In Rainbows

  • xlcd324
  • Release Date: December 31st 2007
  • £10.99

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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