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Title: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 14 Feb 2011, 01:52
Check it (http://kingoflimbs.com/).
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2011, 03:15
This pleases me

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgltm7yswN1qfod51.gif)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nous on 14 Feb 2011, 04:51
I like their approach.
Thanks for waiting, we're gonna release a record like, this week, hope that's cool with everybody.

They've not published a tracklist anywhere, have they?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 14 Feb 2011, 07:30
I should probably go and listen to that last record then, huh.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 14 Feb 2011, 07:45
Nah, I wouldn't bother.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2011, 08:20
yeah i mean i liked it okay but you probably really don't have to, except for reckoner
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: amok on 14 Feb 2011, 09:41
Just when I thought this year couldn't get any better.

In Rainbows was staggering, I have high hopes for this record.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2011, 09:52
Yeah I'll download it but I've never greeted Radiohead news or listened to a Radiohead album with any enthusiasm. They've had a few good tracks in the past though.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Melodic on 14 Feb 2011, 10:26
itt, trying to pass off new radiohead album as "no big thing"
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2011, 10:53
I mean I know Radiohead is a big deal and all that but I hit maturity way past their initial "holy shit" factor so now they just sound like Radiohead and not some world-moving game-changer (which I'm not even sure they were, but w/e).
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 14 Feb 2011, 12:22
I should probably go and listen to that last record then, huh.
Depends on how much you enjoy pre-doo wop vocal groups (Ink Spots, et al).
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2011, 12:24
Just when I thought this year couldn't get any better.

In Rainbows was staggering, I have high hopes for this record.

In Rainbows was so much better than all their other 00's output
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2011, 14:22
In Rainbows was so much better than all their other 00's output

i hate to be that guy but

:|
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: imagist42 on 14 Feb 2011, 15:29
I kind of have to agree. Not saying everything else in the decade sucked, but I really liked In Rainbows.

Still can't sign on to preorder this without hearing at least some of the material first.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2011, 16:26
i really liked in rainbows too but KID A AMNESIAC COME ON
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 14 Feb 2011, 16:27
I'M LISTENING TO I MIGHT BE WRONG RIGHT NOW
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: ThePianoMan on 14 Feb 2011, 17:04
itt, trying to pass off new radiohead album as "no big thing"
I mean, I was pretty excited, but I think Radiohead is passed the phase of actually releasing monolithic albums. They'll still release a great product, I'm sure, but I'd be surprised if it was a magnum opus.

Damned if In Rainbows wasn't a great album, though.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Feb 2011, 17:06
I mean I know Radiohead is a big deal and all that but I hit maturity way past their initial "holy shit" factor so now they just sound like Radiohead and not some world-moving game-changer (which I'm not even sure they were, but w/e).

Why does this even fucking matter?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2011, 17:11
It was mostly in response to this:

itt, trying to pass off new radiohead album as "no big thing"
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 14 Feb 2011, 17:12
I mean they've got good songs, but I missed the phase where there's a certain age bracket that reveres them as gods completely without fault.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Koremora on 14 Feb 2011, 17:12
Loved In Rainbows, can't imagine I won't love this too. Pre-ordered the "Newspaper Edition", if its anything as awesome as the discbox I'll be pleased. 2x clear 10"s are hard to argue with.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Feb 2011, 17:12
It was mostly in response to this:

itt, trying to pass off new radiohead album as "no big thing"

Oh right. Well yeah, I don't think even Radiohead thinks that, seeing as they're waiting til 5 days before releasing it to let everyone know what's up.

EDIT: Kinda bummed that they're not doing pay-what-you-want this time, I was looking forward to not paying very much for this.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 14 Feb 2011, 17:14
I mean they've got good songs, but I missed the phase where there's a certain age bracket that reveres them as gods completely without fault.
They ain't no black flag.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 14 Feb 2011, 17:33
I actually think In Rainbows was as good as OK Computer/Kid A, it just wasn't seen as an artistic leap forward or whatever.

Whatever, they're my favourite band and they're bringing out a new album this weekend. FUCK. YES.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JimmyJazz on 14 Feb 2011, 20:02
Hey I enjoy Radiohead's music a lot but it's not like they're the Second Coming and all, something a large number of Radiohead fans seem to think. I thought In Rainbows was their best effort since Kid A and am looking forward to this one (but not the inevitable wave of Thom Yorke dick-sucking)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Tom on 14 Feb 2011, 20:38
i really liked in rainbows too but KID A AMNESIAC COME ON

Kid A is all like beep bloop da weep.  Opinions, what are you gonna do?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Inlander on 14 Feb 2011, 21:43
(but not the inevitable wave of Thom Yorke dick-sucking)

Wait so all this time that was just his orgasm face?!
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JimmyJazz on 14 Feb 2011, 22:04
(http://passionweiss.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/thom-yorke.jpg)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: sean on 15 Feb 2011, 01:05
my doggs told me this would be download ready to go on friday...

like is this ready to go now?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Tom on 15 Feb 2011, 01:13
No, it goes live on 19/2
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: sean on 15 Feb 2011, 01:16
oh word thats not till saturday, ill keep that in mind.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Vuk on 16 Feb 2011, 08:46
Yeah I'll download it but I've never greeted Radiohead news or listened to a Radiohead album with any enthusiasm. They've had a few good tracks in the past though.

This, pretty much. I like The Bends and OK Computer, but I feel like I was more into this band growing up. I mean I get they're influential and blah blah, but I really don't think they're anything special anymore.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Durin on 16 Feb 2011, 12:34
Radiohead still and always probably will hold a special place in my heart. The first band I ever saw in concert. And it was amazing.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: De_El on 16 Feb 2011, 14:25
I've been considering what to make of this sudden announcement and the album's immanent release, and while I would be loath to lavish all kinds of praise on Radiohead, they consistently release records I find something I like in, and I've never completely ignored a Radiohead album the way I did, say, The Suburbs. So while I'm not gonna get huge hopes or expect anything in particular, I'm definitely going to listen to this when it comes out.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 16 Feb 2011, 18:01
Press Shotz

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1159/9cae4c8fab7325454820cac.jpg)

Conspiring to kill Lincoln.

Also, photobombin'
(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/1430/02d654a4c1f91c52fd4853b.jpg)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Feb 2011, 19:14
that last photo pretty neatly encapsulates why I dig Radiohead more now than when they were doing all the "important " stuff they did.

Hey, kids! Do you think "King of Limbs" is an extremely dumb thing to call a record? You're right, but it turns out the explanation behind it is actually quite cool;

Quote
The name of the new album relates to an oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, thought to be around 1,000 years old. The forest lies around three miles away from Tottenham House, a listed country house where Radiohead recorded part of In Rainbows.

pic of the tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothyhackworth/3314603460/)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2011, 20:07
Oaks are my favourite tree, but man is that one ugly oak.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 16 Feb 2011, 21:26
I like it.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 16 Feb 2011, 21:34
I don't like the cover.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 16 Feb 2011, 21:39
Reminds me a bit of the There There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AQSLozK7aA) video.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 02:07
This was posted like 30 seconds ago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOa1a8hYP8&feature=player_embedded). Enjoying the song, it's sort of HTTT-esque. Video's funny too. Director is Garth Jennings aka Hammer & Tongs (of the Blur "Coffee and TV" milk carton video).

Song was apparently played live a time or two, but Radiohead previews stuff live a lot.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 18 Feb 2011, 03:20
I like it.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 18 Feb 2011, 03:48
So it's out now for anybody who has bought it, or like me bought it as soon as you read that it was out already even though it still says pre-order.

Opens strongly.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 18 Feb 2011, 05:11
John A said this one should be on Warp Records. Fair assessment?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: blanktom on 18 Feb 2011, 08:32
Wow, this is too electronic for my liking.

Even after In Rainbows? Thom Yorke seems to be incorporating some of the influences that he first put forth on 'The Eraser', and I like it.

Also, listen to Codex some more. What a track.

I am loving this. Wine might be helping.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 18 Feb 2011, 09:13
Just finished my first listen, and was really impressed. It sounds like nothing they've done before, but exactly like Radiohead. I can never really tell about the quality of an album after one listen, but here are some thoughts:
1) The first half is certainly the most rhythmically complex I've heard from a Radiohead album. I think KvP was right about the HTTT reference, it's got the same feel as The Gloaming or Backdrifts. I think it does sound electronic, but not in a Warp sort-of-a-way they've done before, sounds like they've used the electronics to provide trickier rhythms to some of the songs.
2) It doesn't sound as varied in tone or style as In rainbows. I get the feeling they restricted their palette alot more for this album than their previous 4 or 5.
3) The bleeding from Codex to Giving Up The Ghost is utterly fantastic.
4) It is the exact correct length for an album.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: kwami42 on 18 Feb 2011, 12:17
A+
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 18 Feb 2011, 12:18
Like any other Radiohead album, I liked a couple songs and the rest were pretty meh.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 18 Feb 2011, 12:43
(http://www.jessicasuarez.com/blog/images/thom2.gif)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 12:57
John A said this one should be on Warp Records. Fair assessment?
Present-day Warp, sure. The B-side (tracks 5-8) are really quite different from the first 4, though. Might've worked better as a double-EP.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 13:50
*
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2011, 13:57
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 14:00
Radiohead is following the Pearl Jam trajectory.

First album: Serviceable but nothing to write home about aside from a few tracks ("Jeremy", "Alive"/"Stop Whispering", "Anyone Can Play Guitar")

Second album: Major improvement, still a few problems, but good stuff.

Third album: Utter masterpiece.

Fourth album: Very good, retreat from the spotlight (I'm counting Kid A and Amnesiac as one album because they essentially are)

Everything else: Increasingly mediocre.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 14:02
Wow, everything about that post is fucked
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 14:06
Wow, everything about that post is fucked

The first rule of Radiohead is you do not talk about Radiohead because inevitably a million people will jump your ass and insist that Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows are brilliant and YOU JUST DON'T GET IT MAN.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: kwami42 on 18 Feb 2011, 14:06

The first rule of Radiohead is you do not talk about Radiohead because inevitably a million people will jump your ass and insist that Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows are brilliant and YOU JUST DON'T GET IT MAN.


 :psyduck:
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 14:09
Wow, everything about that post is fucked
The first rule of Radiohead is you do not talk about Radiohead because inevitably a million people will jump your ass and insist that Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows are brilliant and YOU JUST DON'T GET IT MAN.

Yeah that's totally what I said. I haven't even heard HTTT, I quite like IR, and you're reaching like crazy. Vitalogy was Pearl Jam's masterpiece, now? Bitch please.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2011, 14:13
Wow, everything about that post is fucked

The first rule of Radiohead is you do not talk about Radiohead because inevitably a million people will jump your ass and insist that Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows are brilliant and YOU JUST DON'T GET IT MAN.


You've spent too much time on /mu/
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 14:16
Yeah that's totally what I said. I haven't even heard HTTT, I quite like IR, and you're reaching like crazy. Vitalogy was Pearl Jam's masterpiece, now? Bitch please.

You said "everything" about the post was "fucked".  Try not to be hyperbolic if you don't want a hyperbolic response, maybe?

And yes, Vitalogy is the best thing Pearl Jam has ever done, possibly the only thing they've done worth bothering with at all.  Sorry I have an opinion?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 14:19
You've spent too much time on /mu/

The only reason I even know what /mu/ is is because I saw some article about Andrew W.K. doing a live chat there.  I can't imagine a worse fate than discussing music with 4chan people.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 14:59
You said "everything" about the post was "fucked".  Try not to be hyperbolic if you don't want a hyperbolic response, maybe?

I wasn't being hyperbolic. I honestly think that every single part of that post was wrong and poorly-reasoned.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 15:02
I wasn't being hyperbolic. I honestly think that every single part of that post was wrong and poorly-reasoned.

You don't think The Bends was an improvement over Pablo Honey?

I should probably have actually listened to King of Limbs before I posted anyway, because surprisingly I really like it.  Like, a lot.  Best thing they've done since Amnesiac.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Kyros on 18 Feb 2011, 15:03
I am a fan of King of Limbs for the same reason my favorite Radiohead album before this was Hail to the Theif, because these are the only 2 albums Radiohead has ever recorded that were JUST ALBUMS OF MUSIC.

Everything else has had too much baggage--with the exception of The Bends.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2011, 15:03
You've spent too much time on /mu/

The only reason I even know what /mu/ is is because I saw some article about Andrew W.K. doing a live chat there.  I can't imagine a worse fate than discussing music with 4chan people.

Well you seem to be as aggressive with your opinions as they are.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 18 Feb 2011, 15:06
FUCKING CODEX
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 18 Feb 2011, 15:06
CAN'T EVEN BE BOTHERED TO CLOSE MY BBCODE THIS FUCKING SONG
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 15:13
Well you seem to be as aggressive with your opinions as they are.

As opposed to everyone else on here?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2011, 15:19
well khar is probably the other one who is even more agressive
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 15:21
Yeah but when I do it it's fucking charming
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 15:25
I don't ever expect anyone to agree with me.  But I really have had way too many conversations (in Real Life, not on the internet) about Radiohead where people spend half an hour telling me how wrong I am for not caring about HTTT and In Rainbows.  They're not bad but I've literally only ever listened to each of them maybe four times before giving up.

But I really, really love King of Limbs.  Almost as much as that last Xiu Xiu album.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 18 Feb 2011, 15:29
It's deeply worrying to me that anyone has heard a Pearl Jam record by choice, let alone enough of them to formulate an opinion on the trajectory of their discography.

I gave this record a cursory listen and it struck me as interesting. I like that they basically do whatever they like from album to album and this one is certainly brave. Clearly some good ideas here and there but I do wish they'd sound a bit less digital at times. They have two very good guitarists (who I know play lots of other instruments) and a decent rhythm section and I sometimes feel like they are all being underused by Yorke's continuing fascination with electronic based music. However, I'm all for people who follow their muse and we're not exactly short of rock bands so fair play to them. I'm curious as to how they represent all of this in the live arena but not enough to actually brave the kind of venue it would necessitate.

The video to that single is excellent. Really good.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 15:36
I have no experience in this either but I've been told that they manage to do quite well reproducing the songs live, and that there's actually less going on than there might seem, certainly enough for five guys to crank out live.

I too am of the opinion that Radiohead should just rock out once or twice per album, it is good when they do that e.g; "Bodysnatchers"
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 15:53
It's deeply worrying to me that anyone has heard a Pearl Jam record by choice, let alone enough of them to formulate an opinion on the trajectory of their discography.

It's deeply worrying to me that you are deeply worried about what music other people listen to.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 15:55
Guys how do I know when to be emotionally invested in a song if there's not a guitar there to indicate it

Serious question
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 18 Feb 2011, 16:13
It's deeply worrying to me that you are deeply worried about what music other people listen to.

Ho-hum, here we go again.

Thanks for bringing up Pearl Jam in this thread, keep pretending to be your sister.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: squawk on 18 Feb 2011, 16:14
Guys how do I know when to be emotionally invested in a song if there's not a guitar there to indicate it

Serious question

Really cool chord changes.

If those aren't there then I get confused
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 16:24
I listen to Chopin and I'm like "fuck we need to get Clapton to come and cover this shit"
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Durin on 18 Feb 2011, 16:28
I'm just going ahead to call this Kid C. Definitely not a bad thing to be Kid C by any means.

Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 16:33
Thanks for bringing up Pearl Jam in this thread, keep pretending to be your sister.

Thanks for being a total fucking asshole.  I don't even have a sister, just a brother.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 16:34
You are your brother, you are not your sister, your sister is your brother.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: scarred on 18 Feb 2011, 16:35
 :psyduck:
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2011, 16:41
you said my FATHER was my father, but my UNCLE is my father! MY FATHER IS MY UNCLE!

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcmp24FRF61qcie8lo1_r2_500.png)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JD on 18 Feb 2011, 16:53
o/
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 16:54
You are your brother, you are not your sister, your sister is your brother.

My brother is living in San Francisco and recording an album with Anton Newcombe.

Actually I do have three half-sisters, but I tend to forget their existence.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Johnny C on 18 Feb 2011, 17:05
You are your brother, you are not your sister, your sister is your brother.

My brother is living in San Francisco and recording an album with Anton Newcombe.

i deeply need this to be real and true
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Johnny C on 18 Feb 2011, 17:07
They have two very good guitarists (who I know play lots of other instruments) and a decent rhythm section and I sometimes feel like they are all being underused by Yorke's continuing fascination with electronic based music.

hm! i don't know about this. what i know about the members of radiohead is that they are all interested in making new and interesting sounds come out of stuff. i think the reason they've been a band for so long and made the records they have is that their muses line up a lot when they sit down to make a record, you know?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 18 Feb 2011, 17:11
i deeply need this to be real and true

Well last I heard (a week ago) he's waiting on Anton to actually get there, he doesn't live in the US full-time anymore.  Also, quoting from the email, "no surprise anton is a control freak and has decided to re-write 3 of my own songs, in a shocking bit of compromise both versions will be on the record, he is singing almost every song but that is my decision because you know how much my voice sucks, also i met this homeless girl from marin co. who is singing on a few tracks".
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 18 Feb 2011, 17:13
(http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/zibzib200/HA_HA_HA_OH_WOW.jpg)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Feb 2011, 17:42
I was listening to this album but then I opened a link to the new Digitalism song and forgot about it, so when it started playing I was just like "what the fuck is this?"

For the rest: I think I'm too tired to pass judgement.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 17:46
Guys how do I know when to be emotionally invested in a song if there's not a guitar there to indicate it

Serious question

Really cool chord changes.

If those aren't there then I get confused
Damnit Anna.

Love.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 18 Feb 2011, 19:21
First impressions are very positive. I really like Selway's beats on this one and Give Up the Ghost is absolutely gorgeous. I wish they rocked out more on this one though. Not that Radiohead needs to rock out to be good, I just like the way they do it. I liked In Rainbows but it wouldn't have been nearly as good had they not filled their "balls-out" quota with Bodysnatchers.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: SSPKR on 18 Feb 2011, 19:38
First impressions are very positive. I really like Selway's beats on this one and Give Up the Ghost is absolutely gorgeous. I wish they rocked out more on this one though. Not that Radiohead needs to rock out to be good, I just like the way they do it. I liked In Rainbows but it wouldn't have been nearly as good had they not filled their "balls-out" quota with Bodysnatchers.

I definitely was up for more Bodysnatchers rock, but this album is blowing me away.  I'm absolutely sold.  The rhythm section is outrageous.  The only thing that I can't figure out is what the hell Ed O'Brien is doing on most of these songs.  Doesn't really matter, I guess. 
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Feb 2011, 19:59
He crushes the brews and cuts the bitches.

Actually he prolly handles effects pedals and smokes a lot of weed.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JimmyJazz on 18 Feb 2011, 20:32
I've only listened to the album twice so far, but I as of now I think it's just ok. Some of the songs are fantastic ("Codex," Seperator") and while others aren't particularly bad, they just don't go anywhere. Like others in the thread have said I enjoy the fact that Radiohead follow their muses and like to try new things, and I'd rather they do that than churn out the same music over and over again to avoid alienating anyone.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 19 Feb 2011, 06:03
Guys,

Feral fucking rules.

Thanks, Me
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 06:10
I mean they've got good songs, but I missed the phase where there's a certain age bracket that reveres them as gods completely without fault.

I revere them as Gods completely without fault.

EDIT: God you guys, why not just agree to disagree? Everyone has completely different opinions on them and on 'what's the best thing they've done'. Me, I love all of their albums apart from Pablo Honey. I'm also increasingly desperately waiting to hear King of Limbs :/
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: amok on 19 Feb 2011, 06:25
No one likes Pablo Honey. No one.

Agree with whoever said this was the perfect length for an album - same with the last one, thought it was a good idea to release a second disc with all the of the odds 'n ends rather than clogging up the main album à la HTTT.

It's also the best thing they've done for quite awhile.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 06:31
No one likes Pablo Honey. No one.

Agree with whoever said this was the perfect length for an album - same with the last one, thought it was a good idea to release a second disc with all the of the odds 'n ends rather than clogging up the main album à la HTTT.

It's also the best thing they've done for quite awhile.
Interesting idea that they may release an outtakes album in the same vein as Amnesiac, I'm sure they have enough material for it.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 19 Feb 2011, 06:34
New one and In Rainbows both good, I listened to both today. No stinkers on either album.

I really liked Hail To The Thief, ultimately a polarising album it seems. Even the stuff which didn't really work for me at the time is pretty good with hindsight.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: amok on 19 Feb 2011, 06:40
I enjoy at least two-thirds of the tracks on HTTT but I can never listen to the whole thing in one go from start to finish for some reason. It just feels poorly put together as a tracklist.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 06:54
I really can't stand 'We Suck Young Blood' on HTTT and that's all really, I skip that track and can listen to it all in one go. I love the dark fairy tale feel to it, almost as if they were trying to put a soundtrack to the stories of the Brother's Grimm, and yet managing to make some kind of political point at the same time.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: boneykingofnowhere on 19 Feb 2011, 11:39
HTTT is probably my least favorite (Pablo Honey doesn't count, that was by some other band), but There There is the best Radiohead song. Fact.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Durin on 19 Feb 2011, 11:54
Huh. I always felt Amnesiac was my least favorite Radiohead album with HTTT as my favorite.

Opinions how do they work?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: imagist42 on 19 Feb 2011, 12:08
I really can't stand 'We Suck Young Blood' on HTTT and that's all really, I skip that track and can listen to it all in one go.

In contrast, I have been known to listen to that song on repeat for an hour straight, with the occasional dose of "Life in a Glasshouse" thrown in.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: imagist42 on 19 Feb 2011, 13:38
The more I listen to this, the more I get the feeling that the first half of the album is just the band carrying out experiments in technique and playing around with production ideas before hunkering down for the second half, the real crux of it all. It's like halfway through "Feral" they just decide "Okay guys, time to get serious now" and then give us what amounts to a pretty damn top-notch EP. The fucking sequence from "Lotus Flower" through "Give Up the Ghost" is just breathtaking, and "Separator" gives us a nice cool-down following all that intensity.

NEW IDEA: use this shit as workout accompaniment
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 15:12
Huh. I always felt Amnesiac was my least favorite Radiohead album with HTTT as my favorite.

Opinions how do they work?
I always see Amnesiac as Kid A's little brother seeing as the songs are kinda outtakes from Kid A. Oddly the songs all sound like they could have been on Kid A and yet have their own character that means Amnesiac works as an album in its own right. I don't really understand why people bash Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows. In Rainbows for me was like, 'oh, that's cool', and then after that it got better every single time I heard it, and it still does.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Durin on 19 Feb 2011, 15:42
Oh Amnesiac definitely feels like its own album and is distinct from Kid A in a lot of ways. Furthermore, it's still a good album. I just feel like the others are better. Not including Pablo Honey. I never even listened to Pablo Honey.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 19 Feb 2011, 16:18
Have they ever actually said Amnesiac was "the b-sides of Kid A"?  If they did, I think they're lying or exaggerating.  Either way, Amnesiac is by far my favorite, and after several listens I think King of Limbs is right behind it.  There's just something haunting and great about it that I felt was missing from Hail and Rainbows.

Pablo Honey really does have some good songs on it, there's no reason to completely avoid it.  "Stop Whispering" is as good as the best songs on The Bends, easy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECnzN8P6KQ
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 16:42
Have they ever actually said Amnesiac was "the b-sides of Kid A"?  If they did, I think they're lying or exaggerating.  Either way, Amnesiac is by far my favorite, and after several listens I think King of Limbs is right behind it.  There's just something haunting and great about it that I felt was missing from Hail and Rainbows.
I don't know if you haven't listened to them enough to appreciate them or whether you've listened to them and have your opinions (which I won't knock even though I disagree :P ) but Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows certainly have their haunting moments; songs like 'Stand up, Sit Down', 'Sail to the Moon', 'Where I End and You Begin', 'Wolf at the Door' from HTTT and 'Reckoner', 'Weird Fishes', 'All I Need' and 'Videotape' from In Rainbows always have a profound effect on me and boast a level of more human emotion that is strangely absent from some parts of Kid A and Amnesiac, however more artistic and experimental they may be (though 'How to Disappear Completely' always gets me).

Amnesiac isn't b sides as such, but I remember reading the songs are leftovers from the Kid A sessions (and damn fine leftovers they are, too), the alternate version of Morning Bell seems to support this.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 19 Feb 2011, 17:10
I don't know if you haven't listened to them enough to appreciate them

I've been listening to Radiohead since I was 5 or 6, when my father took me to see them open for REM after Pablo Honey had just come out.

Hail and Rainbows have songs that could be described as "haunting", I agree, but not in the way that Amnesiac and King of Limbs are in my opinion.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 19 Feb 2011, 17:13
Leftovers or B-Sides seem to me to be the wrong words. The band have said that the songs on Amnesiac didn't really fit onto Kid A, which I can completely understand; I can't see any of the songs from Amnesiac working on Kid A, it would just completely break the mood of both albums. I think of Amnesiac as something of an oddity in the Radiohead discography. It contains some of my favourite radiohead songs (Life in a Glass House, Pyramid Song, Packt Like Sardines) and some of my least (Pulk/Pull, the alternate version of Morning Bell), but both have their own mood separate from each other.

Also, the person who said that the songs form Kid A/Amnesiac lack human emotion: I can't think of more emotional songs than Pyramid Song or Motion Picture Soundtrack. They will soundtrack my funeral.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 17:22
Leftovers or B-Sides seem to me to be the wrong words. The band have said that the songs on Amnesiac didn't really fit onto Kid A, which I can completely understand; I can't see any of the songs from Amnesiac working on Kid A, it would just completely break the mood of both albums. I think of Amnesiac as something of an oddity in the Radiohead discography. It contains some of my favourite radiohead songs (Life in a Glass House, Pyramid Song, Packt Like Sardines) and some of my least (Pulk/Pull, the alternate version of Morning Bell), but both have their own mood separate from each other.

Also, the person who said that the songs form Kid A/Amnesiac lack human emotion: I can't think of more emotional songs than Pyramid Song or Motion Picture Soundtrack. They will soundtrack my funeral.
I said some parts :P Believe me, I'm not denying the emotional weight of either Kid A or Amnesiac, but some of the songs are emotionally distanced (by necessity according to Yorke) compared to say In Rainbows which I can more easily relate too. They're just different emotions. This is all subjective anyway, and it's the genius of Radiohead that they can produce such distinct moods with each album, and that we can have this kind of discussion is a testament to that.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: imagist42 on 19 Feb 2011, 17:32
To clarify: Amnesiac isn't exactly B-sides from Kid A. Both albums simply consist of songs that are (mostly) from the same recording sessions. So while Amnesiac was released a year later and has a completely unique tone, it was born at the same time as Kid A.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 19 Feb 2011, 17:37
If Wikipedia is to be believed, they're different interpretations of the same theme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesiac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesiac) The Gnostic theme is really fascinating.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 19 Feb 2011, 18:03
If Wikipedia is to be believed, they're different interpretations of the same theme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesiac (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesiac) The Gnostic theme is really fascinating.

I am a Gnostic, so that is interesting, and I had not heard that before.

"Pyramid Song" is also (rather obviously) derived from Egyptian religion, as well.  It's also literally the best song I have ever heard (sorry, "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space").
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 19 Feb 2011, 18:49
K so I just wikpediaed Codex and it came up with

A codex (Latin caudex for "trunk of a tree")
 
:psyduck:

I love this band
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 19 Feb 2011, 19:04
re: Amnesiac, if you (you meaning you reading this right now) hasn't read John "Mountain Goats Guy" Darnielle's analysis of the album (http://tumblr.insomnius.org/post/1430082034/john-darnielle-on-amnesiac), you should. It's a really inspired take and it's just good criticism.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 19 Feb 2011, 19:35
re: Amnesiac, if you (you meaning you reading this right now) hasn't read John "Mountain Goats Guy" Darnielle's analysis of the album (http://tumblr.insomnius.org/post/1430082034/john-darnielle-on-amnesiac), you should. It's a really inspired take and it's just good criticism.

This is seriously the best thing.  It nails all the reasons I think it's their best album better than I ever could.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 20 Feb 2011, 11:54
Amnesiac is your favourite radiohead album and you happen to be a Gnostic.  :psyduck:
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: nufan on 20 Feb 2011, 15:43
re: Amnesiac, if you (you meaning you reading this right now) hasn't read John "Mountain Goats Guy" Darnielle's analysis of the album (http://tumblr.insomnius.org/post/1430082034/john-darnielle-on-amnesiac), you should. It's a really inspired take and it's just good criticism.

I was really, really enjoying this. Then this sentence happened:

"the involuntary convulsions of our esophagi arrhythmically retching against the diabetic coma-inducing sweetness"

and I gave up.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Tom on 20 Feb 2011, 15:55
That was when I realised I truly love this man.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 20 Feb 2011, 16:04
Well that analysis has revealed Amnesiac as the work of dark and twisted beauty I had never suspected it of being.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: kwami42 on 20 Feb 2011, 16:40
re: Amnesiac, if you (you meaning you reading this right now) hasn't read John "Mountain Goats Guy" Darnielle's analysis of the album (http://tumblr.insomnius.org/post/1430082034/john-darnielle-on-amnesiac), you should. It's a really inspired take and it's just good criticism.

too good
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 20 Feb 2011, 16:58
Also this album should be listened to with a good pair of headphones. It is definitely not optimized for car speakers.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 21 Feb 2011, 07:30
Has the guy who wrote any more like that on the other Radiohead albums? Because I would love to read more.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 21 Feb 2011, 09:27
He's the songwriter behind The Mountain Goats but he also wrote the classic 33⅓ book on the Black Sabbath album Masters of Reality. Great read.

You might like The Mountain Goats too, though I confess I go back and forth on them.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 21 Feb 2011, 09:49
Has the guy who wrote that written any more like that on the other Radiohead albums? Because I would love to read more.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: JimmyJazz on 21 Feb 2011, 10:00
I think Tommy's response was supposed to highlight the other work of John Darnielle, which includes the Mountain Goats and that book in the 33⅓ series. No  other musical criticism on Radiohead written by the man was mentioned, so it's safe to assume such writing doesn't exist and and that your question was answered, right?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 21 Feb 2011, 10:02
No need to be rude. If he had more analysis like this, I'm sure I would have heard of it. I think he wrote about Amnesiac largely because he felt it was misunderstood.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 21 Feb 2011, 10:17
Well that analysis has revealed Amnesiac as the work of dark and twisted beauty I had never suspected it of being.

You... didn't suspect there was anything dark about the album before reading that?
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Ctharlhie94 on 21 Feb 2011, 14:31
Ah sorry guys, I hit quote instead of modify, I was editing a grammar mistake in my post and put my post in the thread a second time, no rudeness intended!  :oops: (this is why forums annoy me, communication without expression and body language is so easily taken the wrong way)

@Tricia; I knew it was dark, I just never rated it as much as the other albums. Is it weird that after reading that stuff, you and whose army? does actually make my gorge rise, me writing and thinking about it is eliciting the same response!  :psyduck:
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: brew on 21 Feb 2011, 14:49
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xgeT2hzxrQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xgeT2hzxrQ)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Inlander on 21 Feb 2011, 14:56
Ah sorry guys, I hit quote instead of modify, I was editing a grammar mistake in my post and hit put my post in the thread a second time, no rudeness intended!

You think it's bad for you, because I see the "modify" button on above everyone's posts once or twice I've gone to quote someone and accidentally ended up butchering their post instead!
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Feb 2011, 15:01
No good making excuses - it's just the irresistible allure of exercising that raw power...
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tommydski on 21 Feb 2011, 15:09
My post could have been a lot clearer or y'know actually answering his single question.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: PintsizesBloodyCock on 21 Feb 2011, 17:27
God-DAMN this album is brilliant in places. Lotus Flower has fucking swagger, plus a vocal melody on par with Nude. Separator is just plain amazing. Give up the Ghost is chillingly beautiful, but feels a bit unfinished. Little By Little fucking swaggers, too. There's an air of confidence all over the album, even when it feels like it's coming apart.

Honestly, though, I would have loved to have seen Skirting on the Surface on there, along with The Amazing Sounds of Orgy (in a different arrangement, something closer to Little by Little).
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 21 Feb 2011, 18:18
Amazing Sounds of Orgy is on the Amnesiac B-sides comp.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: imagist42 on 21 Feb 2011, 21:21
I was listening to this while riding my bike home tonight and turned off the main road into the darker, quieter seats, and could see the mountains rising up before me and the stars reigning over them, and right at that moment the opening chords of "Give Up the Ghost" kicked in. It was such a beautifully surreal experience I almost cried (but that may have had something to do with the chill wind in my face making my eyes water).
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: tricia kidd on 22 Feb 2011, 00:26
Amnesiac is your favourite radiohead album and you happen to be a Gnostic.  :psyduck:

Not really that big of a coincidence, Gnosticism has been getting a lot more popular in the last decade or so, and to a lesser extent even before that.  I was raised on Philip K. Dick (who converted to Gnosticism awhile before he died) and Robert Anton Wilson and analyses of early Christian mysticism (Holy Blood, Holy Grail - stuff like that).

The band name A Place To Bury Strangers is a Gnostic reference, for example.  There are major Gnostic churches (and "churches" because Gnosticism is a pretty big tent and not everyone involved with it is "religious" so much as they are "philosophical").  Religious colleges have been offering legitimate Reverend/Preacher status for Gnostics.

Not to mention reading the Nag Hammadi texts was pretty much a staple for metaphysical hippie types like my dad back in the 60s/70s.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Feb 2011, 15:00
I confess I go back and forth on [The Mountain Goats].

what you say!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Feb 2011, 18:05
wait wait wait WHAT
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Johnny C on 22 Feb 2011, 20:35
(http://i.imgur.com/GtvNq.gif)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: blanktom on 24 Feb 2011, 03:00
Little By Little fucking swaggers, too.

This.

That bassline is dirty but OH SO GOOD.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Feb 2011, 18:28
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/247393724.gif?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1298601885&Signature=caaHJd%2F0eug3oHNtEXbIaNolNlU%3D)
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: Tom on 24 Feb 2011, 19:14
Some twitter/tumblr pictures will give unique one time only urls to prevent unauthorised reposting.
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Feb 2011, 20:44
Noooooooo
Title: Re: New Radiohead Is Go. "King of Limbs" Digital: 2/19/2011, Vinyl in May
Post by: KvP on 18 Apr 2011, 13:17
If you bought the album before Saturday, the RSD single is available for free download on the KoL website.