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Beautiful, real music. Stunning!,
This review is from: In Rainbows (Audio CD)
How ironic that In Rainbows was given away for free and yet it's one album that really is worth paying good money for - perhaps that's the point they were trying to make. Before this I liked Radiohead but would not have called myself a massive fan exactly. I only have two of their other albums - The Bends and OK Computer. However I listened to In Rainbows and OK Computer right the way through back-to-back the other day, and somehow I just enjoyed In Rainbows more. It is one of those rare pieces that just lets you drift away...
The first half of the album is simply brilliant - 5 tracks full of wondrous noise. I don't care what people are saying about this album not breaking new ground, to my ears it is full of invention. However, Radiohead deserve praise not just for being different, but for turning innovative sounds into genuinely superb music. That is where even The Beatles sometimes failed.
Of the second half Reckoner and Videotape are the standouts, for me the other three are good rather than great - perhaps they are growers. Overall though I am struggling to think of any album this decade I have enjoyed as much. How refreshing next to all the conformist rubbish we are subjected to today.
My personal favourite (though I'm sure this will change): Weird Fishes