In Rainbows

  • Label XL
  • Genre UK & EU
  • Released 31/12/07 31/12/07
  • Cat no xlcd324 xllp324

With 'In Rainbows' Radiohead may well have created their own 'Physical Graffiti'. Drawn from over 10 years of sketches, outtakes and live renditions that finally get nailed, it's a veritable summation of everything you love about them - from rhythmically challenging jazz funk prog to droning repetitive exhumations of the socio-political conscience (rock 'n' roll). It's the true heir to 'Ok Computer'. Beginning with some of that familiar warp-inspired glitchiness, opener, '15 step's children's voices and odd-meter clapping is astoundingly uplifting. 'bodysnatchers' is the kind of crunchy guitar rock that we'd all given up hope that they'd ever record again and 'weird fishes / arpeggi' takes johnny greenwood's orchestral piece and turns it into a chiming thing of post-rock wonder.

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