radiohead are attempting to stealing the grammy winning buzz from arcade fire today by announcing presale for their upcoming new album. as with any radiohead release in recent memory, it is wrapped with meaningless gimmickery catering only to senesless worshippers of the overrated band.
the new album “the king of limbs” is said to be “(perhaps) the worlds first newspaper album”. not sure what a “newspaper album” (thusly it being the first of its kind). according to the presale site, the “album” comes with a gazillion little pieces paper with colors and stuff. neat.
but apparently radiohead didnt get the memo that newspapers are dead. this gratuitous inclusion of unnecessary crap that servers only the purpose to take up space and collect dust is a backwards step for a band who likes to portray themselves as forward thinkers.
but dont think you can pay-what-u-want for it this time around. the digital only version starts at $9 while the newspaper version starts at a hot $48. acquiring free radiohead musics via legit channels was fun while it lasted (though less fun on the ears).
preorder “the king of limbs” here: http://www.thekingoflimbs.com