Radiohead

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, 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

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Radiohead Pablo Honey (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Canada 1992 Sell This Version
Radiohead The Bends (Album, EP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone US 1994 Sell This Version
Radiohead OK Computer (Album, Comp, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-50354 Radiohead No Surprises / Running From Demons(CD, MiniAlbum) Parlophone TOCP-50354 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Radiohead Airbag / How Am I Driving? (MiniAlbum) Capitol Records US 1998 Sell This Version
Radiohead Kid A (Album, Comp) Parlophone Europe 2000 Sell This Version
00007 Radiohead Kid A World Premiere(CD, Promo, Smplr) 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 Live In Berlin 07/04/00(2xCDr, Promo) Capitol Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A"(CDr, Promo, Smplr) EMI Music France none France 2000 Sell This Version
Radiohead Amnesiac (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Bulgaria 2001 Sell This Version
Radiohead Hail To The Thief (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
Radiohead In Rainbows (Album, Single) XL Recordings UK 2007 Sell This Version
Radiohead The King Of Limbs (Album) Not On Label (Radiohead Self-released) UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Radiohead Live At Tramps June 1, 1995(18xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Paste Magazine none US 2013
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool (Album) XL Recordings Russia 2016 Sell This Version
XLLP781 Radiohead OK Computer(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) XL Recordings XLLP781 USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Radiohead Creep (EP, Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone Philippines 1992 Sell This Version
Radiohead Drill (EP) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1992 Sell This Version
Radiohead Anyone Can Play Guitar (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone US 1993 Sell This Version
Radiohead Stop Whispering (Maxi, Single) Parlophone Philippines 1993 Sell This Version
Radiohead Pop Is Dead (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Radiohead Thinking About You(7", Promo) Capitol Records none Philippines 1993 Sell This Version
Radiohead My Iron Lung (EP, MiniAlbum, Single, Album, Comp) Parlophone UK 1994 Sell This Version
Radiohead Itch (EP) EMI Japan 1994 Sell This Version

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TXDRMST

TXDRMST

July 6, 2017
Jesus, this page is a goddamn mess. Can we get those stupid samplers out of the album section?
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.
cooked71

cooked71

June 27, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
All Radiohead is great, but everything - EVERYTHING - from Kid A and beyond is an absolute masterpiece.
TabloidWeasel

TabloidWeasel

June 18, 2016
I was once one of those people who hated on Radiohead just to be cool. However, after listening to Kid A, I realized how fantastic they are. They are also one of the bands that swayed me into expanding my horizons musically. One of my favorite bands for sure.
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 11, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
At "worst" (meaning "Pablo Honey"), Radiohead were no less than good, but in that "good" was audible humbleness the group learned a great deal from, growing away and artistically stronger with every next album. And that's worth all the respect and praise Radiohead deserve from many. However, while it wasn't their intention, Radiohead were never free from hype - and this is where opinions clash regarding their artistic credibility against the media pomposity surrounding the group ever since "Creep". Luckily, Radiohead moved away from their smash hit baby eons ago.
postblueink

postblueink

March 15, 2016
My most important band of all times with Sigur Ros. I just don't know what to say, it's like a blind touch to destiny. This music.
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.

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