Radiohead - In Rainbows
NME.COM feature on Radiohead - In Rainbows album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 28 December 2007
Let’s face it, Radiohead could have released the sound of Thom Yorke picking fluff out of his belly button (which they did actually sample and loop throughout the whole of ‘Amnesiac’, probably) and the world wouldn’t have noticed for several weeks, so intense was the media chatter surrounding their “new business model”. Looking back with a couple of months’ hindsight, though,...
- Dec 14, 2007
Tracklisting click track to read more
- 15 Step
- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
- All I Need
- Faust Arp
- House of Cards
- Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Manchester Arena, Manchester, October 6
- Oct 19, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15
- Jul 30, 2012
Moody Theater, Texas, March 6th and Frank Erwin Center, Texas, March 7th
- Mar 23, 2012
Radiohead frontman joins actor in the studio for hour long chat
Guitarist covers Steve Reich track in guest slot with Australian Chamber Orchestra Underground
Colin Greenwood has said that the band will get together for their ninth album later this year
Radiohead - In Rainbows: Wikipedia Album Entry
In Rainbows is the seventh studio album by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. It was first released on 10 October 2007 as a digital download, followed by a standard CD release in most countries during the last week of 2007. The album was released in North America on 1 January 2008. In Rainbows was Radiohead's first release after the end of their contract with EMI and the end of the longest gap between studio albums in their career.
In Rainbows was recorded in London, Somerset, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire with producers Mark Stent and Nigel Godrich. Radiohead worked on the songs for more than two years, beginning in early 2005. In between recording, the band toured Europe and North America for three months in 2006. Radiohead used a wide variety of musical styles on the album, incorporating string arrangements and electronic music, pianos, celestes and the ondes Martenot, yet renewing their focus on guitars, drums and bass as lead instruments. The songwriting on In Rainbows was more personal than that of Radiohead's other work, with singer Thom Yorke describing it as his attempt to write "seduction songs".
Days after announcing the album's completion, Radiohead released In Rainbows as a digital download that customers could order for whatever price they saw fit. The download's commercial success is unclear, as the band declined to publicise their Internet sales numbers. Upon its retail release, however, In Rainbows entered the United World Chart, UK Album Chart, and the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one. In Rainbows also earned widespread critical acclaim, and several publications ranked it as one of the best albums of 2007.
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How come I end up where I started?
How come I end up where I went wrong?
Won't take my eyes off the ball again
You reel me out then you cut the string
You bit me, bit me, bit me, ow
You bit me, bit me and I want more
I'm standing in the hall, I'm puking on the wall
I'm stuck in the T.A.R.D.I.S.
Trapped in hyperspace
One minute snake charming
The next in a motorcade
Oh Maria, come slowly
Come slowly to me
I've been waiting
When I'm at the pearly gates
This will be on my videotape, my videotape
Mephistopheles is just beneath
And he's reaching up to grab me
Just as you take my hand
Just as you write my number down
Just as the drinks arrive
Just as they play your favorite song
I don't wanna be your friend
I just wanna be your lover
No matter how it ends
No matter how it starts
Reckoner, you can't take it with you
Disavow the pleasure
You were not to blame for
One, two, three, four
Wakey, wakey, rise and shine
It's on again, off again, on again
I'm the next act
Waiting in the wings
I'm an animal
Trapped in your hot car
In the deepest ocean
The bottom of the sea
They turn me
Don't get any big ideas, they're not gonna happen
You paint yourself white and feel up with noise
But there'll be something missing
I do not understand what it is I've done wrong
Full of holes, check the pulse
Blink your eyes one for yes, two for no
Get yourself together
Let the light pour in
Pour yourself a hot bath
Pour yourself a drink
Appliances have gone berserk
I cannot keep up
Treading on people's toes
Snot-nosed little punk
This is just a nightmare
Soon I'm gonna wake up
Someone's gonna bring me 'round