This album is going to get all kinds of rave reviews and hype, so it doesn’t need help from me. And I have to be honest: Every time I hear a new Radiohead album, I love it on the first listen, like it on the second, and then rarely listen to it again. I appreciate their indie sensibility and their support for all the right causes. I acknowledge the consummate skill and talent of Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood, who form the core of the band The Smile (which is essentially Radiohead with a new drummer). But for me–and yes, I know this is just for me–their music doesn’t make me feel anything. And at the end of the day, all the songs and bands that I truly love move me.
If you love Radiohead, I expect you’ll love this album.