Hail To The Thief
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2003 Ratings: #28 / 221
User Score
Based on 556 ratings
2003 Ratings: #18
Your Review


Drowned in Sound

‘Hail To The Thief’ poses as many questions as it answers. Naturally, it gets better the more you unveil, but to love it you have to truly appreciate it, and vice-versa.


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. 

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.


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.

Rolling Stone

Despite the anger and bitterness, Hail to the Thief is more musically inviting than Radiohead's last two outings. The album's fourteen tracks ... are more tuneful and song-focused than 2000's Kid A or 2001's Amnesiac.

Slant Magazine

The album sits comfortably somewhere in between the computer-generated Kid A and the prog-rock splendor of OK Computer, which is an inch in the right direction but still a whole step away.

Nov 30, 2015
Great collection of songs, undeniably consistent, just shy of a perfect score.
Nov 13, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
A musical clusterfuck. A pretty decent one though.
Jul 20, 2017
Stands on its own just fine. Comparing to others seems pointless. Political...haha...have never paid attention to the lyrics...why would u?! This man's voice is an instrument.
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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