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Radiohead – The King Of Limbs + Review

Thank you for waiting” is the way Radiohead chooses to announced The King Of Limbs, a new album to be released as digital download on Saturday, 19th February 2011, a day earlier Friday, 18 February 2011. Since I’m a forever fan of Radiohead, this is big news for me. I thought of posting the news also on my blog, hoping that some of you will find it interesting.

Radiohead - The King Of Limbs

The King Of Limbs – Track listing

  1. “Bloom” – 5:15
  2. “Morning Mr Magpie” – 4:41
  3. “Little By Little” – 4:27
  4. “Feral” – 3:13
  5. “Lotus Flower” – 5:01
  6. “Codex” – 4:47
  7. “Give Up the Ghost” – 4:50
  8. “Separator” – 5:20

The King Of Limbs – Availability

A. A digital version available in both MP3 (320kbps) for 7 EUR and Wav formats for 9 EUR if you live in Europe.

B. The physical version, presented as the first ‘Newspaper Album’ comprising in:

  • two 10″ vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve
  • a compact disc
  • many large sheets of newspaper artwork
  • 625 tiny pieces of artwork
  • a full-colour piece of oxo-degradable plastic to hold everything together.
  • digital version download

C. The album is now also available for order on Amazon as:

The King Of Limbs Review

The King Of Limbs is the 8th LP album after seven critically acclaimed albums: Pablo Honey (1993), The Bends (1995), OK Computer (1997), Kid A (2000), Amnesiac (2001), Hail to the Thief (2003) and In Rainbows (2007). All are great and different in styles, specially OK Computer that is frequently cited by critics as one of the greatest albums ever recorded.

Even though The King Of Limbs has only 8 tracks, which is a bit less that industry standards (about 10 to 12 tracks), each of them are so different that I guarantee, you’ll NOT get bored, specially after repetitive listening. Recording wise, Radiohead goes even further by exploring and completing the sounds palette established on Amnesiac and Kid A. The album features many daring sounds and sounds manipulations like space delay, filtered reverbs, bleeps etc. All these make the album sound minimalistic and complex at the same time. Many major music magazines thinks of The King Of Limbs as promoting a new music style, so it is a MUST listen album, if you are a music fan. I think all can be summed into one word, AVANT-GARDE, which is holds true to Radiohead’s mission of always being ahead of their time …

For the next few weeks, The King Of Limbs is exclusively available from their website, but from March 28th 2011 it will be on general release on CD, 12″ vinyl and digital download in all major record stores.

Radiohead also published the first song from the album, ‘Lotus Flower’ accompanied by the music video that you can see above

Listen to The King Of Limbs

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King of Limbs – The 1000 years old tree

Apparently, the name of the album possibly refers to the The King of Limbs oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, thought to be over 1,000 years old. Here is a picture of the band with the tree.

Radiohead with King Of The Limbs oak tree

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