Songs and Literature

Radiohead – idioteque

Buography of the band:

Radiohead are an English rockband formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments) and Colin Greenwood (bass), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals) and Philip Selway (drums, percussion). They have worked with producer Nigel Godrich and cover artist Stanley Donwood since 1994.

Video of the song:

 

The pictures:

Themes:

Critizising the society as it is

The world is awful

The world could be worst than this

People have to awake

Society does not care about what is happening

Tones:

A warning

Pessimistic

Opinion:

In my opinion, this song is about beggining to feel that everything is going to go down. ‘Ice age coming’ This quote means that the worst is yet to come. ‘I have seen too much. I haven’t seen enough’. In other words, I have seen the world as awful as it is but it can be worst than this so I have not seen it all. He is warning us.

Literary devices:

‘Let me hear both sides
Let me hear both sides
Let me hear both’ Repetition to emphazise he does not want his pessimistic view of the world to be true but he does not see another possibility anyway.

‘I’ll laugh until my head comes off’ Visual image to prove that he had warned us and when the worst happens because we did not listen to him, he will laugh.

‘Who’s in a bunker?
Who’s in a bunker?’ Repetition to makes us understand that most of us are inside bunkers and not knowing or not caring of what happens in the rest of the world.

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