Sunday, February 20, 2011

Critics Weigh in On 'Limbs'

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)

2 comments:

ww_adh said...

Is that your personal ranking of their albums?

Mine is:

1. In Rainbows
2. Kid A
3. The Bends
4. OK Computer
5. Amnesiac
6. Hail to the Thief
7. Pablo Honey

(not ready to rank the new one yet)

J.Mensah said...

Cool, yo! and yes it wasy. Did you read my review on the album?