While the dust has settled for excitement with the long awaited 9th album by Radiohead called A Moon Shaped Pool.
With all the trend of “appointment listening” becoming a thing.
This is the one I was looking forward to.
A Moon Shaped Pool is what I call this year’s break-up album a-la Björk’s Vulnicura.
For example, Glass Eyes with its orchestral strings just pulls on your emotional heart and makes you want to cry.
There are a few songs that fans have been waiting for a finished studio recording.
One being True Love Waits, which is getting alot of debates on what version fans prefer.
I think it is fitting to have that song to end off the album with it’s dreamy and sombre feel it.
Overall A Moon Shaped Pool is a step-up from The King of Limbs but not as high up as like OK Computer, Kid A and The Bends.
Equalling to Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief.
5-6 years is a long wait for new/old materials from such an innovative band for our times.
Call this album when Radiohead went dreamy.
This is a band that is showing no signs of slowing down.
- Burn the Witch
- Ful Stop
- Glass Eyes
- The Numbers
- True Love Waits
I’d give A Moon Shaped Pool: