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Chris S
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4 stars This is a great album. Would have to be one of their most mellow yet. Would be also fair to say that I think Radiohead have taken a dramatic turn musically. Whether this is a one album shift I am not sure but nevertheless this new direction is appealing and refreshing. 'Cross over Prog' is the perfect genre description for Radiohead sound. What stands out for me more on this album is Thom Yorke's more melodic in the vocal department and the bass of Colin Greenwood drives the mood of the album. Almost jazzy in parts and dare I say it at times a combination of mellow Blur/Sigur Ros sounds come through

The album is appealing on all fronts ( There are always a couple of tracks unbearable on previous albums, IMHO) The vocals are very clever especially on the opening track ' 15 step' and then this moody bass kicks in. By far the heaviest track is next ' Bodysnatchers' but is very good overall. Other pearlers would have to be the fragile ' Nude', the unnerving but very true lyrically ' Weird Fishes' and my personal favourites ' The reckoner' and ' House of cards'. I like this new direction Radiohead are taking and the mellowness of In Rainbows displays a newfound contentment with their sound. Highly recommended.

Chris S | 4/5 |


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