TKOL RMX 1234567

TKOL RMX 1234567 is a remix album of songs from the album The King of Limbs (2011) by the English rock band Radiohead. It was released on 16 September 2011 in Japan and on 10 October 2011 internationally by XL Recordings.

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Remix album by
Released16 September 2011 (2011-09-16)[1]
Genre
Length105:51
Label
ProducerNigel Godrich (various remixers/additional producers)
Radiohead chronology
The King of Limbs
(2011)
TKOL RMX 1234567
(2011)
The King of Limbs: Live from the Basement
(2011)
Singles from TKOL RMX 1234567
  1. "Little by Little" / "Lotus Flower"
    Released: 4 July 2011
  2. "Morning Mr Magpie" / "Bloom"
    Released: 15 July 2011
  3. "Feral" / "Morning Mr Magpie" / "Separator"
    Released: 29 July 2011
  4. "Give Up the Ghost" / "Codex" / "Little by Little"
    Released: 15 August 2011
  5. "Give Up the Ghost" / "TKOL" / "Bloom"
    Released: 29 August 2011
  6. "Good Evening Mrs Magpie" / "Bloom"
    Released: 12 September 2011
  7. "Bloom" / "Separator" / "Lotus Flower"
    Released: 10 October 2011

The album compiles a series of King of Limbs remix singles by electronic artists including Jamie xx, Nathan Fake, Four Tet, Caribou, Modeselektor and SBTRKT. The album and singles were also released as downloads through Radiohead's website.

SinglesEdit

On 6 June 2011, Radiohead announced a series of remix singles from The King of Limbs by various artists.[3] Drummer Philip Selway told BBC 6 Music he felt The King of Limbs was the Radiohead album that lent itself best to remixing.[4] Singer Thom Yorke said Radiohead wanted to experiment with the music further by giving it to remixers, and liked the idea that it was not "fixed and set in stone". He praised remix culture, and said: "I didn’t just want floor-fillers and all that shit, I just wanted to see how the songs could really branch out and mutate."[5]

 
Artwork for the singles compiled on TKOL RMX 1234567

The first seven remixes were released as either double or triple A-sides on 12-inch vinyl singles through XL Recordings on Radiohead's Ticker Tape Ltd. imprint label,[6] and are compiled on TKOL RMX 1234567. The eighth single, TKOL RMX8, was finished too late for inclusion on the album and was released as a download.[7] A remix of "Bloom" by Jamie xx, previously released on the TKOL RMX8 single, was released as a vinyl single on 23 January 2012.[7]

Single Tracks remixed Remix Peak chart positions Release date
UK
Sales

[8]
US
Dance

[9]
US
Sales

[10]
TKOL RMX1 "Little by Little" Caribou RMX 3 2 8 4 July 2011[11]
"Lotus Flower" Jacques Greene RMX
TKOL RMX2 "Morning Mr Magpie" Nathan Fake RMX 4 3 15 15 July 2011[12]
"Bloom" Harmonic 313 RMX
Mark Pritchard RMX
TKOL RMX3 "Feral" Lone RMX 6 6 23 29 July 2011[13]
"Morning Mr Magpie" Pearson Sound Scavenger RMX
"Separator" Four Tet RMX
TKOL RMX4 "Give Up the Ghost" Thriller Houseghost RMX 7 4 14 15 August 2011[14]
"Codex" Illum Sphere RMX
"Little by Little" Shed RMX
TKOL RMX5 "Give Up the Ghost" Brokenchord RMX 9 26 August 2011[15]
"TKOL" Altrice RMX
"Bloom" Blawan RMX
TKOL RMX6 "Good Evening Mrs Magpie" Modeselektor RMX 7 5 15 12 September 2011[16]
"Bloom" Objekt RMX
TKOL RMX7 Jamie xx Rework 6 7 16 10 October 2011[17]
"Separator" Anstam RMX
"Lotus Flower" SBTRKT RMX
TKOL RMX8 "Bloom" Jamie xx Rework Part 3 67 21 November 2011[18]
"Separator" Anstam RMX II
"Morning Mr Magpie" Nathan Fake Harshdub RMX

ReleaseEdit

TKOL RMX was released as a download on Radiohead's website in MP3 and WAV formats.[when?][citation needed] The retail version was released on 16 September 2011 in Japan and 10 October in other countries.[1][4][19] Radiohead celebrated the release with a live event at London's Corsica Studios on 11 October, with DJs including Yorke and contributing remix artists Jamie xx, Caribou, Lone and Illum Sphere. The event was streamed by Boiler Room.[20]

TKOL RMX reached number five on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[21]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.5/10[22]
Metacritic67/100[23]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [24]
The A.V. ClubB+[25]
The Guardian     [26]
Pitchfork6.0/10[27]
Slant Magazine     [2]

TKOL RMX has an aggregate score of 67 on Metacritic.[23] AllMusic said it was "fascinating to hear how this current crop of producers ... twists, bends, adjusts, and appropriates the source material."[24] The A.V. Club felt "the best of these remixes excite and innovate in ways their [King of Limbs] counterparts didn't."[25] However, the Guardian wrote that the album "feels less like an album than an info dump" and questioned "the utility in commissioning Four Tet and Caribou to rework songs that already sound a bit like Four Tet and Caribou".[26] Pitchfork found it "listenable but ultimately bloodless".[27]

Track listingEdit

"Compakt Disk One"
No.TitleLength
1."Little by Little" (Caribou remix)5:40
2."Lotus Flower" (Jacques Greene remix)7:10
3."Morning Mr Magpie" (Nathan Fake remix)4:52
4."Bloom" (Harmonic 313 remix)5:04
5."Bloom" (Mark Pritchard remix)6:07
6."Feral" (Lone remix)5:17
7."Morning Mr Magpie" (Pearson Sound "Scavenger" remix)4:38
8."Separator" (Four Tet remix)7:03
Total length:45:51
"Compakt Disk Two"
No.TitleLength
1."Give Up the Ghost" (Thriller "Houseghost" remix)6:13
2."Codex" (Illum Sphere remix)4:34
3."Little by Little" (Shed remix)4:49
4."Give Up the Ghost" (Brokenchord remix)5:05
5."TKOL" (Altrice remix)6:02
6."Bloom" (Blawan remix)7:29
7."Good Evening Mrs Magpie" (Modeselektor remix)7:44
8."Bloom" (Objekt remix)5:21
9."Bloom" (Jamie xx rework)2:28
10."Separator" (Anstam remix)4:50
11."Lotus Flower" (SBTRKT remix)5:22
Total length:Disc 2: 60:00
Total: 105:51

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from liner notes.[28]

Remix and additional production

Artwork

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position[29]
UK Albums Chart 34
Belgium Albums Top 50 43
Italy Albums Chart 63
French Albums Chart 79
Irish Albums Chart 48
Dutch Albums Chart 74
Swiss Music Charts 95
US Billboard 200 50
Billboard Alternative Albums 9
Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums 5
Billboard Independent Albums 8
Billboard Top Rock Albums 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Radiohead to release two-disc remix album". NME. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Slant review".
  3. ^ O'Neal, Sean (6 June 2011). "Radiohead to repackage The King of Limbs again as a vinyl remix series". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b Rogers, George (12 August 2011). "SBTRKT re-works Radiohead track". BBC. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Radiohead's Thom Yorke: 'Remix culture is healthy for music' – audio". NME. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  6. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (6 June 2011). "Radiohead Prep King Of Limbs 12″ Remix Series". Stereogum. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  7. ^ a b Nissim, Mayer. "Jamie xx third Radiohead 'Bloom' remix gets limited release". Digital Spy. XL Recordings. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  8. ^ Peaks on the UK Physical Singles Chart:
  9. ^ "Radiohead Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Radiohead Chart History: Hot Singles Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 3 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Caribou/Jacques Greene Remixes". Radiohead. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  12. ^ "Nathan Fake/Harmonic 313/Mark Pritchard remixes". Radiohead. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Remixes by Lone, Pearson Sound and Four Tet". Radiohead. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  14. ^ "Remix Series, issue number 4". Radiohead. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  15. ^ "Remix: issue number 5". Radiohead. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  16. ^ "TKOL RMX6 | Audio Visual | W.A.S.T.E. US". Sandbag. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Radiohead The King of Limbs remixes 6th and 7th installments announced". The King of Limbs Part 2. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  18. ^ "The King Of Limbs: TKOL RMX8". Radiohead. Archived from the original on 18 November 2013.
  19. ^ "XL Recordings Blog: Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567". XL Recordings. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  20. ^ "Radiohead announce London show to premiere new remix album". NME. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  21. ^ Murray, Gordon (1 August 2019). "Thom Yorke Earns First No. 1 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart with 'Anima'". Billboard. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  22. ^ "Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  23. ^ a b TKOL RMX 1234567 at Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  24. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "TKOL RMX 1234567". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  25. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan (11 October 2011). "TKOL RMX 1234567". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  26. ^ a b Lynskey, Dorian (13 October 2011). "Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  27. ^ a b Harvell, Jess (10 October 2011). "TKOL RMX 1234567". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  28. ^ "Images for Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567 (see image 2)". Discogs. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  29. ^ "Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567;— Music Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved 25 November 2011.

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