By Joseph Marshall
Radiohead are a group who’ve come under a great deal of flak over the years. In Britain at least, they are typically stigmatised as pretentious. Having deserted the grunge and alternative rock roots of their early work back in the late 90’s, they entered the new century with a much more experimental sound and inevitably, not everyone was up for a challenge. Further down the spiral, it’s 2011 and Thom Yorke and co have just released The King of Limbs, an album title which for me conjures up associations of a physically awkward adolescence, as well as the general disembodied weirdness we might all experience from time to time. A simple Google search shows that it is also the name of an oak tree in Swindon, possibly the original inspiration.