Ah hah, now that I’m recovered from the end of the school year it’s time to get back to fun writing. So…I thought I’d get back into the groove with a couple thoughts about the new Radiohead record – The King of Limbs
. I’ve noticed on my Facebook feed (yeah, scientific I know) and in some other random places online that there are a whole lot of people who are finally starting to get into King of Limbs after a whole bunch of listens, or who can’t get with the album at all, or are just kind of confused about it.
To which I say: “What? It sounds like a pretty damn good Radiohead record to me. I don’t understand why people are taking so long to get with it.”
I had no trouble liking it, and to me it seems like a pretty logical extension of Radiohead from In Rainbows (which might be one of my favorite records by the band). The only thing I can think is that it sounds a bit too electronic than a band should sound. Maybe? I guess if you’re favorite Radiohead is “Fake Plastic Trees” King of Limbs won’t do it for you – but for me I like to see any band keep evolving. Time to go put King of Limbs back on the felt.