- Summary: This is the surprise release of the ninth full-length studio album from the British rock band. A physical release is scheduled for 17 Jun 2016.
- Record Label: XL
- Genre(s): Alternative, Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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|The sweet-faced ones with nothing left inside That we all can love That we all can love That we all The sweet-faced ones with nothing left...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MagnetAug 9, 2016This is Radiohead's deepest, darkest pool of devotion and doubt in a career marked by almost nothing but. [No. 133, p.51]
May 8, 2016Best album since OK Computer. (Review in portuguese)
Radiohead se reinventa a cada álbum. Isso é fato. Desde Pablo Honey, seus álbunsBest album since OK Computer. (Review in portuguese)
Radiohead se reinventa a cada álbum. Isso é fato. Desde Pablo Honey, seus álbuns posteriores costumam sempre ser uma espécie de borboleta libertada do casulo do álbum anterior. Se com "The Bends" tivemos a evolução da guitarra nervosa de Jonny Greenwood em relação ao seu álbum de estreia, em "OK Computer" tivemos a quintessência do grupo, um álbum tão impactante para os anos 90, como Dark Side of the Moon foi nos anos 70. Porém, ao término da "trinca" inicial de álbuns, em que o falsete de Thom Yorke se aventurava dentre as guitarras poderosas do grupo e por um belo casamento da "cozinha" da banda (baixo e bateria), temos a releitura mais radical do grupo com "Kid A", álbum que foi um divisor de águas no cenário musical, algo que se seguiu até "In Rainbows". Claro, tivemos flertes com o antigo e bom rock "sujo" presente no Radiohead dos anos 90. Porém, nunca tão efervescente como nesse registro aqui. Se em "The King of Limbs" tivemos uma predominância quase que total de elementos eletrônicos experimentais, (algo que enjoava em certas partes), aqui em "A Moon Shaped Pool" temos uma bela mescla de todos os gêneros que já se tiveram presentes ao longo da jornada da banda. É provavelmente o álbum mais eficiente em sua proposta, mais ainda que "Hail to the Thief". E o mais consistente desde OK Computer. Pra muitos vai ser o "bom e velho" Radiohead flertando com o "Radiohead do século 21", mas não existe "Radiohead daqui" ou "Radiohead dali", essa é a mesma banda que iniciou sua jornada em 1993, e que a cada novo registro se reinventa de forma satisfatória, e que hoje revela seu disco mais revolucionário desde OK Computer, e que provavelmente se tornará um marco para a música.
Continue assim Radiohead, sendo um dos últimos fornecedores de frescor musical, em meio a esse circo de horrores que se tornou a indústria.… Expand
May 15, 2016A Moon Shaped Pool is much better than the experimental and tragically short album King of Limbs (thankfully), as though Radiohead's 2011A Moon Shaped Pool is much better than the experimental and tragically short album King of Limbs (thankfully), as though Radiohead's 2011 'gamble' did ultimately work-- on their next album, 5 years later, mixing what they've learned over 30 years and triumphing finally yet again in the same vein as... well, most everything besides King of Limbs and some of their mainstream rock in the earlier era.
I think where KoL went wrong is that it all sounded very much the same. Did I hate every track? Of course not. But I didn't love nearly all of them, either. This album is what we've been waiting for since In Rainbows, even if it is half previously-performed music. An ultimate fan-service album with hopefully more content to come in, you know, less than 10 years.… Expand
May 9, 2016Not only is this the best Radiohead album, I can say without hyperbole that this may be the greatest album of all time. The boys have outdoneNot only is this the best Radiohead album, I can say without hyperbole that this may be the greatest album of all time. The boys have outdone themselves.… Expand
May 10, 2016This album gives a Radiohead fan everything he needs from complex lyrics to catchy choruses. I feel that this album is better than their lastThis album gives a Radiohead fan everything he needs from complex lyrics to catchy choruses. I feel that this album is better than their last LP king of limbs by a long shot.… Expand
May 19, 2016Those waiting since In Rainbows for another good Radiohead/Thom Yorke record will have to keep waiting.
Or if you want it bad enough youThose waiting since In Rainbows for another good Radiohead/Thom Yorke record will have to keep waiting.
Or if you want it bad enough you can say this is as good as Kid A. Wait a year to see if you still think that or are brave enough to say so in public.
When the first single dropped I thought ‘yes they’re back.’ I had that song on repeat for hours on end.
Then when the ‘Daydreaming’ vid was released I was worried. Not only is the video some of PTA’s lamest work, it featured an especially greasy Yorke wandered though a multitude of doors without finding whatever it is that he has long lost.
Do a search for A Moon Shaped Pool and the adjective ‘lush’ and your browser might crash. Apparently you must listen to this record with headphones to appreciate the ‘lush’ production.
Ultimately the best production techniques cannot deliver the best tunes. And this record is a collection of formally rejected songs given the full film score treatment. A one-note, often out of tune Yorke doesn’t help. Nor do his nauseatingly bad 60’s protest song lyrics: We are of the Earth / To her we do return / The future is inside us.
And what about the choirs on the record - was Guy Garvey credited for those?
Then there’s the closer in ‘True Love Waits’. We are supposed to feel the poignancy of Yorke’s divorce. I think the greater tragedy is that the truer version of this track is found where it belongs, when Radiohead were at their peak, on 2001’s I Might Be Wrong.… Expand
Published: November 28, 2016Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|Déjà Vu [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young|
|The Myth of the Happily Ever After - Biffy Clyro|
|One Foot in Front of the Other [Mixtape] - Griff|
|Prioritise Pleasure - Self Esteem|
|All Things Must Pass [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - George Harrison|
|Glow On - Turnstile|
|Sabotage [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - Black Sabbath|
|We're All Alone In This Together - Dave|
|Access Denied - Ray BLK|
|A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle - John Coltrane|
|Let It Be [2021 Mix] [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - The Beatles|
|Blue Weekend - Wolf Alice|
|Buffalo Nichols - Buffalo Nichols|
|Live in Stuttgart 1975 - Can|
|Pink Noise - Laura Mvula|
|Bright Green Field - Squid|
|Long Lost - Lord Huron|
|Conquering - Employed to Serve|
|Sometimes I Might Be Introvert - Little Simz|
|Call Me If You Get Lost - Tyler, The Creator|