As the internet – specifically my internet presence – would have you know is that Radiohead just released a new album. I have been waiting on this new album since 2011’s The King of Limbs, which by most measures was a pretty solid album but I, along with likely a lot of other Radiohead fans were also excited for a change. Almost every day for the last 5 months I had been tweeting “no new radiohead today. maybe tomorrow” And finally that day came. Finally.
A Moon Shaped Pool was released on May 8, 2016. Happy Mother’s Day! I went into work, plugged in my laptop and downloaded it immediately at 3:00 PM local time when the album was released and blared it from front to back. Five days later, I still love the album. Of course, I could be in a new music bliss where everything is good … until it isn’t. I really do enjoy the depth of the album; how dry and ethereal it is. Nothing on the album seems forced. I also love that they reworked some old tracks like Identikit and True Love Waits.
To honour the release of A Moon Shaped Pool, I thought I’d give a top 15 Radiohead songs of mine (excluding AMSP because it’s just too early to tell).
15. Everything In Its Right Place [Kid A]
14. Paranoid Android [OK Computer]
13. The National Anthem [Kid A]
12. 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm) [Hail To The Thief]
11. Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury & Executioner) [Hail To The Thief]
10. 15 Step [In Rainbows]
9. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box [Amnesiac]
8. Like Spinning Plates [Amnesiac]
7. Idioteque [Kid A]
6. Jigsaw Falling Into Place [In Rainbows]
5. Lotus Flower [The King of Limbs]
4. The Daily Mail [The King of Limbs sessions]
3. All I Need [In Rainbows]
2. Airbag [OK Computer]
1. Videotape [In Rainbows]
If you couldn’t guess, In Rainbows is definitely my favourite Radiohead album although OK Computer isn’t far behind. If you haven’t heard it already, I followed the instructions to create a mashup of both of these albums which the internet refers to as “tens piracy” or “0110“. It can sound a little insane, but even if they didn’t do it with intent, it still sounds awesome. You can download it here from my Dropbox. It’s 93:33 of solid gold.
Anyway, that’s enough for me for a little bit. Much love as always. Shit is happening behind the curtain, don’t you worry.