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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Album review: Radiohead, 'The King of Limbs'

On a brief but revelatory 2010 tour with his other band, Atoms for Peace, Radiohead's Thom Yorke got real, real gone. The singer with the self-serious reputation busted out dance moves that brought the somber, foreboding music on his 2006 solo release, more
Chicago Tribune (blog) ( 2/19/2011 10:13:52 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead: The King of Limbs – review
Radiohead: The King of Limbs – reviewIn the end, it arrived early. Announced on Valentine's Day – and, perhaps not uncoincidentally, the eve of the Brits – the eighth Radiohead album was eventually sprung on the world a day before anyone was expecting it. That was an act of mischievous more
The Guardian ( 2/19/2011 4:06:20 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead, The King of Limbs (Ticker Tape/XL)
The announcement on Valentine's Day of an imminent Radiohead album was greeted as enormously significant in many quarters, like Moses coming down from the mountain with a brand new slab under his arm. The way this carved out a position of import and more
Independent ( 2/19/2011 4:00:41 PM -08:00 )

Radioheaded for digital freedom
Radiohead, the alternative English rock band best-known for their hit single, 'Creep', and for releasing their previous album, In Rainbows (2010) for a nominal amount online, has taken another step towards bridging the more
Daily News & Analysis ( 2/19/2011 9:08:09 AM -08:00 )

Thom Yorke gets the Single Ladies
BEYONCE had better watch out - Radiohead frontman THOM YORKE can dance to her hit Single Ladies better than she can. The video for the gloomy band's new single Lotus Flower shows Thom, 42, perform a series of strange dance moves. more
The Sun ( 2/19/2011 8:02:14 AM -08:00 )

Radiohead Album Released A Day Early
Radiohead Album Released A Day EarlyThe King Of Limbs was made available for download on the band's website on 18 February, a day before the official release. Guitarist Ed O'Brien explained the impulsive decision by saying: "It's Friday... it's almost the weekend... it's the full moon. more
MTV UK ( 2/19/2011 4:11:31 AM -08:00 )

Multi-faceted King of Limbs worth embracing
Once again, Radiohead has bucked the trends: A week ago, The King of Limbs virtually did not exist. With a short announcement via its website, the band suddenly revealed its new album would be more
Vancouver Sun ( 2/19/2011 2:23:43 AM -08:00 )

Radiohead surprise fans with early album release
British rock group Radiohead have pulled yet another trick, releasing their widely anticipated eighth album The King Of Limbs online one day ahead of schedule. Fans discovered a first track, Lotus Flower, on the band's website early on Friday. more
ABC Online ( 2/18/2011 7:01:03 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead slips out of the box
So what can we read into Radiohead's decision to jump its own release deadline by a full 24 hours quietly making their new album The King of Limbs available online — downloadable in two formats MP3 and WAV and by more
Toronto Star ( 2/18/2011 5:45:00 PM -08:00 )

First Listen: The King of Limbs, Radiohead
As usual, the first listen to a new Radiohead album leaves a slight residue of disappointment – Is that all? Just eight tracks? And so lacking in the variety one might expect? – which dissipates with each successive hearing, as the overall design more
Independent ( 2/18/2011 5:34:52 PM -08:00 )

Snap Judgment: Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs'
Thom Yorke jerks around in the video for "Lotus Flower," the first single from Radiohead's just-released eighth studio album, "The King of Limbs," like someone only just discovering that the body's job is to move. In the clip, choreographed by the more
Los Angeles Times (blog) ( 2/18/2011 5:04:57 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead surprises fans with early online album release
Radiohead has once again broken music industry convention, this time by releasing digital versions of its eagerly awaited studio album a day earlier than promised. The eighth album from Britain's favorite navel gazers is titled The King of Limbs and more
Register ( 2/18/2011 4:40:04 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead Surprises With Early Release
Mark J. Terrill/AP The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more. Join the discussion. Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, whose first album since 2007 was issued digitally more
New York Times ( 2/18/2011 3:16:28 PM -08:00 )

Is Radiohead's Thom Yorke channeling Seinfeld's Elaine Benis?
Radiohead's Thom Yorke busts some grooves in his new music video for Lotus Flower. Radiohead released their latest album online today, 24 hours earlier than planned. When Radiohead released “In Rainbows” in 2007, it was also online more
Forbes (blog) ( 2/18/2011 3:08:13 PM -08:00 )

New Radiohead album The King of Limbs earns cheers, sparks jeers
Radiohead's eighth studio album, The King of Limbs, was released online 24 hours earlier than planned on Friday. Radiohead's new album is being met with far from universal critical acclaim. The band's eighth studio album was released online 24 hours more
Vancouver Sun ( 2/18/2011 2:30:57 PM -08:00 )

For fans, Radiohead 'The King' of all media
Fans who pre-ordered would get the digital release of the group's eighth album, “The King of Limbs.” But the band jumped its own gun Friday by announcing on radiohead.com that the album, its first in four years, was available to more
Boston Herald ( 2/18/2011 1:45:02 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead: Fool Me Twice
When Radiohead announced earlier this week that it'd be unveiling a new album on Saturday, the timing seemed downright critic-friendly. Most of us would have a whole day to absorb the music before having to turn in a review. more
NPR ( 2/18/2011 1:38:42 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead 'King of Limbs' review
By DARRYL STERDAN, QMI Agency If there's any band that knows how to generate maximum excitement with minimal output, it's Radiohead. When Thom Yorke and co. put out an album, there's no massive promo campaign. No slate of talk-show gigs. more
Toronto Sun ( 2/18/2011 12:42:40 PM -08:00 )

Radiohead Listening Party
The once-only stream of Radiohead's album is now over. See the archived chat below. We played the entire new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, the day of its release. Members of the band only announced that the record was coming a few days ago, more
NPR ( 2/18/2011 12:40:51 PM -08:00 )

'The King of Limbs': Radiohead gets mellow on new album
Remember the time when every Radiohead album felt like a revelation? When you were sure that the band, with each of its albums, was going to go where no band ever had gone before? The British quintet's new album, more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 2/18/2011 12:32:14 PM -08:00 )