Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Radiohead (Good Radiohead)

Radiohead has released a new album, The King of Limbs, that's now available for purchase and download. The .WAV format files cost a little more, but the files are "lossless," meaning they will sound exactly as Radiohead made them unless you're playing them through audio components that are subject to some diminution of sound quality, i.e., unless you're playing them through something that cost you less than the combined GDP of any six Southern-hemisphere nation states (I exaggerate only slightly).

Lossless though they may be, I find also they come without the convenient metadata that allows software such as iTunes and MediaMonkey to associate the songs with an artist, title, album, bitrate, and other fascinating attributes:



This li'l technical shortcoming aside, Radiohead makes consistently excellent music. To live is to gamble, and in that spirit, having never heard it, I confidently post the video for "Lotus Flower" from the new Radiohead album:

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