Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Fake plastic trees

The 1995 Radiohead album The bends has been on heavy rotation once more in our CD player the past week. The absolute highlight is Street spirit [fade out], which ended at #13 in my countdown of all-time favourite songs, but Fake plastic trees is excellent as well. A marvelous acoustic style ballad with poignant lyrics about the empty and fabricated modern life - plastic trees is not bad enough, by adding the fake in front of it they make a very clear statement. Art Rock score: 10/10 (outstanding song, one of the 200 best of all time).