Get Radiohead's "In Rainbows" for free on iTunes


If you were living under a rock, you might not have heard how Radiohead made history by offering their latest album, In Rainbows, on the internet for "whatever price you felt like paying" (plus a not-frequently-publicized $2 transaction fee). Gazillions of people got the album for "free", but many others chipped in lots of cash.

The album is now in stores for a normal amount of money, but Radiohead demonstrated how they could break the cd business model and still make bank.

Well, they're at it again. Not satisfied with breaking the mold in one way, Radiohead is now offering their item up for free AGAIN. This time as a podcast. Yup. You can download the entire podcast, and listen to the album as often as you want to. For free.

In truth, it is a great album. Radiohead gets a lot of idol worship that may or may not be undeserved, but this is the first album of theirs in a while that actually feels accessible to me. Their last few, I kind of appreciated the music for its complexity and innovation, but I wasn't couldn't really get into it. It was like Thom Yorke was executing some inside joke that only he and a select base of fans were privy to. I wasn't moved by it.

This record is a pleasure to listen to. Pick it up for free and rediscover the genius of Radiohead.

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