Moon Shaped Pool

A Moon Shaped Pool

by Radiohead
     
 

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A Moon Shaped Pool is the ninth studio album from Radiohead, and first since King of Limbs in 2011. This latest release features 11 tracks, including "Burn The Witch" - which has over 16 million views on YouTube - and the first studio recording of "True Love Waits".

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A Moon Shaped Pool is the ninth studio album from Radiohead, and first since King of Limbs in 2011. This latest release features 11 tracks, including "Burn The Witch" - which has over 16 million views on YouTube - and the first studio recording of "True Love Waits".

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Mojo - Jim Irvin
(4 Stars)

Unsettle down everyone. You are invited, once more, to bathe in their uneasy art.
By Jim Irvin.

There’s an art to that moment of unveiling, the rush of hush before an explosion, that Radiohead relish. For A Moon Shaped Pool they formed a holding company called Dawn Chorus, releasing the creepy Trumpton-does-Wicker Man video for Burn The Witch on this year’s International Dawn Chorus Day, May 1, the date when The Wicker Man’s horror reaches its climax. Details like these are cute, but also strum a cultural chord, evoking some particularly deep-seated harmony as you experience the work for the first time. I was also struck by how the video for Burn The Witch messed with my head in a way it might not affect a younger generation or, for that matter, a non-white-middle-class-Briton.

The marketing and visualising are breathtaking. But how’s the music? Suggestions that this album “sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard” were far-fetched. This is undoubtedly the Radiohead we’ve come to expect: exquisitely expressed first-world anxiety, sung in a brink-of-coma voice, all safely within its discomfort zone. Though perhaps mellower than previous work, “This dread still covers us,” Thom Yorke notes on Decks Dark. If they were to properly confound expectation now it would be with instant hooks and feel-good dance anthems. Instead, we’re invited deeper into their crepuscular cave. All told, another luxurious wallow in art and agitation. Business as usual for Radiohead it may be, but it’s still profoundly beautiful business.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2016
Label:
Xl Recordings
UPC:
0634904079024
catalogNumber:
407902
Rank:
6439

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