Radiohead - The King of Limbs

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i agree w/ lj and johnny that there should be a "middle option" between the download and deluxe "newspaper album" (lol) box set. but i get why they would delay the standard cd edition. big radiohead fans who want a physical product asap will be more likely to order the box without a lower-priced physical option to trade down to. smart business move imo

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

also, this drawing from the radiohead blog should be the album cover imo

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

They'll make enough money off selling t-shirts with that album cover on them. It seems designed to have the maximum possible appeal to teenage goths.

Matt DC, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

And so the laughable bullshit begins...

― Under Me Smang Tang (Doran), Monday, February 14, 2011 9:21 AM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

"What's not yet clear is why it's called a "Newspaper Album". But newspapers – it's no secret – are suffering the same sort of woes as the music industry. Is there some hidden clue here for how the print business will find salvation, too?"

Evan, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have nothing to say about this except to register my respect to Melissa W for starting this thread after already starting the 'in rainbows' thread

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 February 2011 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

That has about the same level of appeal as "also included: a really old slice of ham" for me

was so excited for you to get the pic they commissioned from me :(

aerosmith: the acid house years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- Hahah I was thinking that too. A sign of true reliability!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw, yes, former Midwesterners, that's ham with cream cheese on it. I'm going to boil it in 2 gallons of cream of mushroom soup and then serve it on a bed of saltines.

aerosmith: the acid house years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Those scallions look good.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

[q] The regular CD will be in stores on March 28th.

source?[/q]

The guy who runs the atease news site. Always reliable when it comes to this sort of thing.

Melissa W, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ugh, ignore code fuck-up.

Melissa W, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Can we conclude now that ultimately Radiohead's "groundbreaking" In Rainbows sale approach, ie. let the customer decide, was just a one off and has failed? It was hailed as The Future of Music Buying when IR came out, but already they are going back to a more traditional way of selling their music. I don't know any figures on how IR did, what the average was that a buyer paid for it etc. But surely the band themselves must be disappointed. If not them, then at least the ever horny and looking for saviours mainstream music press will be. But then they are, again, hailed as the saviours of the music biz now, judging by that Grauniad article linked up here.

La descente infernale (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

iirc In Rainbows 'sold' pretty well but everyone agreed that was only possible due to the high profile/large fanbase of the band

ciderpress, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have nothing to say about this except to register my respect to Melissa W for starting this thread after already starting the 'in rainbows' thread

― J0rdan S., Monday, February 14, 2011 9:10 AM

Not sure if this is respect or "respect"?

Melissa W, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

That doesn't even work as sarcasm Jordan.

Matt DC, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

J0rdan has been trying to make up for Whiney being gone.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure that the In Rainbows thing did quite well for the band, but that they considered it a card that could only be played once.

Melissa W, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think it all depends on how much they did take in.

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

guys i wasn't being sarcastic

J0rdan S., Monday, 14 February 2011 15:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I doubt they're that arsed how much money they make from this.

Matt DC, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the idea is, radiohead "discovered" with In Rainbows how much ppl are willing to pay for a Radiohead digital download. so now they are most likely charging prices along the lines of what ppl were willing to pay for the last one... right?

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

to be far to radiohead, they were very keen to emphasise that pay-as-you-want was not "the future of music buying" as the press labelled it, but rather a reaction to the situation they found themselves in - i.e. unable to decide on a pricing model. looks like thats not the case this time.

matt h, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Here's a fake cover for you, ilxor. You can tag your mp3s with this:

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha <3

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

radiohead have families to feed, you know.

Sure, I paid them last time (for a physical CD) and I'll gladly pay them this time around too. But it pisses me off that once more it'll take months for the physical CD to eventually appear in the shops.

You're Twistin' My Melody Man! (Geir Hongro), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the fact that they're totally in control of the distribution (at least to start out with) is a lot more important to them than the price point

bows don't kill people, arrows do (Jordan), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i guess the leaky nature of standard label/distro channels precludes a simultaneous release with the mailorder stuff.

matt h, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well it's not actually the ghosts and trees which I dislike on the album cover... it's more the choice of colors they picked. Some sort of neon winter reggae... which probably means all songs will sound like variations on 'house of cards'.

Moka, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

But it pisses me off that once more it'll take months for the physical CD to eventually appear in the shops.

i hear you but, absent the early digital-release, they could have just released the physical product in late march.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 14 February 2011 15:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

wonder if Pitchfork is seriously having an office party right now

frogbs, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

What looks reggae about the cover?

I think the worst part is the type on top of the cover. It does look very AP magazine emo/screamo/hardcore/postgoth

Evan, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's apparently a font that was made from handcut blocks of wood that were then scanned. And yet it still doesn't look like anything other than some shitty grungy font from the year 2000.

Melissa W, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, it's a basic non-grungy font. It's just that it's kind of translucent and you can see the design beneath it.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Right. Its paired with such a gothy t-shirt ready image as Matt said.

Evan, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Although I'm not as hardline about it as Geir, I'm one of those people stuck on the physical format and I'm having a really hard time letting go of that. I know there are so many reasons to get over myself - a) I don't have unlimited physical space for my ever growing collection, b) from an environmental standpoint, its kind of wasteful and indulgent, and c) the "cloud" is obviously the way of the future; but I'm finding myself frustrated when I get "punished" for waiting months and months for a physical item.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

what typeface are we talking about here?

xpost

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon and Geir are experiencing what may be the platonic ideal of First World Problems

DJP, Monday, 14 February 2011 15:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess I'm just a big old douchey dinosaur for feeling like I do.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 February 2011 15:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just about the download, it looks like you need to be able to unzip the files once you get them. Cos I don't generally download stuff (other than from iTunes, Amazon and eMusic), I never got round to buying an application to extract files. The King of Limbs site links the user to Winzip, so if I were to follow their advice, then this whole thing is going to cost me £32. Thanks guys!

seminal fuiud (NickB), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

what typeface are we talking about here?

seminal fuiud (NickB), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh!

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

winzip is free to all intents and purposes. 7zip is really and totally free: http://www.7-zip.org/

ledge, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

if you preorder the 'newspaper' edition you'd have to wait a month longer than the people picking up the regular CD/LP. the leak is on saturday, the physical release a month later, the deluxe release a month later than that.

matt h, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I want a physical CD without 625 choking hazards as well, which is why I am either going to wait for the physical release or buy the mp3s and pick up the album later if I like it enough

(which reminds me, I still need to pick up physical copies of Heligoland and Heartland)

xp: most modern operating systems open .zip files natively now; they are treated just like regular folders

DJP, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks ledge. Why aren't the Radiohead sending people there instead? xxp

seminal fuiud (NickB), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

xxxp: what OS are you on? windows has native support for unzipping zip files, at least since XP if not older versions

ciderpress, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

and winzip is 'shareware' or whatever, it asks you to buy it but it never actually disables any features after the 30 days are up iirc

ciderpress, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

I got xp, so it may or may not work I guess. Hasn't worked in the past, but I'll figure it out somehow...

seminal fuiud (NickB), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

well 7-zip should work regardless, so you're all set

ciderpress, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

and winzip is 'shareware' or whatever, it asks you to buy it but it never actually disables any features after the 30 days are up iirc

FYI as of version 10 they changed this so that after 30 days you had to buy it; I don't know if they changed it back with subsequent versions

DJP, Monday, 14 February 2011 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink


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