Perhaps you heard or, at least, felt the shockwave from all the jaws dropping across the music industry: Radiohead have a new album coming, soon, and the kids are doing it for themselves.
In Rainbows, their seventh full-length, is available as a download from October 10. As reported here, fans of the band can pre-order In Rainbows from here, and pay whatever they want for it; a physical version of the release – a ‘discbox’ – will be made available for £40 containing two LPs and two CDs. And it looks well nice, innit.
The digital release of In Rainbows is a seriously important event in the history of modern rock music, one that could alter perceptions on the selling of such ‘products’ in the twenty-first century, and DiS is to mark the arrival of Radiohead’s new baby with a unique review. We are offering readers the opportunity to form the ultimate review of In Rainbows. You’ve pre-ordered it as a download: now win yourself a discbox version of the album for submitting your personal take on In Rainbows. It’s dead simple:
Get In Rainbows on October 10.
Listen to In Rainbows on October 10.
Submit your user review of In Rainbows in the traditional manner – click here.
DiS will compile the best bits of our favourite user reviews and subsequently present the ultimate fans verdict. Every user whose review is used in some way in the final review will receive a discbox version of In Rainbows for their efforts. Which is pretty nice, likes: £40-worth of double-LP joy. Mmmm. Winners will be contacted through DiS’s note function, and discboxes will be sent out once we have them in December. (You must be registered with DiS to participate in this competition/review.)
In the meantime, what do you predict the new Radiohead album will sound like? Thom Yorke’s not exactly been quiet about it, referencing the band’s 1997 album OK Computer more than once, and live tracks are available online. But as a single piece of work, what are your predictions for In Rainbows? DiScuss…