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Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Radiohead - The King of Limbs
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #78 / 592
USER SCORE
79
Based on
142 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters
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
A.V. Club

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

80
musicOMH
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
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
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
SiberianBreaks
76
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: Codex, Bloom, Separator, Lotus Flower, Give Up The Ghost, Feral

rapmartin12
80
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Bloom
- Codex

JustAReflektor
NR
Too short. 8 songs isn't enough material to construct a floatable album with.

That said *drumroll* this transformative collection of abstract-ideas-following-pop-traditions is a masterwork of subtlety. Croon away Mr. Yorke. Croon over those drum loops and reverberated guitar snippets. We love it.

austincrane235
51
Best Track: Codex
Worst Track: Feral
Most Overrated Track: Lotus Flower
Most Underrated Track: Little By Little

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

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 19, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: XL
GENRE: Experimental Rock
WEBSITE: radiohead.com
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# 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
Contributions By
patton, royalflush, philthy
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