Concert Preview by PHILIP BRASOR If you are conflicted about going to the trouble of obtaining tickets for Radiohead’s autumn shows without first hearing their new album, “Amnesiac,” which doesn’t hit the stores until the end of May, you may be reassured to know that the material was recorded during the same sessions that produced “Kid A.”
Then again, such intelligence may not reassure you at all, which means you probably belong to the faction that mourns the further diminution of Johnny Greenwood’s scary guitar at the expense of Thom Yorke’s Pink Floyd fixation. But for those of us who think Yorke is mostly full of it anyway, it’s preferable that he divert as much of his energy away from the lyrics and into his ever-increasing facility with synthesized arrangements.
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