Between eleven studio albums and countless side-projects, it's almost impossible for a normal band to strike some sort of predictable balance in their creations without being accused of redundancy. Luckily, Radiohead
is anything but normal, and also an act that is recognized for their random nature — blasting expectations with sawed-off shotguns is their specialty. And although they seemed to have settled into a specific, almost perfect tapestry of their various sounds on 2007's In Rainbows
, the stasis couldn't possibly last more than ten songs. Complacency is just not in their nature. The phrase "new Radiohead album" doesn't really guarantee anything except a lot of chatter, cool chord progressions, and some unconventional time signatures. But to be fair, those some of the things we love about them, so it should be perfect in any iteration, "should" being the key word here.
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