Radiohead - In Rainbows

180 Gram Vinyl LP Record, EU Pressing

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In Rainbows is the seventh studio album by British progressive rock band Radiohead, originally released in October 2007 via XL Recordings.

In Rainbows, as a title, implies a sense of comfort and delightfulness. Symbolically, rainbows are more likely to be associated with kittens and warm blankets than the grim and glum circumstances Radiohead is known for soundtracking.

There's a slight, if expected, twist at play. The band is more than familiar with the unpleasant moods associated with colours like red, green, and blue - all of which, of course, are colours within a rainbow - all of which are present, and even mentioned, during the album. 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.

Despite references to "going off the rails," hitting "the bottom," getting "picked over by the worms," being "dead from the neck up," and feeling "trapped" (twice), along with Radiohead Wordplay Deluxe Home Edition pieces like "comatose" and "nightmare" - in the same song! double score! - the one aspect of the album that becomes increasingly perceptible with each listen is how romantic it feels, albeit somewhat unsettling.

Surprisingly, some of the album's lyrics are even more personal/universal and straightforward than anything on ‘The Eraser’, the album made by Thom Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. "I'm an animal trapped in your hot car," from "All I Need". has to be one of the saddest, most open-hearted metaphors used to express unrequited love. "House Of Cards" begins with "I don't want to be your friend/I just want to be your lover/No matter how it ends/No matter how it starts," and the one with the worms includes "I'd be crazy not to follow/Follow where you lead/Your eyes/They turn me." This effective weaving of disparate elements - lyrical expressions commonly associated with the band, mixed in with ones suited for everyday love ballads - goes for the music as well.

The album is very song-oriented, with each track constantly moving forward and developing, yet there are abstract electronic layers and studio-as-instrument elements to prevent it from sounding like a regression. In Rainbows will hopefully be remembered as Radiohead's most stimulating synthesis of accessible songs and abstract sounds, rather than their first pick-your-price download.

Check out the tracks: “Jigsaw Falling Into Place”; “Nude”; “House Of Cards"; "Bodysnatchers”; “Reckoner” and “All I Need”. 

This Limited Edition LP is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

15 Step

3:58

A2

Bodysnatchers

4:02

A3

Nude

4:15

A4

Weird Fishes / Arpeggi

5:18

A5

All I Need

3:49

B1

Faust Arp

2:10

B2

Reckoner

4:50

B3

House Of Cards

5:28

B4

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

4:09

B5

Videotape

4:40

SKU 634904032418
Record Label XL Recordings
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number XLLP 324
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 31 December 2007
Original Release Date (Year) 10 October 2007
Barcode # 634904032418
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Electronic
Genre Alternative Rock
Genre Art Rock
Format VINYL LP

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