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Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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The King of Limbs also has the worst album art in Radiohead's career - yep, worse than The Bends. That was a big disappointment to me because flipping through the booklets that came with OK Computer and Kid A were some of my formative music memories

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Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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they also updated their facebook image stuff - the art for the new album will probably mirror this:



it's very interesting!! From a pure design perspective, it's much, much better than King of Limbs. But it's very hard to read to mood / tone of this. Feels lighter and higher energy than anything since OK Computer. The typeface and color are very poppy. Who knows!!

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Rageaholic Monkey posted:

I thought the best thing about The King Of Limbs was its artwork,

We need a feature like the ignore list, except it's just a "discard my opinions" list

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Now if only they'd go back and delete King of Limbs! ha ha!

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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I like the verse but the chorus falls really flat for me - I think it needs a change of instrumentation there. Thom sings a long sustained high note and the reverb gets cranked up but the strings continue basically unchanged. This is one of those tracks that will probably sound better live because the band will be reacting to one another, as opposed to Thom singing over a prerecorded Johnny Greenwood recording.

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Real Name Grover posted:

Goons, what're those strings (particularly at the beginning) reminding me of? I swear I've heard something similar in a Final Fantasy game or somewhere.

At first I scoffed at this post, but then I realized you might be thinking of Final Fantasy the artist, a.k.a. Owen Pallett from the Arcade Fire. He released an album called He Poos Clouds under the moniker Final Fantasy that's pretty heavy on stacatto strings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuzmxuGIjw0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfw_X-rtJ70

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Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Steve2911 posted:

So the album is out in less than 8 hours.

Does it have a name yet?

For some reason I think it's going to be self-titled. I also think it's gonna be their last album as a band, and a self-titled final album would be a great way to end it.

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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They've talked a billion times about how difficult / painful it is for them to make proper albums by this point, to the degree that people thought they had essentially broken up in the period before King of Limbs. Plus they're old, they each have good solo careers, and Radiohead has been around for a long-rear end time.

edit: this is the one I was thinking of:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...us-1770268.html

Polo-Rican fucked around with this message at May 8, 2016 around 13:03

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Boywhiz88 posted:

Less than 2 hours!!

It's out 2pm EST - one hour later than you think.

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Josef K. Sourdust posted:

What's with these reviews?

When huge records are released reviewers freak out and ramp up their literary prose in an attempt to make names for themselves - when's the next time a million people will read one of their reviews? The vast, vast majority of album reviews go mostly unread.

Polo-Rican fucked around with this message at May 12, 2016 around 14:46

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Yeah there are quite a few syncopationed bands and songs out there nowadays if you're into dubstep drums

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Luckily, they left the song very melodied and harmonied, which very few bands do anymore... you pretty much only hear it in dubstep nowadays

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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In Rainbows is now on Spotify. wahoo one less reason to open iTunes

Can't wait to joyfully give Radiohead $.001 this morning

Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Now that trump is president it's time to listen to some motha fuckin Hail To The Thief baby!

Mutant Standard posted:

really feeling AMSP now that we're living in a nightmare hellworld

No! Hail To The Thief is the definitive radiohead "Bad President" album.

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Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

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Boywhiz88 posted:

Yeah, I probably didn't NEED to purchase the deluxe edition but here we are.

I can't even imagine how many times i've listened to OKC in the past 20 years so I feel like it's worth it.

I think the only money I've spent on OKC was buying the standard-rear end compact disc for $15 in high school.

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