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Attention! Stop The Radiohead Backlash!!

After five or six spins through the latest Radiohead album, “The King of Limbs”, I’m here to tell you that I’m a fan. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not even remotely close to “The Bends” or “OK Computer”, which are two of the best albums of the past twenty years. Radiohead made the definitive records for two different music genres: guitar rock and electronic rock. There’s really no doubting their brilliance, most notably Johnny Greenwood’s guitar brilliance and the fact that Phil Selway may be one of the greatest rock drummers to ever pick up sticks.

From the second that Radiohead made their album available for download last Friday, the hate towards this band has been flowing. Critics, non-fans, even regular fans of the band are just tearing them down. I don’t get it. There is nothing wrong with this little album, other than the fact that it’s entirely too short. Eight songs? That’s lamery.

I think that most of the fervor is over this slightly silly video for “Lotus Flower”, which is the song I currently can’t get out of my head. Yeah…Thom Yorke looks a bit insane as he dances his way through five minutes of song. The song is pretty badass, but Thom is just too weird.

Then…there’s this. This is much, much better than the real video.

  1. Dan
    February 23, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Haven’t heard the full album yet but really like Lotus Flower. Every Radiohead album is a grower so I’m sure the new one will be appreciated more as time goes on. But, you’re right, they’ll never reach the heights of Bends and Ok Computer again.

  2. June 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM

    I adore this, and Lotus Flower is such an amazing song. But you’re right it’s nowhere near their best. Their best really though is the best, and their mediocre is still great by any other standards.

    Did you read Liam Callagher’s comments on it http://www.nme.com/news/beady-eye/55224 was hilarious.

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