The Best Song on In Rainbows

2007 October 15
by CajoleJuice

Radiohead – Reckoner

Unfortunately, not only is the video quality awful on YouTube — so is the audio quality. I wish I knew a place to host MP3s. Too bad that WordPress doesn’t have support. Even with this shit quality, the song is still amazing. Yorke’s voice hasn’t had the chance to shine much over the course of the past few Radiohead albums, but it is truly showcased in this track. The percussion is really catchy as well. And of course, each guitar string sounds perfectly plucked. The song is probably my favorite from Radiohead since “The National Anthem” and one of the best songs of the year.

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  • hehe

    Jigsaw falling into place

  • CajoleJuice

    That’s an absolutely great track as well. I was thinking of just making a post for each of my favorites, but I’m lazy.

  • FrisbeeLad

    Wow…just Web surfacing tonight. Did a Google search for “best song on in rainbows” and voila. My EXACT sentiment…Reckoner is AMAZING!!!

    My second fav is probably Weird Fishes/Arpeggi OR All I Need OR Videotape…I can’t make up my mind, but that obviously rounds out my top 4 on this album.

  • Lerndog

    Funny I was doing the same search as well exactly “best song on in rainbows” and I agree, Reckoner is by far the best track…which is good and bad, mainly because I didn’t think the other track were really that good…

  • Dave

    Haha. Exact same search.

    Jigsaw Falling Into Place for me.

  • jack

    exact same search for me as well and agreed!

  • Ty

    Haha, searched Google for “Best song on In Rainbows” too…

    At first listen, I liked Bodysnatchers. A few weeks later, Reckoner grew on me. Now, after listening to the album dozens of times now, I’m prepared to say All I Need is the superior track, the rising instrumentation of the last minute of the track reminds me of Pink Floyd’s Us and Them, one of my all-time favorite songs.

  • Enipra

    I also searched for the same thing:)) I’m glad I have found this page. Amazing song!

  • richard

    wow…am i the only one digging house of cards? guess i need to listen to this album more

  • richard

    to further help RECKONER it is on the CHOKE soundtrack, saw the movie last night – the movie based on the Chuck Palahniuk book

  • CajoleJuice

    House of Cards is kinda weak, I thought.

    And I’m curious about that movie. Sam Rockwell is awesome.

  • Lutoooj

    hahahha me to, i search best song in rainbows on google x)
    All I Need is for me the best song, i love it.

  • juan

    so before this becomes a cliche if it already hasnt, i happen to also have searched on google in rainbows best song and here i am thinking how weird it is dat pretty much everyone has done as well.. this cd i think is not the best radiohead cd, it is very deep and talented but not the best, ill go with ok computer, and my favorite radiohead song of all time is the tourist.. from in rainbows i have to say house of cards… =)

  • Anonymous

    house of cards is a snore mostly, its all about the first four tracks and videotape. period.

  • Anonymous

    oh + jigsaw falling into place and all i need… hmm so only reckoner, faust arp and house of cards are snores…

  • j-Ray

    I think ‘nude’ is the best song on in rainbows…however this one is still quite brilliant

  • B.W.

    I dont think its possible to pick a “best song” from In Rainbows. Every track is utterly amazing. Every time I think I have a favorite I listen again and realize they are all equally amazing and different. Thats the brilliance of Radiohead.

  • CajoleJuice

    I can understand the sentiment, B.W., as Jigsaw was my favorite on this album for a while. But there are definitely Radiohead songs that I enjoy more than others, especially on In Rainbows.

    It’s pretty awesome how Google has decided to make this blog post fact, though.