::THOM G. BIV::
The new Radiohead is perfectly titled. It's less harsh, decidedly less melancholy, and warmer than their previous effort. Whereas Hail to the Thief
, with its electronic glitch and its superbly produced tracks, was made for mp3, In Rainbows
was made for vinyl. It's still just as rich and wrap-around-you dense, but that density is woolen instead of Polyfil.
I mean, god, there's a sample of schoolkids saying "Yay!" in track one.
We can't wait until December.