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Download: Radiohead - The King of Limbs | reviews, news & interviews

Download: Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Download: Radiohead - The King of Limbs

The Oxford enigmas retreat to a tiny world of microscopic details

Are the elusive and allusive Radiohead in danger of disappearing altogether?

What's weird about the reams of commentaries that have already sprouted around The King of Limbs is the way they try to tell you what it resembles, but not what it actually is. Apparently it's like Miles Davis, Foals, Autechre, dubstep, Talk Talk, Philip Glass and Charles Mingus, among others. But is there an essential Radioheadness at its core?

The King of Limbs could almost have been cooked up by the solo Yorke with a Macbook and a copy of Logic Pro

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Great review! I completely agree about it not sounding like a band driven album! After the critical success (at least amongst me and my friends) of In Rainbows I would have thought they would continue along that path - sadly not. I love Kid A and Amnesiac, the two albums I feel most resemble this new one, but the cohesion and 'band-ness' of In Rainbows was really like a relevation for me. A poignant question to close your article too Adam, who would notice them now?

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