Radiohead’s In Rainbows in your in-box!

Get your copy yet? No? Then whaddayou looking here for? Go check your email!

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:

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3 Comments

  1. Amy
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Only one full listen so far. I need a few more spins, but of course it’s great!

    Great to hear songs from the last tour finally released.

  2. Posted October 10, 2007 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    I’m only 6 tracks through it so far, but I really like everything I’ve heard so far.

  3. Eric
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Regrettably, the download version is craptastic 160kbps MP3. Guess they didn’t want to give away the family jewels. I wish them well on this experiment, though. It’s a good start.

    If you want higher quality, you’ll be shelling out 40 quid for the box set — and you’ll be waiting for it.

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