So Yoshimi shivers in the shadow a bit, but just a little, avoiding further comparison to The Soft Bulletin by inverting the formula: Bulletin was a sad record with an uncomfortable grin on its face; Yoshimi is a hopeful laugh hidden behind a tear-stained handkerchief. (Example: a song about death called "It's Summertime.") A sequel in spirit and timing only (think of it as a Steven Soderbergh film: markedly different from the last, but filtered through the same set of eyes), Yoshimi looks like a concept album on the outside. But other than in a trilogy of songs "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21" and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" parts 1 and 2 that definition just provides an easy answer for a record that asks a lot questions ("Are You a Hypnotist??" and "Do You Realize?" among them).
Note to Radiohead: This is how you grow as a band without growing apart from what made you interesting in the first place, and how you challenge your audience without turning into a long-winded word problem that no one has the time or patience to solve. This is another soft bullet that hits harder than you'd expect.