Thom Yorke dropped a new surprise album last week. Since he’s not an idiot, he didn’t even sneak it into my computer box in a ham-fisted, tone-deaf way! But because he tries really hard, he distributed it via BitTorrent in a slightly inconvenient, catered-to-music-blog way. Fortunately for me, I happen to have a poor excuse for a (sort-of) music blog and am meagerly adept with technology, so I am all up in this album’s business and how it was distributed. Unfortunately for Thom, I find Radiohead pretty overrated in general. Do I like the album? Read on to find out! Yes.
It gets a little drawn out and droning the last few tracks, but it is a nice little LP for some gloomy days. I’ve really enjoyed the percussion that Thom has brought to songs recently. There’s almost a 90s hip-hop aspect to it. Thom got the beat that twist a song just right. I can’t think of anyone else that hits the same vibe these songs have. That’s a good thing.