Parlophone release Radiohead’s sixth album : ‘Hail to the Thief’ featuring ‘There, There’ (2003)

Radiohead’s ‘Hail to the Thief’ is their sixth studio album co-produced with Nigel Godrich and released on June 9, 2003 by Parlophone.

Track Listing : 1.2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm) (Radiohead) – 03:19 . 2.Sit Down. Stand Up (Snakes & Ladders) (Radiohead) – 04:19 . 3.Sail To The Moon (Brush The Cobwebs Out Of The Sky) (Radiohead) – 04:18 . 4.Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over) (Radiohead) – 05:22 . 5.Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased) (Radiohead) – 03:21 . 6.Where I End And You Begin (The Sky Is Falling In) (Radiohead) – 04:29 . 7.We Suck Young Blood (Your Time Is Up) (Radiohead) – 04:56 . 8.The Gloaming (Softly Open Our Mouths In The Cold) (Radiohead) – 03:32 . 9.There There (The Boney King Of Nowhere) (Radiohead) – 05:25 . 10.I Will (No Man’S Land) (Radiohead) – 01:59 . 11.A Punchup At A Wedding (No No No No No No No No) (Radiohead) – 04:57 . 12.Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury & Executioner) (Radiohead) – 03:52 . 13.Scatterbrain (As Dead As Leaves) (Radiohead) – 03:21 . 14.A Wolf At The Door (It Girl. Rag Doll) (Radiohead) – 03:21

Stanley Donwood

Musicians : Radiohead – Band . Colin Greenwood – Bass Guitar, String Synth, Sampler . Jonny Greenwood – Guitar, Analogue Systems, Ondes Martenot, Laptop, Toy Piano, Glockenspiel . Ed O’Brien – Guitar, Effects, Vocals . Phil Selway – Drums, Percussion . Thom Yorke – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Laptop

Production : Produced By Nigel Godrich, Radiohead . Nigel Godrich – Engineer, Mixing . Graeme Stewart – Engineer . Darrell Thorp – Engineer

Package : Stanley Donwood asterisques RVM – Package Design, Paintings

Video Director(s) : Chris Hopewell for “There There” . Alex Rutterford for “Go to Sleep”

Recorded September 2002 – February 2003 At Ocean Way Recording In Hollywood And Canned Applause In Oxfordshire.

Released On June 9, 2003 By Parlophone.


Without succumbing to dilettantism, they continue to absorb and refract simpler posits from the underground, ideas that are usually satisfied to wallow in their mere novelty. […]

Hail To The Thief’, then, is a good rather than great record. It sounds exactly how you expect it to sound after ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ – and that’s the problem. Radiohead are a band still coming to terms with the puzzle of what to do after you’ve made an album universally hailed as one of the greatest ever. […]

The Guardian
As a result, the album’s prevalent mood is a vague, grumpy dissatisfaction. It doesn’t sound horrified or angered by the state of the world. It sounds like it has been waiting ages for customer services to sort out the refund on a faulty sandwich toaster. Its overall message seems to be: tsk, typical. […]


Radiohead’s ‘Hail to the Thief’


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