The King Of Limbs (studio album) by Radiohead

The King Of Limbs
The King Of Limbs by Radiohead
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-02-18
Overall rank: 334th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 1,877 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 2011 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (41st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (334th)
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Radiohead bestography

The King Of Limbs is ranked 8th best out of 21 albums by Radiohead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Radiohead is OK Computer which is ranked number 1 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 100,033.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,877 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 11% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 74.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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50/100
From 02/18/2021 08:49
The main drawback of this site is that mediocre albums can end up in the top 500 in this site if they have a popular artist's name attached to it (such as Radiohead's TKOL or The Beatles' With the Beatles). This album is far from being one of the best albums of all time and on a good day it's barely a listenable one. The only thing it's good for is putting you to sleep.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 01/24/2021 18:56
This feels longer than a Swans album.
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55/100
From 01/12/2021 15:58
Probably radiohead's most underrated album.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 01/12/2021 03:55
I doubt there are many zealots for this album, but the Radiohead fans just need to take the L on this.

It's definitely not horrible or displeasing to the ears, but the loops and electronic sounds are so tiring. Apart from a few songs, it's a slog to get through, AND IT'S ONLY 8 SONGS!

67/100
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Rating:  
75/100
From 01/06/2021 11:50
If there's a Radiohead album that is underrated (tough to imagine that, I know), it's this one. It keeps getting better with every listen.
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75/100
From 12/25/2020 21:49
Radiohead’s weirdest album, and hardest to get into. Part of that has to do with about half of the album not being up to their usual standards.

Bloom and Magpie are lousy here, but are very good songs, obviously so when heard live. Little By Little is slick but feels unimportant to the album overall. Feral is what people who’ve never listened to Radiohead before think Radiohead is.

The back half of the album feels like a Radiohead album again. Full songs, rich instrumentation, a factor that keeps it fresh compared to their other work (in this case, dance elements like sample loops). Overall that run from Lotus Flower to Separator is pretty great, but it’s four songs and that’s half the album. Once it finally gets its footing, the album is already over. In 2011, fans thought there would be a King of Limbs Pt 2 released soon after, indicative of how this album’s puzzling runtime hurts more than harms it.

It’s alright, but a blip in the otherwise-fantastic run of Radiohead’s work from 1995-2016.
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From 10/11/2020 22:54
Noel Gallagher: “I’m aware that Radiohead have never had a fucking bad review. I reckon if Thom Yorke fucking shit into a light bulb and started blowing it like an empty beer bottle it’d probably get 9 out of 10 in fucking Mojo. I’m aware of that.”
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80/100
From 09/29/2020 14:46
Increible underrated album: Much more interesting and experimental than AMSP
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80/100
From 08/01/2020 05:37
This is the definition of a grower. I don't care all that much about feral, the rest of the songs are really solid imo. Give Up The Ghost, Codex, Lotus Flower and Separator are samazing pieces of music, and I find the rhythmic driven progression of bloom, little by little and morning mr magpie kind of cool. TKOL is a unique album that deserves more recognition than it gets from most Radiohead fans. Also check the At The Basement version of the album.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 06/14/2020 13:16
Fav. Tracks: Lotus Flower, Codex.
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