Google Just Blew Radiohead's Hype by Selling A Moon Shaped Pool Early

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Radiohead fans have been reeling in anticipation of the band’s next album A Moon Shaped Pool, their first since 2011. Apparently, Google was as well, as the album appeared early on Google Play.

While the album was set for release on Sunday at 2 p.m., many people reported seeing the download available early afternoon. While Google has since taken it down, that didn’t stop some from hearing it early.


The band has been building hype for the new album since disappearing from the Internet last week and releasing a video for “Burn the Witch” around a day later. This is Radiohead’s ninth album and the first since 2011's “The King of Limbs.”

We have reached out to Google for comment and will update if we hear back.

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