A new and improved edition of RS’ 500 Greatest Albums of All Time book arrives on newsstands today, including a story I wrote about the making of Radiohead’s In Rainbows. This was a total dream assignment for me, especially the part where I got to interview producer Nigel Godrich, who’s had a hand in so many of my favorite records. He was charming and honest, though of course he couldn’t reveal everything: “The thing is, Thom is such a prolific songwriter,” Godrich teased after alluding to unreleased In Rainbows-era material. “You know, I could write you a list of 20 songs right now that are brilliant, that you won’t even know even if you’re a really big Radiohead fan – they’re recorded, but not done.”
An expanded director’s cut of my story is online now for all my fellow Radiohead nerds. Enjoy!