Radiohead

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Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom).

The name Radiohead 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, "A Moon Shaped Pool", was released in May 2016.

Radiohead's original influences were cited as alternative rock and post-punk bands like The Smiths, Pixies, Magazine, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, who Thom Yorke claims inspired him to become a performer, 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 - Pablo Honey album art Radiohead Pablo Honey (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Australia 1993 Sell This Version
Radiohead - In Concert: New Rock album art Gin Blossoms / Radiohead Gin Blossoms / Radiohead - In Concert: New Rock(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Network US 1993 Sell This Version
Radiohead - In Concert - 601 album art Radiohead In Concert - 601(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription UK 1994 Sell This Version
Radiohead - The Bends album art Radiohead The Bends (Album, EP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone US 1994 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Nottingham Rock City, 1995-11-05 album art Radiohead Nottingham Rock City, 1995-11-05(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI Holland Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Radiohead - OK Computer album art Radiohead OK Computer (Album, Comp, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Live At The Spot Disc 1 album art Radiohead Live At The Spot Disc 1(CDr, Album, Promo) Capitol Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Kid A album art Radiohead Kid A (Album, Comp) Parlophone United Arab Emirates 2000 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Live In Berlin 07/04/00 album art Radiohead Live In Berlin 07/04/00(2xCDr, Promo) Capitol Records US 2000 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A" album art Radiohead Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A"(CDr, Promo, Smplr) EMI Music France France 2000 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Amnesiac album art Radiohead Amnesiac (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Philippines 2001 Sell This Version
Radiohead - The RemiXfm (Radiohead Special) album art Radiohead The RemiXfm (Radiohead Special)(2xCDr, Promo, Transcription) XFM Ltd. UK 2001 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Jimmy Eat World / Blink-182 / Radiohead Jimmy Eat World / Blink-182 / Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One US 2002 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief album art Radiohead Hail To The Thief (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Canada 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - The Radiohead Story 1-4 BBC Radio International album art Radiohead The Radiohead Story 1-4 BBC Radio International(4xCDr, Transcription) EMI UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Interview CD album art Radiohead Interview CD(CD, Promo) Parlophone UK 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Not My Fault album art Radiohead Not My Fault(CD, Promo) Capitol Records US 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Live from Earl's Court in London album art Radiohead Live from Earl's Court in London(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One US 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Fuel (3) / Radiohead Fuel (3) / Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One US 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Radiohead Absolutely Live In The Zone(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One US 2004 Sell This Version
Radiohead - In Rainbows album art Radiohead In Rainbows (Album, Single) XL Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Rainydayz Remixes By AMP_LIve album art Radiohead, AMP_Live* Radiohead, AMP_Live* - Rainydayz Remixes By AMP_LIve (Album) 1776 US 2008 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Landgraaf Netherlands 1996 album art Radiohead Landgraaf Netherlands 1996(CDr, Promo, Liv) Parlophone UK 2008 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Radiohead Absolutely Live In The Zone(CDr, Transcription) Westwood One US 2008 Sell This Version
Radiohead - Amnesiac album art Radiohead Amnesiac (Comp) EMI Music Catalogue Marketing UK 2009 Sell This Version

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Chalkers

Chalkers

April 22, 2020
There's a great deal I enjoy in Radiohead's music but I'm not sure I understand the pedestal upon which they've been placed. I think I respect the band more stylistically than I do their actual music; OK Computer being the only album of theirs that I'd accept as brilliant throughout (although I find much to enjoy in Kid A, In Rainbows, The Bends and Amnesiac). For me, In Rainbows is probably the only album of theirs post OK Computer that successfully blends their penchant for electronic effects with quality songwriting successfully and is a close second-favourite of mine.
serhatr0483

serhatr0483

April 28, 2019
They are not in a major label since 2003 because it doesn't matter anymore. We are living in 2000's, not 80's.
I remember, when i was watching Ergo Proxy like 5-6 years ago, the credits came and i heard an amazing music.
"What the hell??? Isn't that an anime? Ending theme has to be a shitty J-Pop!"
I waited the names like 1 minute, and i saw:
Ending theme: "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead.
Thanks Ergo Proxy. Before 2012, anime world was really good...Now it's just a joke.
Ulric_Pickar

Ulric_Pickar

February 2, 2019
The only album that is bad, or at least mediocre, is Pablo Honey.
stephenchrista1991

stephenchrista1991

August 12, 2018
An incredibly worthwhile band for those that like anything from Miles Davis to Bjork to Can to even Dinosaur Jr.
dgpmusic

dgpmusic

January 15, 2018
First of all, if you are reading this because you want to see reviews of Radiohead and are thinking about listening to them, DON'T LISTEN TO PABLO HONEY. Okay, to the review. Radiohead is one of the most unique bands ever. Amazing albums that never get old.
nameeman

nameeman

November 2, 2017
Soapbox standing:
Radiohead - I cannot love this band enough.
They are one of the best contemporary artists in this age.
Their songs grow on you the more you hear them, kind of like Pink Floyd did for me or Rush for that matter.
I tend to gravitate towards their slower numbers with piano and or guitar.
Great chord/time changes in many of the albums... Daydreaming has a wonderful ending.
Pyramid Song has strange/cool timing but what a beautiful number!
Hopefully you discover how great this band is for yourself!
anotherpastime

anotherpastime

June 21, 2017
A Moon Shaped Pool is probably their second greatest album. Beautifully sad. Brilliant song Writing. If you dislike Thom's vocals you obviously cannot like Radiohead. Why bother Writing an overall comment? I don't mind critisism but don't just write "Ear cancer". That's pathetic.
ticklishgio

ticklishgio

May 15, 2017
Not a indie band. This band is not associated with a independent label therefore it is not indie just a simple alternative rock band. Honestly I have heard better real indie bands during Radio heads time period of the 90s. This doesn't mean they are a terrible band because they are not but when people glorify they are amazing they overreact. The band is average at best not a 10 or a 9 or even an 8 but a 7 band. Creep seems to be the most well song of theirs. Anything else that comes by from them just didn't have that impact. But as I mentioned the band isn't indie since it is not part of any Independent label EMI, Capitol and Parlophone are not indie labels. Those are major labels. But like I said as well. They aren't good and they are not bad. Just a in between band that made one single
maxpower979

maxpower979

February 27, 2017
The guitars are to good to ignore. But fucking hell those god awful vocals. Ear cancer. Still if your in desperate need of more REM type music for adults then fill your boots.
draftriots

draftriots

January 6, 2017
Everybody thinks A Moon Shaped Pool is better than The King of Limbs, people suck.

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