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BigPleb
July 2nd 2019


59045 Comments


This slaps, first solo Yorke I've heard.

Feels like a combo of AMSP & TKOL to my ears.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 2nd 2019


42196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

yea agreed with neek this is honestly better



Also, I really love how he says "bloody wreckage" on "Dawn Chorus" for some reason haha




hate to crash your crew but I'm fairly sure it's "bloody racket", at least according to Genius. then again Genius has "it's like weed" in the second half of Twist which is definitely wrong lmao

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neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2019


16402 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah I've never heard any other solo yorke haha, don't totally get all the TKOL comparisons, this feels far less cold and... clicky compared to that album

BigPleb
July 2nd 2019


59045 Comments


Was more referring to the warm atmosphere of songs like Codex & Lotus Flower.

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
July 2nd 2019


42196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2

I don't find TKOL cold at all, I think the second half is about as warm and inviting as Radiohead has ever been

BigPleb
July 2nd 2019


59045 Comments


Yeah definitely, first half of the record is more schizophrenic but definitely not cold.

Calculated is more the word I would use.

Lucman
July 2nd 2019


2904 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

"hate to crash your crew but I'm fairly sure it's "bloody racket", at least according to Genius. then again Genius has "it's like weed" in the second half of Twist which is definitely wrong lmao"



Nope, you're right. Just relistened.



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RikRoach7
July 2nd 2019


3801 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Don't feel that 3.9 average even after repeated listens. But it's good I guess. Better than Modern Boxes, although that doesn't mean anything. Dawn Chorus is pretty amazing. Very similar to Videotape in some ways.

Demon of the Fall
July 2nd 2019


11520 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't find TKOL cold at all, I think the second half is about as warm and inviting as Radiohead has ever been (2).

I prefer this to all Yorke's other solo material and more than half of what Radiohead have released, hope it doesn't wear off over time, as I didn't expect to enjoy it this much at such an early stage.

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RikRoach7
July 2nd 2019


3801 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, I also think that King of Limbs is pretty much the warmest and brightest Radiohead, besides In Rainbows. It's their most chill album for sure. The responses to this release make me think it would have been beloved as a Yorke solo album and a lot of people don't give it a fair chance just because it's Radiohead and doesn't sound/feel like people think it should. It's weird. You'd think that Radiohead fans would be more prepared for something different, given that they changed genres like 3 times before.

tectactoe
July 2nd 2019


654 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I actually hear more KID A here than I do KING OF LIMBS, and also concur that KING OF LIMBS is maybe tied with IN RAINBOWS as Radiohead's most aesthetically "uplifting" album, at least from a tonal perspective.

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DoofDoof
July 2nd 2019


4465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

'most aesthetically "uplifting" album'



The Bends? Still the only Radiohead album that makes sense played through an open window on a sunny day tbh



Just have to switch off before the closer

tectactoe
July 2nd 2019


654 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

You mean to say you've never blared "How to Disappear Completely" in your car, windows down, in the middle of the summer?

Demon of the Fall
July 2nd 2019


11520 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Why would you switch it off before the best track?

(or at least the '1b' to Fake Plastic Trees).



I'm noticing a theme here... yes I'm a miserable bastard.

RikRoach7
July 2nd 2019


3801 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

An album with Street Spirit on it is automatically less uplifting than KOL as far as I'm concerned

tectactoe
July 2nd 2019


654 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

THE BENDS has some jams for sure, but I dunno, I don't find any of them particularly "bright" or "uplifting," personally. Maybe Nice Dream and High & Dry come close (lyrics notwithstanding). But moreover I think the album has a morose type of angst to it. Then stuff like Fake Plastic Trees, Street Spirit, and Bullet Proof are straight up sadness.

DoofDoof
July 2nd 2019


4465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The whole sound has that uplifting summer 90s alt rock vibe, the music is more key to what sounds uplifting than the lyrics imo - all their other albums are a bit chillier than that 'sound' tonally to my ears (we're ignoring Pablo btw)



Guess I'd say The Bends, then Rainbows, then Ok Computer and then none of the rest seem at all uplifting really barring individual song exceptions



I'd say Kid A has the least uplifting sound, then Amnesiac

RikRoach7
July 2nd 2019


3801 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Kid A to HTTT plus MSP are all concerned at least and downright frightened at worst. OKC also has a bunch of really dark stuff here and there, but I agree that the rest is more on the lighter side.

His solo stuff, on the other hand, always felt kinda irritated and perplexed to me.

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
July 2nd 2019


16402 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What the hell have I done

Yes, calculated was a better word. Not a fan of that in my music. But I agree with the Lotis Flower and Codex comparisons!

JigglyPDiddy
July 2nd 2019


3657 Comments


Frippy says it's aggresively ok...hmmm...sounds like what I've heard of his other solo shit.

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