Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbow’ – first impressions

I am right now listening to the new Radiohead album ‘In Rainbows’ which will be coming out in physical form sometime in December. Instead of the album being leaked out and downloaded from usenet and torrent sites, the band have officially sanctioned the electronic dissemination of their new songs by allowing fans to get it off their website for whatever they wish to pay. In actual fact you can get it at the very sensible price of 45 pence (that’s the service charge) if thats how you feel and if you are a cheapskate. Me, well I paid a whooping GBP 1.45 for 10 DRM-free mp3s and is as happy as a guilt-free clam.

Its premature for me to write an objective review of the album seeing that I am only half way through it. Initial impression : they are trying to reconcile their rock roots with their excursions into electronica wilderness. Thom Yorke actually sings on some of the tracks. Favourite track so far – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.


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