Sunday, April 24, 2011
This is damn inspired. And -- can we finally speak the very necessary heresy, please? -- while I still believe that even an average Radiohead album is better than most bands' best, it's time to admit that they've essentially been recording the same record over and over since Kid A. Every Radiohead album has at least one or two great songs; the rest is basically amorphous, experimental beeps, pops and clicks.
OK Computer was a masterpiece. Actually, so was Kid A. But ever since, with the exception of maybe In Rainbows which had some much-needed shape to it, their stuff has been pretty much the same.
Yes I still love them and, yes, King of Limbs isn't awful by any means -- but I've never wanted so badly for a band to surprise me and return to their roots.