Tuesday, March 1

Album Of Last Month

Radiohead 'The King of Limbs' (Self-released)

It was always going to happen like this. Far gone are the days of Radiohead embarking on a smartly-structured 'promotional model' to brief the planet of their long-awaited comeback. In fact, did they ever? Studio album number eight 'The King of Limbs' abides by the dulcet, soothing manner of 2007's 'In Rainbows', although a busier 'lectro habitat is grounded within its bulk. Lead single 'Lotus Flower' (or as close to a lead single these get to) is a throbbing, Gordian-but-delicate piece that should make even the most repressed trip the light fantastic. 'Codex' is gorgeous vintage piano and Thom Yorke musing despondency. This album's release may have been a surprise, but its brilliance certainly isn't.

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