Monday, February 21, 2011

What We're Listening To: Radiohead

This one certainly snuck up on everyone. Out of nowhere, Radiohead decided to self-release a new album via the Internet, informing the masses through Twitter, Facebook, and their email listserv. I didn't have to think twice about purchasing the album, and after two listens, they didn't dissapoint. In Rainbows could be considered a return to form, after 2003's heavy and angst driven Hail to the Thief. With In Rainbows, Radiohead honed their craft by cutting out all of that Bush induced anger, and focusing on the music. Their new album, The King of Limbs, is heavy on synthesizers and electronic noise (for a lack of a better word), but it doesn't exactly pick up where Kid A left off. Instead, it plots new ground, creating a musical world that is as mysterious as anything they have done before. The songs flow together extremely well, and before you know it, the album has finished as quietly as it began. This is the sound of the twenty first century. Go check it out!

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