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In Rainbows

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In Rainbows is the sound of a band who effortlessly straddle the avant garde/popular divide, and also sound like they actually enjoy being themselves again. The solitary moments with Thom Yorke on the backwardly twisted Nude, the serene Faust Arp and Videotape that dooms us all, turning the screw on our human psyche. This is especially true on the piano-based closer "Videotape", which poignantly details a man watching his life’s achievements in his final moments.

Accessible, warm, and romantic, the 7x Grammy nominated In Rainbows is a master class in uncomplicated beauty and it finds the band embracing pop melodies and tangible instrumentation in, what has become increasingly rare for Radiohead, a very human way. In case you didn't already steal it from the intarwebs -- or if you did and you'd like something better than 160kbps MP3s -- here's the official vinyl version, pressed loud on heavy wax with full lyrics and liners.All I Need" is a string-drenched song of desire and dependency, but comes equipped with lines like: 'I'm the next step waiting in the wings.

Luckily, the music matches the hype--it takes the best part of Radiohead's previous works and advances the formula even further. Taking inspiration from Radiohead’s vivid compositions, Vitamin String Quartet’s Tribute to In Rainbows explores the line between innovation and tradition. Surprisingly, some of the album's lyrics are even more personal/universal and straightforward than anything on The Eraser, the album made by singer Thom Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. Music Direct reserves the right to change the terms of this promotion or discontinue this offer at any time. On a couple levels, then, In Rainbows is not any less fitting as a Radiohead album title than "Myxomatosis" is as a Radiohead song title.Of course it's ironic that the band has finally released what to many fans will be the true heir to OK Computer as what is ostensibly a freebie. Yorke, in reference to the lyrical content on the album, has said "It's about that anonymous fear thing, sitting in traffic, thinking, 'I'm sure I'm supposed to be doing something else'.

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