Ah yes, I agree. Especially about the expecting part.
I think you just have to kinda stay cool to really understand their music and appreciate it, and then you'll most likely end up loving it.
It's just the way it is...
It kinda reminds me of Amnesiac and Kid A, but.... a completely new sound, y'know?
I thought it was a GREAT album, but I think I'm gonna be honest and say that I did expect it to be a little better(don't hate me ok)
BUUUUUT then again, it's Radiohead... it takes time to truly appreciate it all.
I think my favourite tracks right now are Lotus Flower, Little By Little, and Morning Mr. Magpie.
That's actually their best album IMO. My favorites on it are probably: Coronado, Helicopter, He Would Have Laughed, and maybe Don't Cry.
But um... you should listen to Microcastle next, and then maybe Cryptograms.
and they have one more album called Turn It Up Faggot, but I don't really like it.. it's nice to see the evolution of their sound though.