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New Radiohead Album 'The King of Limbs'

Feb. 14, 2011 had a couple guaranteed threads for its music news cycle. 1) Valentine’s Day. A given. Songs expressing love or the lack thereof. Boom. And 2) the Arcade Fire. The Grammys on Sunday, Feb. 13 set this one up nicely for the Monday morning cooler chat: What is the significance of the biggest little band winning this award? Are the Grammys relevant now?

Then early Monday morning Radiohead jumped on Twitter to announce a new album, “Thank you for waiting... #thekingoflimbs

No complaints here, but plenty of surprises. The album titled The King of Limbs has a web site with purchase information, but few specifics about the album itself -- aside from being described as a “newspaper album.”


The album will be available for download on Saturday, Feb. 19. The physical release -- an elaborate package including two 10-inch slabs of vinyl, a CD, sheets of artwork and access to a digital download -- will be on May 9. Notably, the pricing is fixed, as opposed to 2007's In Rainbows, which featured pay-what-you-wish pricing upon its release. Converse amongst your selves.

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Well that makes my day/week/month.

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wow. this news seems to have come out of nowhere. awesome.

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