ALBUM TITLE : A MOON SHAPED POOL
ARTIST : RADIOHEAD
GENRE : ROCK
DATE RELEASED : 2016
The moment you listen to the first track “Burn The Witch,” you might think that the band has departed their usual style considering that this will be their farewell album. Yes, you think that they would thread the kind of rock stuff U2 is well known for; lots of guitar, heavy base, and wailing falsetto in different parts of the song. These are all the elements that you found with the Irish bands “Achtung Baby” album.
Watch “Burn The Witch” video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k
But, there is a shift towards their “The Bend “ album in “Daydreaming.” This track is perhaps as melancholic as “High and Dry” if not lyrically but musically. There is a certain sadness that the band crafted in this song as if they wish that this is not their final album. “Decks Dark” is the kind of song that will make listeners to look for other Radiohead stuffs; they have their own unique brand of rock music that other rock bands would not dare touch even in their wild imagination.
Watch “Identikit” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oTw6n-rHJw
“Desert Island Disk” may not be your typical Radiohead song and you might likened it to a Beck track. Perhaps, you can say that they just want to step aside and go for an adventure since this will be their final record. In fact, there are other tracks in here that is too pop for them such as “Identikit” and “Full Stop”; the kind of tracks that will earn the band more radio playing time.
Watch “Daydreaming” here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTAU7lLDZYU
As a final album, it is a good effort. It will surely make Radiohead fans miss the fans terribly and wish that there will be more albums to come. With that I rate this record 4 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it