Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Deserter's Songs [V2, 1998] C+
  • All Is Dream [V2, 2001] Dud
  • The Secret Migration [V2, 2005] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Deserter's Songs [V2, 1998]
Reluctant to elevate Radiohead into a first cause, I blamed their pompous whisper first on arena-rock, then classical music. But in fact it's something newer: the album that became inevitable as soon as rock and rollers began allowing as how, damn it, they really liked Ennio Morricone. Say hello to--and not for the last time, God help us--soundtrack-rock. Just don't ask me what it's the soundtrack to. C+

All Is Dream [V2, 2001] Dud

The Secret Migration [V2, 2005] Dud