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Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Gatefold + Download XL Recordings 2016 EU

Artist: Radiohead
Title: A Moon Shaped Pool
Catalog Number: XLLP790
Label: XL Recordings
Barcode: 634904079017
Original release year: 2016
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Extras: Download Code
Total Item Weight: 577gr
Pressing country: EU
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: May 21, 2016
Collection: Best New Music 2016
Note: Not eligible for any further discounts
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XL Recordings presents A Moon Shaped Pool, the highly anticipated ninth studio album from the revered British act Radiohead and follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs. The melodically rich and meditatively mid-tempo eleven-track set was five years in the making and has already been hailed as one of the band's best efforts in years, certainly one of the major releases of 2016. 

 

 

Vinyl Gourmet Best New Music 2016

 

  • 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl
  • Presssed at Optimal Media, Germany
  • Cut at Alchemy Mastering
  • Gatefold Cover
  • Includes Download Code (MP3 & WAV)

 

 

XL Recordings presents A Moon Shaped Pool, the highly anticipated ninth studio album from the radical and revered British act Radiohead and follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs. The melodically rich and meditatively mid-tempo eleven-track set was five years in the making and has already been hailed as one of the band's most accessible efforts in years. The album comes preceded by the evocative videos for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed "Daydreaming" and Chris Hopewell-directed "Burn the Witch" while further shimmering tracks like "Identikit," "Ful Stop," "Present Tense," "Desert Island Disk" and "True Love Waits" have been previously performed live, the latter even dating all the way back to 1995 and an appearance on the 2001 EP I Might Be Wrong.

 

 

"A cursory glance at A Moon Shaped Pool may suggest a certain measure of indifference on the part of Radiohead. Its 11 songs are sequenced in alphabetical order - a stunt befitting a Pixies concert or perhaps a Frank Black box set, not a proper album - and many of these tunes are of an older vintage: the group began work on the opening "Burn the Witch" at the turn of the century, while the closing "True Love Waits" first appeared in concerts way back in 1995. These are the elements of a clearinghouse, but with Radiohead appearances are always deceiving. A Moon Shaped Pool doesn't play like an ill-considered collection of leftovers; it unfurls with understated ease, each silvery song shimmering into the next. The pulse rarely quickens and the arrangements seldom agitate, yet the album never quite feels monochromatic. Sly, dissonant strings grace some cuts, acoustic guitars provide a pastoral counterpoint to an electronic pulse, Thom Yorke's voice floats through the music, often functioning as nothing more than an element of a mix; what he's saying matters not as much as how he murmurs.

 

Such subtle, shifting textures emphasize Radiohead's musicianship, a point underscored when this version of "True Love Waits" is compared to its 2001 incarnation. There, Yorke accompanied himself with a simple acoustic guitar and he seemed earnest and yearning, but here, supported by piano and strings, he sounds weary and weathered, a man who has lost his innocence. What he and Radiohead have gained, however, is some measure of maturity, and with this, their music has deepened. Certainly, sections of A Moon Shaped Pool contain an eerie, disconcerting glimmer, usually attained through power kept in reserve - nothing stabs as hard as the sawing fanfare of "Burn the Witch," while the winding, intersecting guitars that conclude "Identikit" provide the noisiest element - yet the album as a whole doesn't feel unsettling. Instead, there's a melancholic comfort to its ebb and flow, a gentle rocking motion that feels comforting; it's a tonic to the cloistered, scattered King of Limbs and even the sleek alienation of Kid A.

 

Radiohead are recognizably the same band that made that pioneering piece of electronica-rock but they're older and wiser on A Moon Shaped Pool, deciding not to push at the borders of their sound but rather settle into the territory they've marked as their own. This may not result in a radical shift in sound but rather a welcome change in tone: for the first time Radiohead feel comfortable in their own skin." Thomas Erlewine, All Music

 


Track Listing:

LP 1 Side A
01. Burn the Witch
02. Daydreaming

 

LP 2 Side B
03. Decks Dark
04. Desert Island Disk
05. Ful Stop

 

LP 2 Side C
06. Glass Eyes
07. Identikit
08. The Numbers

 

LP 2 Side D
09. Present Tense
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
11. True Love Waits

 

 


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