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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
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  1. Oct 12, 2011
    9
    I have Radiohead (specifically Thom Yorke's office charts) to thank for my love of a lot of the artists that appear on here, and it's great to see them working on the material that got me into them in the first place. The Jacques Green and Caribou mixes have become some of my all time favourite tracks, and there are some fascinating reinventions of TKOL that I never could have anticipated.I have Radiohead (specifically Thom Yorke's office charts) to thank for my love of a lot of the artists that appear on here, and it's great to see them working on the material that got me into them in the first place. The Jacques Green and Caribou mixes have become some of my all time favourite tracks, and there are some fascinating reinventions of TKOL that I never could have anticipated. For those that really loved TKOL, this is a great companion which unlocks some of the deeper mysteries of those tracks, and TKOL seems made for this sort of treatment - sprouting new leaves and growing again in new shapes - The King of Stems? Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2011
    7
    So..... your favourite band put out a mediocre album (by their standards) What do you do? Do you put on a charade and declare it "brilliant" or just admit your disappointment. I find it hard to do either, seeing as this isn't really a Radiohead album, it's remixes, by artists I may not particularly like, who I may feel are butchering great songs. This is however not the case. Most of theSo..... your favourite band put out a mediocre album (by their standards) What do you do? Do you put on a charade and declare it "brilliant" or just admit your disappointment. I find it hard to do either, seeing as this isn't really a Radiohead album, it's remixes, by artists I may not particularly like, who I may feel are butchering great songs. This is however not the case. Most of the 'RMXers' on this album I happen to be fans of, now that combined with my FAVOURITE band should be the perfect combination. Unfortunately, there is no soul in this album, the original 'TKOL' is an outstanding album, even though it may not meet there earlier work, and hasn't been done any particular justice. I find this album to be not terrible, just, not there. Not there, in the sense that I can't feel it, It's not Radiohead but it's there music, and it's asif I can sense that the music is not pure Radiohead, but Radiohead songs being randomly mashed up. That's not what I want, I want to listen to these songs from the point of view of the 'RMXers' on this album. It feels slightly soulless. I feel asif I'm being expected to 'enjoy' these remixes by Radiohed, but, sadly I just don't. I just feel that they fade in and out, this isn't a bad album, just a confused album, that's not really sure what it wants to do. Expand
  3. May 6, 2012
    10
    This album is very diverse. I definitely recommend it. It continues the experimentation of The King of Limbs in a very interesting way. Very good job to all the producers who interpreted these songs into these awesome remixes. I love it.
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    9
    A lot better than what I thought it would be. A great remix album, even if it's not what Radiohead's fans would expect now. I liked most of the songs.
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    This fluidity of their eighth album becomes a virtue for this project. [Nov 2011, p.93]
  2. Q Magazine
    Dec 15, 2011
    60
    As long as you're up for more mood and texture experiments there's plenty of interest. [Dec. 2011 p. 135]
  3. Uncut
    Oct 18, 2011
    60
    These 19 tracks feel designed to float in a space between clear genre boundaries, somewhere purposefully undefined. [Nov 2011, p.106]