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For Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, consonants and vowels function as mere vehicles for the raw emotions. Keith Bedford

A Moon Shaped Pool and the unmistakable alchemy of Radiohead

Radiohead’s new album, a lush, complex soundscape, is beguiling, moving and politically urgent. But as always, their music rewards patience: a willingness to listen deeply, with an open mind.
Stanley Donwood, Pacific Coast, 2003, was used as the cover art for Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief, 2008. Image courtesy of the artist

Stanley Donwood, Radiohead and the power of musical artwork

Stanley Donwood has been designing Radiohead’s artwork since 1994. Ahead of his retrospective at Sydney’s Carriageworks this month, we consider the role of art in creating a band’s visual identity.

Why do we like sad music?

A magnificently scornful piece in The Guardian this weekend flagged the trend for “sad bangers”, music in which, “Sensitive lads across the land have abandoned their cardies and acoustic guitars for varsity…
Looks like the future – sounds like status quo. EPA/Daniel Hambury

Thom Yorke’s ‘new’ music model ticks few of tomorrow’s boxes

Late last week, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke released his new solo album – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes – via BitTorrent, Inc’s “bundle” platform. Visitors to the service pay a US$6 fee, receiving the usual torrent…

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