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Old 19-02-2011, 11:56 AM
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sure i saw thom yorke doing that dance in coppers last week
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Old 21-02-2011, 10:21 AM
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Read this today it gives a good description of the album imo.

“King Of Limbs” is alright if you’re looking for something which is stuck between the trad-rock stations, which the band seem ready and willing to abandon, and the far side, which the band don’t seem quite willing to completely embrace. If you haven’t heard Tune-Yards or Flying Lotus or The Notwist, you’ll probably think “King Of Limbs” is alright. You know that the band have been listening to the right records and that they have the right motivations for their electrobleeperyrock haze, yet they just don’t seem able to close the deal

Instead of conviction, there is conservatism. They’re a big band who want to make the big jump into the unknown, but something is holding them back for going for broke. The more I listen to “King Of Limbs”, the more it simply fades into the background like a bad ambient electronica album. You don’t get that with “Cosmogramma” or “Butter” or “Space Is Only Noise” or “Cerulean”, four albums which “KIng Of Limbs” would probably like to be seen hanging around with. With “King Of Limbs”, the spark which sends those other albums into the stratosphere is missing. Listening to “King Of Limbs”, you keep hearing a band who have inexplicably donned straitjackets.

Oh sure, it has moments when all of that uneasy, slightly fussy abstraction finds a focus and you can see where the band wanted to go. “Bloom” is a wild, bracing blast, “Codex” has a graceful, old-fashioned, orchestral style and “Lotus Flower” has a fine, idiosyncratic momentum (even when you’ve not watching the video). Elsewhere, it’s hard to pinpoint any moments when the album or band truly gels. You can hear Jonny Greenwood’s film score influence throghout for sure, which is always a magnificent sound, and York’s liking for skittery, glitchy electronics is clear and present, but where’s the influence of the others on this sonic shopping list? It’s no surprise that most electronic producers fly solo so Radiohead’s collective embrace of the sound was always going to create some bumps.

When you forget about the sideshows (there’s now apparently a raft of conspiracy theories surrounding “King Of Limbs”) and simply view the album as a single piece of art, it’s OK, but far from great. While it’s always interesting to see a big rock band abandon their comfort zone, “King Of Limbs” is really another grope in the dark after the huge, confident strides once taken on “Kid A”. Sure, they seem to have abandoned the dumb-fuck indieguitar histronics of their early days and that’s to be welcomed. But a band of Radiohead’s ability need to be bolder and brasher. Or, perhaps as seems to be the case, true adventures in sound can be only be had when the artist in question has absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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Old 21-02-2011, 10:24 AM
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x 2.

The rest of the piece, not so much.
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Old 24-03-2011, 12:06 PM
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little by little is the one great tune on it i think
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Old 19-04-2011, 01:05 PM
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Good news for anyone who ordered "King Of Limbs" digitally through the Radiohead website. www.kingoflimbs.com

They are giving away a free download of the 2 new tracks released exclusively for Record Store Day: "The Butcher" & "Supercollider" which are not on the King Of Limbs album.

Nice one.
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Old 19-04-2011, 01:29 PM
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was really disappointed with the album. 'in rainbows' was great so was expecting a lot more here

thought the cd was skipping on the first few tracks as the beats were all over the place so reckon there are only about three decent tracks on it.

love to see them live though - anyone know if they are coming to ireland or even a gig in london ?
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Old 19-04-2011, 03:24 PM
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There are no live plans as we speak.
But, knowing Radiohead, this could change rapidly. They have had a habit recently, of announcing quickly, events that are normally hyped up in advance of official announcements.

I would be surprised if they don't annouce at least some live gigs before the end of the summer, but rumours of surprise festival appearances continue.
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Old 19-04-2011, 03:34 PM
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Be interested to hear how the new album tracks translate into a live setting. Haven't really gone back to the album since getting it but a few random tracks came up the other week while coming down on the train and I liked 'em a lot more.

Received that email this morning with the two new tracks, was hoping they'd do that!
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Old 19-04-2011, 04:50 PM
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Good news for anyone who ordered "King Of Limbs" digitally through the Radiohead website. www.kingoflimbs.com

They are giving away a free download of the 2 new tracks released exclusively for Record Store Day: "The Butcher" & "Supercollider" which are not on the King Of Limbs album.

Nice one.

They have been up online since about two weeks ago i think.
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