Following In Rainbows, Radiohead releases King Of Limbs, the band's 8th studio full-length. Limbs, produced by Nigel Godrich aka the "sixth member" of Radiohead, is the band's shortest album to date consisting of just 8 tracks. "Lotus Flower," an eerily beautiful tune characterized by hints of electronica, was the first song to see the light of day, and tracks like "Bloom," with its hazy, experimental sound, and "Codex," with its serene yet somehow tense composure, define the stylings of the album (along with Thom Yorke's haunting vocals, of course). Other picks include the brilliant, acoustic guitar-driven "Little by Little" and the soothing "Give Up The Ghost," but really, there is not a song on the album that won't require repeats and multiple listens. 2016 reissue of XL Recordings, highly recommended.
- music label: XL Recordings 2016
reviewed by nakinboots 03/2011
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