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  Hail to the Thief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hail to the Thief, or "The Gloaming" as it is subtitled, is the sixth studio album by English rock band Radiohead, released on June 9, 2003 in the United Kingdom and June 10 in the United States and Canada.
After two albums that mined a distinctive groove, with heavily processed vocals and few guitars, Hail to the Thief draws its ideas from every era of the band's existence, coupled with a new-found confidence and live energy — the bulk of the record was recorded in two weeks in Los Angeles.
The title of the album is considerered by some to be a reference to an anti-Bush chant (itself a play on "Hail to the Chief," a march played to announce the arrival of the President of the United States) used by activists during the controversy surrounding the 2000 U.S. presidential election.
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 Radiohead: Hail To The Thief (2003): Reviews
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.
Hail to the Thief is overloaded with miraculous sounds.
Hail to the Thief's big drawback has less to do with its similarity to its predecessor than the sense that Radiohead's famed gloominess is becoming self-parodic.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/radiohead/hailtothethief   (952 words)

  
 Radiohead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hail to the Thief garnered broadly positive reviews, tempered by the opinion in some quarters that the band were treading water rather than continuing the 'genre-redefining' trend that OK Computer and Kid A had begun.
However, Hail to the Thief did not have as large a commercial profile, debuting at number 3 on the US Billboard chart, though it was Radiohead's fourth consecutive UK number 1 album.
After the release of Hail to the Thief, Radiohead embarked on an extensive international tour, which lasted about a year but was punctuated by long breaks; by this time, most members of Radiohead had families and children at home.
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 Planet - Radiohead - Hail To The Thief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Waarmee niet gezegd is dat Hail To The Thief niet in het inmiddels bekende Radiohead-idioom is opgenomen: drumcomputer gecombineerd met het echte handwerk, de 'serpentine patronen'* van meerdere gitaren, rustpauzes met pianoriedels en gierende ontsporingen.
Hail To The Thief is met evenveel, en misschien wel meer recht van spreken een logisch vervolg op 'Kid A' en 'Amnesiac'.
De vorige albums waren daar veel te opdringerig voor, maar Hail To The Thief is wat mij betreft de plaat die de opmaat mag zijn naar een filmscore.
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 Hail to the Thief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hail to the Thief (subtitled "The Gloaming") is Radiohead 's sixth studio album released on June 9 2003 in the UK and June 10 in North America.
The title of the album is a on "Hail to the Chief " a march played to announce the arrival of President of the United States and a reference to the controversy the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.
Hail to the Thief was undoubtedly the years best album, but get the special edition that isn't an import, because this one is no different....
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 Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts critics | Radiohead: Hail to the Thief
But it's partly because Hail to the Thief is their third album to draw on the same glitch techno and free jazz influences.
However, Hail to the Thief's big drawback has less to do with its similarity to its predecessor than the sense that Radiohead's famed gloominess is becoming self-parodic.
Hail to the Thief's genuinely great moments arrive when chinks of light become visible through its grim facade.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/critic/review/0,1169,970924,00.html   (740 words)

  
 85search - Hail To The Thief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hail to the thief who has stolen this election, rejected by the people, selected...
Hail to the Thief, or "The Gloaming" as it is subtitled, is the sixth studio album by British rock band Radiohead, released on June 9, 2003 in the United Kingdom and June 10 in the United States...
HAIL TO THE THIEF info: Radiohead will release their sixth album Hail To The Thief on Parlophone on June 9.
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 BBC - Rock & Alt Review - Radiohead, Hail To The Thief
HTTT offers us a snapshot of the Radiohead of 2003 and what a glorious picture it is. From "You" to "A Wolf at the Door", Radiohead have always been true to themselves, creating albums that require further listening.
HTTT is a brilliant album and the first to have a theme(ie war/politics theme) associated with it...its a unique album in terms of audio and lyrics and i dont think it should be compared to any of the radiohead's older stuff.
HTTT is both a brilliant combination of all the otrher albums and a new direction for the band.
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 MEDIAOCRACY 2000 -- HAIL TO THE THIEF, BY DANNY SCHECHTER, NON-FICTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
MEDIAOCRACY 2000 -- HAIL TO THE THIEF, BY DANNY SCHECHTER, NON-FICTION
Mediaocracy 2000 -Hail to the Thief (a joint project of MediaChannel.org, Media Tenor, and The World Paper) presents a bulging dossier of evidence that the corporate news media, especially the television networks, have largely abandoned efforts to present serious, diverse and in-depth coverage of election issues and controversies.
In thus failing to fulfill their mandate to serve the public interest and foster the democratic process, the media pose an immediate and alarming threat to the bedrock principle—the consent of the governed—on which our form of government is based.
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 hail to the Thief Radiohead Alternative Music @ Eclectic Honey.com
Before playing my copy of Hail to the Thief for the first time, I had already heard various incarnations of most of the songs - either the unmastered versions that were leaked in March, or the live versions from their recent warm-up tour.
But Hail to the Thief is very much a band record - the effort of all five band members is heavily invested.
It has been described by bandmembers as an album of pop songs, and it is certainly true that Hail to the Thief is the band's most immediate album since OK Computer (from the very first listen most songs commit themself to memory, unlike the 'growers' of Kid A and to a lesser degree Amnesiac).
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 hail - HighBeam Encyclopedia
HAIL [hail] precipitation in the form of pellets composed of ice or of ice and snow, occurring at any time of the year, usually during the passage of a cold front or during a thunderstorm.
Hail causes much damage and injury to crops, livestock, property, and airplanes.
HAIL HAMMERS THE AREA HAILSTONES AS BIG AS GOLF BALLS WERE REPORTED IN ALL THE SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS CITIES.
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 Hail To The Thief CD by Radiohead at Total-Caribbean.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hail To The Thief CD by Radiohead - More Info...
The tinkling piano behind the cold sonic surface of "Backdrifts" and the brief, swooping melody in the middle of "Sail to the Moon" are islands in a sea of confusion.
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 Nude as the News: Radiohead: Hail To The Thief
Nude as the News: Radiohead: Hail To The Thief
There are, undoubtedly, moments on Thief that recapture the trenchant emotion of 1997's critically acclaimed OK Computer.
Thief lacks any real connective sound or statement throughout, and instead hovers inconclusively between snippets of blistering fury and the static-laced arrhythmia of the band's more recent efforts.
www.nudeasthenews.com /reviews/1106   (411 words)

  
 CD Baby: GEORGE MANN AND JULIUS MARGOLIN (AND FRIENDS): Hail to the Thief! Songs for the Bush Years.
The prelude- aptly named "Hail to the Thief"- sets the tone with the drunken whine of a musical saw in tandem with the irascible kazoo.
The Bush Backlash By Baron Dave Romm The Bush Backlash Hail to the Thief and union songs George W. Bush has the morals of a televangelist without the oratorical skills.
The title song, Hail to the Thief, is a nifty short version of Hail to the Chief played on kazoo and saw.
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 Radiohead - Hail to the Thief | Album Review @ Music-Critic.com : the source for music reviews, interviews, articles, ...
Hail To The Thief takes its name from the title of a book about George W Bush’s dubious election victory in Florida.
Hail To The Thief, a 14-track CD, was penned in the months after frontman Thom Yorke had his first child and had his attention drawn to the state of the world.
Hail To The Thief is an accomplished album and, for once, Radiohead have delivered everything we hoped they would.
www.music-critic.com /rock/radiohead_httt.htm   (383 words)

  
 Radiohead - Hail To The Thief (Capitol) - Drawer B Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hail To The Thief is almost too recognizable as Radiohead.
When you break it down, Hail To The Thief sounds like a chocolate and peanut butter approach to compromising the edgier aspects of the Kid A/Amnesiac period with the more melodic textures of Ok Computer.
Hail To The Thief is not Radiohead’s apex, but it’s damn near it.
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 Hail to the "Thief", by Dennis E. Hickey - Conservative Bookstore
Hail to the "Thief", by Dennis E. Hickey - Conservative Bookstore
Hail to the Thief, by Dennis E. Hickey
Hail to the "Thief": Our 42nd President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton, by Dennis E. Hickey.
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 Radiohead — Hail to the Thief - Thread
Hail to the Thief is not the return to OK Computer-like grandeur that pre-release reports suggested, although there are definitely hints of that.
Instead, Hail to the Thief veers happily between OK Computer’s sweeping atmospheres and the clipped robotics of Kid A and Amnesiac, sometimes within the same piece of music.
The whole verse-chorus-verse thing was ditched long ago in favour of sound textures, and Hail to the Thief generally continues that trend.
www.thread.co.nz /article/546   (799 words)

  
 Hail To The Thief - Radiohead : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk
"Hail to the Thief" is Radiohead's sixth Parlophone album and their latest.
Hail To The Thief in terms of gauge falls between Kid A and Ok Computer as an album, with bits of the Bends and Pablo Honey thrown in to make it sound even better.
Hail To The Thief was billed as a return to the band's original guitar-driven routes.
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 Hail to the Thief - Radiohead - New York Pop Music Review
But Hail to the Thief is a great record in spite of its politics, which aren’t so much leftist as deliberately murky: “hypocrite opportunist / don’t infect me with your poison” is a typical lyric.
Hail to the Thief is overloaded with miraculous sounds: the almost visceral, sandpapery scratch of the beats on “The Gloaming”; the way “We Suck Young Blood” takes an amazing left turn from slow hand-claps and shimmering cymbals to jazz-inflected piano playing; the clipped, beat-box rhythms of “Backdrifts”; and the toggling percussion that overtakes “Sit Down.
But for everyone else, Hail to the Thief will likely be listened to with the lights out and the speakers turned up loud.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/arts/music/pop/reviews/n_8778   (817 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: Radiohead's Hail To The Thief
While the most die-hard of Radiohead fans love anything and everything they release, the band's last two albums, Kid A and Amnesiac, were a challenging listen for the novice fan; both albums took the experimentation of the near-perfect O.K. Computer to new and very abstract heights.
Thankfully for everyone, Radiohead have managed to encapsulate just about every style of their career into one incredible record with Hail to the Thief.
The first song, "2 + 2 = 5," is reminiscent of the final song on 1995's The Bends, "Street Spirit" -- a guitar is plucked is staccato, as Thom Yorke croons in a terribly sad tone, and the world seems as if it may end.
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 radiohead discography | ateaseweb.com
The title of Radiohead's sixth album 'Hail To The Thief' is also an anti-George W. Bush slogan used by protesters at the end of the controversial election campaign that put him into the White House.
The phrase 'Hail To The Thief' was coined by protesters at the end of the 2000 US Presidential election, when controversy famously surrounded Bush's rise to office.
On the day of his inauguration Bush was greeted in Washington by thousands of protesters with banners, some of who shouted, 'Hail to the thief, our commander in chief'.
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 Amazon.com: Hail To The Thief: Music: Radiohead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Thom Yorke has said in recent interviews that Hail to the Thief will be the last album from Radiohead as you know them.
It speaks volumes of Radiohead that Thief is considered a "sunny" album, given that its mood falls just somewhere short of Suicidal.
Radiohead fans have grown accustomed to studio-trickery and songs that are almost identical to their live versions (both in instrumentation and just general sound) was an alien idea to many.
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 Hail To The Thief (Limited Edition) by Radiohead CD
HAIL TO THE THIEF won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album and for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Not since the Beatles has a group managed to combine mass popularity and cutting-edge aesthetic triumphs so consistently as Radiohead, who by the time of HAIL TO THE THIEF had been on a roll since 1997's OK COMPUTER (as great as THE BENDS was, it didn't garner the band mainstream attention).
The occasional hard-grooving funk rhythm and crazed rock guitar riff keeps even the airiest sentiments well anchored, making HAIL TO THE THIEF as well balanced as it is progressive.
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 radiohead discography
On their sixth album, Hail to the Thief (due June 10th), Radiohead return to the masterful songwriting of their early work but flavor it with the experimentation of their last two CDs, 2000's Kid A and 2001's Amnesiac.
Its lyrics include the title phrase "Hail to the thief," which O'Brien says is not intended simply as a reference to George W. Bush.
While Thief is gloomy, the recording had one bright spot, according to O'Brien: "This is the first album where, at the end of making it, we haven't wanted to kill each other."
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