Volume 152 • Issue 1
The Newspaper of Amherst College Since 1868
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Number of Articles: 3
First Article: October 25, 2000
Latest Article: September 15, 2001
By GAURAV SUD
September 15, 2001
Radiohead kicked off my summer by releasing “Amnesiac.” A return to their roots?
Hardly. Thom Yorke and company still can’t keep their hands off the electronics,
and we still have a few tracks that are, in all honesty, electronic gibberish.
But unlike its predecessor, “Kid A,” the songcraft on Amnesiac shines. “Pyramid
Song” is among the finest pieces they’ve ever produced, as Yorke’s
breathtakingly beautiful vocals soar over an equally gorgeous piano line,
gradually building in “Hey Jude” fashi
May 2, 2001
But when you stop looking and start listening, this place does have something to
offer the average American. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. Catatonia. Super Furry
Animals. All bands that emerged from Wales in the ’90s and carved a decent niche
for themselves in the world of Britpop.
Yet they all took a backseat in terms of both musicianship and popular following
as soon as Stereophonics and the Manic Street Preachers entered the picture, for
these are bands that have not only impacted the British indie
October 25, 2000
Legions of Amherst folk eagerly awaited Saturday night’s annual Computer Dating
Tap, shunning old-fashioned fate for a night after spilling the contents of
their inner psyches into a survey a week earlier.
Some of those who came simply expecting a match made in Hamilton Heaven,
however, found themselves in royal company, as Prince Albert ’81 was spotted
amidst the beer, sweat and echoes of “The Thong Song.”
Amherst’s royal alum had brought a team of soccer cronies with him from Monaco