While the rest of the music world has been praising Radiohead for self-releasing their 2007 LP In Rainbows on the internet for free, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon is not impressed in the slightest.
Most are aware that Radiohead let their fans pay as much or as little as they wanted for the download release of the In Rainbows LP. In a new interview with The Guardian, Kim Gordon dismissed the creative idea that was a massive success for the Oxford band by criticizing their entire plan. "They did a marketing ploy by themselves and then got someone else to put it out," Kim said.
She added: "It seemed really community-oriented, but it wasn't catered towards their musician brothers and sisters, who don't sell as many records as them. It makes everyone else look bad for not offering their music for whatever.”
I can’t deny that Kim makes some valid points here, but it does sound like she really wished Sonic Youth pulled it off first. Sorry, Kim.
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