Artists - T. Black Swan is found on the album The Eraser. Thom Yorke — Black Swan. What will grow crooked, you can't make straight It's the price that you gotta pay Do yourself a favor and pack you bags Buy a ticket and get on the train Buy a ticket and get on the train Cause this is fucked up, fucked up Cause this is fucked up, fucked up People get crushed like biscuit crumbs And laid down in the bitumen You have tried your best to please everyone But it just isn't happening No, it just isn't happening And it's fucked up, fucked up And this is fucked up, fucked up This your blind spot, blind spot It should be obvious, but it's not.
But it isn't, but it isn't You cannot kick start a dead horse You just crush yourself and walk away I don't care what the future holds Cause I'm right here and I'm today With your fingers you can touch me I'm your black swan, black swan But I made it to the top, made it to the top This is fucked up, fucked up You are fucked up, fucked up This is fucked up, fucked up Be your black swan, black swan I'm for spare parts, broken up Edit Lyrics.
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No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. Verified Purchase. OK, so the only reason I docked a star on this is for the sleeve. It is rough cheap cardboard. Compared to every other LP in my collection this one is noticeably poor quality.
That said, the album is fantastic. No noise that I can hear, and the songs are top notch. I've come to expect nothing but perfection from Thom Yorke and Radiohead, and that is exactly what I got. If you like the Kid A and Amnesiac era of Radiohead, that pretty similar to what you get here. I highly recommend this album.
It's a shame the packaging isn't up to the same level as the record within. It's been a long time coming. More than 13 years after Radiohead's debut album comes Thom Yorker's solo outing, Eraser. Some say it's Amnesiac Part 2. You decide for yourself but with a palatable mix of chilly electronic and emo music, the Mercury-Prize nominated Eraser is as weird as it is ecletic.
Once you revel in the music, pay attention to the lyrics and the record starts making more sense than before. The electronic stutters toward the end of the title track bring to mind Bjork. The trio of songs that closes the album makes for an extremely satisfying trip into a dark realm that Yorke has slowly drawn us in through the 9-course feast. Throughout the record, his distinctive vocals adds finesse to the entire project. A strong contender for the album of Thom Yorke's solo debut offers an isolating menagerie of blips and bloops, drum machines, piano, all paired with spoken-word coos and Yorke's trademark falsetto.
Enough to keep fans of Radiohead interested, but not an album for everyone. It comes off as a bit one-note and depressing, but then again, it's Thom Yorke. Thom Yorke has created a very impressive solo effort. Radiohead along with an older group, King Crimson always surprises the listener with something new and innovative, and Yorke's influence on Radiohead is evident here.
This album plays well before listening to "In Rainbows". Criticisms of this album as being a "minor work" when compared to Radiohead's albums are unjustified--it has just as unique a sound as each of the Radiohead albums but with a more personal touch.
The album's first half is stronger than the second with "Skip Divided" being the weakest song that divides the nine selections. While being an electronic work, "The Eraser" s nothing like Kid A. The cold, expansive, soudscapes of Kid A are completely different from the rather claustrophobic and dark sound of Thom's solo release. In fact I would probably liken this album's sound to be more akin to the electronic cuts off "Hail to the Theif".
Some sounds, and thematic elements are eerily similar to songs like "Sit down, Stand Up", "Backdrifts", and "The Gloaming". The album, while surprisingly short, is platform on which Thom is able to freely explore sound and rhythm. The result is a lyrically beautiful and sonically fascinating piece of work. Too many reviewers have blasted Thom for not creating an album that is up to par with past Radiohead releases.
While this is true to some extent; "The Eraser" is not a Radiohead album, however focusing on how each track off Eraser stacks up against Kid A, Amnesiac, or Hail to the Thief, is a futile waste of time.
The mere fact that an individual, Thom Yorke, a piece of the wonderfully intricate puzzle that is Radiohead, can put together an album of this dimension Together their powers combined!
Awesome remixes. A great find! Another great way to experience The Eraser! There is no remix of the song The Eraser!! Still good, though! One person found this helpful. The Thom Yorke's debut was good in my opinion - I like the man when he's nervous at its' best, humming the lyrics, almost chewing some parts for spitting them out on convulsive rhythmics and nocturnal moods These remixes exalt the dancing part as well as the manipulation of what were already good songs, and it is a really pleasant surprise!
I liked it!!! I heard the remix of Harrowdown Hill on internet radio and was shocked to be able to track it down so easily. And to my surprise it was on a whole remix album.
Glad I found it. If you're a fan of Thom Yorke or even Radiohead, you won't be disappointed. I was impressed by the packaging on this CD. The gold embossed foil cover and artwork were great, I was not very inspired by the remixes. For me, they all had an overall brooding uninspired feeling to them.
If your a collector this is a must have. If you are looking for some awesome reworks that make you move, You can skip this one. I am not typically one to offer up negative reviews, particularly for Radiohead including Thom Yorke and his solo efforts.
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