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  • 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.
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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Jun 1, 2016
    100
    This may not be Radiohead’s most experimental album, but it is without a doubt their most sonically pleasing, elegant, and acoustically immaculate offering to date--and it just might be their best, too.
  2. 100
    Radiohead's most melodically accessible collection, almost meditative in its ethereal mid-tempo loveliness, yet shot through with the kind of edgy details that never quite let a listener relax. It is chill-out music to put your nerves on edge.
  3. Magnet
    Aug 9, 2016
    90
    This is Radiohead's deepest, darkest pool of devotion and doubt in a career marked by almost nothing but. [No. 133, p.51]
  4. 80
    An album that reaches for something far more organic and immediate [than 2011's The King Of Limbs].
  5. Jun 20, 2016
    80
    A Moon Shaped Pool represents a return to the ambition and perfectionism that has characterised their best work.
  6. May 11, 2016
    80
    It’s the soundtrack to our most outlandish dreams, perhaps the exit music to the unmade film of our most romantic lives. If you're still to discover Radiohead, listen to this, for it's the perfect way in.
  7. May 13, 2016
    40
    There’s simply so little spark here, barely glowing embers and blackened dust where once Radiohead blazed a fascinating, furious trail for others to attempt to follow.

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