Affirming Your Importance Listening to Radiohead “Airbag”

I realize that Radiohead likes to engage in their cynicism more often than optimism, so the megalomanic lyrics in “Airbag” is probably something we shouldn’t take for its face value.  But the underlying music is so heroic and expansive, I can’t help being more naïve than cynical. Religious cliché aside, …

Songwriting Analysis: Radiohead “Idioteque”

Radiohead’s “Idioteque” off of the Kid A album is a hypnotic tune that’s become an unexpected crowd favorite and live staple.  Since it’s a rather understated tune, what’s in the song absolutely has to work in order for it to hold together and maintain the audience’s attention.  How do they …