- The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 28 reviews
2011 Rank: #129 / 829
USER SCORE
79
Based on
259 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

It’s clear that The King of Limbs requires more patience and concentration than listeners who’ve been eagerly waiting more than three years for new Radiohead material can likely muster in the here and now.

83
A.V. Club

While The King Of Limbs always sounds great, the actual songs prove elusive—perhaps too elusive at times.

80
musicOMH

King Of Limbs is a subtle, muti-layered affair - surprisingly low-key in places, and it certainly won't win back any fans who checked out in the late '90s.

80
Consequence of Sound

It’s essentially a 37 minute jam session; one where they’re carving out their current sensibilities and seeing where they run.

79
Pitchfork

This is well-worn terrain for Radiohead, and while it continues to yield rewarding results, the band's signature game-changing ambition is missed.

User Reviews
Mar 15, 2015
lerkenfeldt
88
I love this album. So many beautifully crafted songs that get better every time you listen. just amazing.
Mar 17, 2014
SiberianBreaks
75
This album is perfect example of a grower. I hated this on first listen and now I have grown to enjoy it. Overall, the album felt too short for a wait of about 4 years since In Rainbows. It's still a solid album full of original tunes.

Favourite tracks: Feral, Lotus Flower, Codex
Nov 6, 2012
92
not an easy listen but it grows on you and eventually the subtle nuances seep in, some moments of sheer brilliance, Thom's voice is perfect throughout, experimental but mainly pure quality
Nov 20, 2015
87
who can talk against bloom, little by little or separator?
Nov 4, 2015
56
One of the more uninspiring works by Radiohead. Loaded with lulls and awkward breaks.
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DETAILS

February 19, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
XL / Label
radiohead.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 23 - Amazon
# 19 - American Songwriter
# 5 - Clash
# 15 - Consequence of Sound
# 32 - Drowned in Sound
# 18 - FILTER
# 12 - MAGNET
# 47 - MOJO
# 12 - musicOMH
# 20 - NME
# 34 - No Ripcord
# 26 - One Thirty BPM
# 13 - Paste
# 33 - Pazz and Jop
# 10 - PopMatters
# 23 - Prefix
# 13 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 32 - Q Magazine
# 5 - Rolling Stone
# 30 - Stereogum
# 12 - The Fly
# 27 - The Guardian
# 7 - Uncut
# 45 - Under the Radar
Track List
  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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