Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on 20 reviews
2007 Rank: #3 / 534
USER SCORE
91
Based on
351 ratings

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100
The Skinny

With sumptuous, enveloping production, fluid guitars soaked in reverb, and Yorke's voice at its most soulful, In Rainbows is Radiohead's leanest, warmest and most accessible record in a decade. 

93
Pitchfork

Radiohead's sudden willingness to embrace their capacity for uncomplicated beauty might be In Rainbows' most distinguishing quality, and one of the primary reasons it's an improvement on Hail to the Thief.

91
A.V. Club

This is still the Radiohead that finds straight-ahead pop structures gauche or just plain tired ... That said, In Rainbows takes tenuous steps back toward more straightforward territory, though with nothing as obvious as a verse-chorus-verse to speak of.

90
AllMusic

In Rainbows will hopefully be remembered as Radiohead's most stimulating synthesis of accessible songs and abstract sounds, rather than their first pick-your-price download.

90
DIY

To the casual listener ‘In Rainbows’ is exactly what you’d expect from Radiohead; intelligent, satisfyingly thought-provoking and sure to be lauded by all who appreciate the less conventional. For the fans it’s the latest evolution of something really rather special. 

80
American Songwriter

Thom Yorke and company have never stopped writing good songs-and this is even more apparent on In Rainbows, a seamless mash-up of the many Radioheads that have been unearthed over the years.

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SiberianBreaks
97
In Rainbows is not Radiohead's best work by any means. But, this is probably the album I can listen to over and over and still get the same feeling of comfort and chills. Combine this with the second disk and you get heaven in one album.

Favourite tracks: Nude, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, Reckoner
EMR
95
This is one of the finest song-collections in the music history. Tom Yorke and co. have achieved in this album and many others a musical level of songwriting that few other artists have attained before. All of the 10 tracks here are just fantastic and detailed as they could be, and together with the disc 2, In Rainbows is just near perfection.
danpatt
94
This is my first Radiohead listen and I can honestly say...

WOW.

I love this album. This a band that understands the importance of variety and texture in music. Each song is gorgeous in its own way. The percussion on In Rainbows stood out a lot to me, and honestly I think that is what made me like it so much. It's very varied but always consistently enjoyable.

Great album, can't wait to listen to more of this band.
kidhead
90
Radiohead, stop. You're so good.
lerkenfeldt
100
Just one of those albums.
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# 9 - Drowned in Sound
# 3 - NME
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# 6 - Rolling Stone
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Track List

  1. 15 Step 
  2. Bodysnatchers 
  3. Nude 
  4. Weird Fishes / Arpeggi 
  5. All I Need 
  6. Faust ARP 
  7. Reckoner
  8. House of Cards 
  9. Jigsaw Falling Into Place 
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