So as you read the last post... which I'm pretty sure you haven't, cause hey, who reads my blog anyway? But anyhow, here I was thinking - New Radiohead tomorrow... Nope!
With everything ready on their website, the band decided to bring forward the release by a day rather than wait until the planned date of Saturday, Feb 19 to deliver the musicMind.fucking.blown! Especially after the release of the first single from the album popped up.
Can I just say it now, No one who isn't named Thom Yorke is going to be able to pull off wearing a hat like that, so don't even think about trying, okay.
But yeah, that song is already stuck in my head. The melody anyways. It also sounds like nothing from In Rainbows. If anything, it sort of has a solo Thom track than anything else, but you have to admit that the video is hilarious to look at him dancing so him-like.
The album is pretty much The Eraser bumped up a couple of notches. Though I'm sure many people aren't going to like it on their first listen to it. Like this douche who just wanted to be the first one to review King Limbs
I'm really going to sound like a Radiohead junkie here, but this whole review is stupid. It opens up with a barely-disguised rant about how Thom Yorke is insensitive about journalist deadlines. He then vaguely accuses them of being pretentious on the whole. The rest of the review is a mess of contradictions, he can't seem to sort out whether he objects to the band not drastically inventing itself or passing too far into abstract electronics. Just shut up already, man.
It's fucking stupid to review an album so soon, you know, within hours after its release. Especially one as complex as the latest pile of Radiohead riddles. It's simple to point out that this album is very different from any of there other ones. It's obsessed with subtlety. Little guitars parts barely being played, instruments slightly out of tune, soft gentle exactness with the brass in codex.
It really comes down to the Guardian guy just really wanted to be the first to have a review out and in the absence of giving it a decent listen, he decided to dump platitudes instead.
Remember when people didn't like Kid A because "Where are the guitars?!?!" They feared it because it was different. Basically what I'm saying here is first impressions of a Radiohead album are essentially worthless. Give the album a good four or five listens and you'll fall in love with them.
Also, those of you asking when will this be on iTunes. It will be there almost immediately in fact! All you have to do is buy it on the King of Limbs website and drag the files into iTunes. Why the fuck do you need to buy it on iTunes you apple sheeple! What the fuck, go to Radiohead's site and buy it there. How much work is that?
And for those of you complaining about an 8 track cd, it's not really that much shorter than all the rest of the albums. Take a look at the time run down of the others.
Pablo Honey: 46 min
The Bends: 49 minutes
OK Computer: 53 minutes
Kid A: 47 min
Amnesiac: 44 min
Hail to the Thief: 57 min
In Rainbows: 43 min
King of Limbs: 38 min
So, their shortest one, but only by 5 minutes. Even so, I still loved it so much and have listened through at least four or five times now. I seriously can't wait for them to tour.