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The King of Limbs is the eighth studio album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, produced by Nigel Godrich. It was released on 18 February 2011 as a download in MP3 and WAV formats. It was followed by a physical CD release on 28 March 2011. A special "newspaper" edition was released on 9 May. The "newspaper" edition will contain two 10-inch vinyl records in a special record sleeve, many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, a… read more



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  • It takes some time before I actually listen to this album properly. And it's not bad but kind of underwhelming to be a Radiohead record. The second half is certainly better. More melodic than the first with its loops and samples. Lotus Flower is certainly the highlight of the album. Codex and Separator being my favorites.
  • What Radiohead do brilliantly with any album is the atmosphere. This album is no different.
  • @Kavigne I don't see how you could compare the two. They're completely different albums.
  • They went and ran with their talk talk aping for most of an album after reckoner it seems. Good choice to emulate, though.
  • This is definitely a grower. It reminds me of a couple of my favorite albums (Levitate by The Fall and Before and After Science by Brian Eno) in that it sounds like the songs were at one point fully arranged but somewhere along the way they were stripped down to their essence and made into skeletal, rhythmic groovers. Good stuff that sounds more of a piece with Kid A and Amnesiac than it does Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows.
  • Let's laugh at those, who say "Hail To The Thief" is better than this superb album!
  • Bloom, Lotus Flower and Separator are completely beautiful.
  • Underrated. They created some very nice textures and atmospheres with this work. [2]
  • Its a really weird album, i not going to lie, i dont like it at the first time, but after a while, i really like it
  • The second half is definitely better than the first half; I think that's obvious. I also think this album would've been strengthened a lot if they'd added the four B-sides ("Supercollider", "The Butcher", "The Daily Mail", "Staircase"). I know they think one of the weaknesses of Hail to the Thief was that it was too long, and adding those tracks would've made this even longer than that album, but they were a lot stronger than some of the songs that actually did make the cut. Luckily I've solved this problem by just adding those songs to the end of my playlist containing this album. Anyway, it's a good album in its own right; it just gets overshadowed because it followed the amazing In Rainbows and I guess a lot of people were expecting something just as immediate, while with this album it takes a lot of listening to decode all the nuances.

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