The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention
May 15, 2022 (updated May 19, 2022)
71
"Radiohead-lite is still better than most bands"

-JDX_99 on RateYourMusic

I can't see myself ever caring enough to sit down and listen to this whole album again, but it was a fine listen while I was here. Most of these tracks sound amazing, but have almost no substance from Thom. Not much reason for me to return honestly.

Still... better than the Chainsmokers

Edit (69 -> 71): I am actually mad this grew on me a bit because these 2 points I give this for the few moments growing shouldn't mean a lot, but this is going to make people think that because it is a 7, and not a 6, that I completely changed my mind on the project

36 Comments
1y
Thank you I thought I was the only one who didn’t care, I should love this on paper but the execution was just boring and for me personally it got overcrowded by Kendrick
1y
Sadge :( i really loved it myself
1y
Boooooo boooooo
1y
WHAT?!!! thom yorke created a mid album? no way
1y
L take but I can see it
1y
Hello Brad, it's me, Dunkey. I finally made an AOTY profile. And I just came here to say that this albun is doo doo and Dick Machinko is a better voice actor than Thomas York.
1y
What the fuck? The Same and A Hairdryer below a 50?
You're telling me that some of the tracks that Your Favorite Martian did are better than this?
1y
nah bro
1y
Seeing Free in the Knowledge at 50 deserves and even bigger boooooooo
1y
Brad, It took you so long to get into Ok Computer. Who says this won't be the same?
1y
respect the album score but free in the knowledge at 50 is a war crime
1y
This review is not it lmao
1y
Album with Thom = unable to be criticized. Nice
1y
Yes exactly fuckhead
1y
Brad Taste, more like Album with Thom Yorke = unable to be good. And also these people complaining have not listened to more than 100 albums and more than 5 or 6 different genres. Expand your library a bit (a lot actually), not everything Radiohead related is good, how boring can your music taste possibly be
1y
Ayo Returns guy. Maybe people just like the fucking album. Doesn't matter if you've hear 5000 albums or 100. Maybe they just really like it. That's probably because it's a genuinely good album but hey that's just me.
1y
Returns why you trying to put people down for liking this? Criticism for an opinion is stupid admittedly unless they back it up with a substantial reason. No need to get salty tho
1y
Returns is just like that lol. Don't take what he says too seriously. He tells every independent artist who shows up on my streams that they should look for a job at McDonalds
1y
Returns lmao
1y
Wocky rating scale honestly
1y
I feel like you’re gonna regret this rating at some point. Idk how you gave the same and free in the knowledge such terrible ratings lmao
1y
RRRRROOOAAARRR THIS ALBUM IS ATLEAST A 70
1y
lol 69
1y
Plz brad just one more point for Jonny's jawline I beg of Thee
1y
I'd like a refund
1y
7/10 but still L
1y
Can't believe you completely changed your mind on this!
1y
wow this album must have really grown on you for you to give it a 7!!!!
1y
brad i completely get what you mean in your review but the songs work a lot better in small little chunks for me. Makes me appreciate it more. I listen to thin thing and a hairdryer while doing other things and I get caught in the groove. Definitely not as engaging as some radiohead songs but this album is still pretty good.
1y
I genuinely don't get how people are able to distinguish between scores with a 2 point difference, y'all are calculators
8mo
tbh returns back then spoke some facts fr
5mo
the same has like the coolest sound of the album whaaat
3w
Why so many likes on this, tho? this review says nothing about the music, just wtf
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