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The King Of Limbs

28 Mar. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Ticker Tape Ltd.
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Ticker Tape Ltd.
  • Total Length: 37:29
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004SRQ2W6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,346 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Mannion on 26 Sept. 2014
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When I first listened to this album, I found it a bit unfathomable as the band obviously revisited the direction they took for Kid A. I listened to it a few times, didn't really buy it and left it alone for a couple of years.
I revisited it recently and found myself getting it and actually rather liking it. Unlike Kid A, there is a coherence about what is here, whereas there are to much documented issues internally in the band following the success of OK Computer which comes across in the music.
This album is worth persevering with in my opinion as it is a band clearly not afraid to venture into a different direction, and it is a good thing to occasionally be taken on this type of journey.
Unlike some of their other works, there is not the high tempo hook or riffs to help you access what they are doing like with Amnesiac or Hail to the Thief, and it is fairly down beat throughout, but it is a strangely soothing and melodic experience as a result.
Not their most accessible work, which may be the point, but possibly their most grown up and definitely worth a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MikeAndCiara on 6 Feb. 2015
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I've always found The King Of Limbs a very interesting album. Released a few years after the fantastic In Rainbows, an album that rightly met with almost universal praise for mixing the experimentation and fearlessness of Kid A with the accessible melody of their earlier albums, it's instantly recognisable as a Radiohead record. That same sense of bold, beautifully realised experimentation runs through this from start to finish. It sounds fantastic through headphones or played out loud on a good sound system, Thom's voice has never sounded so haunting and the whole thing feels like a lot of care and love has been lavished on every sound, every moment.

But I remember being extremely disappointed at first because the songs themselves just didn't quite do it. No worries, Kid A was the same. It took several listens for that album to reveal all its secrets and suddenly everything clicked and you realised you were listening to something very special indeed. With The King Of Limbs it just never quite happened. Some of the songs are good - Lotus Flower and Separator are strong and improve with every listen, but as a whole it feels a bit of an interesting oddity rather than a great record. At just 8 songs and 37 minutes or so it's obviously very short for a full album and this is good as there's no 'filler' here and everything fits together well, the lyrical content is full of nature imagery, trees, oceans, forests, all quite surreal and wrapped up nicely by lyrics in the closer Separator about waking up from a dream - it's a very, very well realised and crafted album - just one that never approaches greatness in terms of the actual songs, which is a shame. Well worth a listen, but hard to love.
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47 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. J. Hasler on 21 April 2011
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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 By Mr P A Hopwood on 14 Sept. 2014
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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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul VINE VOICE on 2 May 2011
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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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