At long last! Radiohead are back with another delectable song for us to devour. Having heard little from the talented quintuple since their 2007 release of In Rainbows, the24-hour early release of debut album The King of Limbs was a pleasant surprise. The album is reminiscent of their prior album - In Rainbows- and has the unmistakable Radiohead imprint which makes for a familiar, but accomplished listen.
Their debut song, Lotus Flower, oozes lead singer Thom Yorke’s brilliance. The inspired combination of minimal beats, soft claps, and Yorke’s whirring voice, make for a great comeback song. A little further into the album, and I can honestly say I have few complaints. Morning Mr Magpie is an upbeat number; merging flickering guitar, simple percussion and that voice. Then there's Codex - an absolute favourite of mine – which merges sombre piano and hallucinogenic moans.
Although a mixed response from fellow Radiohead enthusiasts- for me, this album works because Yorke and the band, have stuck to what they know… and why not? They do it so well.