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The King Of Limbs

28 Mar 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Label: Ticker Tape Ltd.
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Ticker Tape Ltd.
  • Total Length: 37:29
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  • ASIN: B004SRQ2W6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,017 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. J. Hasler on 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 By S.E. Haughton on 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 By leolos on 20 May 2011
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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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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul VINE VOICE on 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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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jonathan Robin Oxley on 31 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
Strange release this. In agreement with the majority of reviewers here that the first 4 tracks are a challenge and the last 4 tracks are very pleasant indeed. So to the first 4 tracks. The opener Bloom sounds almost awkward to listen to, but after about 10 or so listens, it's charms start to slowly unravel. Morning Mr Magpie has quite a nice recurring guitar riff but doesn't seem to go anywhere. Little By Little is the track that isn't really grabbing me at all (too sinister and not enough melody for me) and Feral is OK but would be filler on any other Radiohead album. The last 4 tracks are great. Lotus Flower is the most immediate song on this collection and is a true Radiohead classic. Codex is a beautiful piano-led ballad which Radiohead do so well. The last 2 tracks Give Up The Ghost and Separator almost sound too relaxed initially but are real growers. By the time you reach the end, you're thinking is that it? But on the plus side, the album never outstays it's welcome (like Pablo Honey and Hail To The Thief). Can't really compare this to In Rainbows (which was so much more immediate, tuneful and song-based) but you get the feeling that Radiohead almost wanted this CD to be a low profile release.
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