Radiohead - In Rainbows

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I listened to the drum stem (which I downloaded from iTunes, lol) and it does sound like a digital thing.

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

the discbox packaging warped my LP's over time... total bummer.

BringTheAuBonPain, Thursday, 16 February 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

Played this at our record club last night. By far my favourite thing they've done.

http://devonrecordclub.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/radiohead-in-rainbows-round-43-nicks-choice/

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Interestingly Rob was talking about how he's barely listened to it, because of how awkward the discbox packaging is.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

In terms of the actual music, I haven’t a clue what Thom Yorke is singing about here, and don’t really care – he uses his voice much more effectively and with greater understanding here than he has before, layering it beatifically on “Numb”, finding jitteringly compelling space on “15 Step”, edging towards sublimation on “Reckoner”.

Do you mean "Nude" here? Speaking of which, that's the one song on In Rainbows that I could without. For some reason when he hits that high, isolated falsetto note near the end it embarrasses me to listen to it in a way that doesn't occur in other Radiohead songs. Also, "Nude" is an old radiohead song (from 1996 or early 1997, i think?) that fans were clamoring to be released for years, and then when it finally came out on In Rainbows it was disappointing on a few levels because I'd already heard it so many times on bootlegs back on high school, and also it somehow sounded dulled down compared to the original!

"reading specialist" (Z S), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

Damnit, I do. Will correct.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have they got a song called Numb? I can't think of one but it's like the most Radiohead-y one-word songtitle ever.

comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 3 January 2013 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Don't know about Radiohead but Portishead have a song called "Numb" (the one with the duck noises in the beginning on "Dummy") and it fits also very well as one word song title of the band.

alex in mainhattan, Thursday, 3 January 2013 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Nude was my initial instant favourite on the album and I think the spacey arrangement is lovely - probably helps that I'm not a mega-obsessive fan and had no awareness of previous versions of the song. Reckoner and Weird Fishes have taken the lead in my affections in the years since IR was released.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 3 January 2013 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

The "Live From The Basement" versions are even better, adding a missing human element.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 4 January 2013 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink


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