Radiohead-The King of Limbs

Radiohead changed the face of releasing music with their last album ‘In Rainbows’ and now with their eighth studio recording they release an album before anyone even realised they’d recorded one. Although ‘The King of Limbs’ is only 8 songs and 37 minutes long it follows on pretty closely to its predecessors lacking guitars and favouring electronic experimentation. Once again there must be less and less for drummer Phil Selway to do as the drums get more looped, complicated and programmed. For a while now Radiohead have been carving out a sound uniquely their own and this record is no exception. Thom’s voice, as ever, is just soaring and it fits perfectly over the subtle tracks as sounds whirr and pianos fade in and out. ‘Little by Little’ is a track that on first listen stands out as does ‘Lotus Flower’ but as with all recent Radiohead releases it takes a few times around before it really gets under your skin and slowly the whole album begins to grow on you and while its no ‘O.K.Computer’ it is another brilliant addition to their body of work.

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