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Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs

What a week it’s been for big-time Radiohead fans like me. They announced on Valentine’s Day a new album set for release on Saturday February 19, 2011! Holy crap! What’s funny is I didn’t learn about it until I was just doing my “check for RH news every now and then” visit to Green Plastic Radiohead and Radiohead At Ease, two awesome fansites, and that was on Wednesday!

Then, as it turned out, you could get the album a day early on February 18, and since I’d pre-ordered the .WAV file and the “Newspaper Album,” I was all set.

The King of Limbs is more in the vein of Kid A and some Amnesiac, with a little bit of Thom Yorke’s solo album The Eraser, Hail To The Thief’s b-sides and In Rainbows sprinkled in. I dig it, even if there are only 8 songs. I wouldn’t be surprised if RH announces another album later this year. Seriously! Codex and Little By Little are my favorites so far; Codex is haunting, like Karma Police, Reckoner, No Surprises, In Limbo and House of Cards.

I can’t wait for this Newspaper Album set to come out (details here). Then there’s Thom Yorke’s crazy, crazy “dance” moves for the music video for Lotus Flower:

Pretty cool, huh? If you’ve seen Mr. Yorke live, you’ve seen him do crazy dances like this before, especially when they play Idioteque live! I think it’s awesome that Thom and Lotus Flower were trending yesterday on Twitter!

Radiohead is my absolute favorite band (with AIR, Soundgarden, Gnarls Barkley, Rush, Tom Petty following close behind, and Pantera, too), and In Rainbows was just an amazing album to me. Came out at just the right time, as did OK Computer and The Bends, for me on a personal level. If that makes sense. Kid A, too! And once again, Radiohead puts out a new album and it’s just great.

ps-Check out this article (and photo) about the real King of Limbs in England.

Radiohead’s Kid A Came Out 10 Years Ago Today

I love Radiohead, but for years (1998 to around 2007), I was OBSESSED. Nowadays, I still love them, but I’m not quite as bad. Anyway, I was so pumped for Kid A to come out, much like the rest of the world. It debuted October 3, 2000 and was just incredible.

I was in a weird place in my head at the time, and I was heading out on the road from Colorado back to South Florida. I stopped somewhere in Kansas for the night, and the next morning, I went to a K-Mart and bought the CD. I must’ve listened to it 16 times when I rolled into St. Louis about 10-12 hours later. I stayed there a week, because my head was swimming! I had a great time hanging out with my stepmom, stepsister and the rest of my friends and family out there. It helped me heal and get back onto the right path when I returned to South Florida 9 days after Kid A came out. I also remember my cousin Chad downloaded In Limbo 2 weeks before the album came out–what an amazing song, we were blown away!

It was a completely different album, but like I said, I loved it immediately.

I haven’t thought about all that stuff in a long time, because I could just sit back and listen to Kid A without thinking about it. But it was… an interesting, strange, sad, exhilarating time. Check out this blog from Radiohead fansite, At Ease.

ps-Seven years later, Radiohead released In Rainbows and became my favorite album by then. Before that, OK Computer was.