Radiohead – In Rainbows

19 08 2010

Listened: Wednesday, August 4

As with The Eraser, In Rainbows is hauntingly sexy. Particularly Thom crooning “I don’t wanna be your friend, I just wanna be your lover.” in House of Cards. All I Need and Reckoner also press all the right buttons, vocally and musically.

I remember what a kick in the head it was when this came out as a “pay what you want” download. Both the method and the sound were game changing.

When I saw Radiohead play at Outside Lands, their only area appearance on the In Rainbows tour, I was very bummed out that extreme sound problems plagued them on a bunch of songs, particularly House of Cards. That was the worst experience I’ve ever had at a concert in terms of sound issues. I’d been looking forward to hearing the new songs and was extremely let down. I have no idea when they’ll tour again, either, so who knows when I get to hear them in all their live glory.



2 responses

23 09 2010
Thom Yorke – The Eraser « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] see the songs on this album as a precursor to In Rainbows – a Radiohead album I have heard referred to as “sexy”. Which is kind of odd in […]

30 08 2011
Radiohead – Kid A « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] I remember really anticipating Kid A’s release. It had been 3 years since OK Computer and we were all antsy to see what was next. I remember reading lots of reactions on the internet from people who didn’t get the major evolution of Radiohead’s sound from one record to another. I, however, loved having my boundaries pushed by the lunacy that is this album. I loved OK Computer, but who wants a band to stay in a box? People change, times change. Since this album Radiohead has been pushing everyone’s boundaries each time they release an album. Without Kid A there is no In Rainbows. […]

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