- Hail To The Thief

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 12 reviews
2003 Rank: #19 / 186
USER SCORE
85
Based on
311 ratings

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edqo
88
Songs are really forgettable.
SiberianBreaks
73
A strong, political statement almost completely brought down by messy tracklisting and just a handful of overlong and underwhelming moments. Hail to the Thief still remains as a very enjoyable collection of tracks and sees the band excellently merging alternative rock into the cold, electronic style they've worked with on the last two albums - a brilliant way to attract listeners from all spectrums. This album is also about as 2003 as Blink-182's self-titled.

Favourite tracks: Where I End and ... read more
Raincoat
77
Experimental, strange, and fun. It says a lot when one of Radiohead's weakest albums is still undeniably strong.

Highlights: "Sit Down. Stand Up", "Myxomatosis"
Aoaystheory
99
Great collection of songs, undeniably consistent, just shy of a perfect score.
72
a huge step back after kid a/amnesiac. even the cover art.
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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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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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