What’s with the all the confusion about the new Radiohead record?

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Ah hah, now that I’m recovered from the end of the school year it’s time to get back to fun writing.  So…I thought I’d get back into the groove with a couple thoughts about the new Radiohead record – The King of Limbs
.  I’ve noticed on my Facebook feed (yeah, scientific I know) and in some other random places online that there are a whole lot of people who are finally starting to get into King of Limbs after a whole bunch of listens, or who can’t get with the album at all, or are just kind of confused about it.

To which I say: “What?  It sounds like a pretty damn good Radiohead record to me.  I don’t understand why people are taking so long to get with it.”

I had no trouble liking it, and to me it seems like a pretty logical extension of Radiohead from In Rainbows (which might be one of my favorite records by the band).  The only thing I can think is that it sounds a bit too electronic than a band should sound.  Maybe?  I guess if you’re favorite Radiohead is “Fake Plastic Trees” King of Limbs won’t do it for you – but for me I like to see any band keep evolving.  Time to go put King of Limbs back on the felt.

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