Skip to content

In Rainbows – Radiohead

Radiohead In Rainbows

In Rainbows

2007, 9/10
In Rainbows is most well known for its release strategy; the band self-released it as pay-what-you-want download, although it subsequently also had a physical release. It’s one of the tightest, most accessible Radiohead albums; it’s succinct at 10 songs and 43 minutes, while the sonic textures are gentle and subdued. The band are still dabbling with electronic and experimental sounds, but they’re subtly integrated into the album’s textures, leaving a uniform and consistent sound.

The closer ‘Videotape’ is little more than a Yorke vocal and piano, while ’15 Step’ and ‘Reckoner’ are driven by Phil Selway’s unconventional rhythms, but they all dovetail easily into the same album. Highlights include the emotional Yorke vocal on ‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi’ and the spooky, string-driven ‘All I Need’.

In spite of the fact that the band were giving it away for free to people who chose to pay nothing, In Rainbows is yet another triumph for Radiohead, and is another gem in one of the most dependable catalogues in popular music.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Diary of a Bassist

Musical musings of a bassist/power metal enthusiast

lyriquediscorde

home of all things music

All You Need Is The Beatles

Musical musings on all things...well...musical!

Kid Slender

Let all the children boogie

Simon & Garfunkel 'Time it was...it was'

All you need to know about their careers

REVIEW THE MUSIC

Current music reviews, classic music reviews, live music reviews. All genres, all sounds, no prejudice.

The Voice Of Unreason

Music Reviews/Gigs/Lists/Features/Video - oh my!

MyYellowFeather

Your guide to style! 💛

Old Rope

"It looked like rope, old rope"

%d bloggers like this: