Radiohead stay true to never giving their fans what they might expect and as such, it’s best not to have any expectations or make any predictions. At first listen, The King Of Limbs sounds like Thom Yorke’s solo album The Eraser, or a watered down version of Radiohead. The release lacks the diversity of some of their previous albums. For example, the full spectrum of sounds on In Rainbows, an album so well received it isn’t surprising the reaction to the follow-up has included some disappointment.
The third track, “Little by Little,” sums up the album for me thus far – it crept up on me, as some would argue many of Radiohead’s best albums have had a tendency to. This release is subtle and sneaky, much like its release was. Initially rather simple sounding, with a notably minimalist approach, The King of Limbs managed to grow on the faster song inclined listener I happen to be.