Radiohead

Radiohead

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Radiohead is an English band from Oxfordshire, UK. Their name comes from the Talking Heads song, "Radio Head", from the "True Stories" album.

Formed by school friends in 1986, Radiohead did not release their first single until 1992's "Drill EP". The cathartic "Creep", from the debut album "Pablo Honey" (1993), became a worldwide hit as grunge music dominated radio airwaves.

Radiohead were initially branded as a one-hit wonder abroad, but caught on at home in the UK with their second album, "The Bends" (1995), earning fans with their dense guitar atmospheres and front man Thom Yorke's expressive singing. The album featured the hits "High & Dry", "Just" and "Fake Plastic Trees".

The band's third album, "OK Computer" (1997), propelled them to greater attention. Popular both for its expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, the album has been acclaimed by critics as a landmark record of the 1990's, some critics go as far to consider it one of the best of all time. "Kid A" (2000) marked further evolution, containing influences from experimental electronic music.

"Hail To The Thief" (2003) was seen as a conventional return to the guitar and piano-led rock sound. After fulfilling their contract with EMI, Radiohead released "In Rainbows" (2007) famously via a pay-what-you-want model. Their latest album, "The King Of Limbs" was released in February 2011.

Radiohead's original influences were cited as alternative rock and post-punk bands like The Smiths, Pixies, Magazine, Joy Division, and R.E.M. (with lead singer of the band, Thom Yorke, refering to himself as an 'R.E.M. groupie').
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Radiohead Discography

Albums

SPRO 730 Radiohead Pablo Honey (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone SPRO 730 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
none Radiohead The Bends (Album, EP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone none US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 55229 4 9, TCNODATA 02 Radiohead OK Computer (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 55229 4 9, TCNODATA 02 Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-50354 Radiohead No Surprises / Running From Demons(CD, MiniAlbum) Parlophone TOCP-50354 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
C2 7243 8 58701 2 5 Radiohead Airbag / How Am I Driving? (MiniAlbum) Capitol Records C2 7243 8 58701 2 5 US 1998 Sell This Version
7243 5 27753 2 3 Radiohead Kid A (Album, Comp) Parlophone 7243 5 27753 2 3 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
00007 Radiohead Kid A World Premiere(CD, Smplr, Promo) Capitol Records 00007 US 2000 Sell This Version
DPRO 7087 6 15698 2 7 Radiohead An Interview With Jonny And Colin Greenwood(CD, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO 7087 6 15698 2 7 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A"(CDr, Smplr, Promo) EMI Music France none France 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP-65800 Radiohead = レディオヘッド* Radiohead = レディオヘッド* - Amnesiac (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-65800 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 84544 4 Radiohead Hail To The Thief (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 84544 4 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
CD_X_X001J, XCXX-60001 Radiohead = レディオヘッド* Radiohead = レディオヘッド* - In Rainbows (Album, Single) XL Recordings CD_X_X001J, XCXX-60001 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
TICK001LP Radiohead The King Of Limbs (Album) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) TICK001LP UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Radiohead Live At Tramps June 1, 1995(18xFile, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) none US 2013

Singles & EPs

EMI-73X420-7 Radiohead Creep (EP, Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone EMI-73X420-7 Philippines 1992 Sell This Version
CDR 6312, 8800052 Radiohead Drill (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6312, 8800052 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Stop Whispering (Maxi, Single) Capitol Records none Philippines 1993 Sell This Version
12R 6345 Radiohead Pop Is Dead (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12R 6345 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Thinking About You(7", Promo) Capitol Records none Philippines 1993 Sell This Version
DPRO 79773 Radiohead Anyone Can Play Guitar (EP, Single) Parlophone DPRO 79773 US 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 31478 2 3 Radiohead My Iron Lung (EP, MiniAlbum, Single, Album, Comp) Parlophone 7243 8 31478 2 3 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
TOCP-8285 Radiohead Itch (EP) EMI TOCP-8285 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 82203 2 3 Radiohead Fake Plastic Trees (Single, Maxi, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 82203 2 3 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 82031 4 2, TCR 6405 Radiohead High & Dry / Planet Telex (Single, EP, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 82031 4 2, TCR 6405 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 82372 2 2, TCR 6415 Radiohead Just (Single, Maxi, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 82372 2 2, TCR 6415 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version

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jepedo

jepedo

July 11, 2014
I wouldn't know where to begin with respect to my appreciation for the members of the band Radiohead, like my respect for music itself, but I DO know that I would have to check myself if I ever began any minor critique of their work by labeling them as an "indieband". And I would most certainly find an excellent excuse to be fully committed to a padded room if I ever came close to whispering that this band is "overrated".......

I mean...JEE-SUS.

Let public opinion fall where it may and, of my own music interests, be damned. I find that most people could actually care less and I am happy that is the case.

Music - you either enjoy it or you do not. I fear for those who do not and in every way that I possibly can.
Radiohead - you do not have much of an option, you either love it and that's that or I completely tear apart your any pathetic attempt at the written word.
Your Opinion - perhaps something you should think about first (several times) before giving it.

If you want your opinions taken seriously then your writing skills must improve significantly.

Radiohead will be hard to beat by anyone or anything and THIS provides an amazing future for music where the bar has been set so wonderfully high.
iljin1

iljin1

June 27, 2014
Most overrated indieband. There was a time that it was cool and hip to say you loved Radiohead. Now in 2014 when other things are cool it is possible to look at this music with more nuance. Offcourse it is all personal and I think there are some genuine fans outthere, but let's face it: this is just mostly rubbish. I never discovered one good song from Radiohead, despite of some serious listening and trying to dig it. I'm into alternative music but this is just trash.
RobinBarstud

RobinBarstud

May 25, 2013
I am still mesmerised by the 'Kid A' title track.

Genius.

Probably.
manchester

manchester

September 12, 2005
edited over 4 years ago
The greatest rock band of the 90s & OOs without a doubt in my mind & one of the greatest musical acts of the twentieth century. Groundbreaking, innovative, unique, heart achingly beautiful music that transcends genres. They've constantly reinvented themselves - the sign of true musical greatness & not sticking to a formula. They have made bold political & social statements through their music, they have never sold out to mass 90s commercialism and fake marketing. I could go on and on - they really are a remarkable band & will go down as one of the all time greats, RESPECT.
FilboidStudge

FilboidStudge

August 4, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
The true successors to The Beatles in the sense of a band which starts out conventionally taking their audience with them on a voyage of musical discovery. The first time people heard 'Kid A' rates as one of those "what the fu..." moments alongside the time people first heard the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows".

Bold; groundbreaking; political yet playful; fantastic live; greedily embracing new technology whilst remaining skilled individual musicians - Radiohead are the finest British pop band for many years.

Singer Thom Yorke looks like a guy who walks in the road near where I live muttering to himself. I once had a conversation with him about cake - for the record, he liked Battenburg best.

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