By: Spacelab Research Staff The world Radioheaded it's way over to www.inrainbows.com on Wednesday to download the long awaited but shortly anticipated new Radiohead album, In Rainbows. At one point I think I even heard angels singing.
But then I realized that it was indeed the new album playing. The days event went fairly well, despite some early morning server slowdowns as everyone who had the slightest inkling to pony up their own sum for the new music was hitting the site for their download. It was like a digital soup line for the Radiohead In Rainbows experience.
There were some complaints about about the audio quality only being 160kbps. You were expecting gold-plated MP3 files? We payed Radiohead to leak an early copy of In Rainbows to us ... not a scam and fully worth it, but how could anyone expect that we'd get fat audio sounds for next to nothing when they're selling a physical version later on?
So now the world listens. October 10th was Radiohead day. The end effect, possibly not even anticipated, was that there was a simultaneous listening-happening as people all over the world downloaded and listened as Radiohead once again managed to capture the hearts and minds of music lovers all over the planet. Maybe these guys could work for the U.S. State Department or 10 Downing Street? They could use some new ideas and Radiohead seems to be filled with them.
What are your thoughts on the new Radiohead album? Have you listened? What do you think about the way it was offered to the masses? What about the audio quality? Post your comments below!