Radiohead ‎– The King Of Limbs

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Bloom 5:15
Morning Mr Magpie 4:41
Little By Little 4:27
Feral 3:13
Lotus Flower 5:00
Codex 4:47
Give Up The Ghost 4:50
Separator 5:20

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(8xFile, WAV, Album) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) none UK 2011
TICK001S Radiohead The King Of Limbs(2x10", Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd) Ticker Tape Ltd. TICK001S UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(8xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) none UK 2011
none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) none UK 2011
TICK001CD Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album) Ticker Tape, XL Recordings, TBD Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001CD Europe 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001CD, none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album) Ticker Tape Ltd., XL Recordings TICK001CD, none North America (inc Mexico) 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001CD, none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album) Ticker Tape Ltd., XL Recordings, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001CD, none US 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001CD Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album) Ticker Tape Ltd., XL Recordings, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, TBD Records TICK001CD UK & Ireland 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001CDJ, none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album, Blu) Ticker Tape Ltd., Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001CDJ, none Japan 2011 Sell This Version
827565057665-ISP Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album, Promo) TBD Records 827565057665-ISP US 2011 Sell This Version
none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album, Promo) Ticker Tape Ltd., Hostess Entertainment Unlimited none Japan 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001CDJ, HSE-60064S Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CD, Album, Promo) Ticker Tape Ltd., Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001CDJ, HSE-60064S Japan 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001S Radiohead The King Of Limbs(CDr, Album, Promo) Ticker Tape Ltd. TICK001S UK 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001LP Radiohead The King Of Limbs(LP) Ticker Tape TICK001LP UK 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001LP, none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(LP, Album) Ticker Tape Ltd., XL Recordings, TBD Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001LP, none North America (inc Mexico) 2011 Sell This Version
TICK001LP, none Radiohead The King Of Limbs(LP, Album) Ticker Tape Ltd., XL Recordings, TBD Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited TICK001LP, none Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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kusnierz111

kusnierz111

May 8, 2015
edited 9 months ago
referencing The King Of Limbs, LP, Album, TICK001LP, none

I've bought new copy and its dammaged from the beginning . On the second side there is a strange noise on the left channel.... its extremly annoying.. ;/
joeljustice

joeljustice

September 5, 2014
referencing The King Of Limbs, 2x10", Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd, TICK001S

This double 45rpm album sounds absolutely incredible. Sonically rich and clean - a very rewarding, heartfelt and deep record.
adam01

adam01

December 17, 2012
referencing The King Of Limbs, 2x10", Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd, TICK001S

This is a totally epic release, both sonically and as a physical product - package.
Super quality experience.
Thanks Radiohead!!!
lucasgaylord

lucasgaylord

October 1, 2012
referencing The King Of Limbs, LP, Album, TICK001LP, none
Mine came on 180 gram vinyl. A very good pressing of an awesome record. It also has a printed inner sleeve.
eeeemusic

eeeemusic

April 27, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The King Of Limbs, 8xFile, MP3, Album, 320, none

I just don't get it. I love electronica and have heard some weird shit but they are just whiny and repetitive anymore. "Original" does not always translate to "Good".
evanb

evanb

April 11, 2011
referencing The King Of Limbs, 8xFile, WAV, Album, none

Aaaah. Such headphone fodder. Please, please respect the career arc. Do your due diligence. Note that they are building an unrivaled catalog.

I can't wait to rock all 37 minutes of Limbs LOUD AS HELL in rural Maine this summer. Fill the forest with sound.

Limbs is a cohesive, focused release. Nigel's production is exquisite. Codex is just beautiful.
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March 30, 2011
referencing The King Of Limbs, 8xFile, WAV, Album, none
A confident, warm and atmospheric offering by a band who are obviously in their element right now.

Musically it's complex, intricate and exceptionally well produced. The tracks play out more like electronica tracks do these days; layered grooves and elements that build over time, but still catch the listener out with cool bass lines and hooks. But the song content(s) are the stuff of indie folklore; lust, longing and often, loneliness. I've got it on repeat.
amaryllis

amaryllis

March 29, 2011
referencing The King Of Limbs, LP, Album, TICK001LP, none

I opened my sealed copy and the vinyl had already many light marks and parallel scratches, and between the tracks and in the runout grooves it is crackling... does anyone have the same problem?
sci.fire

sci.fire

February 19, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The King Of Limbs, 8xFile, MP3, Album, 320, none
If, for 37 minutes you can put aside the supposed fact that Radiohead are 'meant' to be a Rock band, you will get on much, much better with this album.
Overall the album has a very warm, cosy feel to it; achieved by programmed clicks, pops and claustrophobic synth and guitar sounds. Alot of the sounds achieved in tracks will sound familiar: The broken record drumbeat in the opener 'Bloom' for example is very similar to that heard in Jonny Greenwoods 'Nudnik Headache' from Bodysong. 'Feral' seems to lie somewhere between 'Pulk/Pull revolving doors' and 'idioteque' in terms of both tempo and texture. While the albums most syrupy, laid back track 'Codex' makes use of slow, chordal piano playing not dissimilar to 'Pyramid song' yet incorporating the subtle constant bass kick found in ambient techno. In short, Radiohead have finally embraced the sound Amnesiac nodded at and In Rainbows shook hands with.

It's true, it's not a ground breaking album. And no, it's not a complete departure from previous efforts. But does it need to be? After 7 relatively diverse albums, one would imagine the band would be allowed to release an album of songs the band simply want to play. An album of the music they like to listen to themselves, but stamped with their own unique trademarks.
That said, it still fills out the bands Discography very nicely: lying at the ambient electronica end of their personal spectrum.

Rating wise, The King of Limbs could sit at the 4 to 4.5 out of 5 mark. Why? Because it is without a doubt a genuinely pleasant listen - and possibly the bands most accessible album in recent times.
In other words: short and sweet.