The King of Limbs
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.