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Radiohead - In Rainbows CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.82 | 523 ratings

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4 stars For an album that could be free (depending on wheter or not you take advantage of the bands deal), it is a very good.

There is nothing shockingly new from this release by Radiohead, content-wise. It is not nearly as brilliant as Kid A or OK Computer, yet the method in which Radiohead went about releasing the album is, without a doubt,revolutionary. Each song on the album is good, but there are no real standouts. It has a very traditional Radiohead sound.

With this release, I can also see the "prog debate" raging on. THe album is not technical like Dream Theater or Spastic Ink, nor is it magestically symphonic like Yes or The Flower Kings. It has no Opeth moments, and any hint of Gentle Giant is missing. In-Rainbows, however, does happen to capture Radiohead's unmistakable sound, and provides 10 strong tracks that are each highly enjoyable.

If nothing else, you should check it out. It's free (if you so desire) so it won't be a waste of money for you to just check it out. If the album wern't so revolutionary, it'd recieve 3 stars. "Magis Star" for sticking it to the man and keeping a stiff upper lip to the record companies. 4 Stars, there is no reason why this is not an excellent addition to any collection. Who could argue with free, high-quality music?

Inverted | 4/5 |


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