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IN RAINBOWS

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.78 | 390 ratings

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Biff Tannen
5 stars For the converted, it goes without saying that Radiohead is one of the best and most important bands of the last two decades, and they continue to take their greatness to another level; hence, their lastest effort, "In Rainbows," which is giving "OK Computer" a serious runs for its money for the title of Best Radiohead record.

"In Rainbows" isn't one of those albums that is going to blow your doors off on its first, second, or even third listen, although I wouldn't be surprised if it did! At first, I thought it was good, but never envisioned being addicted to it like I have been since its release. As time has gone on, I find that there are times when I literally cannot stop listening to it. It is one of those records that, as soon as it ends, you immediately want to listen to it again. Over two years later, it is just as fresh as it was when it first came out, and it is aging extremely well.

Trying to pick out favorite songs is not an easy task, as every single song is so good, a great indicator of a truly great record.

I know some have said that this record isn't as ground-breaking as masterpieces like "OK Computer" and "Kid A," two records that deserve every bit of praise that they get, but to me, "In Rainbows" combined the best of everything Radiohead had done before it; it combines the rocking and catchy sensibilities of "The Bends" with the experimental edges of "Kid A" and "OK Computer" with the electronic flourishes of "Amnesiac" and "Hail to the Thief." In short, "In Rainbows" is THE perfect Radiohead record.

Biff Tannen | 5/5 |

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