaped Pool: you appreciate the majesty of an album like this. Radiohead has never just been about the lyrics. it’s about the feeling and depth contributed by the whole. you feel a hell of a lot of emotions when your bare feet touch the wet grass in the springtime. this album is alive and you can hear it breathing.