Radiohead – Lucky

One of my favorite Radiohead songs. It combines triumph and hopelessness in a way that I’m not sure I’ve heard pulled off in other places. My favorite part is Johnny Greenwood’s guitar solo. It perfectly encapsulates the feel of the song – anguished, but not in a gloomy way. Instead it soars, pleading to the heavens rather than dwelling on the pain. It’s also simple (pretty much just echoing his part from the chorus), which can sometimes make for a better solo than a guitarist showing off. Overall, a fantastic song from a fantastic album.


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