In the second part of our Radiohead Classic Albums series, Remfry and Steve skip ahead 10 years to 2007 which saw the band’s seventh full-length studio album, In Rainbows, unleashed onto an unsuspecting world.
Released using a revolutionary digital pay-what-you-want model, In Rainbows has since far surpassed the initial controversy surrounding its release and cemented itself as a classic in the band’s extensive back-catalogue. Remfry dissects how the band’s contract finishing with EMI led them to experiment with such a risky strategy and, alongside Steve, they discuss if the gamble paid off for the band or not.
They also discuss the impact it had on how we all consume music today, the sometimes (very) lengthy gestation period of Radiohead songs, the utter ridiculous criticism that Radiohead are a band for the mind rather than the heart and the merits and flaws of the 0110 theory, a conspiracy that claims OK Computer and In Rainbows are meant to compliment one another and create a whole new listening experience when the tracks are interlinked in a specific way.
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