Review: Radiohead – Creep (Rock)

This review covers the grunge track Radiohead – Creep.

This track was released in 1993 on the album Pablo Honey.

The track starts with a bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and a drum kit. The vocals then come in for the first verse.

Some guitar effects signal the end of the section. The vocals then take the track into the first round of the main chorus. Some lead guitars back the vocals in this section.

From there, the acoustic guitars come back and the vocals take the track into the next verse. From there, the vocals take the track into the next round of the main chorus. The vocals extend the main chorus.

The lead guitars go away again and the vocals take the track into the next verse. Shortly after, the vocals then go into the main chorus with only a piano backing them. After that, the track then fades out.

I think the biggest strength of this track is definitely the lyrics. They really seize in on that outsider feelings a lot of people have had from time to time. The vocals are pretty good, but they do slur a few lyrics here and there. At least in this track, a fair amount of meaning is still intact, though.

The guitars are decent enough. The addition of the piano is a pretty solid decision, for sure.

My only problem with this is that it hits the quiet levels and loud levels a bit too extremely. It’s very loud some moments and quiet on the other moments. I think that if there was a bit more audible consistency, this track would have worked better.

Still, this is a pretty solid track. The lyrics are easy to relate to for a lot of people. Meanwhile, the vocals are decent enough. While it could have been mastered better, it’s still a pretty good track all around.

Score
7.5/10

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