Track Review: Radiohead, “The Daily Mail”

Written by December 14th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

“The lunatics have taken over the asylum,” sings Thom Yorke in “The Daily Mail,” the latest studio recording from Radiohead. He read the news today, oh boy… and none of it is good.

The song begins as a moody piano ballad, but the melody and chords keeps shifting, setting up an ending that explodes like the more bombastic moments on OK Computer. If you heard this song performed on Live From The Basement, you’ll be glad to get it out of your head and onto your iPod.

“The Daily Mail” (backed with “Staircase”) will be available 12/19 via Radiohead’s website.

 

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