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New Radiohead Album
« on: October 01, 2007, 11:43:06 pm »
In ten days yaaaaaaay!  :D

They just announced it last night. It's like a late birthday present from the band to me!
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 01:31:56 am »
Radiohead is awesome. Ill have a looksee when it comes out. I hope there will be a new music video released aswell.

Or is it already released? :O

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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 01:49:07 am »
Not yet. They're releasing one CD on the 10th of October for download from their site. They're releasing a double CD (with lyric booklets and two vinyl records) for 40 GBP, and those'll ship on Dec. 3rd.
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Radiohead letting you pay whatever the hell you want
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 10:44:02 am »
I read on the news somewhere that they will have the buyer decide the price or something?


EDIT : Found it.


Radiohead's PR company (Nasty Little Man) sent out a release explaining that the new album will not have any promos at all and also confirming that you can pay whatever you want for the downloads.


There will be no advances, promotional copies, digital streams, media sites, etc. of RADIOHEAD's In Rainbows.

Everyone in the world will be getting the music at the same time: Oct. 10. That includes us. We don't have anything to play anyone in the nine days until the record is available. Everyone at nasty has put his or her order in and just to clarify: you are not being asked to pay for a promo (as some have inquired). you can pay nothing or as much or as little as you want.

There will be no promotional copies of the discbox either, as each discbox is being made to order. Sorry.


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While many industry observers speculated that Radiohead might go off-label for its seventh album, it was presumed the band would at least rely on Apple's iTunes or United Kingdom-based online music store 7digital for distribution. Few suspected the band members had the ambition (or the server capacity) to put an album out on their own. The final decision was apparently made just a few weeks ago, and, when informed of the news on Sunday, several record executives admitted that, despite the rumors, they were stunned. "This feels like yet another death knell," emailed an A&R executive at a major European label. "If the best band in the world doesn't want a part of us, I'm not sure what's left for this business."

Labels can still be influential and profitable by focusing on younger acts that need their muscle to get radio play and placement in record stores — but only if the music itself remains a saleable commodity. "That's the interesting part of all this," says a producer who works primarily with American rap artists. "Radiohead is the best band in the world; if you can pay whatever you want for music by the best band in the world, why would you pay $13 dollars or $.99 cents for music by somebody less talented? Once you open that door and start giving music away legally, I'm not sure there's any going back."

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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 04:27:53 pm »
I'm not a fan of Radiohead, but I might make a donation because of this.
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 08:48:22 pm »
I think I might buy the discbox... it's expensive, but damn does it look cool. Of course, this is after I download the music on the 10th.  :D Whether I'll pay or not, I'm not sure. Screw it, I'm paying. I love the band too much not to.
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 09:41:37 pm »
I'll illegally download a lossless copy. Digital distribution should never be compressed. Jesus.

OF COURSE LOL THIS IS ASSUMPTION SINCE ITS NOT OUT YET -- IT MIGHT BE FLAC!!?
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007, 10:22:41 pm »
If I remember well what I read on french news about it, people'll have the choice about compression, DRM or not, etc.
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 04:55:58 am »
good.
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 06:42:24 pm »
I knew about the new album, but hadn't heard about the whole pay-no pay thing.

this is some cool frigging stuff.

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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2007, 02:45:08 pm »
Well... it's out today.

I gave it a download this morning (paid a fiver for it), and it sounded pretty good... Need to give it a few more listens though...

BTW: The download contains 160kb/s mp3s, with no drm, and you don't get to choose anything different.
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2007, 05:38:09 pm »
Also downloaded it this morning.

I thoroughly enjoy the first song ;)

here's to the rest!

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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2007, 05:41:26 pm »
Too sleepy to listen now. Will listen... later. Some time. >_>
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Re: New Radiohead Album
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2007, 06:42:13 pm »
Protip: The album is quite good

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Re: New Radiohead Album
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BTW: The download contains 160kb/s mp3s, with no drm, and you don't get to choose anything different.
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