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In Rainbows

Alternative Rock and Rock album by Radiohead

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Vinyl, Lovely Vinyl, Beautiful Pressing

  • Jan 31, 2009
Rating:
+5
Oh to listen to brand new perfect, well pressed vinyl. This album is an amazing pleasure to listen to on vinyl. There is a reason In Rainbows was the top selling vinyl album in 2008, it's well near perfect.

Listen to the previews, download the MP3's, then go and buy this on vinyl. The sound quality and difference is remarkable. Everything is just warmer, and clearer than on CD.

The pressing is on heavy thick vinyl that never existed back in the day (even audiophile recordings in the vinyl heyday were never on vinyl this heavy). Frankly, vinyl never sounded this good. When that was the only format, there were tons of manufacturing shortcuts taken. The audio gear and speakers were nowhere as good as they are today. My Yamaha receiver has the best sounding preamp for phono input. Nothing I ever listened to before was this good.

Just enjoy the whole vinyl experience on a really great album.

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review by . January 30, 2009
"In Rainbows" is Radiohead's best album since "Kid A," and their most organic recording since "OK Computer" in 1997, or maybe even since "The Bends." It's remarkably taut, losing some steam toward the end ("Faust Arp" is a dud and "Reckoner" stumbles a bit), but tightening up again with its strongest song, "Jigsaw Falling Into Place," the best breakup song in a long time. Yorke calls this his version of "seduction songs"; they do sound rather seductive, particularly the sensationally dark "All I …
review by . June 24, 2008
Pros: Thom Yorke is a genius, incredibly amazing lyrics and music, basically everything...     Cons: ...are you kidding me?!     The Bottom Line: In Rainbows is easily the best album that was released in 2007, and the best album I've bought in a long time.     Radiohead is one of many bands that I’ve heard mentioned numerous times over the years, but have always sort of ignored. Sure, I could sing along with the chorus to Creep, and …
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On the deliriously satisfyingIn Rainbows, Radiohead returns to a more straight-ahead (though subdued) rock sound. Much hubbub has been made about this record's innovative release. Radiohead allowed fans to pay what they wished to download fairly low-resolution tracks from the band's own website. Like so many innovations, it already seems funny both that it was such big news and that someone else of similar stature hadn't done it sooner. Some pundits were appalled that it took awhile to download the tracks if you tried to do it at the same time as thousands of other people, while others decried that the group was trying to kill the music industry (or save it). Little of the press seemed to focus on the record itself, which actually made sense because it was so entertaining and inviting, the most low-key album Radiohead has made to date. There's even a very straight-forward, simple, silly little love song, "House of Cards." It might be a bit lethargic, but the simple instrumentation of electric guitars, bass, and drums is lovely as heck. A handful of these tunes enchanted fans for years before finally being committed to computer "tape." This is particularly fitting asIn Rainbowsis the group's most "band"-sounding album sinceOK Computer. This is not a record that hits you over the head with how far this group is pushing the envelope; it's simply a phenomenal, well-crafted, and exciting album. As soon as it's done, ...
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Author: Radiohead
Performer: Radiohead
Release Date: October 10, 2007
Label: Self-released
Artist: Radiohead
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