- Hail To The Thief

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 11 reviews
2003 Rank: #19 / 217
USER SCORE
85
Based on
416 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

93
Pitchfork

For its moments of gravity and excellence, Hail to the Thief is an arrow, pointing toward the clearly darker, more frenetic territory the band have up to now only poked at curiously. 

91
Entertainment Weekly

Like all Radiohead albums, it’s a slow grower, a densely packed collection of rapidly mutating sounds and surfaces that takes a while to comprehend.

80
AllMusic

At nearly an hour in length, this album doesn't unleash the terse blow delivered by its two predecessors. However, despite the fact that it seems more like a bunch of songs on a disc rather than a singular body, its impact is substantial.

F0rZ3r0
NR
Radiohead's on a roll, to say the least. Just strolling through their discog and this is just yet another god-like piece.
aaron
95
The alternate tracklist of this album would have got a 100. So close, so far.

And while I genrally try to avoid political album, Radiohead has created a manifesto, that seems to sail over politics and judge it harshly, the way we imagine aliens would the human race.
83
1-2+2=5 8.5
2-Sit Down. Stand Up 8.7
3-Sail to the Moon 8.3
4-Backdrifts 8.4
5-Go to Sleep 8.5
6-Where I End And You Begin 8.6
7-We Suck Young Blood 8.2
8-The Gloaming 7.7
9-There There 8.5
10-I Will 8.1
11-Punchup At A Wedding 8.0
12-Myxomatosis 8.3
13-Scatterbrain 8.0
14-A Wolf At The Door 8.6
GPellizzon
78
A messy album filled with some really, really good songs and some plain good songs. What fucks it up, however, is the sequencing. But it's kind of a cool exercise to make your own tracklist of this album.

GEMS:
• Sit Down. Stand Up. (Snakes & Ladders)
• Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased)
• There There (The Boney King of Nowhere)
• A Wolf At The Door (It Girl. Rag Doll)
zaxapitsa
90
Radiohead's "White Album". Massively misunderstood.
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DETAILS

June 10, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / EMI / Label
Nigel Godrich / Producer
radiohead.com / Website
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# 4 - Pitchfork
# 10 - SPIN
Track List

  1. 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm) 
  2. Sit Down. Stand up (Snakes & Ladders) 
  3. Sail to the Moon (Brush the Cobwebs Out of the Sky) 
  4. Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over) 
  5. Go to Sleep (Little Man Being Erased) 
  6. Where I End and You Begin (The Sky Is Falling in) 
  7. We Suck Young Blood (Your Time Is up) 
  8. The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths in the Cold) 
  9. There There (The Boney King of Nowhere) 
  10. I Will (No Man's Land) 
  11. A Punch-up at a Wedding (No No No No No No No No) 
  12. Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury & Executioner) 
  13. Scatterbrain (As Dead as Leaves) 
  14. A Wolf at the Door (It Girl. Rag Doll)

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