The reviews are in for the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, released digitally yesterday. Here's what the critics had to say:
The Telegraph called the album "reliably unorthodox," describing the album as a "new sonic adventure for the restless Oxford quintet," applauding its "North African and Jazz" influences. Oddly, they don't single out any tracks and shy away from determining a positive or negative verdict.
The Guardian seem rather on the fence too. They note how Radiohead "have settled into a sound" which "teeters on the brink of self-parody." However, the single out and applaud a track called "Codex" saying "you don't have to be a diehard fan to see (it's) worth."
The BBC reminds us that "they've never been a fan for the people" and call the album "a remarkably neat-and-tidy package."
Reading through a lot reviews, I'm not seeing a strong indication to weather if this is a good record overall. Personally, I think it's pretty good, I don't love it though... not yet anyway. My review will be up soon.
Here's a quick ranking of their albums:
1. The Bends (5/5)
2. Ok Computer (5/5)
3. Kid A (4.5/5)
4. Amnesiac (4/5)
5. In Rainbows (4/5)
6. Hail to the Thief (4/5)
7. Pablo Honey (3.5/5)