Radiohead Review // Moda Center 4/9

Written by on April 13, 2017

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RIYL: Beck, Pixies, Portishead, LCD Soundsystem

Radiohead’s return to Portland for the first time in twenty years was everything I hoped it would be. Since they haven’t been here in my lifetime, I was not the only one putting a lot of weight on this show. They delivered, as usual. Their 24-song set spanned their entire career and featured tracks from every album.

The show opened with “Daydreaming” from 2016’s A Moon Shaped Pool with beautiful lighting to supplement the gorgeous, haunting guitar and vocals. A few other AMSP tracks were also played, the rare “Glass Eyes” and dancy “Ful Stop” and “Identikit”. A few of my all-time favorites made appearances such as “Street Spirit” and “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” as well as classics from Kid A, “The National Anthem”, “Idioteque” and “Everything In Its Right Place” and old favorites “I Might Be Wrong” and “There There”. The only tracks off of Ok Computer, which recently turned twenty years old, were “Airbag” and “No Surprises”.

To celebrate their majestic return, they closed the show with “Creep”, though not Radiohead’s best song, was an incredible experience to be a part of that many people all singing at once. I’ve been known to have a substantial bias but I truly believe Radiohead is a band everyone should try to see at least once in their lifetime. They put on an incredible show and there is nothing else like it.

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