In Rainbows

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  • Summary: Radiohead releases their latest with a pay-what-you-want price.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. The most heartening thing about In Rainbows, besides the fact that it may represent the strongest collection of songs Radiohead have assembled for a decade, is that it ventures into new emotional territories.
  2. Excluding the established Radiohead franchise from consideration of In Rainbows, it is still one of the most compelling recent releases, and should be considered for 2007's Album of the Year in any context.
  3. The first time I listened to Radiohead's In Rainbows, I loved it, no holds barred.
  4. 80
    In Rainbows is far more pensive and reflective than its predecessor.
  5. Overall, the material feels more human, more honest, more assured.
  6. Amazingly, it lacks any pretense: their aesthetic is organic and fluid, indicating a band that responds honestly and artistically to circumstance, rather than one that imposes a rigid, stagnant aesthetic for more idealistic purposes.
  7. I can sense that there's something pretty great going on and even briefly catch glimpses of it. But as an experience, it's a little bit maddening, and eventually I'll want to throw away the glasses and pick up a book.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 740
  1. EdwardM.
    Oct 13, 2007
    10
    Amazing.
  2. VinnyP
    Oct 12, 2007
    10
    This album is stunning and achingly beautiful. There is absolutely no filler here, and the band sounds the most genuine that they've This album is stunning and achingly beautiful. There is absolutely no filler here, and the band sounds the most genuine that they've sounded in years. I keep changing my mind on what the best songs are, because they really are all that good. Listening to In Rainbows takes you ona journey that is a bit of a rollercoaster, a bit of sonic orgasm, all with an undercurrent infused with a dark sense of love. I know I'm talking crazy here but the music has just captivated me that much. By the time the journey ends with "Videotape," you'll want to revisit it right away. As a fan I not only love the album but am happy for the band, for them to continue to reach new levels and to continue to put out music that matters. Hands down the best album of the year so far, possibly my favorite of the decade. Expand
  3. PeterS
    Oct 15, 2007
    10
    Could hardly be more pleased with how this one turned out. Hugely looking forward to the second CD.
  4. JonathanC
    Nov 12, 2007
    10
    Without a doubt the most amazing album i've ever heard.
  5. AtticusM
    Mar 17, 2009
    10
    It's very rare when an album comes along and redefines music. Thank you, Radiohead.
  6. JavierF
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    First This album is Great, the best music album of the year, is not perfect, is no "OK Computer" or "Kid A" but is a lot better than "hail to First This album is Great, the best music album of the year, is not perfect, is no "OK Computer" or "Kid A" but is a lot better than "hail to the Thief", I believe this is not the next step for radiohead but still the best album till now from 2007, this album has a core, a sense... this is not a Pop album if you want pop go and buy a Britney spears album for god's sake!!! and the gentleman that gave radiohead in rainbows a "0" "music is not getting worse is just you.. Expand
  7. TimmyT.
    Oct 13, 2007
    0
    Radiohead is, to put it simply, way past their time. Stop making music for God's sake. Your done.

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