Although Bonnaroo 2012 officially began on Thursday, that was just a warm-up to last night, when headliners Foster the People, the Avett Brothers, Feist, and Radiohead, among dozens of others, all took the stage. A bunch of performances have made their way online already, courtesy of Bonnaroo’s official YouTube channel, but I want to highlight Radiohead’s because: HOLY SH*T. To paraphrase Marge Simpson, Radiohead turned into a trip-hop band so gradually, I didn’t even notice, but unlike the cold King of Limbs: The Album, which stutters and fizzles, King of Limbs: The Live Songs sound alive and engaging, like Radiohead actually enjoying writing them.
Plus, they played “Paranoid Android,” so all is right in the world.
UPDATE: I hadn’t watched the whole concert yet when I posted this, but right before playing “Supercollider,” Thom Yorke says, “This song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, but we can’t tell you why. You’ll find out.” HMMMMMMMM.