XL Recordings (2022) EU
Known for their explorative and restless sound, taking influence from old style rock like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Pink Floyd as well as from electronica and hip hop, each of Radiohead's albums marks a cornerstone in their musical evolution. The band broke new ground once again in 2007 when their seventh studio album In Rainbows was originally released as a pay-what-you-want download. The way it was issued may have been experimental, but the album itself proved to one of their most consistent efforts in years. Accessible, warm, and romantic, the 7x Grammy nominated In Rainbows is a master class in uncomplicated beauty and it finds the band embracing pop melodies and tangible instrumentation in, what has become increasingly rare for Radiohead, a very human way.