Notureboy 
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Re: “Review: Radiohead's King of Limbs, first impressions

I was initially staggering at the authors comments that "Hail to the Thief, which aside from the lead off track 2+2=5, was a disappointment, while In Rainbows was a mumbled drag." Of course, we all have our likes, dislikes, etc.

Personally I would rank In Rainbows Disk 1 as the pinnacle of Radiohead's musical carreer (you have to specify Chris - there is also Disk 2, which I'm curious if you are aware of now) and then Ok Computer / Hail to the Thief as #2 & 3. Thats just me of course and I have no interest in making anyone think the same.

But while "Hail to..." can be mellow & digital at times, I have to ask - Chris, have you actually listened to any of the following "Hail..." songs (in headphones while NOT facebooking or doing anything but listening):

Backdrifts
Go to Sleep
I Will
Myxomytosis (holiness...perhaps the single most jamming song ever)
Sail to the Moon
There There
Where I End

Just those seven songs plus 2+2=5 are enough to listen to for a month straight. They are massive, but each of them jams for what seems like hours. Hail to the Thief is, in my opinion - beyond major and for anyone to just dump it like Chris does (your choice) - is missing some of the very, very best most heavy drum & guitar jams of RH's entire repertoire. Wow...what a loss for you!

And to say In Rainbows is a "mumbled drag"...wow, I would only say that you entirely missed the peak of Radiohead - entirely. Right over your head. In Rainbows recording is beyond massive - Pablo Honey & Bends essentialy don't even exist in the face of it.

Anyway - your opinion of course...I doubt the masses of Charleston have said "yeah, Hail to the Thief really does blow, and In Rainbows was just a mumbled drag" after reading this artlcle. But King of Limbs doesn't even have ONE MINUTE of guitar jams on it - nothing of the sort. Its sub-Hail and In Rainbows. You should dust off all your RH classics, listen to them while not facebooking - then come back to King of Limbs. You've not been cracking the books lately - the books that are radiohead since 1997...you've apparently not been studying lately.

Posted by Notureboy on February 20, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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