NME readers give their verdict on the band's long-awaited ninth LP
The British group announced the release late last week and the album is now available to buy. It is their ninth record and first since 2011’s ‘The King Of Limbs’.
The new album will be released physically on June 17. Special edition and standard pre-orders are available from Radiohead’s website.
Following the album’s release online, fans and NME readers have given their verdict on the LP online. One fan called it the “album of the decade”, while another claimed it to be their best record since 1997’s ‘OK Computer’.
Others were not so positive. One social media user called the album “the usual boring overhyped pap”, while another comment read: “It’s boring but I will probably be obsessed in four more listens”.
See more responses to the Radiohead album below.
The group previously shared two new songs from the record. ‘Burn The Witch’ came on Tuesday (May 3), with ‘Daydreaming’ following on Friday (May 6) with a video directed by Oscar-nominated Paul Thomas Anderson.
During a talk in April, Brian Message, a partner of Radiohead’s management company, reportedly revealed that the band’s new album will be released in June.
Radiohead’s long-time visual collaborator Stanley Donwood said earlier this year (March) that he has heard the band’s new album, describing the LP as “a work of art“, though he also said at the time that the record is not yet finished.
‘A Moon Shaped Pool”s track listing is as follows:
‘Burn The Witch’
‘Desert Island Disk’
‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief’
‘True Love Waits’