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THE KING OF LIMBS

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.28 | 329 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I'm actually surprised at the high ratings this has been receiving but maybe I shouldn't be because this is a site for fans of challenging music.This is a tough one to get into, difficult to digest with an experimental vibe throughout. "In Rainbows" seemed to click with me quickly but not this one.This is less melodic and it's all about creating a mood with the different atmospheres. The music is very futuristic sounding as well.

"Bloom" is experimental sounding with lots of beats and pulses.Vocals join in around a minute. So much atmosphere, especially each time he stops singing. "Morning Mr Magpie" has these intricate sounds with vocals. "Little By Little" is a favourite of mine.This could be a classic for them. "Feral" has these uptempo beats with processed vocal expressions that come and go. Cool song.

"Lotus Flower" is another great sounding tune and my second favourite. "Codex" opens with piano as vocals join in before 1 1/2 minutes.Vocals stop after 3 1/2 minutes. A melancholic song if there ever was one. "Give Up The Ghost" opens with what sounds like birds chirping then vocals a beat and guitar take over. "Seperator" opens with drums as vocals and bass join in. Guitar after 2 1/2 minutes then synths around 4 minutes.

This is different that's for sure but then RADIOHEAD aren't a band who need hit singles or even need to please their fans.They make the music they want to make, and it's usually a treat to see what they've come up with next.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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