Radiohead, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

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Aidin Vaziri | Thom Yorke is heartbroken, which means he’s even sadder than usual on Radiohead’s new album, “A Moon Shaped Pool.” Another surprise release from the band that started the trend with 2007’s “In Rainbows” (inspiring Beyonce, U2, Drake and more) the new one arrived on May 8 just hours after the group dropped the creepy video for the first single, “Burn the Witch.” Following the dissolution of the singer’s long-term relationship with the mother of his two children, the music is expectedly somber on tunes like “Decks Dark” and the folk-imbued “Desert Island Disk.” It makes for Radiohead’s most cohesive release in recent memory, stylistically and thematically. The album also delivers the ultimate gut punch with its closing track, a twinkling studio recording of the breakup ballad “True Love Waits,” which the band has been kicking around in demo form since 1995: “I’m not living, I’m just killing time.”

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