Sound — 6
"Just another Pixies influenced grunge band" were many peoples first impression of Radiohead's arrival in 1993 which is not far from the truth infact. The heavy three-guitar attack was used by the band on their first album Pablo Honey and is at some points used to dazzling effect for instance in the mindblowing "Blowout." However this trend does not continue throughout the album and compared to later standards from the band many see this as their weakest work as I must agree. it's not helped either by their being a certain song called Creep on this album which is really what got them where they were back then. Thankfully this is not what people think of when they think of Radiohead today.
Lyrics — 7
Pablo Honey really is a self-loathe album. In song like Creep and Prove Yourself Thom sounds like he is well basically a loser. But an ispiring loser at that. The lyrics don't show them at their best but their is adequate work within this album. Any adequate pieces are outshined by Thoms vocal capability which is unique and really is embracing and powerful.
Overall Impression — 7
By far the worst Radiohead album but by no means a bad album as Pablo Honey was what got them going and will always be remembered for great songs such as Creep, Anyone Can Play Guitar and Blowout. For a Radiohead fan this is still a must-have but not necessarily their best work.