Reviewed: Radiohead's Funkiest Album, R.E.M.'s Eclectic 'Collapse Into Now' and More

Plus: Stream new music from Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio, 'Glee', Dropkick Murphys and Lucinda Williams

March 1, 2011 10:50 AM ET
Reviewed: Radiohead's Funkiest Album, R.E.M.'s Eclectic 'Collapse Into Now' and More

In this week's slate of new Rolling Stone reviews, Jon Dolan praises Radiohead's The King of Limbs, which he describes as the band's funkiest and most elusive record. Rob Sheffield is fond of R.E.M.'s 15th album Collapse Into Now, noting that its vibrant, eclectic set of songs sounds like the work of men who would "rather be a band than a legend." Stacey Anderson is less impressed by the debut album of Beady Eye, the band featuring everyone in Oasis except for primary songwriter Noel Gallagher, and Dolan pans Alexander Ebert's new record for its annoying "dream-catcher naiveté."

On the singles front, Simon Vozick-Levinson digs TV on the Radio's "relatively straightforward declaration of heartache" on their new song "Will Do," and Jody Rosen adores "Loser Like Me," the first-ever original song penned for Glee by superproducer Max Martin.


Radiohead - The King of Limbs (stream full album)

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now (stream one song)

Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style (stream one song)

Lucinda Williams - Blessed (stream one song)

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (stream one song)

Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding (stream one song)

Middle Brother - Middle Brother (stream one song)

Alexander Ebert - Alexander (stream one song)


Foo Fighters - "Rope" (stream)

Glee Cast - "Loser Like Me" (stream)

TV on the Radio - "Will Do" (stream)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Belong" (stream)

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