I've been listening to In Rainbows, well, as long as anyone else has, and personally I've had a hard time really accessing it. I like it, but thus far I can't get a firm grasp on it. I've been avoiding reading others' reviews of it , as much as is possible, until I've formed my own, firm, opinions on it. Ryan Irvine at e.ponymo.us, meanwhile, has noted the great ratings In Rainbows is getting at metacritic despite the fact that no reviews seem to have much insight beyond totally rad.
One review (of sorts) I have read is a succinct but on-the-mark paragraph from David at 33 1/3, which begins: "Listening to the Radiohead album on my headphones, I can’t shake the thought that this record sounds like a Mercedes-Benz. It’s a luxury cocoon, coddling you in sumptuous leather, hi-tech climate control systems, finished with an exotic walnut trim and discreetly padded with dozens of perfectly placed miniature airbags. It feels like music made by rich people, in a very rich studio."
Without saying that I dislike the album—I don't—I can't argue with this. I do kinda wish the band would roll the windows down and let a little air into their album. A longer review, I think, will come this week or next, or whenever I figure out what I want to say about it beyond totally rad.