10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Love and melody return as Radiohead hit a fine balance between adventure and warmth. With no label to please and a pay-what-you-want purchase model planned, In Rainbows was free to be wilfully avant garde. Instead, amid plenty of rhythmic and electronic flourishes, the band re-engage with tunes and guitars, framing emotional intensity within straightforward rock (“Bodysnatchers”) and gently burning love songs that are artful without being oblique (“All I Need”, “House of Cards”). Of course, the love Thom Yorke sings of is darkly complicated but it’s satisfying to hear his aching falsetto at the fore again.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Love and melody return as Radiohead hit a fine balance between adventure and warmth. With no label to please and a pay-what-you-want purchase model planned, In Rainbows was free to be wilfully avant garde. Instead, amid plenty of rhythmic and electronic flourishes, the band re-engage with tunes and guitars, framing emotional intensity within straightforward rock (“Bodysnatchers”) and gently burning love songs that are artful without being oblique (“All I Need”, “House of Cards”). Of course, the love Thom Yorke sings of is darkly complicated but it’s satisfying to hear his aching falsetto at the fore again.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings
149 Ratings
TheSpaceBunny ,

Best fricken album ever!!!

I am partial to this album because it encapsulates my entire childhood. It is nostalgic for me and makes me think of many childhood things, (like the time I thought Thome Yorke was singing in Hungarian during Faust Arp because I had no concept of a british accent). While this album may not be their most acclaimed album, it still holds a special spot in my heart for music!

Faunce13 ,

Ditto

Yea what he said!!

Mobile BS ,

All I need is nude

This album as a whole just doesn't grab me, but all I need and nude are great

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