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Radiohead - The King Of Limbs CD (album) cover




Crossover Prog

3.29 | 324 ratings

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1 stars Well, when I first sat down and listened to The King of Limbs, I was pissed, and honestly really hated it. In Rainbows was such a breath of fresh air after the so-so Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief. I had thought that they had their moment of experimentation and were back on the rails. After 4 years of waiting, suddenly here it is, and it felt like more of the same (or so I thought). But then I listened to it again, and Codex really got my attention, to the point that it was giving me goosebumps. Next song to really impress me was Little by Little with this crazy, wild beat that screams intrigue. Lotus Flower was the first that I heard and although kinda standard, I really do like it. Bloom is quirky and unique. I rejected Feral upon first listen but now I am enjoying it. Give up the Ghost is really growing on me as well. The album kind of fizzles out with separator which is a little weak, but suspicions run high that the lyric "if you think this is over, then you are wrong" may be more then just a lyric and we may be on verge of our first double Radiohead album. Could separator turn out to be a literal separator? If so, I say bring it on. Well, Within just 3 days I listened to it 4 times and find something new every time, so yes I am finally very satisfied with this album. It just took time to grow on me. So the visceral reaction was hatred and disappointment and now I listen to it almost once a day and can not for the life of me get these damn songs out of my head. Bloom is in my head right now. There is no other band that can evoke these kinds of emotions in me. This band really cannot be defined. '

UPDATE- now that it has been declared that there will be no TKOL part 2, this album can suck it. Its bland, boring, short, generic and doesn't stand on its own. I enjoy it, but wouldn't call it a Radiohead album. Its just a whatever album. I thought they were finally back after the very decent In Rainbows, but I was wrong.

Phoenix87x | 1/5 |


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