It’s maybe the most accessible disc they’ve made since The Bends. All the critics and OK Computer addicts who accused 21st Century Radiohead of being “melody-free and meandering” can rest easy now. After all the Jonny Greenwood electric-guitar-god hype of the last decade and the electronica fetishism of the last three records, In Rainbows is surprisingly heavy on the acoustic axe. That said, the drums here sound even more mechanical than on Kid A. Thom Yorke‘s voice has never sounded so pretty. People who cry foul at the fact that the mp3s are only 160kbps, rather than the CD-quality 192 kbps, have too much free time on their hands. I do still wish there was packaging, though.