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Whether you paid nothing or the $81 for the discbox, at 11:30 pm PST, and all equivalent times around the globe, your in-box lit up, chimed, or just smiled with the arrival of Radiohead’s seventh release, In Rainbows. While it’s certainly easy to get caught up in the hype of such a revolutionary event, hopefully the flying fingers of bloggers who stayed up all night to receive the digital package and are currently attempting to be the first to deliver a track by track assessment — hopefully they will pause long enough to give the album a fair assessment.
Is this the greatest album Radiohead has ever recorded? At first listen, I would have to say that a few songs — “15 Step,” “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi,” and “Reckoner” — rank among the best Radiohead songs I’ve ever heard. Yet, other songs — “House of Card” and “Videotape” — seem disposable, but whether that’s because they’re victims of elevated anticipation remains to be seen. I’ll let you know after I sleep on it. What about you? What about do you think? Take our poll: