Radiohead’s new release ‘The King of Limbs’ starts out with the dreamy, yet monotonous, “Bloom” featuring ambient vocals. This mostly instrumental improves in the second half of the recording. “Morning Mr. Magpie” has got the bass and beat thing going here big time and heavy handed it is indeed. “Little By Little” is a droning acoustic salsa song with a very intriguing sound at the end. “Feral” is an instrumental with a nice sounding beat.
The mega beat and bass ambience of “Lotus Flower” is a very fine example of what sound Radiohead is going for here. Elvis is not in the building, but electronic is. “Codex” is a heavy electric tune with a light beat. If this sounds confusing, give it a listen. This is a pretty accurate stance on this one. “Give Up The Ghost” with an acoustic ambient feel that has a booming bass drum to go along with it, is probably the best of them all. I like this one the best.
“Seperator” is more ambient bass and drums and if this sounds like a broken record, it is because this is what ‘The King of Limbs’ is all about. Live with it. Radiohead has shown creativity outside the box and something the group has not sounded like works well on most of this recording. This is four star listening and would be an excellent choice for your rainy day listening.
Radiohead, the Alternative group from England, has a lot of widespread support. Consisting of members Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitars, and piano), Jonny Greenwood (guitars and keyboards), Ed O’Brien (guitars and backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass, and synthesizers), and Phil Selway (drums, and percussion).
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