Thursday, October 11, 2007

Radiohead's In Rainbows is Here

Yeah I know that you have heard so much about In Rainbows by now and you've probably even listened to it but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to post about this. From what I have heard of it so far, the album is great and it has been all over the blogs, TV, and radio. This thing is probably going to be one of the most talked about releases for a while and with good reason. Challenging the listener has been one of Radiohead's cornerstones since they first got started, but challenging the record industry at this level? I know that there has been much talk about them not being on a label and how they wouldn't even put out a record this year, but with this sudden announcement of the record and its pricing deal, it has taken the world by surprise. I am willing to go out on a limb and say that this is one of the greatest advancements of our time for art in general. The homespun ideas behind the album and not really caring what they get for it in return seem to be at the root of what makes music not only enjoyable to listen to, but also genuinely respectable. Labels will be chomping at the bit to get a hold of the rights to this and it will be interesting to see what happened next. but for now, download your copy of the album: (Note: There isn't really any official artwork yet, but that's an idea)

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