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Radiohead: Amnesiac (Parlophone)****

David Stubbs, Uncut, July 2001

DISGUST, DESPERATION, desolation, derision – all of these were once key qualities in what constituted left-field/indie. From The Birthday Party to PiL, from Elvis Costello to The Fall, Joy Division to Magazine. It was as if the strange and exhilarating shapes these bands took on were a product of their emaciating dissatisfaction with the state of things.

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