If you wanted to start a blog about Radiohead's album and single covers, you'd probably be in business for a decade or more.
I really like and appreciate all of them. In the late 1990s, when I was avidly buying the singles and everything I could get my hand on, it was evident then that the quality of the artwork was such that you always knew you were getting something special. I really adore my collection of Radiohead CD singles. I don't think there's a bad one in the bunch.
The Hail to the Thief album was a bit of a return to the guitar, and to all of that, but I think this is unnecessary. With Radiohead, you're going to get what they give you and if there's guitar on it, fine and dandy. They are not going to put out junk. That's a given.
This particular re-release is the same package as the album but with an extra compact disc full of songs. I thought that this cover was exceptionally well done and it really draws the eye into the stacks of handwritten messages. The colors are very striking.