Thursday, October 1, 2009

9. Radiohead - Videotape (2007)

As far as I'm concerned, the release of Radiohead's In Rainbows may be the last big release event of new music for an extremely long time. It already seems like ages ago that I would go to Vintage Vinyl to a midnight sale just waiting for a new album, what with the ease of obtaining music and the constant leakage of new music onto the internet. However, I'll never forget the night that I stayed up until 2AM just hoping to get the email saying that this album had been released for download, and then the idea of listening to it knowing that hundreds of thousands of others across the world were doing the exact same thing. This song itself is the perfect ending to this album. Like the album itself, just as you're waiting for the song to explode it almost wimpers to the finish. It's a perfect ending to one of the band's most elegantly perfect albums.

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