Thom Yorke - The Universal Sigh

As discussed last week, Radiohead is releasing a free “newspaper” (ask your parents) called The Universal Sigh throughout the world on Tuesday. You don’t have to wait ’til then, though, because a copy originating in Auckland is already online in PDF form (link via CoS). If that link comes down try your luck here. Enjoy Sigh’s short stories, poetry, and illustrations while listening to a stream of Radiohead’s new album The King Of Limbs below…

In other Radiohead news, according to ateaste, Record Store Day (4/16) will see the release of a rare Radiohead 12″ featuring new tune “The Butcher” b/w live favorite “Supercollider.” Good luck getting that.

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Comments (10)
  1. Excellent, thx!

  2. Is anyone else really annoyed by this newspaper gimmick like I am? I feel like they are trying to compensate for a mediocre album by doing this whole “newspaper” thing to make it seem equally as revolutionary as In Rainbows or as innovative as some of their earlier albums.

    Don’t get me wrong, a mediocre Radiohead album is better than a good album from most bands, but I just wish that Radiohead would cut the bullshit and just own up to the fact that this album does not hold up to their other, more powerful works.

    • Not mediocre, just something Radiohead Fans are not used to…. Sounds a lot to “The Eraser” and all the music Thom do by himself. Radiohead is being influenced by IDM musicians Haha

      Codex is an amazing track!

  3. My thoughts exactly.

  4. I thought the album was not bad… but my initial reaction was I felt they would have been more inventive and just sent this to those who purchased the album online without advance notice. I guess if you live in a big city then you are in luck if you want one. The cost of the album download would have covered the postage since they bypassed a record label…. but then I suppose the cost of the download paid for these newspapers! :)

  5. I don’t understand the lukewarm response to this album. It’s shorter than I’d like, but that’s about the only complaint I can throw its way. I guess my point is that I doubt the newspaper thing is a “gimmick” to make up for a lackluster album – because I and a million other people and (I’m sure) they don’t believe it IS a lackluster album. They probably just thought it would be neat.

  6. Haha More pictures of thom passing out newspapers please?

  7. Jethro Tull did it first.

  8. Overall, I love it. I especially love “Codex” and “Little by Little”. No qualms here about this album. :)

  9. Silvervest, listen to yourself…
    “…a mediocre Radiohead album is better than a good album from most bands.”
    “…cut the bullshit and just own up to the fact that this album does not hold up to their other, more powerful works.”
    WTF?

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