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No.4 - Rolling Stone Reader's Best Tracks of 2011
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No.4 - PopMatters Best Tracks of 2011 ----- Introduced by Thom Yorke during some solo shows a couple of years ago, “Lotus Flower” worked great as a haunting electric guitar lullaby, but for the studio version Radiohead opt to beef up the arrangement, creating one of their most accessible songs in years. Yorke’s lingering falsetto has survived the transformation, but the tracks beauty isn’t stifled by the a web of energetic synths, pulsating beats and shuffling drum loops that now surround the vocal. And, famously, you could dance to it. Dean Van Nguyen
I don't think this is one of Radiohead's best songs, nor is it taken from a particular good album, but it does have many elements that I love in music, such as the soothing baseline, the other-worldly sounds effects and the eerie production, as well as being a really good example of Thom Yorke's vastly underrated voice, reaching almost falsetto highs in places. Beautiful though the lotus flower really is, this is a track that's taken its time to cement itself fully into my list of 'good' Radiohead songs because, although entertaining, just isn't quite on a par with earlier work, or maybe it just isn't breaking any new ground all over again.