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The King of Limbs [CD]

Radiohead Audio CD
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Radiohead created a rock grunge sound influenced by Nirvana and the Pixies in the nineties, with albums like Pablo Honey and The Bends. In the 2000s, they Merged electronica with abrasive guitar with Kid A and Amnesiac. They inspire the listener to be uplifted and reflective in equal measure. Their most critically acclaimed album, 1997's OK Computer, has been nominated as one of the ... Read more in Amazon's Radiohead Store

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  • Audio CD (28 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: XL Recordings
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,132 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Feral 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Separator 5:200.79  Buy MP3 

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Eighth studio album by the critically acclaimed alternative rock group. Produced by Nigel Godrich, the album was announced just five days before its release and includes the track 'Lotus Flower'.

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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give this a few listens 21 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to this album more or less constantly since it's release, and was interested to hear what others thought of it. I was a little sad to see people giving it poor reviews, so I thought I would add my two-penneth in. I think there are enough reviews giving song by song synopsis for me not to add to them so here goes!
This album reminds me of the Kid A/Amnesiac era.I find it extremely soothing oddly, and when trying to listen to other music, I keep finding myself coming back to it, and discovering new bits each time.Listening on headphones you can get a real sense of the marvelous use of sounds. In particular where Thom is using his voice as a instrument in itself, even using breaths as percussion. Many songs have a mantra feel to them, and a warmth that I really liked. I think I will be listening to this album for a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Album of 2 Halves - 4.5 Stars 17 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The King of Limbs certainly feels like a fresh start for Radiohead.

The title of this review refers to 2 Halves, and I say so because the first 4 tracks sound experimental and at times somewhat repetitive, as though the band are trying to work their way into new musical surroundings. However, from Lotus Flower through to Codex, Give Up The Ghost and finally Separator, the quality reaches new heights. Haunting, emotional and beautiful.

Radiohead have a knack of being able to blend guitar music with electronica and other variables and produce quality music and the aforementioned 2nd half of the album is a prime example of this. If the next album is along the lines of the 2nd half of The King of Limbs, it'll be outstanding.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one and only . . . 20 May 2011
By leolos
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It may be a strange thing to say, but you have to say that the majority of criticism levelled at Radiohead stems from the fact that they have set such high standards for themselves. Listeners (including myself) expect so much from them, as we all know what their capable of producing.

I have listened to the album about five or so times now, and all I can say is that I find it sublime. All the tracks flow into each other with an ease that is so pleasing to listen to.

I've heard it often said that Radiohead veer unto the realms of pretension with their so called experimental musings. I beg to differ. Beneath all the button twiddling, there is still that undeniable sense of beautiful melody.

Nobody sounds like Radiohead, because no one can.

I love this album, and I for one am thankful for their continued existence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated and Melodic Offering 14 Sep 2014
Format:Audio CD
An underrated and melodic offering by radiohead. Interesting beat running through the album, courtesy of Phil Selway's drums. Bloom is unlike anything previously by radiohead and sets the beat for the rest of the album. There are some instantly likeable tracks, for example Codex and Give Up the Ghost, and others that really grow after a number of listens, like Little by Little, which at first I found Thom Yorke's vocals a tad whiney, but after hearing it live with better vocals, started to really appreciate the song, especially the unusual out of kilter timing. The album has a dreamy trippy feel at times, summed up most by the final track Separator with Thom Yorke falling out of bed from a long and vivid dream to an almost George Harrisonesque twinkling guitar riff.
A great album that deserves repeated listens to really appreciate it. A definite 5 stars.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't stop playing this album!! 2 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
As an early purchaser of the 'newspaper album' released via Radiohead's website, I was given the opportunity to download the MP3s the following Friday which I duly did. On first listen, I have to confess that I was pretty disappointed. I remember thinking how 'Bloom' sounded somehow 'detached', particularly with its strange drum loop, and that it didn't kick the album off well at all. 'Morning Mr Magpie' merely continued this trend by simply containing a sparse guitar/hi-hat/vocal loop, not much in the way of a chorus. In fact, 'Codex' was probably the only sign of Radiohead which I could relate to, the track having somewhat of a 'Pyramid Song' feel to it.

I fell in love with 'Separator', but the rest of the album just didn't work at all. Ten listens in and I still wasn't gripped, the music sounding to me like extended experimentation, sparse instrumentation and containing limited points of interest.

On the basis of the above, I would have probably given the record a 2- to 3-star review.

However, the 'newspaper album' duly arrived last week and I've not stopped playing it since. Here's why. I fast-forwarded straight to 'Separator' on the first listen, but as I ran through the rest of the album, something strange happened. I began to fall in love with it. Seriously fall in love with it.

It's just that The King Of Limbs sounds so incredible on CD. Where the MP3s sound sparse and lack focus, the CD contains bags of detail, a fabulous amount of bass and it really draws attention to the intricate nature of the songs as a very big 'positive' rather than 'negative'.

The King Of Limbs sounds simply amazing through my system, sound quality which my iPod can only dream about.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead - It's good to be the King 28 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
On the first listen to "King of Limbs" over a month ago mixed feelings were the order of the day. Certainly Radiohead eighth album send yet another "interstellar burst" into the record industry and by doing so frustrated those who "leak" new albums onto the Internet. The panic and exasperation of music critics around the globe trying to pen words of profundity on an album that had appeared out of nowhere on the web was an equal joy. Indeed it probably garnered some bad reviews on the part of the bands failure to send out promotional copies.

Alternatively there was also a sense in some reviews that the album was a bit of a let down with the band stuck in a post "In Rainbows" rut of drab, cynical self-importance driven more by computer programming than any real emotion. Not so much wilfully difficult as just rather cold and grey. This reviewer felt that on occasions it sounded more like a Thom Yorke solo album and appeared a mixed "game of two halves" with an anxious weak opening but building to a strong finish.

Repeated listens have revealed alternatively a delicious album which while not quite on par with "In Rainbows" is a splendid addition to the Radiohead oeuvre. It is an album where you could happily locate all of the songs individually onto the previous seven Radiohead albums with the synth rhythms and percussive drum loops of the opener "Bloom" harking back to Rainbows while the brilliant "Little by Little" is a song of darker hue and could happily sit on "Amnesiac". "Feral" alternatively is one of the album highlights and could soundtrack the darkest of movies as an urban soundscape; a bubbling bass led sonic adventure in the tradition of "Kid A' .
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2.0 out of 5 stars Where is Radiohead ?
There are some good tracks here, but it's all a bit under-cooked, a bit lacklustre.

I fully realise that they don't want to re-tread old ground - but mediocre is not a... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ghoti666
5.0 out of 5 stars really like this album
Top...really like this album..
Published 15 days ago by Charles S. Redworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice vinyl release with free download.
Published 27 days ago by Steve Blight
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Linda Mckay
5.0 out of 5 stars So very clever
Such an under rated album.

I did not 'get' or appreciate this album for a long time and then when you do its so clever. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. D-G
5.0 out of 5 stars widely underrated
I am somewhat puzzled by several people’s reactions to this album. Perhaps these stem from the fact that it is not as instantly appealing as 'In Rainbows', but that to me is part... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dr Do Little
5.0 out of 5 stars Radio head at a great price
Excellent and quick. Thank you. Prompt delivery. Always been a fan of radio head and was delighted with the price
Published 6 months ago by Kevin Corcoran
4.0 out of 5 stars Codex is superb
In agreement with what others have already said King of Limbs really is an album of two halves. Sadly the first half of the album is a little underwhelming, while i don't dislike... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Thom
5.0 out of 5 stars A real grower having come back to it a year later
Having turned my nose up of this when it first came out, and dismissed it as tosh, I've revised my opinion. Now I think it's great. Read more
Published 12 months ago by aglees
5.0 out of 5 stars challenging
Radiohead always challenge the listener and this album is no different. Simlilar in style to Kid A, it's a great late night record. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr Orion
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