- In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on 21 reviews
2007 Rank: #3 / 560
USER SCORE
91
Based on
439 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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. 

100
Entertainment Weekly

Using the full musical and emotional spectra to conjure breathtaking beauty, the collection is well named. It may have arrived via computer, but the vision is timeless.

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.

User Reviews
Mar 17, 2014
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
Jan 31, 2016
Space Vacation
85
Definitely need to give this a more in depth listen.
Nov 30, 2015
Aoaystheory
100
Personally, my favorite Radiohead album.
Oct 11, 2015
shanzdaman
93
I think Radiohead’s In Rainbows is a beautiful masterpiece filled with advanced lyricism, impressive guitar solos and instrumentals, and a wide range of hiphop influenced beats from the drums. All together it produced a rather colorful album filled with somber, love, depression, regret, and abandonment. Each track represents something meaningfully painful, something that most of us have to go through in our lives. The music only helps support these lyrical meanings into coming to life. I ... read more
May 22, 2015
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.
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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 
  10. Videotape

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