“This the super villian y’all know who this is”
Usually when I post music I try to write about my opinion on said music…but I don’t know what’s going on. Thom Yorke and MF DOOM? That’s like a strange twisted dream collaboration, I haven’t gotten that excited about seeing two artists work together in longer than I can remember.
But this? “Retarded Fren?” I’ve never heard anything like this. Thought it was horrible the first time I heard it, just confused me. But I’ve relistened maybe 10 times, and every time I listen to it I like it a significant amount more.
It’s a weird song, be warned. Only DOOM and Thom Yorke and the guys from Radiohead could ever create a song like this.
Listen to it over at Pigeons and Planes and let me know what you think, I’m curious to hear the general consensus on this one.
Radiohead’s newest release, The King of Limbs, required a full run-through before it really settled with me. After one spin, though, I remembered that Radiohead isn’t necessarily trying to sound ‘good’ by society’s standards. They’re a band that has made a name for itself by stretching limits and pushing boundaries. This album is just that: beautiful instrumentals coupled with electronic qualities that sound a little off-centered or strayed from the norm. If you’re not a long-time fan of Radiohead, this album may seem haunting, but let it settle and you will likely be reminded that music is an artform and subsequently blown away by all that Radiohead does with merely 7 notes.
Favorite Song: “Codex”
Recommendation: Purchase – Pick and Choose – Pass
Radiohead released their album, The King of Limbs, one day early. If you’re one of the masterminds in the music industry, you are allowed to break the rules. So what does Thom Yorke do? He breaks the rules. Releases the album a day earlier than he said he would. Releases the album on … a Friday? Gets so excited about it, he goes and dances his heart out in a dark shed. This is art right here people. Real art.
Go get your copy of The King of Limbs right here.