Review : Radiohead - In Rainbows
MusicomhEverybody who'd pre-ordered it received their download of Radiohead's In Rainbows at the same time - public and critics alike. The physical product, for those without computers to aid their aural pleasure, will appear nearly two months later with various extra tracks, vinyl and artwork for the princely sum of £40. But if you want the download now, you get to choose what you pay for it. As the band's website says, No really, it's up to you....full text
Entertainment.timesonlineHad there been a nationwide power cut last Monday, you could have lit a town the size of St Albans with the envy that Radiohead instantly elicited among their peers. Take away the glamour of a pop starís job and that fact is that most of the currently extant names in your record collection are slogging through severe record deals for percentage points that Radiohead left behind a long time ago. And yet, among all the excitement, itís worth pondering a small but important question. If the music industry collapsed tomorrow, what would most of those bands do with their new-found autonomy? In a world without A&R men and people who are paid to tell you the truth about whether your new stuff sucks, how many musicians would ultimately resist the gravitational pull of their own rectums?...full text
HiphopmusicCapsule review: "In Rainbows" is good enough to be an album Lupe Fiasco never listens to.
(I don't care that everyone else is doing it, and I don't care that you don't care. I care!!)
The 80,000 references to In Rainbows being "lush" and "sparse" were correct. People who like Radiohead with guitars and melodies should be very happy today, people who like weird bleeps and bloops maybe a bit less happy. If OK Computer is your favorite album In Rainbows might be your second favorite....full text
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