Editors’ Notes If In Rainbows—with its direct, live-influenced songcraft and game-changing honesty box pricing—was Radiohead aligning two distinct visions of the band, this eighth record explores a third way. Concise, dance-indebted, and dripping nocturnal electronica, The King of Limbs sees them experiment with galloping loops (“Bloom”) and blippy production (“Morning Mr Magpie”). Still, their knack for affecting avant-rock is undimmed, and “Lotus Flower” is a spectral—and appropriately beautiful—career-high.

SONG
Bloom
1
5:13
 
Morning Mr. Magpie
2
4:40
 
Little by Little
3
4:27
 
Feral
4
3:12
 
Lotus Flower
5
5:00
 
Codex
6
4:47
 
Give Up the Ghost
7
4:50
 
Separator
8
5:19