68. Radiohead - ‘In Rainbows’ + Dubonnet Cocktail

Radiohead - ‘In Rainbows’ + Dubonnet Cocktail

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces Dubonnet, 1/2 ounce London dry gin, lemon slice for garnish.

Mixing Instructions: Combine in cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, shake, strain into cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon slice.

Notes: If OK Computer and Kid A were the band pushing the envelope of experimental rock and succeeding in every way, In Rainbows was a step back from the ledge to more accessible territory.  What makes the album remarkable, however, is that this shift to more traditional sounds wasn’t some kind of deflation, but rather a perfect envelopment pulling you back into the heart of the band, both lyrically and instrumentally.  The sound feels more intimate and relaxed, as if you’re sitting in the studio along with Yorke and company as they spill their musical guts to each other.  All you can do is shut up and enjoy.

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