"Loving you is complicated"

- Kendrick Lamar
 

The King Of Limbs (album) by Radiohead 

This album At A Glance
The King Of Limbs
The King Of Limbs by Radiohead (2011)
Release date: 2011-02-18
Overall rank: 341st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,389 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2011 (4th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (25th)
Top 500 albums of all time (341st)

Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Product Details Availability Price

eBay
eBay
Radiohead, The King Of Limbs, Ticker Tape LTD. TICK 001LP, 2011 +MP3, Indie Rock
Condition: Used
Time left:
2d 12h 43m 31s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$24.00
Go to store

eBay
eBay
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs Vinyl LP Black 180 Gram Sealed New
Condition: New
Time left:
2d 13h 58m 6s

Ships to:
Worldwide
$24.28
Go to store

eBay
eBay
RADIOHEAD The King of Limbs LP New Sealed Vinyl
Condition: New
Time left:
2d 15h 34m

Ships to:
US CA AU JP Europe
$20.68
Go to store
  Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the linked website at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.  See full search results on eBay

  My favourite store:  

Radiohead bestography

The King Of Limbs is ranked 8th best out of 19 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 174,872.

Radiohead album bestography « Higher ranked (204th) This album (341st) Lower ranked (723rd) »
A Moon Shaped PoolThe King Of LimbsPablo Honey

Members who like this album also like: In Rainbows by Radiohead, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead.

Listen to The King Of Limbs on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

The King Of Limbs rankings

The King Of Limbs ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,389 votes)
  Ratings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,389 ratings for this album.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. album ratings
Avg. album rating
 
40/100
17 hours ago
86/100
 
60/100
19 hours ago
88/100
 
90/100
3 days ago
81/100
 
55/100
3 days ago
67/100
 
70/100
5 days ago
80/100

Related links: , top albums of the 2010s, top albums of 2011.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

The King Of Limbs comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 189 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From karmapolice 07/19/2017 13:02
the first half of the album (except Bloom) is sometimes a exhausting listen but there are certainly beautiful parts as well there... the second half of the album (starting from Lotus Flower) has many of the best songs of Radiohead, beautiful, haunting, just primo Radiohead. The combination of trying new things and going new ways (the software of Jonny Greenwood, the percussion of Phil Selway) and the sheer beauty of Thom Yorke, makes this album a beautiful and nice journey to a colourful world.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From luigybetis 07/13/2017 18:21
I don't get people saying Lotus Flower is the best song here. I guess I have not heard it enough. Favs: Little By Little, Codex, Give Up The Ghost.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From lleon79 07/13/2017 00:41
By far, Radiohead's most experimental album, or at least, the band's most electronic record. The first half is full of blips and bloops but then the second half has more organic sounding songs. It's not the band's best, but it's not as bad as many people consider it to be. From "Lotus Flower" to the end of the record, it is a very enjoyable experience.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From allgood 06/20/2017 14:19
I suggest listening live version (From The Basement 2011)... I think you will reconsider this album!

Codex is a masterpiece.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From discojets1 06/19/2017 21:51
This is in no way a bad album. It has many beautiful moments. But... this is one of their weakest releases they have put out. Radiohead has put up a standard to their art that can be very difficult to match. I appreciate them taking a risk on this album but it just didn't work as well as some of the albums before it. That is the simplest I can put it.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From charliemclendon 06/18/2017 00:26
Favorite tracks: Bloom, Morning Mr Magpie, Separator
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From JulianR 06/02/2017 06:40
Codex is one of the best songs ever. The rest is very interesting to listen to, but I don't think I would necessarily call it good.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From corenfro 05/02/2017 17:50
I love Radiohead almost to a fault. And this is an objectively good album and explores new territory for them. The first half of the album is just not enjoyable to me. I think that this is probably more innovative than 2016's "A Moon Shaped Pool" or even their legendary 2007 "In Rainbows" but the drum and instrument loops on the first half of this album just don't do it for me. This is much more of a sonic exploration of difficult-to-digest sound landscapes than songs that have been architected to be a musical adventure. It can be a challenging listen and one that I didn't find as rewarding as the challenge of "getting" a Kid A or an Ok Computer. You have to wait for the songs to develop, but some of them just... don't.

The second half of this album is where the magic lies and it takes many many listens to grow. They actually do end up going somewhere and developing even if being repetitive / loop based as well.

Others have said the live version is better and I think I agree. Let's be honest: Radiohead doesn't produce bad music. This just is not one I will cherish like an In Rainbows or an Ok Computer. And it doesn't seem as heartfelt as A Moon Shaped Pool. But it's one of their few records that I would say "yeah there were several clearly better albums this year" (bon iver, black keys)
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From Franz-Aussie 04/02/2017 08:13
This album live is the equivalent of their best releases
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From craola 03/21/2017 16:54
as a mother, i can't get into radiohead's music at all.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 189 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for The King Of Limbs

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this album.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this album.
Login or register to add this album to your favourites.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Copyright © 2005-2017 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt