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  • Summary: Radiohead releases their latest with a pay-what-you-want price.

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All I Need
I'm the next step Waiting in the wings I'm an animal Trapped in your hot car I am all the days That you choose to ignore You are all I need You are... See the rest of the song lyrics
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 767
  1. GaryG
    Oct 13, 2007
    10
    I partied hard to this album last night, sniffing coke off of a stripper's inner thigh. Dat shit was bangin, dawgs!!! Yall ever sharted I partied hard to this album last night, sniffing coke off of a stripper's inner thigh. Dat shit was bangin, dawgs!!! Yall ever sharted in someone's mouth? I have, and I did it while listening to In Rainbow, friends. Expand
  2. j30
    Aug 11, 2011
    10
    A perfect album and one of the best albums of the decade. This is one of those albums you'll look back on and remember the exact time andA perfect album and one of the best albums of the decade. This is one of those albums you'll look back on and remember the exact time and place you first listened to it. It's a record that changed the music industry forever by asking consumers how much their music meant to them. Apparently a lot, because the album went number 1 on music charts when the cd copy came out. It's kind of funny to think that this album didn't win "Album of the Year" at the Grammy's. Expand
  3. Dave
    Oct 15, 2007
    10
    All I have to say is WOW! After the last few releases by Radiohead, my expectations for In Rainbows was not really high. They definitely All I have to say is WOW! After the last few releases by Radiohead, my expectations for In Rainbows was not really high. They definitely exceeded my expectations, and then some. This is the Radiohead Aalbum I've been waiting for since OK Computer. There really insn't any filler on this recording at all, all the songs flow very smoothly and each one is great. I don't like to give out 10's too often, but this deserves it. Not the masterpiece of OK Computer or The Bends, but pretty darn close! Expand
  4. EdwardM.
    Dec 8, 2007
    10
    Amazing.
  5. gabrielB
    Feb 13, 2010
    10
    One of my favorite albums of all-time, this is an absolute masterpiece, whenever I reach for my iPod I can't help but keep coming back One of my favorite albums of all-time, this is an absolute masterpiece, whenever I reach for my iPod I can't help but keep coming back to In Rainbows...Weird Fishes and Reckoner are simply gorgeous....I'm dying to see them live again and hear them play this album front to back...I don't know how they'll ever top this but I can't wait to hear them try. Expand
  6. BenM
    Oct 30, 2007
    9
    I've never been a big Radiohead fan except for Kid A, but this one definitely rubs me the right way. There's a lot of really pretty I've never been a big Radiohead fan except for Kid A, but this one definitely rubs me the right way. There's a lot of really pretty moments, and it's really nicely recorded. Not bad for $3. 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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