The “In Rainbows” release and reception (2007)

On the 10th of October 2007 the band Radiohead released their 7th album In Rainbows in digital form (MP3) for a non-specified amount of money via the official In Rainbows website. For reasons of convenience, many people downloaded the album as a torrent though.

Order In Rainbows via Radiohead website
Tracklisting of In Rainbows
01. “15 Step” – 3:57
02. “Bodysnatchers” – 4:02
03. “Nude” – 4:15
04. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” – 5:18
05. “All I Need” – 3:48
06. “Faust Arp” – 2:09
07. “Reckoner” – 4:50
08. “House of Cards” – 5:28
09. “Jigsaw Falling into Place” – 4:09
10. “Videotape” – 4:39

The album has dominated the charts of the 14th of October of Last.fm, indicating a lot of people on Earth are actually listening to the album at the same time and apparently listen to the album as a whole – not just some songs. The latter shows the fragmentation of the music album due to their MP3isation is not a necessity.

Last fm Chart October 14 2007