What I need most in this world is a reason,a reason to be and express that being in a beneficial way to others. Searching like everyone for a validation of sorts,a feeling of importance,to be needed. The daily life that surrounds this hunt is not easy and and full of trials that may set you back.When I feel beat down,when I cant feel the music but only hear it, I play In Rainbows.I know you would prefer I went to church or called my headshrinker but life isn't getting any longer and therapy must travel.
This album speaks a million languages, and if you need inspiration to "be" whatever it is your reaching for, this will ground you and give you refuge. Released in 2007 I have yet to find an album that teaches me to hear and listen like this one. As a reviewer I need to have a clear vision on a deadline and I depend on this album to help me balance my perspective. Every track will affect you in a way other music does not. It will crawl out from beneath whatever carpet it was swept under and waltz out of whatever closet it was hidden in and stand in your mirror with you, looking you in the eye,forgiving and ready to move forward. Proactive in its unleashing but allowing your state to run its course until it is changed. Freeing you ..
I will not go on and on about a particular track , the songs are all purposeful and authentic. To pick one would be a crime.The album in its entirety has rooted Radiohead on my Indie street cred list no matter how popular they may get ,they remain authentic . Indie artists seeking true inspiration as they trample the indie battlefield should have this at the ready.
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 … more
"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 … more
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 Ive heard mentioned numerous times over the years, but have always sort of ignored. Sure, I could sing along with the chorus to Creep, and … more
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, ...