In "The end of music. "

On Preview: Didn't like The Trickster lost_vowels? I thought it was the best track on that EP. What was it that turned you off? That weird fuzzy guitar that comes in at about 13 seconds, primarily. I don't know. I just sounds kind of clangy and edgy and angsty, when I prefer my Radiohead etheral, beuatiful and angsty. It also seems a bit, well, confrontational. And the rhythm's a bit plodding. And so on. Each to their own and all that, though: I really like Creep. I'm kind of with you on Like Spinning Plates, however - I never really appreciated it until I heard the live version. They seem to have gone out of their way to remove any hint of emotion on the album version. Thought of another one, vaguely in the_bone's syllabic stress vein: U2 - stuck in a moment you can't get out of. I want all manner of calamities to befall Bono each and every time he sings that final 'it' in the chorus. "You're stuck in a moment, and you can't get out of it." It. Just. Doesn't. Work.

Radiohead - Morning Bell/Amnesiac (makes me feel quesy) Radiohead - The trickster Doves - M62 Song (an i'll advised foray into lead vocals by paper-thin voiced guitarist. See also: Graham Coxon) idlewild - Rusty (Horrible. Just Horrible.) Crowded House - Not the Girl You Think You Are Coldplay - High Speed (They left so many good songs off parachutes to put this drivel on) Manics - Small Black Flowers Manics - So Why So Sad? (This song left me agog when i first heard it. It just doesn't work on any level. Or am I missing something?) Urban Hymns by the Verve (most over-rated album ever?) I'm with you on this one actually. I can still remember standing in in Our Price trying to decide between Urban Hymns and OK computer. I bought Urban Hymns. It wasn't until a few years later that I finally bought OK Computer and realised what a monumental arsehead I had been. I'm still quite bitter about that, to be honest. Stupid The Verve.

In "Can you read people’s thoughts by just looking at them?"

Great article. I found the first few chapters of the manual over here, and indeed some example pictures over here. Because I'm nice like that. Of course the pictures don't mean very much without having deciphered the manual first, but as I'm not about to do that I'll just have to settle for laughing at scientists trying to remain dignified while pulling some very silly faces.

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