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Classic Album Review: Radiohead | I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings

These concert recordings are as spellbindingly distinctive as the studio versions.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Kid A and Amnesiac were such studio-dependent albums, you almost had to wonder how Radiohead would pull these songs off onstage. The answer — as revealed on I Might Be Wrong — is damned impressively.

This 40-minute live EP’s eight tracks are more or less divided between tracks from those two previous albums (with one previously unreleased selection in the sorrowful acoustic-guitar closer True Love Waits). But I Might Be Wrong’s songs aren’t just carbon copies of their studio counterparts. Instead, they’re often the jumping-off point for Thom Yorke and co., who expand, explore and experiment with these tunes and their arrangements, adding plenty of noisy skronk and hallucenogenic effects here, stripping down to the bare bones there, until they have crafted versions of these songs that are every bit as as spellbindingly distinctive as their studio counterparts. Once again, everything is in its right place.