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In Rainbows

November 10th, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

In Rainbows

So here’s the thing. Whether you’re a fan of Radiohead or one of the few listeners who isn’t, it is absolutely, undeniably, without question that Thom Yorke and Co. have balls…big ones. The entire catalogue of Radiohead is soaked in dichotomy, each masterpiece doing its damnedest to debunk the last. So is anyone surprised that after a hiatus, Radiohead returns to blow the collective minds of critics and music snobs alike? Comprised of old live show favorites and leftovers from Kid A sessions, Radiohead’s latest offering focuses Thom Yorke’s previous electronic meanderings (see: Hail to the Thief ) into orchestrated, user-friendly prog-pop masterpieces. Like a sick hybrid of the better parts of Kid A and Ok Computer, In Rainbows wraps glockenspiels, pianos, drum machines, and guitars around Yorke’s endearing falsetto. With all the electronics, Radiohead manages to create expansive studies of space and minimalism that are as powerful during the quite movements as other bands at their loudest. Thom Yorke and Co. can’t help but take musical risk, so it’s no surprise that the album title was finally released a mere ten days before its scheduled release. Oh yeah, if you haven’t already heard, at midnight on the release date, Radiohead made In Rainbows available for digital download purchase. How much you ask? Name your price, that’s how much you pay. Now that’s balls, my friend. That’s also 1.2 million copies sales sold overnight. Hail to the…

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