Radiohead recently shocked the world with news of the purely online release of their brand new album, In Rainbows. The band has shocked record companies as well as fans by giving consumers the option of paying what they want for a digital download of the CD. Also, their is a box set version which includes a vinyl version of the album for about eighty dollars USD. Sirius radio station "left of center" will be playing every new song from the album all week long.
"In Rainbows" has received mostly positive reviews. Fans have described the album as somewhere in between previous records "OK Computer" and "Kid A". The album seems to have a lot of the electronic sounds that Radiohead is famous for, as well as great guitar parts and melodies reminiscent of their more pop-focused efforts.
The Best thing about "In Rainbows" is its return to the Radiohead five man show we all know and love. It seems front man Thom Yorke has gotten most of his experimental music out of his system with his previous release of a solo/electronic themed album "Eraser". The whole album seems to have a great broad appeal, and reminiscent of Thom Yorke's biggest influence: Jeff Buckley. It almost seems as if the band is trying to not reinvent the wheel this time, which in Radioheads case, is a good thing, but surely if they decide to in the future, everyone will be o.k with it.
Be sure to Tune into Left of Center to here it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.