Thursday, April 23, 2009

Album of Yesterday

Hold Me to This: Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead, by Christopher O'Riley (2005): I got this album for Xmas a couple of years ago, having never heard of O'Riley. He's a classically trained pianist with a show on public radio (From the Top) dedicated to young talent. He's also, apparently, a big fan of Radiohead, as this is the second of two discs full of his solo piano interpretations of Radiohead tracks. Perhaps because several of these tunes come from albums I don't have, I can't evaluate it in terms of how well he adapts them. I will say that it makes for a fairly pleasant listen and that the thunderous version of "Paranoid Android" is worth the trouble to put it in.

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