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Short but sweet!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 15/04/2011 20:29:03
More in the mould of Kid A and Amnesiac than OK Computer and The Bends but there are some quality tracks on here. They are all 'growers' for the most part and it's a shame there's no signature crunching guitar riffs as Greenwood excels when he puts them in! But this is new stuff, organic beats and echoing laments, vocal experiments for the headphones... and this album works best on the headphones. It's a personal album. Morning Mr Magpie and Lotus Flower are foot tappers, Codex and Give Up The Ghost are deep melancholy numbers and it's all topped off with Separator, which is a classic track. The album could have been a bit longer, but if you like the internal world of Kid A, you'll like this too
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Excelllent, once again
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/04/2011 14:34:47
once again Radiohead prove that they are simply a class above the rest. This is different again from their other albums and yet they still produce interesting, moving, innovative music. I'm a massive Radiohead fan and it took me a while to come around to Kid A and Amnesiac, because they were so different, but I could tell after a few listenings that I was goung to enjoy this and I can't stop playing it. There is one downside for me and that it simply isn't long enough! But for the tracks that are on there, for me, it's 5*!
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A Great Album That Needs Multiple Listens
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 10/04/2011 01:41:47
If you like guitar driven Radiohead or never quite got into Kida A or Amnesiac, this is not for you. It is more experimental than the likes of The Bends, OK Computer and In Rainbows. It stands at 8 tracks also, which is a lot shorter than a lot of Radiohead albums, but the quality of a Radiohead album.
Radiohead have never made the same album twice and are always looking to push the boundries of music. This album is more ambient and jazz influenced than their previous outings, and there is more of a dubstep quality to it. This could be down to Thom Yorke's collaborations with artists like Flying Lotus.
All the songs on the album are good, especially Codex, which will go down as one of the great Radiohead ballads. It is an album that improves with each listen, and in a year maybe this will be 5 stars for me. My only quarry with this album is that it seems to have a slight absence of drummer Phil Selway, partially replaced with digital beats.
Overall a great album and most likely to be one of the most inventiive mainstream albums of the year. Another fine release from one of the best bands in the world. 8/9 out of 10.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Radiospread on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 07/04/2011 08:22:01
For anyone who loved in rainbows, ok computer, the bends, hail to the thief this will be a massive disappointment dont get me wrong there is two or 3 songs that are good but its sounds like a solo effort from thom yorke rather than a radiohead album. i am a die hard radiohead fan and this just isint up to the standards we expect
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At times stunning
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/03/2011 17:06:23
Again Not The Bends...this is closer to the last four albums combined....but the dubsteppish, instrumental FERAL...the brillant single LOTUS FLOWER...and the breathtakin CODEX...rank amongest the best that theyve done. Rock without the Rock. Simply miles ahead of any band around.
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Not just more of the same
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/03/2011 23:10:43
On my first listen through this album when it was released on initial download I sort of sighed and thought it was more of the same Radiohead we've been hearing since Kid A. I WAS WRONG. A whole month later and now to my accustomed ears it's completely different - I was mistaking Radiohead's trademark sound as evidence of lack of innovation. This album is a real grower, with 'Lotus Flower' being the most accessible. Standout tracks include Codex (piano led and sort of like Motion Picture Soundtrack but, IMO, a thousand times more emotional), Give Up the Ghost and Little by Little (a snazzier, upbeat Knives Out). I have come to massively appreciate King of Limbs on its own merits and I guarantee that if you don't like it at first then persevere-it stands up to earlier albums. Radiohead have proven once again that they know precisely what they're doing. 4 stars because it could have been longer!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: FUTUREKUBIK on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Fantastic ... though a tiny bit short (perhaps?)
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/03/2011 10:58:36
A really truly, excellent piece of work from these guys. I can't think of a song I'd skip whilst listening. For myself Codex is definitely the highlight as is Little by Little. That is all :0)
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Short but sweet
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/03/2011 15:17:29
At eight tracks and thirty-seven minutes The King Of Limbs is not what you'd call a big, sprawling album, but the quality of the music here is up to the usual Radiohead standards, and the record's brevity makes for a smooth listen. Opening track "Bloom" is the band at its brilliant best and, with its wonderful use of brass, strings and rhythm, sounds as exciting and vital as ever. There's the lush instrumentation and beautiful vocals in "Little By Little", the dark and addictively atmospheric "Feral", the soul-crushing simplicity of "Give Up The Ghost"...to name just a few highlights. That a band this far into its career still sounds this fresh and invigorated on its eighth album is actually quite impressive and rare. A grower!
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