Thank you Rolling Stone

14 01 2008

in rainbows“All of it rocks; none of it sounds like any other band on earth; it delivers an emotional punch that proves all other rock stars owe us an apology.”


– Rob Sheffield “Rolling Stone Review: Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’

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4 responses

15 01 2008
Um...Yum!

So I take it you like it then? The place I work at sells it, and I like the cover and the name of the album, but I was never that fond of Radiohead, but everyone has nothing but good things to say about it, which makes me think I should give it a listen.

15 01 2008
grace13

definitely! I truely believe you can’t fully determine if you like an album or not until you pop it into your car and listen – surrounded by the music – none of the sounds being lost. Radiohead truely steps beyond most musicians* to a place where it isn’t a matter of whether the instrumentation or the vocals are more important. It’s the combination – each working fully for the other – that makes it so amazing.

*open to debate i suppose

15 01 2008
James

I love this album too, although I have been a Radiohead fan for some time. Interestingly while the whole planet seems to be going mad about this album, some of my mates who are even bigger Radiohead fans than me, aren’t so impressed by it.

Did you get copies of the extra tracks from the discbox? And out of interest what is (are) your favourite track(s) from the album?

15 01 2008
grace13

Aside from ‘Creep’ I actually didn’t start listening ’til I met Indie 2 summers ago. He is a huge Radiohead junkie. What with my crush on him and obsession with music I decided to give them a try. At first, it was a little strange bc their music is sooo different from your average bandontheradio. But I played all their tracks over and over while studying and *bam* suddenly a huge fan.

I’m glad the whole world is gaga over the album – it’s pretty fucking stellar. If it introduces more people to a high level of music, I’m all for it. (anything to cut off Britney *shudder*)

Is it anything new? No. I have other favorite Radiohead albums and songs. However, in my opinion this album plays best as a whole – sequentially – easing from one track to the next. In a sense I’m thinking of Green Day’s “punk rock opera” – though minus the continuous storyline.

Personal Favorites: 15 Step, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, & Videotape

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