Radiohead – The King of Limbs (2011)

Posted: February 18, 2011 in Music

I’m not a fan of Radiohead. I’ve always found their sound a bit too whiny and a bit too pretentious for my liking, but seeing as how they are bigger than Jesus, I figured this would be a worthy post.

The King of Limbs is the eighth studio album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, produced by Nigel Godrich. It was released on February 18, 2011 as a download in MP3 and WAV formats, followed by a physical CD release in the UK on March 28th and a special “newspaper” edition on May 9th. The “newspaper” edition will contain “two clear 10-inch vinyl records in a purpose-built record sleeve, many large sheets of artwork, 625 tiny pieces of artwork, a compact disc, and a full-colour piece of oxo-degradable plastic to hold it all together”. The album will be released by Ticker Tape in the United States, XL in the United Kingdom and Hostess Entertainment in Japan.

The album was announced on Radiohead’s website on February 14th, five days before release. The name of the album possibly refers to an oak tree in Wiltshire’s Savernake Forest, thought to be 1,000 years old. The tree is a pollarded oak, referring to an ancient technique for harvesting timber for fencing and firewood. Though it does not feature on maps, the tree is said to be 3 miles from Tottenham Court House, where Radiohead recorded part of their previous album In Rainbows. On February 18th, Radiohead’s official blog published the first song from the album, “Lotus Flower”, with an accompanying music video, followed by a post announcing the album was released.

Tracklist:
1. Bloom
2. Morning Mr. Magpie
3. Little by Little
4. Feral
5. Lotus Flower
6. Codex
7. Give up the Ghost
8. Separator

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