8 Songs, 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Take away the industry-shaking specifics of In Rainbows and it still stands as a monument to Radiohead hitting their creative stride. And there’s no greater evidence of that fact than this, an eight-track collection of bonus cuts. There’s sonic doodling of course (see the abrasive skronk of “Bangers + Mash”). But fully-formed tracks like “Up on the Ladder” and elegiac closer “4 Minute Warning” capture a band brimming over with can’t-miss imagination.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Take away the industry-shaking specifics of In Rainbows and it still stands as a monument to Radiohead hitting their creative stride. And there’s no greater evidence of that fact than this, an eight-track collection of bonus cuts. There’s sonic doodling of course (see the abrasive skronk of “Bangers + Mash”). But fully-formed tracks like “Up on the Ladder” and elegiac closer “4 Minute Warning” capture a band brimming over with can’t-miss imagination.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

A critic's critic ,

Double the Rainbow

In Rainbows was already a landmark album for these masters of music innovation. But the addition of this bonus material simply makes the In Rainbows era of Radiohead music one of their most fertile times of quality song writing, second only to the OK Computer era. While not every song on this bonus album is par with the immaculate standards of In Rainbows, there are several gems in this material that could have easily made the album if it wasn't for style differences. "Go Slowly" is the best cut on the bonus album, delivering perhaps some of the most gorgeous moments of Radiohead music from any of their tracks. "Bangers + Mash" pounds you with deliciously chaotic guitar riffs akin to likes of "Body Snatchers," and "Electioneering." "Down is the New Up" highlights fantastic drumming, and a tightly constructed song framework. "Lasts Flowers" boasts another superb vocal performance from Thom, and is well worth a listen. What more is there to say: Feel the rainbow, hear the rainbow, taste the rainbow...

Curtisamongus ,

Awesome!

First! Christmas came twice this year!

ninerrl ,

Lovely

So, one of my favorite parts about any Radiohead music is the ability to have a headphone experience. This music does not disappoint. In addition, it is beautiful.

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