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Radiohead

Background information
Origin Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Genres Alternative rock, electronic music, experimental rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels XL, TBD, Parlophone, Capitol
Associated acts Atoms for Peace
Website radiohead.com
Members
Thom Yorke
Jonny Greenwood
Ed O'Brien
Colin Greenwood
Phil Selway
.Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesizers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).^ Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, formed in 1985.
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^ The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats ...
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^ Line-up / Musicians - Thom Yorke / vocals, guitars, keyboards - Ed O'Brien / vocals, guitars - Jonny Greenwood / guitars, keyboards - Colin Greenwood / bass - Phil Selway / drums .
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.Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992. The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993).^ Pablo Honey 1993 .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PABLO HONEY By radiohead .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Singles By radiohead .
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.Radiohead's popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995).^ Lyrics of the songs from the album THE BENDS (1995) By radiohead .
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^ My second favorite Radiohead album!

^ Radiohead's second LP, The Bends , was released.

.Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to greater international fame.^ Radiohead - OK Computer (CD 1997) VGC !!
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^ This album is nowhere as good as OK Computer.

^ OK Computer (Album) 2003 .
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.Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.^ Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.
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^ 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.
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^ During the writing and recording process of OK Computer , Radiohead used the working title of Zeros and Ones .
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.Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked an evolution in Radiohead's musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences.^ Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked an evolution in Radiohead's musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences.
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^ Their work has influenced other musicians in genres ranging from jazz and classical music to hip hop and R&B. From Wikipedia .
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^ Radiohead 1 Among Radiohead members' earliest influences were Queen and Elvis Costello; post-punk acts such as Joy Division and Magazine; and 1980s alternative rock bands such as R.E.M., the Pixies, The Smiths, Rush and Sonic Youth.
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.Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of guitar-driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by war, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI.^ Hail to the thief 2003 .
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^ Their 2003 album Hail to the Thief has been hailed as their "return to rock" album.

^ Kid A’ and the following ‘Amnesiac’ saw Radiohead embrace electronic elements openly, initially dividing fans but with hindsight the records serve as necessary indicators of where the band would arrive at with ‘Hail To The Thief’ (2003) and ‘In Rainbows’ (2007) – envelope-pushing experimentation that always ensures it retains an accessible edge.
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.The band's first six albums, released via EMI, had sold more than twenty-five million copies by 2007.[1] Radiohead independently released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), originally as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, and later in physical form to critical and chart success.^ Radiohead album i pick up first.
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^ I paid $9 for the album, and it was more than worth it.
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^ Radiohead Box Set 2007 .
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.Radiohead's work has appeared in a large number of listener polls and critics' lists.^ James M gave it a 9 : Radiohead has been recommended several times over the years but due to my study and already large list of music i wanted to download i put it off.
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^ Radiohead: Some numbers on In Rainbows — mathewingram.com/work Says: October 15th, 2008 at 6:19 pm [...
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^ On one hand, new digital distributions are profitable and working; for example, look at Radiohead’s numbers for In Rainbows.
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[2][3] .For example, in 2005 Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "the greatest artists of all time".[4] While the band's earlier albums were particularly influential on British rock and pop music,[5] their later albums brought them a wide audience.^ Yes, this is the best album of all time.
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^ Rock and pop albums that marked the decade .
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^ This is one of the greatest albums of all-time!

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History

Formation and first years (1985–1991)

Abingdon School, where the band formed
.The musicians who form Radiohead met while attending Abingdon School, a boys-only public school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.^ He had hit puberty young, at 11, but Abingdon School was for boys only.
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^ Radiohead are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxfordshire in 1986.

^ Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, formed in 1985.
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[7] .Thom Yorke and Colin Greenwood were in the same year, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway were one year older and Jonny Greenwood two years younger than his brother, Colin.^ Line-up / Musicians - Thom Yorke / vocals, guitars, keyboards - Ed O'Brien / vocals, guitars - Jonny Greenwood / guitars, keyboards - Colin Greenwood / bass - Phil Selway / drums .
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^ Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar), Ed O'Brien (guitar, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitar), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums) formed Radiohead as students at Oxford University in 1988.
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^ Hailing From: Abingdon, England, United Kingdom Timeline: 1991-present Members: Colin Greenwood Ed O'Brien Jonny Greenwood Phil Selway Thom Yorke Labels: Capitol Records Past Labels: EMI Records Parlophone Genres: Alternative Rock Electronic links Official Site Fansites at ease green plastic Radiohead Discography & Track Resource Misc Discogs Wikipedia Stuff to Buy eBay GigPosters firefox firefox: it's got electrolytes.
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.In 1985 they formed the band "On a Friday", the name referring to the band's usual rehearsal day in the school's music room.^ Initially called On a Friday, the band began pursuing a musical career in earnest in the early '90s, releasing the Drill EP in 1992.
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^ With Ed, Phil and Jon joining in, the quintet formed a band called On A Friday while they were students in England in 1987 and made their first appearance in Jericho's Tavern in Oxford.

^ Every January they hold a 4-day musical and educational event in Jamaica, with concerts, songwriting classes, instrumental lessons, et al.
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[8] .The group played their first gig in late 1986 at Oxford's Jericho Tavern;[9] Jonny Greenwood originally joined as a harmonica and then keyboard player, but he soon became the lead guitarist.^ With Ed, Phil and Jon joining in, the quintet formed a band called On A Friday while they were students in England in 1987 and made their first appearance in Jericho's Tavern in Oxford.

^ Early Reviews Variety: “Essential to the success of the movie is the original score by Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist and BBC composer in residence.
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^ The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).
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[8]
.Although Yorke, O'Brien, Selway, and Colin Greenwood had left Abingdon by 1987 to attend university, the band continued to rehearse often on weekends and holidays.^ The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).
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^ Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar), Ed O'Brien (guitar, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitar), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums) formed Radiohead as students at Oxford University in 1988.
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^ Radiohead's lineup, which has never changed, consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway.

[10] .In 1991, when all the members except Jonny had completed their university degrees, On a Friday regrouped, began to record demos such as Manic Hedgehog, and performed live gigs around Oxford.^ It was all recorded live in Oxford.
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^ Artists have to eat too, and not all of them can perform live.
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^ Manic Hedgehog demo tape .
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.Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley had an active indie scene in the late 1980s, but it centred around shoegazing bands such as Ride and Slowdive; On a Friday were never seen as fitting this trend, commenting that they had missed it by the time they returned from university.^ They've built a fan base in the millions with their label, and now they're able to cash in on that fan base with none of the income or profit going to the label this time around.
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^ They're just another indie/early Britpop band, they show little signs of innovation.
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^ Those who paid nothing will feel like real dikheds for being such tightwads towards a band they supposedly like.
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[11]
.Nevertheless, as On a Friday's number of live performances increased, record labels and producers became interested.^ Robbie loves his fans, and his records get better and better and he deserves his status as one of the world's premier recording and performing artists and still yet the labels continue to get it wrong,.
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^ They eventually gained record label interest, and signed with EMI Records in 1993.
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^ Remove the record labels, and Thom Yorke would likely be selling celluar phones rather than living a life of musical leisure.
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.Chris Hufford, Slowdive's producer and the co-owner of Oxford's Courtyard Studios, attended an early On a Friday concert at the Jericho Tavern.^ At the recent The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England, bassist Colin Greenwood said the band have returned to their Oxford studio and are working with producer Nigel Godrich.
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^ With Ed, Phil and Jon joining in, the quintet formed a band called On A Friday while they were students in England in 1987 and made their first appearance in Jericho's Tavern in Oxford.

.Impressed by the band, he and his partner Bryce Edge produced a demo tape and became On a Friday's managers;[10] they remain the band's managers to this day.^ Bryce Says: October 10th, 2007 at 11:45 pm Yes, they’re capable of producing crap, but name a great band that isn’t.
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^ There's a level of comfort to their songwriting now that is refreshing to hear and yet they manage to sound like a completely new band once again.
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^ When Radiohead is good they're one of the 10-20 best bands ever, and are one of a very few recent acts to have produced more than three albums that are "near-classic" or better.
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.Following a chance meeting between Colin Greenwood and EMI representative Keith Wozencroft at the record shop where Greenwood worked, the band signed a six-album recording contract with the label in late 1991.[10] At the request of EMI, the band changed their name to Radiohead, inspired by the title of a song on Talking Heads' True Stories album.^ They switched to Radiohead in 1989 because it was the name of a Talking Heads song.

^ Radiohead will be recording a new album this winter.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album AMNESIAC By radiohead .
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[10]

Pablo Honey, The Bends and early success (1992–1995)

.Radiohead recorded their debut release, the Drill EP, with Chris Hufford and Bryce Edge at Courtyard Studios.^ Initially called On a Friday, the band began pursuing a musical career in earnest in the early '90s, releasing the Drill EP in 1992.
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^ During the first half of 1996, Radiohead continued to tour before re-entering the studio that fall to record their third album, OK Computer, which was released in the summer of 1997.
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^ In June of 2001, Radiohead quickly released an album under the name Amnesiac that consisted of material that was recorded during the Kid A sessions.
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Released in March 1992, its chart performance was very poor. Subsequently, the band enlisted Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade—who had worked with US indie bands Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.—to produce their debut album, recorded quickly in an Oxford studio in 1992.[8] With the release of the "Creep" single late in the year, Radiohead began to receive attention in the British music press, not all of it favourable. NME described them as "a lily-livered excuse for a rock band",[12] and "Creep" was blacklisted by BBC Radio 1 because it was deemed "too depressing".[13]
.The band released their debut album, Pablo Honey, in February 1993. It stalled at number 22 in the UK charts, as "Creep" and its anthemic follow-up singles "Anyone Can Play Guitar" and "Stop Whispering" failed to become radio or video hits.^ Pablo Honey , Radiohead's debut album, was released to mixed reviews in the spring of 1993.
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^ Pablo Honey 1993 .
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^ 'Anyone Can Play Guitar' was released as a single and crept into the lower reaches of the UK top forty.
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."Pop Is Dead", a non-album single later disavowed by the band, sold equally poorly.^ "Optimistic" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead , the sixth track on their 2000 album Kid A. No singles were released from Kid...
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^ Radiohead shocked Reading Festival attendees during their set this weekend by opening with the band's first ever single "Creep" from their debut album, Pablo Honey.
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^ Sure, bands release singles in advance of an album, but these days that’s just another word for “the song from the album that the record label thinks will help sell the most albums.” .
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.Some critics compared the band's early style to the wave of grunge music popular in the early 1990s—to the extent of Radiohead being dubbed "Nirvana-lite"[14]—yet Pablo Honey failed to make either a critical or a commercial splash upon its initial release.^ Radiohead 5 Pablo Honey was a great album by them .
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^ Some stereo phasing at times due to having to move to let people by me in either direction or make way for passing-out lightweights (at least 5 times!

^ Initially called On a Friday, the band began pursuing a musical career in earnest in the early '90s, releasing the Drill EP in 1992.
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[12] .Despite shared influences with popular guitar-heavy acts, and some notice for Yorke's falsetto voice, the band toured only British universities and clubs.^ The band's popularity increased in the United Kingdom with their second album, The Bends (1995), which featured dense guitar atmospheres and Yorke's falsetto singing.

^ The real joy at this stage in the bands development was the atmospheric guitar playing of greenwood working alongside a thom yorke whod developed as a vocalist .
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^ Also, I kind of feel like I'm listening to a Thom Yorke solo record at times, there's just too much of his mopey, growling voice and not enough of the band as a whole.

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.In the first few months of 1993, Radiohead began to attract listeners elsewhere.^ After the first few listens.
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^ I'd written Choke while listening to [Radiohead's 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep over and over and over...
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^ Radiohead released their first single, "Creep" in 1992, followed by their debut album Pablo Honey (1993).

."Creep" had been played very frequently on Israeli radio by an influential DJ, and in March, after the song became a hit on that country's charts, Radiohead were invited to Tel Aviv for their first live gig overseas.^ As the band launched a European supporting tour, "Creep" became a sudden smash hit in America, earning heavy airplay on modern rock radio and MTV. On the back of the single's success, Radiohead toured the U.S. extensively, opening for Belly and Tears for Fears.
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^ The song was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993).
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^ "Creep" has proven to be Radiohead 's biggest hit thus far, but this song was just the beginning for the band.
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[17] .Around the same time, the San Francisco alternative radio station KITS added the song to its playlist.^ Wasn't it made around the same time?
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^ San Francisco indie art-rockers Dubious Ranger have released a cover of Radiohead 's classic song, "Lucky".
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^ There aren't any weird experiments like Kid A or Amnesiac ( although those were superb albums ) and the songs are all extremely catchy this time around.
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.Soon other radio stations along the west coast of the United States followed suit.^ Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.
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.By the time Radiohead began their first North American tour in June 1993, the music video for "Creep" was in heavy rotation on MTV.^ I'd written Choke while listening to [Radiohead's 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep over and over and over...
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^ As the band launched a European supporting tour, "Creep" became a sudden smash hit in America, earning heavy airplay on modern rock radio and MTV. On the back of the single's success, Radiohead toured the U.S. extensively, opening for Belly and Tears for Fears.
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^ James M gave it a 9 : Radiohead has been recommended several times over the years but due to my study and already large list of music i wanted to download i put it off.
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[10] .The song rose to number two on the US modern rock chart, entered the lower reaches of the top 40 pop chart, and finally hit number seven in the UK singles chart when EMI re-released it in Britain late in the year.^ Top Pop Songs of 2009 .

^ Radiohead hit the Top 40 with " Creep ."

^ Note : Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40 ) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).

[18]
.Unexpected attention to the single in America caused the label to improvise new promotional plans, and the band shuttled back and forth between continents, playing over 150 concerts in 1993.[15] Radiohead nearly broke up due to the pressure of sudden success as the Pablo Honey supporting tour extended into its second year.^ Pablo Honey 1993 .
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^ "Radiohead has been bankrolled by their former label for the last 15 years.
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^ Radiohead 5 Pablo Honey was a great album by them .
  • Radiohead - Alternative / Indie Rock Musicians & Groups - Reviews on RateItAll 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] .Band members described the tour as difficult to adjust to, saying that towards its end they were "still playing the same songs that [they had] recorded two years previously...^ I can't say they've ever recorded a "bad" record.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Ten years ago, the big songs of the summer in America were ‘Creep,’ Soul Asylum’s ‘Runaway Train’ and ‘Two Princes’ by Spin Doctors,” O’Brien says.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

^ Which is why I think Yankee Hotel Foxtrot one-ups it--that LP's songs can stand on they own two feet.

like being held in a time warp", when they were eager to work on new songs.[20]
.The band began work on their second album in 1994, hiring veteran Abbey Road studios producer John Leckie.^ At the recent The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England, bassist Colin Greenwood said the band have returned to their Oxford studio and are working with producer Nigel Godrich.
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ The band's popularity increased in the United Kingdom with their second album, The Bends (1995), which featured dense guitar atmospheres and Yorke's falsetto singing.

^ Radiohead 's second album, The Bends (1995), did not see the commercial success of its predecessor, but it did make critics think twice about the band.
  • Radiohead Tickets - Cheap Radiohead Tickets, Radiohead Tour Dates, Radiohead Schedule 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.Tensions were high, with mounting expectations on the band to deliver a superior follow-up to match or exceed the success of "Creep".[21] Recording felt unnatural in the studio, band members having over-rehearsed their material.^ A recent report surfaced on Radiohead fan site www.greenplastic.com adding to the rumours that the band was back in the studio record the follow-up to 2003s Hail to the Thief .
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead has yet to release any real numbers on how this album release experiment has gone, but all indications from the band members themselves point to it being successful on their terms.
  • Ohmpark 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC ohmpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The short attention span and indie band hype created by the music blogger community only add to the pressure of the big follow-up.
  • radiohead coverage by Austinist 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC austinist.com [Source type: General]

[22] They sought a change of scenery, touring the Far East, Australasia and Mexico in an attempt to reduce the pressure. .The band found greater confidence performing their new music live.^ Apparently the USC Marching Band won the remix contest Radiohead ran awhile back; they are now performing live on the Grammys with The Greatest Band Alive.
  • HIPSTER RUNOFF remixes Radiohead! 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.hipsterrunoff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Like their albums, Radiohead’s live performances are events, recoronations of the band as the peerless postmodern icons of popular music.
  • AFF Doublethink Online » Fugitive Hopes:The Radiohead Decade 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC americasfuture.org [Source type: General]

^ But for many fans, the live experience delivered by these bands far surpasses anything that passes for “popular” music.

[22] .However, confronted again by the fame he had achieved, Yorke became disillusioned at being "right at the sharp end of the sexy, sassy, MTV eye-candy lifestyle" he felt he was helping to sell to the world.^ Manson Says: November 4th, 2007 at 2:10 am I think this is probably about a race war that will end up with me being king of the world… .
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Analysis is futile, repression is in vain, and there’s even a prodigal father bit at the end, with someone coming home and eyes being dried.
  • AFF Doublethink Online » Fugitive Hopes:The Radiohead Decade 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC americasfuture.org [Source type: General]

^ I think that Radiohead is still plenty capable of being the best band in the world but RIGHT NOW i think that title belongs to someone else.
  • Radiohead - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23]
.My Iron Lung, an EP and single released late in 1994, was Radiohead's reaction, marking a transition towards the greater depth they aimed for on their second album.^ Reply Score = 3 They said they'll release singles and EPs.
  • New Radiohead - "These Are My Twisted Words" - MP3 - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My Iron Lung ( Netherlands single) 1 2 3 .
  • Radiohead Discography & Track Resource 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rhtrack.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album MY IRON LUNG [EP] (1994) By radiohead .
  • Lyrics - radiohead All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - : Lyrics And Songs 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

[24] .Promoted through alternative radio stations, the hard-edged single's sales were better than expected, and suggested for the first time that the band had found a loyal fan base beyond one hit.^ We increase our fan base, we sell more merchandise, more fans talk about the band and we get more advertising and more films (soundtracks).
  • The Long Tail - Wired Blogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.longtail.com [Source type: General]

^ While the band didn't release any singles or embark on a formal tour, the album met with a mixed critical response as the group was accused of creating a distant and radio-unfriendly record; however, it did remain a fan favorite.
  • Amazon.com: Radiohead: Albums, Songs, Bios, Photos 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ These bands won die-hard core followings of music fans in search of peak experiences not offered by one-hit wonders and paint-by-numbers performers.

[25] .Having introduced more new songs on tour, Radiohead finished recording their second album by year's end, and they released The Bends in March 1995. The album was driven by dense riffs and ethereal atmospheres from the band's three guitarists, with greater use of keyboards than their debut.^ Tonight: This new Radiohead album is awesome.
  • Ohmpark 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC ohmpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So, we have finally got a new album from Radiohead.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album AMNESIAC By radiohead .
  • Lyrics - radiohead All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - : Lyrics And Songs 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

[8] It also received stronger reviews for both songwriting and performances.[12]
.While Radiohead were seen as outsiders to the Britpop scene that dominated the media's attention at the time, they were finally successful in their home country with The Bends,[11] as singles "Fake Plastic Trees", "High and Dry", "Just", and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" made their way to UK chart success; the latter song placed Radiohead in the top five for the first time.^ I am a fan of radiohead, and have seen them several times.
  • Radiohead @ Nissan Pavilion: Stormy Weather - DCist 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ High and Dry, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, My Iron Lung and Street Spirit say it all.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This time out, Radiohead overcome not 'progressing' by just writing and performing wonderful songs.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 1995, Radiohead again toured North America and Europe, this time in support of R.E.M., one of their formative influences and at the time one of the biggest rock bands in the world.^ Radiohead has always been one of the best artsy rock bands out.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead embarked on a tour of North America kicking off in Massachusetts.

^ Radiohead = best band in the world.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[20] The buzz generated by such famous fans as Michael Stipe, along with distinctive music videos for "Just" and "Street Spirit", helped to sustain Radiohead's popularity outside the UK.
.However, Radiohead's growing fan base was insufficient for them to repeat the commercial popularity of "Creep" worldwide.^ The Bends had less of an effect and I only bothered to listen to creep about 5 years after becoming a radiohead "fan", this being the only track from Pablo Honey I have actually listened to.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead might not be the best example of what you're trying to argue, as they've been able to consistently hold onto and grow their devoted fan base since "Creep"/Pablo Honey came out.
  • Radiohead lets fans pick price for new album - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ By the end of the year, Radiohead found their fans in England when " Creep " was re-issued and hit the Top 10.

."High and Dry" became a modest hit, but The Bends peaked at 88 on the US album charts, which remains Radiohead's lowest showing there.^ There's actual FILLER on a Radiohead album.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ 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.
  • Radiohead Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ It might seem that there are a lot of Radiohead clones out there, and while that’s a comparison that borders on copping out for lack of a better one, the fact remains that Bends -era Radiohead coarses through the collective vein of Dear Future.

[26] .Radiohead were satisfied with the album's reception.^ This is the first Radiohead album since 'Kid A' where the songs complement each other and add up to a satisfying whole.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.Jonny Greenwood said, "I think the turning point for us came about nine or twelve months after The Bends was released and it started appearing in people's [best of] polls for the end of the year.^ The CD release came about 3 months later.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ And so, I think it's interesting that he makes a very valid point about Radiohead and that people who disagree don't counter it with an intelligent argument but rather claim they're "all done with the silver jews."
  • Drag City :: View topic - David's comment on Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dragcity.com [Source type: General]

^ "[Radiohead member] Jonny [Greenwood] and I have talked about sitting down and writing songs for orchestra ...
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

That's when it started to feel like we made the right choice about being a band".[27]

OK Computer, fame and critical acclaim (1996–1998)

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.In late 1995, Radiohead had already recorded one song that would make their next record.^ Shipping RADIOHEAD  tickets are generally in hand one week before the game and deliver next day via FedEx.

^ Zane is high cause he reckons poker face will be number one that song is so shit radiohead beats it .
  • Countdown | Hottest 100 - Of All Time | triple j 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by Aubrey the Elf: Radiohead has a way with chords and notes that makes one believe that the words in the song could never be sung any other way.
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

."Lucky", released as a single to promote the War Child charity's The Help Album,[28] had come out of a brief session with Nigel Godrich, a young audio engineer who had assisted on The Bends and also produced a 1996 B-side, "Talk Show Host". The band decided to produce their next album with Godrich's assistance, and they began work in early 1996. By July they had recorded four songs at their rehearsal studio, Canned Applause, a converted apple shed in the countryside near Didcot, Oxfordshire.^ Showing single artist release groups.
  • Artist: Radiohead - MusicBrainz 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC musicbrainz.org [Source type: General]

^ It is an actual song the band recorded.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Or they can do a Bootylicious Destiny's Child album.

[29]
.In August 1996 Radiohead toured as the opening act for Alanis Morissette, seeking to perfect their new songs live before completing the record.^ BTW, Radiohead is also selling a physical boxed set, which contains the new album on CD and on two 12" heavyweight vinyl records, along with a second enhanced CD containing more new songs, digital photographs and artwork.
  • The Long Tail - Wired Blogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.longtail.com [Source type: General]

^ The song had become a live rarity over the past decade with only a few appearances of it in sets outside of their spring tour earlier this year in South America and Mexico.
  • Radiohead // Current 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Coincidentally, one of Radiohead ’s new songs is called Down Is The New Up .
  • Radiohead: 1010101010 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They then resumed recording, again outside a traditional music studio, settling instead at a 15th-century mansion, St. Catherine's Court, near Bath.[30] .The recording sessions were relaxed, with the band playing at all hours of the day, recording songs in different rooms, and listening to The Beatles, DJ Shadow, Ennio Morricone and Miles Davis for inspiration.^ These eleven tracks were recorded during the same sessions that produced 2000's 'Kid A,' but are a bit more song-like and a bit less electronic.
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, I kind of feel like I'm listening to a Thom Yorke solo record at times, there's just too much of his mopey, growling voice and not enough of the band as a whole.

^ But everyone thinks of us as an albums band and listens to the record all in one go.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

[8][27] .Radiohead contributed "Talk Show Host", as well as a newly-recorded song called "Exit Music (For a Film)", to Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Romeo + Juliet late in the year.^ Radiohead contributed the haunting track "Talk Show Host" to the Romeo And Juliet soundtrack.

^ Talk Show Host lyrics .

^ "Exit Music (For a Film)" One of the few films that bored me so stupidly I stopped it midway through was Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Julet, a modern version of the classic story (with guns, basically), so I did not know until many years later that this song was commissioned for the ending credits- hence the rather literal title.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.Most of the rest of the album was complete by the end of 1996, and by March 1997, the record was mixed and mastered.^ Recorded live at Levon Helm’s home studio in Woodstock, NY, there’s an immediacy missing from albums of most bands that like to jam like the Crowes do.

^ I just feel that this is their most natural, beautiful, and complete album they have ever released.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ The end track has to be the most understated song I have ever heard and for this along with Paranoid Android (agree it is a modern day Bohemian Rhapsody)has to be the greatest album ever made.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Radiohead released their third album, OK Computer, in June 1997. Largely composed of melodic rock songs, the new record also found the band experimenting with song structures and incorporating some ambient, avant garde and electronic influences.^ Radiohead - OK Computer (CD 1997) VGC !!
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ The album opens with some of Radiohead's best songs ever.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ This album is nowhere as good as OK Computer.

.The album's lyrics took a more observational, less personal tone than The Bends, expressing what one magazine called "end-of-the-millennium blues".[31] OK Computer met with great critical acclaim, and Yorke admitted that he was "amazed it got the reaction it did.^ Better than Ok Computer and Bends.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Within months, 'OK Computer' was one of the greatest albums ever made.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Yorke is more forthcoming about himself than his loved ones.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

None of us fucking knew any more whether it was good or bad. .What really blew my head off was the fact that people got all the things, all the textures and the sounds and the atmospheres we were trying to create."^ I keep changing my mind on what the best songs are, because they really are all that good.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ These people I've talked to just think OKC is a good album, when really, its one of the best things to ever be released.

^ I had visions of all this happening in my head as I slid into the first lane.

[32]
.OK Computer was the band's first number one UK chart debut, propelling Radiohead to commercial success around the world.^ OK Computer turned me onto Radiohead....
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ It's one of Radiohead's best, right now 2nd to OK Computer!
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Album reviews: OK Computer, by Radiohead .
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Despite peaking at number 21 in the US charts, the album eventually met with mainstream recognition there, receiving the first Grammy Awards recognition of the band's career, a win for Best Alternative Album and a nomination for Album of the Year.^ One of the best albums in many years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Their best album in 10 years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ This is the best album from this band .
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[33] ."Paranoid Android", "Karma Police" and "No Surprises" were released as singles from the album, of which "Karma Police" was most successful internationally.^ The album featured the popular singles " Paranoid Android ", " Karma Police " and " No Surprises ".
  • Radiohead Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ So I bought it in the fall…right when they released “Karma Police” as a single.
  • Radiohead | Popdose 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC popdose.com [Source type: General]

^ I kept listening to the singles, High & Dry, Karma Police, No Surprises, Paranoid Android, and I ended up liking them.

[18]
.The release of OK Computer was followed by the "Against Demons" world tour.^ I think in years to come people will look back on Radiohead and followed their White Album (OK Computer) up with an Abbey Road.

^ To create the 01 and 10 playlist, begin with OK Computer ’s track one, Airbag , and follow this with In Rainbow ’s track one, 15 Step .
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ten years after OK Computer shocked the world, Radiohead released In Rainbows on October 10 (10/10).
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.Grant Gee, the director of the "No Surprises" video, accompanied and filmed the band, releasing the footage in the 1999 documentary Meeting People Is Easy.^ In what follows, I explore the bears' appearances in QuickTime computer-animated music video shorts released concurrently with Kid A , the band's critically anticipated fourth album.
  • Radiohead's Antivideos: Works of Art in the Age of Electronic Reproduction 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC pmc.iath.virginia.edu [Source type: General]

^ By no means the band's best, it seems that, given the length of time it took to arrive, and the method of its release, the press had already decided this was going to be great.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Check it out: This will be an event to remember; including video filming for upcoming release.
  • Ohmpark 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC ohmpark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34] .The film portrays the band's disaffection with the music industry and press, showing their burnout as they progressed from their first tour dates in mid-1997 to mid-1998, nearly a year later.^ They are a solid band that has made many years of "original" music.
  • Rocknworld.com: Five Stars - Radiohead - Hail To The Thief 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.rocknworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Very few albums are superior enough to obtain a five star rating but occasionally a band slips through the river of mediocrity that is the modern music industry and they produce an album that restores our faith in the future of rock!
  • Rocknworld.com: Five Stars - Radiohead - Hail To The Thief 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.rocknworld.com [Source type: General]

^ A monstrosity of an album conceived in 1996 and was released a year later in June of 1997, Radiohead achieved a monumental piece of work that earned triple platinum in the U.K., double platinum in the U.S.,a Grammy nomination and was awarded Best alternative music album.
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

[8] The film is also notable for documenting earlier versions of songs that were never released or were not released until years later, such as "How to Disappear Completely", "Life in a Glasshouse" and "Nude". During this time the band also released a music video compilation, 7 Television Commercials, as well as two EPs, Airbag/How Am I Driving? and No Surprises/Running from Demons, that compiled their B-sides from OK Computer singles.

Kid A, Amnesiac and a change in sound (1999–2001)

Jonny Greenwood has used a variety of instruments, such as this glockenspiel, in live concerts and recordings.
.Radiohead were largely inactive following their 1997–1998 tour; after its end, their only public performance in 1998 was at an Amnesty International concert in Paris.^ I do admire Radiohead in that they are true to their convictions irrespective of the fact that they will always be followed by a cloud of shit - either they are messiahs or only doing what they do because they can because they are rich.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Another benefit is that other performers who follow Radiohead's experiment , such as rapper Saul Williams, are sure to learn much from their experiences.
  • Radiohead criticized as band shuts down 'In Rainbows' promotion | News Blog - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Amnesty International Concert, France .
  • Artist: Radiohead - MusicBrainz 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC musicbrainz.org [Source type: General]

[35] .Yorke later admitted that during that period the band came close to splitting up, and that he had developed severe depression.^ He scoffs at their efforts to make up lost ground by developing into "multimedia entertainment companies that can manage bands and share in live income".
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ More » Radiohead advised to split up during 'In Rainbows' recording by managers Yahoo!
  • Radiohead on Yahoo! Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The pressure was intense; the band almost split up.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

[36] .In early 1999, Radiohead began work on a follow-up to OK Computer.^ How were Radiohead meant to follow up 'OK Computer' anyhow?
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In short THIS is the album that should have followed up OK Computer.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Album reviews: OK Computer, by Radiohead .
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Although there was no longer any pressure or even a deadline from their record label, tension during this period was high.^ Even the google service in China is just a gateway drug into the darkest pits of the record labels!
  • Radiohead to Testify Against the RIAA | TorrentFreak 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ We mailed them invites (email wasn't even there then) to come to shows, to buy records, to support the band.
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ So I no longer have artwork and packaging costs, but I'm still at $1000 a song to record in a studio.
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Band members all had different visions for Radiohead's future, and Yorke was experiencing writer's block, influencing him toward a more abstract, fragmented form of songwriting.^ Will check out more Radiohead in the future.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ All the more reason to love Radiohead.
  • Thom Yorke Can't Be Bothered | Dlisted 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 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').
  • Radiohead Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

[36] .Radiohead secluded themselves with producer Nigel Godrich in studios in Paris, Copenhagen, and Gloucester, and in their newly completed studio in Oxford.^ Albums produced by Nigel Godrich (26) .
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead and oh Nigel Godrich!!!
  • Radiohead: 1010101010 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the recent The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England, bassist Colin Greenwood said the band have returned to their Oxford studio and are working with producer Nigel Godrich.
  • Radiohead - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Eventually, all the members agreed on a new musical direction, redefining their instrumental roles in the band.^ Agree, music to fall asleep at the wheel by and kill all your mates.
  • Countdown | Hottest 100 - Of All Time | triple j 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's unclear just how much money the band has made from 'In Rainbows,' so far, but the members of Radiohead have every reason to be quite pleased with how this is all turning out.
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ Aaron Fisher on October 08, 2007 at 08:38 PM Report this comment I agree with Radiohead's way of distributing their music, but what about the new bands that have nothing to their name -- except their name?
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

[14] After nearly 18 months, Radiohead's recording sessions were completed in April 2000.[36]
.In October 2000 Radiohead released their fourth album, Kid A, the first of two albums from these recording sessions.^ Radiohead album i pick up first.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead's first #1 album was Kid A , released in October 2000.

^ The albums were recorded at the same sessions.

.Rather than being a stylistic sequel to OK Computer, Kid A featured a minimalist and textured style with less overt guitar parts and more diverse instrumentation including the ondes Martenot, programmed electronic beats, strings, and jazz horns.^ Better than Ok Computer and Bends.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ What makes this better than OK Computer?

^ Again, this is a good record, but better than OK Computer and/or Kid A? Not a chance.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[36] .It debuted at number one in many countries, including the US, where its debut atop the Billboard chart marked a first for the band and a rare success in the US by UK musicians.^ Casey R. gave it a 9 : Not as good as their debut ;-) LOL This is one of the rare bands that you could never get away with saying that.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ But everyone thinks of us as an albums band and listens to the record all in one go.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the many bands out there that constantly is working to change their sound.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[6] .This success was attributed variously to marketing, to the album's leak on the file-sharing network Napster a few months before its release, and to advance anticipation based, in part, on the success of OK Computer.^ Within months, 'OK Computer' was one of the greatest albums ever made.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Like Ok Computer this album sucks too.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ This album is nowhere as good as OK Computer.

[37][38][39] .Although Radiohead did not release any singles from Kid A, promos of "Optimistic" and "Idioteque" received radio play, and a series of "blips", or short videos set to portions of tracks, were played on music channels and released freely on the Internet.^ Radiohead generation believes music is free .
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead will still be releasing innovative music.
  • Thom Yorke Can't Be Bothered | Dlisted 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Video games have created new content management paradigms that have yet to be realized by the music world, and movies have been in free fall since the mid nineties.
  • Radiohead criticized as band shuts down 'In Rainbows' promotion | News Blog - CNET News 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40] .The band had read Naomi Klein's anti-globalization book No Logo during the recording, and they decided to continue a summer 2000 tour of Europe later in the year in a custom-built tent free of advertising; they also promoted Kid A with three sold-out North American theatre concerts.^ They continue to evolve like no other band.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ You can already see how big they are by how quick their concerts sell out, I tried to get tickets for the In Rainbows tour and it seriously sold out in 5 minutes flat.
  • Thom Yorke Can't Be Bothered | Dlisted 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dlisted.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The mercurial band's long-awaited follow-up three years later was a sharp left turn full of ambient electronics and Can-like sonic deconstruction, and they've continued the trend with subsequent albums and solo projects.
  • Radiohead MP3 Downloads - 7digital 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.7digital.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[40]
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.Kid A received a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album and a nomination for Album of the Year in early 2001. Yet it won both praise and criticism in independent music circles for appropriating underground styles of music, while some mainstream British critics saw Kid A as a "commercial suicide note", labelling it "intentionally difficult" and longing for a return to the band's earlier style.^ In 1998, OK Computer received a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album (Hale 127) and the band was nominated for four MTV awards (133).
  • Radiohead's Antivideos: Works of Art in the Age of Electronic Reproduction 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC pmc.iath.virginia.edu [Source type: General]

^ One of the best albums in many years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Their best album in 10 years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[11][12] .Radiohead's fans were similarly divided; along with those who were appalled or mystified, there were many who saw the album as the band's best work.^ I don't know many bands who do.
  • New Radiohead - "These Are My Twisted Words" - MP3 - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the best albums in many years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ I will agree that Radiohead is THE best modern band.

[23][41] .Yorke, however, denied that Radiohead had set out to eschew commercial expectations, saying, "I was really, really amazed at how badly [Kid A] was being viewed ...^ I'd say my major complaint about Radiohead, however, isn't as much the music itself (except for those moments that sound too derived), as it is Thom Yorke's vocals.
  • Radiohead Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Fans of Radiohead have been left stunned by the news that singer Thom Yorke could be set to release ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ OK, but i mean c’mon, its radiohead – every song is freakin amazing – how could they not sound good together ?
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

because the music's not that hard to grasp. We're not trying to be difficult ... .We're actually trying to communicate but somewhere along the line, we just seemed to piss off a lot of people ...^ RX gave it a 9 : For a while I was with a lot of the people giving this 5's and 6's, thinking it seems a little bland and easy-going.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Got in the car, attempted to dry off and warm up a bit, pulled out of the space, and then got in line to leave lot F (as in ***ked).
  • Radiohead @ Nissan Pavilion: Stormy Weather - DCist 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It seems like some of them may have parked in the parking lot of a Best Buy that can be seen in the distance, in order to avoid the line leading into the venue's lot.
  • Radiohead @ Nissan Pavilion: Stormy Weather - DCist 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

What we're doing isn't that radical."[11]
.Amnesiac, released in June 2001, comprised additional tracks from the Kid A recording sessions.^ It wasn't even the best track on Kid A , but that version is infinitely better than "Morning Bell/Amnesiac."

^ Capitalizing on this newfound freedom to go anywhere with their music, the band released 'Amnesiac' a year later, often looked at as the companion piece to 'Kid A'.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ The $81 release includes the code for download, the album on both cd and vinyl, a bonus disk that's just as long as the album of tracks from the studio sessions on both cd and vinyl.
  • Re: Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Radiohead's musical style on these songs was similar to that of Kid A in their fusion of electronic music and jazz influences, though more reliant on the use of guitars.^ These Radiohead tracks are not songs.
  • New Radiohead - "These Are My Twisted Words" - MP3 - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Radiohead makes more than music.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ This material, it was said, would be be more conventional and coherent than the avant-electro-jazz of Kid A .

.The record was a critical and commercial success worldwide, it topped the UK Albums Chart and reached number two in the US, being nominated for a Grammy Award and the Mercury Music Prize.^ Kid A , which received a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Album in 2000, was highly anticipated due to the success of OK Computer , the band's 1997 album which was among the top-ten highest selling albums in Great Britain.
  • Radiohead's Antivideos: Works of Art in the Age of Electronic Reproduction 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC pmc.iath.virginia.edu [Source type: General]

^ Note that while OK Computer has reached numerous “Top 10 albums of its decade” lists, as far as I am aware Pablo Honey has reached none.
  • Radiohead: 1010101010 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AmazonMP3 (UK Only) Buy your digital music at eMusic.com (worldwide) RADIOHEAD shows & tickets .
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[6][12] .After Amnesiac's release, the band embarked on a world tour, visiting North America, Europe and Japan.^ Yorke's comments emerge just days after his band released a download-only single , in tribute to first world war veteran Harry Patch.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Capitalizing on this newfound freedom to go anywhere with their music, the band released 'Amnesiac' a year later, often looked at as the companion piece to 'Kid A'.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ GAZZA a great collection of songs , touring "pablo honey" round every toilet in europe had turned them into a very good band indeed.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Meanwhile, "Pyramid Song" and "Knives Out", Radiohead's first issued singles since 1998, were modestly successful, and "I Might Be Wrong", initially planned as a third single, expanded into Radiohead's thus far only live record.^ I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is Radiohead's only live album up to date.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead at their best and this is only the first half.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, Radiohead can cut out the record industry, but not the credit card industry.
  • The Long Tail - Wired Blogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.longtail.com [Source type: General]

I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings, released in November 2001, featured performances of seven songs from Kid A and Amnesiac along with the acoustic, previously unreleased "True Love Waits".

Hail to the Thief and a hiatus (2002–2004)

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.During July and August 2002, Radiohead toured Portugal and Spain, playing a number of newly written songs.^ Live in Lisbon, Portugal - July 2002 .
  • Albums by Radiohead - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Zane is high cause he reckons poker face will be number one that song is so shit radiohead beats it .
  • Countdown | Hottest 100 - Of All Time | triple j 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is perhaps one of the most beautiful songs Radiohead has written, and it is a wonder that it didn't find itself on to one of their earlier albums.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.They then recorded the new material in two weeks in a Los Angeles studio with Nigel Godrich, adding several tracks later in Oxford, where the band continued their work into the next year.^ Oxford giants Radiohead have revealed that they have returned to the studio to begin work on new ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Free can work for new bands, too.
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The band is working this record, and it shows: Hail to the Thief logged 350,000 sales its first week of U.S. release, an amazing feat given its complexity and unnerving atmosphere.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

.Radiohead members described the recording process as relaxed, in contrast to the tense sessions for Kid A and Amnesiac.^ Released in 2007, this album is also quite well known for Radiohead's break from their previous main record label in an attempt to give themselves more freedom in the releasing process.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Weirdly, Radiohead have publicly described the new record as their “shiny pop” album.
  • Funny in the ’Head - Blender 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.blender.com [Source type: General]

^ It is quite lovely to see Radiohead back, in some cases I wonder what the f*** went on about the recording sessions.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[7] .The band's sixth album, Hail to the Thief, was released in June 2003. Mixing sounds from throughout their career, Hail to the Thief combined guitar-based rock with electronic influences and topical lyrics by Yorke.^ Their 2003 album Hail to the Thief has been hailed as their "return to rock" album.

^ In 2003, Radiohead's deal with EMI concluded with the release of their sixth album, Hail to the Thief.
  • Radiohead > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ Hail to the thief 2003 .
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[42] .Although the album was critically praised, many critics felt that Radiohead were treading water creatively rather than continuing the "genre-redefining" trend that OK Computer had begun.^ Better than Ok Computer and Bends.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ OK Computer turned me onto Radiohead....
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Ok Computer this album sucks too.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[43] .Nevertheless, Hail to the Thief enjoyed commercial success, debuting at number one in the UK and number three on the Billboard chart and eventually being certified platinum in the UK and gold in the US. The album's singles, "There There", "Go to Sleep" and "2 + 2 = 5", achieved a level of play on modern rock radio.^ Their 2003 album Hail to the Thief has been hailed as their "return to rock" album.

^ There is not a single dud on this one.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ There is only one album that uses their full names, which is Hail to the Thief.
  • Artist: Radiohead - MusicBrainz 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC musicbrainz.org [Source type: General]

.At the 2003 Grammy Awards, Radiohead were again nominated for Best Alternative Album, while producer Godrich and engineer Darrell Thorp received the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album.^ Honestly Radiohead's best album.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ It's the best Radiohead album.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Radiohead album I've heard.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[44]
.Yorke denied that Hail to the Thief's title was a comment on the controversial 2000 US presidential election, explaining that he first heard the words in a BBC Radio 4 discussion of 19th century American politics.^ Most of the tracks seem quite much like filler if anything, lush depressing romantic filler (as opposed to lush depressing political filler from Hail to the Thief.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the first songs i ever heard by Radiohead was the title track.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ After my first few listens, this is more of an "electronic album" than hail to the thief was.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[7] Yorke said his lyrics had been affected by news reports of war in 2001 to 2002 and "the feeling that we are entering an age of intolerance and fear where the power to express ourselves in a democracy and have our voices heard is being denied us"[45] but said, "[Radiohead] didn't write a protest record, we didn't write a political record."[7] After the release of Hail to the Thief, Radiohead embarked in May 2003 on a world tour, including a headlining performance at the Glastonbury Festival. The tour finished in May 2004 with a performance at the Coachella Festival. .During their tour, the band released COM LAG, an EP compiling most of their b-sides from the time.^ I can not wait for the b-sides in December, I saw most of those songs during their tour and the were just as amazing.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ (Hossein Nayebagha) This is a shit record and Radiohead is the most overrated band of all time.

^ Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien explains (via paidContent ) why his band rejected a stricitly digitial only release for its most recent studio [...
  • Radiohead > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

Following their tour, the band began writing and rehearsing in their Oxford studio but soon went on hiatus. .Free of their label contract, Radiohead spent the remainder of 2004 resting with their families and working on solo projects.^ Radiohead Solo Project Emerges .
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Not On Label (Radiohead) , Not On Label (Madonna) , Not On Label (Paul Oakenfold) , Not On Label (Roc Project, The) , Not On Label (DJ Tiësto) .
  • Radiohead Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Radiohead Solo Project .
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[46]

In Rainbows and independent work (2005–2009)

Yorke in concert with Radiohead in 2006
.Radiohead began work on their seventh album in February 2005.[46] In September 2005, the band recorded a piano-based song, "I Want None of This", for the War Child charity album Help: A Day in the Life.^ It is an actual song the band recorded.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ During the writing and recording process of OK Computer , Radiohead used the working title of Zeros and Ones .
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the context of the album, this slow, lonely sounding version of 'Videotape' with clicky sounding beats against mournful piano works perfectly.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The album was sold online, with "I Want None of This" being the most downloaded track, although it was not released as a single.^ Not only were they releasing an album, but they were releasing it online.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Marillion to release album online for free .
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Now, when the cost-effectiveness of making albums at intervals of several years is weighed up against releasing singles for download perhaps throughout a year, a different kind of creative strategy might be swallowed in the industry at large, although I don't think this factors into radiohead's thinking at all.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[47] .Radiohead had already begun recording their next album on their own and then with producer Mark Stent.^ Perhaps 10 years ago Radiohead wanted to produce an epic 2 disc album and the label told them to piss off.
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is Radiohead's only live album up to date.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Last year, as Kid A was being released, there was a buzz that another album's worth of material had already been recorded for release in the new year.

.However, in late 2006, after touring Europe and North America and debuting 13 new songs there, the band resumed work with Nigel Godrich in London, Oxford and several rural locations in Somerset, England.^ Free can work for new bands, too.
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ There had been rumours of tension between band members, but they had been working away on a follow-up to Hail to the Thief over the previous [...
  • Radiohead > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ Joined: 20 Apr 2008 Posts: 77 Location: london, england .
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[48] .Work was finished in June 2007 and the recordings were mastered the following month.^ 'Videotape' is an excellent way to finish the record off, but it's hard work getting there.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[49]
.Radiohead's seventh album, In Rainbows, was released through the band's own website on 10 October 2007 as a digital download for which customers could make whatever payment that they wanted, including nothing; the site only advised, "it's up to you".[50] Following the band's sudden announcement 10 days beforehand, Radiohead's unusual strategy received much notice within the music industry and beyond.^ Radiohead October 1, 2007 2:13 AM Subscribe .
  • Radiohead | MetaFilter 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: General]

^ A year ago, Radiohead released its newest album on its Web site.
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ They can release the worst album of their career and still be the best band that is still making music .
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[51] .1.2 million downloads were reportedly sold by the day of release,[52] but the band's management did not release official sales figures, claiming that the Internet-only distribution was intended to boost later retail sales.^ The topline figure, though, is that there were three million purchases of In Rainbows, including physical CDs, box-sets, and all downloads – including those from the band’s own website and from other digital music stores.
  • Music Ally | Blog Archive » Exclusive: Warner Chappell reveals Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ pot of gold 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC musically.com [Source type: General]

^ The band elected to not only distribute the album themselves, but to let their audience set their own price.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ I hope some day I can only buy the LP. As for the digital download..well it isnt like it is going to not leak on oink anyway.
  • Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53] A "discbox", including a second disc from the recording sessions, vinyl and CD editions of the album, and a hardcover book of artwork, was sold and shipped in late 2007.[54]
.In Rainbows was physically released in the UK in late December on XL Recordings and in North America in January 2008 on TBD Records,[54] charting at number one both in the UK and in the US.[55][56] The album's success in the US marked Radiohead's highest chart success in that country since Kid A, while it was their fifth UK number one album.^ Aaron gave it a 10 : best Radiohead album since Kid A .
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ 'In Rainbows' released 31st December .
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Ahead of the physical release of their “In Rainbows” album Radiohead have announced a new ....
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."Jigsaw Falling into Place", the first single from the album, was released in the UK in January 2008.[57] The second single, "Nude", debuted at number 37 in the Billboard Hot 100, Radiohead's first song to make that chart since 1995's "High and Dry" and their first top 40 hit in the US since "Creep".[18] A greatest hits album, titled Radiohead: The Best Of, was released by EMI in June 2008.[58] The compilation was made without the input of the band and also did not contain any songs from In Rainbows, as the band had already left their label.^ Radiohead at their best and this is only the first half.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ They can release the worst album of their career and still be the best band that is still making music .
  • Radiohead - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ National Anthem is the best Radiohead song.

[59] .Radiohead continued to put out tracks from In Rainbows as singles and videos; in July a digitally-shot video for "House of Cards" was made available.^ The latest single from their In Rainbows album sees more musical adventure from Radiohead – well ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ To bring the album to a close, Radiohead made a wise decision: put a cinematic piano ballad that sounds completely bleak and void of any sort of hope.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ They have made an EP out of the performance available for free here : 99X is about to be gone.
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[60] ."House of Cards", along with "Bodysnatchers", also received a single release on radio.^ More experimental and electronic than anything they'd done previous, it received mixed reactions from both critics and fans, and the band chose to not release any singles from the album.
  • Albums by Radiohead - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Bodysnatchers / House of Cards .
  • Albums by Radiohead - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Reply to Trunks378 - Message ID#: 7013829 oh, they have had singles, but they didnt get any radio play outside of release week.
  • Re: Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In September the band announced a fourth single, "Reckoner", and a remix competition similar to one organised for "Nude".[61]
.In Rainbows received overwhelmingly positive reviews, among the best of Radiohead's career.^ Only for completionists (2%) RADIOHEAD In Rainbows reviews .
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Review by Moatilliatta PROG REVIEWER After a long waiting period, Radiohead relieved the anxiety of their fans with their self-released In Rainbows.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Review by 1800iareyay PROG REVIEWER In Rainbows is the latest album from Radiohead, the most experimental Britpop group ever formed.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.Critics praised the album for having a more accessible sound and personal style of lyrics than their past work; it sold more than three million copies within one year of release.^ One of the best albums in many years.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Though it debuted at #3 on the charts, it sold more copies on its debut than any of their previous albums.

^ I paid $9 for the album, and it was more than worth it.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[62][63] .In July 2008, In Rainbows was nominated for the short list of the Mercury Music Prize.^ The annual Mercury Music Prize is almost upon us - one of the most important music awards ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Nationwide Mercury Prize 10 Sep 2008: Elbow won the Nationwide Mercury prize in London last night, beating other favourites Radiohead, Burial and the Last Shadow Puppets .
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Mercury Music Prize is upon us again, and to celebrate Clash will bring you our guide to ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

[64] .At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the band won Best Alternative Music Album.^ This is the best album from this band .
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ The band gave EMI permission to distribute its music digitally as long as the albums weren't broken up into individual songs.
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ As a fan I not only love the album but am happy for the band, for them to continue to reach new levels and to continue to put out music that matters.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.Their production team also won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.^ Fans will always want the limited edition product, but I think that this move with the uber-expensive discbox says something else: some bands are ARTISTS, and others aren't.
  • Radiohead lets fans pick price for new album - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

.The band received their third nomination for Album of the Year, along with three other nominations for the band, plus nominations for Godrich's production work and for the "House of Cards" video.^ Or, given a third option, it has to be criticized in a much different way that any other album is.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ A few years at most will be enough to peel the already flaking hype off of this turd and people will begin to realise how ridiculous the hype surrounding the album and the band is.

^ Fans will always want the limited edition product, but I think that this move with the uber-expensive discbox says something else: some bands are ARTISTS, and others aren't.
  • Radiohead lets fans pick price for new album - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

[65] .From mid-2008 to early 2009, Radiohead toured North America, Europe, Japan, Mexico and South America to promote In Rainbows.^ RADIOHEAD TOUR ANNOUNCED! SPRING 2008 .
  • RADIOHEAD TOUR ANNOUNCED! SPRING 2008 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Welcome to Radiohead's eco-friendly 2008 tour.
  • Radiohead @ Nissan Pavilion: Stormy Weather - DCist 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early, unsubstantiated reports indicate that Radiohead have shifted 1.2 million copies of In Rainbows at a plausable average of 4 per copy.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

The band headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2009.[52][66][67]

2009 and 2010 sessions (2009–present)

.In May 2009 the band began new recording sessions with producer Nigel Godrich.^ So far only Trent Reznor , who has been hating on the record industry for a while and currently not on a label, has tried this experiment with the new Saul Williams album he produced .
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^ It may not break any new ground, but the album consolidates the band's established territory with no lack of self-assurance.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ The same critic may not appreciate Pantera as one of the greatest metal bands ever, but go to tell that to the countless bands that took that mould and put metal on the map in the new millenium.
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

[68] .A few months later, in August, Radiohead released two singles from these sessions on their website.^ Finally, Radiohead release a single from an album that was digitally released a couple of months ....
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ They eventually release the album on CD for purchase a few months later.
  • Radiohead lets fans pick price for new album - Boing Boing 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ Originally formed in Oxford under the name On a Friday in 1985, they changed their name a few years later in 1991 to Radiohead (taking it from a Talking Heads song) and released Drill .
  • Albums by Radiohead - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.First, "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)", was recorded in tribute to the recently deceased Harry Patch, the last surviving British soldier to have fought in World War I.^ Yorke's comments emerge just days after his band released a download-only single , in tribute to first world war veteran Harry Patch.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ British pop rock stars and Beatles worshipers Oasis recently parted ways with their record label.
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ That 'tribute' to Harry Patch sounded like someone doing an impression of a (very) bad Radiohead song after four pints of strong lager.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

The song was sold for £1, with proceeds donated to the British Legion.[69][70] .The song featured Thom Yorke singing lyrics based on Patch's own statements about his war experience, over a string orchestra backdrop arranged by Jonny Greenwood.^ The real joy at this stage in the bands development was the atmospheric guitar playing of greenwood working alongside a thom yorke whod developed as a vocalist .
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ It's a kind of conceputal album about the pressures of modern life days, Thom Yorke's vision about a man in this late-century days.

^ Anyway, Phil Selway's never sounded better (this is coming from a drummer) and Thom Yorke's usually cryptic lyrics are surpisingly lucid.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

.Later that month, a new song "These Are My Twisted Words," was made available as a free download or a torrent; a digital set of pictures was included.^ Download a new NIN song here .
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^ "These Are My Twisted Words" is the new song Radiohead is contributing to the Twilight 2 Movie Soundtrack.
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^ They've managed to release an entirely new, albeit shorter batch of songs and within these songs, lies an entirely different sounding band.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

.Jonny Greenwood explained that the song had been one of the first products of the band's recent studio sessions, and it was likely to be played during their August festival appearances, the final dates of the In Rainbows tour.^ Like Primal Scream, there are always good/great songs, some OK ones, and chuff.
  • Thom Yorke: No more Radiohead albums | Music | guardian.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ But my first reaction was 'ahh, i think we finally have RH's tribute to Joy Division song;) .
  • New Radiohead - "These Are My Twisted Words" - MP3 - Stereogum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC stereogum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Tourist" Some final songs are crafted and placed to serve as explosive finales meant to leave an imprint on the listener's mind, but not this one.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[71]
.In a mid-2009 NME interview, Yorke suggested that Radiohead would turn their focus from full length albums to releasing EPs, including the possibility of an EP of orchestral music.^ They shook the music retail world up by releasing their last album online for whatever people wanted to pay - and people still paid plenty.
  • Radiohead - Radiohead, other : Like Me 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.likeme.net [Source type: General]

^ Despite the big fuss created - as a matter of fact, a constant on any Radiohead album (giving the idea that almost any excrement they would release would be, even so, venerated to exhaustion by many).
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ They can release the worst album of their career and still be the best band that is still making music .
  • Radiohead - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[72] .But in mid-December 2009, O'Brien posted on the band's website that the band would begin work on its next album in January.^ It's odd, too, almost every website on the internet seems to be glowing with appreciation for this work, yet everyone I know in real life was really disappointed with this album.

^ A few years at most will be enough to peel the already flaking hype off of this turd and people will begin to realise how ridiculous the hype surrounding the album and the band is.

^ Next is "No Surprises" that is a great begining of the end (the character in the album plot starting to get old...

.He stated, "The vibe in the camp is fantastic at present, and we head off into the studio in January to continue on from the work we started last summer...10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A ..^ Someone at work years ago lent me Kid A but I didn't like it at all.
  • Drag City :: View topic - David's comment on Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC dragcity.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps 10 years ago Radiohead wanted to produce an epic 2 disc album and the label told them to piss off.
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would hate to see the music collections of all the sheep rating it a 10.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be...What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game."[73]

Style and songwriting

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.Among Radiohead members' earliest influences were Queen, Scott Walker, and Elvis Costello; post-punk acts such as Joy Division and Magazine, R.E.M., Pixies, The Smiths and Sonic Youth.^ Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation anything Pixies Joy Division - Closer And I'm sure there are plenty from the 90s to mention, but as far as now (being 2007), Radiohead take the cake and eat it too.
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^ Think U2 and REM in 80's, Dinosaur Jr. Sonic Youth and Pixies in the late 80's and The Replacements and Husker Du in the mid 80's.

^ Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation anything Pixies Joy Division - Closer good albums.
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[8][10][23][74] .By the mid-1990s, Radiohead began to mention an interest in electronic music, especially that of Massive Attack and the instrumental hip hop of DJ Shadow, which Radiohead claimed as an influence on parts of OK Computer.^ OK Computer turned me onto Radiohead....
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ This is interesting… RADIOHEAD’s new CD is really a companion to “OK Computer”?
  • Radiohead: 01 and 10 | Puddlegum 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC puddlegum.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Plus I love the way they evolve and experiment, after OK Computer the term being thrown around in the British Music Press was "Saviors of Rock" and then they're like f uc k it let's make an electronic album with avant garde jazz and modern classical influences.
  • Re: Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[75] .Other influences on the album were Miles Davis and Ennio Morricone, along with 1960s rock groups, such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys.^ Unscrupulous record companies cheated many of the pioneering rock groups of the 1950s and 1960s out of their money.
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Along with the Beatles , one of the biggest hold outs on iTunes has been the art-rock geniuses Radiohead .
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

^ Like The Wall album or Breakfast in America, In Rainbows is a master of rock genius that shows just how priceless this group is.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[8][27] .Jonny Greenwood also cited composer Krzysztof Penderecki as an inspiration on the sound of OK Computer.^ Early Reviews Variety: “Essential to the success of the movie is the original score by Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist and BBC composer in residence.
  • Re: Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I consider only sound improvment and songwriting but On In The rainbows there are no songs like OK Computer and expecialy The Bends.

^ After OK Computer, Kid A, and even Hail to the Thief, this sounds like the result of a weekend jam at Nigel's place.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[27] .The electronic style of Kid A and Amnesiac was the result of Thom Yorke's admiration for glitch, ambient techno and IDM as exemplified by Warp Records artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin.^ They could pull off all the shit from Kid A and Amnesiac Live, and go even further with the electronic effects.

^ Kid A is one of their intelligent techno Aphex Twin type songs where the human clone is singing to himself in a confused manner.

^ Not even Kid A (which I loved) could be compared to Amnesiac (which I found disappointing)...and they were recorded in the same session!
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[14] The jazz of Charles Mingus, Alice Coltrane, and Miles Davis, and 1970s Krautrock bands such as Can and Neu!, were other major influences during this period.[76] Jonny Greenwood's interest in 20th century classical music also had a role, as the influence of both Penderecki and composer Olivier Messiaen was apparent; for several songs on OK Computer and later albums, Greenwood has played the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument popularised by Messiaen.[10] .While working on Hail to the Thief, Radiohead put renewed emphasis on guitar rock.^ Hail to the Thief brought a little more of the conventional guitars and drum sound to the mix, but only enough to make it sound out of place.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ All Music Guide calls OK Computer , the album that establishes Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of the '90s.
  • antiMUSIC - Lowdown with Trent McMartin - The Radiohead Backlash 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.antimusic.com [Source type: General]

^ I found the bands previous effort Hail to The Thief (2003) to be a good album but not really impressive and its one of my least favoured albums by Radiohead .
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[42] .The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and particularly Neil Young were reported sources of inspiration to the band during this period.^ It almost sounds like the band is channeling the Rolling Stones with this number.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ October 08, 2007 at 12:00 AM Report this comment This "model" only works if youre in the stones or madonna - it closes the doors for new bands .
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

[77][78] Since beginning to record In Rainbows, Radiohead members have mentioned a variety of rock, electronic, hip hop and experimental musicians as influences, including Björk, Liars, Modeselektor, Spank Rock and M.I.A.[79][80]
.Since their formation Radiohead have lyrically been spearheaded by Yorke, but musically, songwriting is a collaborative effort, and it has been noted in interviews that all the band members have roles in the process.^ I mean no matter what sort of style or taste in music of people I know, they all at least can appreciate this band.
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^ James M. gave it a 10 : I love all Radiohead albums and I agree, best since OK Computer.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ It's unclear just how much money the band has made from 'In Rainbows,' so far, but the members of Radiohead have every reason to be quite pleased with how this is all turning out.
  • Radiohead — Switched 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

[36] .As a result, all the band's songs are officially credited to "Radiohead". The Kid A/Amnesiac sessions brought about a change in Radiohead's musical style, and an even more radical change in the band's working method.^ Radiohead makes more than music.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ It is more about the experience than individual songs with Radiohead.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ This song is what Radiohead is all about.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[36] .Since the band's shift from standard rock music instrumentation toward an emphasis on electronic sound, band members have had greater flexibility and now regularly switch instruments depending on the particular song requirements.^ "New" meaning that Radiohead actually is still growing and not just settling with being that weird electronic rock band.

^ It features mellow instrumentation and electronic sounding vocals over nice beats.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ The songs work well together, and there is a brilliant mix of sounds, overlapping layers of instruments and electronics, and, for good measure, a lot of soul.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[36] .On Kid A and Amnesiac, Yorke played keyboard and bass, while Jonny Greenwood often played Ondes Martenot rather than guitar, bassist Colin Greenwood worked on sampling, and O'Brien and Selway branched out to drum machines and digital manipulations, also finding ways to incorporate their primary instruments, guitar and percussion, respectively, into the new sound.^ Line-up / Musicians - Thom Yorke / vocals, guitars, keyboards - Ed O'Brien / vocals, guitars - Jonny Greenwood / guitars, keyboards - Colin Greenwood / bass - Phil Selway / drums .
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ Phil Selway working on new album .
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Click To View the Fullsize Image/s Artist Member/s: Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke Multi-award-winning Oxford five-piece Radiohead are one of the most influential rock bands of the modern musical era, with no one album in their catalogue truly mirroring its predecessor.
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The relaxed 2003 recording sessions for Hail to the Thief led to a different dynamic in Radiohead, with Yorke admitting in interviews that "[his] power within the band was absolutely unbalanced and [he] would subvert everybody else's power at all costs.^ If Hail to the Thief was the attempt to record the album that is the all there is Radiohead album, then In Rainbows is Hail done right.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ So I borrowed from my cousin all Radiohead records, except Hail to the thief (she didn't had it).

^ Kid A’ and the following ‘Amnesiac’ saw Radiohead embrace electronic elements openly, initially dividing fans but with hindsight the records serve as necessary indicators of where the band would arrive at with ‘Hail To The Thief’ (2003) and ‘In Rainbows’ (2007) – envelope-pushing experimentation that always ensures it retains an accessible edge.
  • Radiohead | Clash Music Artist Profile, Bio, Tickets, Site Links and Photo Gallery Listings 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.clashmusic.com [Source type: General]

But ... it's actually a lot more healthy now, democracy wise, than it used to be."[81]

Collaborators

"Modified bear" logo for Kid A by Stanley Donwood and Tchock (Thom Yorke)
.The band maintains a close relationship with their producer Nigel Godrich, as well as with graphic artist Stanley Donwood.^ It also comes with a hardcover book filled with band photos, lyrics, and artwork by Stanley Donwood who has worked on Radiohead's covers since OK Computer.
  • Re: Radiohead - In Rainbows - Babbling - Adult Swim 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC boards.adultswim.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then unknown producer Nigel Godrich did a stunning job, and producers don't always get the credit they deserve.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Godrich made his name with Radiohead, working with the band since The Bends, and as producer since OK Computer.^ Better than Ok Computer and Bends.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Im a radiohead fan and have been since the bends.

^ Since "OK Computer" era Radiohead has been bringing not much of prog.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

[82] .He has, at times, been dubbed the "sixth member" of the band in an allusion to George Martin being called the "Fifth Beatle".[82] Donwood, another longtime associate of the band, has produced all of Radiohead's album covers and visual artwork since 1994.[83] Together with Yorke, Donwood won a Grammy in 2002 for a special edition of Amnesiac packaged as a library book.^ Yes, this is the best album of all time.
  • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This is one of the greatest albums of all-time!

^ Best album of the decade, by radiohead, of all time?
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[83] Other collaborators include Dilly Gent, and Peter Clements. .Gent has been responsible for commissioning all Radiohead music videos since OK Computer, working with the band to find a director suitable for each project.^ Since "OK Computer" era Radiohead has been bringing not much of prog.
  • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ My favorite since OK Computer.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Radiohead album since Ok Computer.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

[84] .The band's live technician, Peter Clements, or "Plank", has worked with the band since before The Bends, setting up their instruments for both studio recordings and live performances.^ I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is Radiohead's only live album up to date.
  • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

^ I am just loving Thom's voice since the Eraser; the best instrument in the band.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ He scoffs at their efforts to make up lost ground by developing into "multimedia entertainment companies that can manage bands and share in live income".
  • Radiohead generation believes music is free - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

[8]

Legacy and influence

.Radiohead have been credited by critics and by fellow musicians as one of the most influential bands of their generation.^ Radiohead=Most important Band on the planet .
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Good for Radiohead, one of the best bands ever...
  • Miley Cyrus Kinda Hates Radiohead (Audio) 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.prefixmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I always feel like I can listen to them, and have found them to be one of the most original of bands."
  • Albums by Radiohead - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

.Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree has claimed the band are responsible for the success of a series of bands that have followed them: "It's no coincidence we are seeing bands like Muse, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Rós, Flaming Lips and The Mars Volta having top 30 albums, because I don't think ambition is a dirty word any more.^ We see many shades of the band on this album.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ I just wish that when the full band together they would pick up their axes and their drumsticks and rock me like they do on Bodysnatchers on a much more regular basis.
  • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm not accusing you of Radiohead worship, Mark, because I know you don't have no reason to kiss no lazy-eyed Brit's ass -- but I think you will eventually change the rating for this album.

Radiohead were the Trojan Horse in that respect. Here's a band that came from the indie rock tradition that snuck in under the radar when the journalists weren't looking and started making these absurdly ambitious and pretentious - and all the better for it - records." [85]

Discography

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Sources

  • Randall, Mac. .Exit Music: The Radiohead Story.^ The last 3 tracks are probably the strongest sequence in radioheads catalogue and exit music and airbag are emotional AND innovative .
    • Radiohead | album reviews | adriandenning.co.uk 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.adriandenning.co.uk [Source type: General]

    2000. ISBN 0-385-33393-5
  • Clarke, Martin. Radiohead: Hysterical and Useless. 2000. ISBN 0-85965-332-3

Further reading

  • Doheny, James. .Radiohead: Back to Save the Universe.^ Like Mr Thomas Edwar Yorke used to sing in 1007 "THEY ARE BACK TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE".
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It has a great line "in an intastella burst i'm back to save the universe".

    ^ Sure, "Lucky" is pretty good, but what is this 'buzzes like a fridge' and 'back to save the universe' bullshit?

    2002. ISBN 0-82641-663-2
  • Footman, Tim. .Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album.^ John J. gave it a 10 : The best Radiohead album since OK Computer.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James M. gave it a 10 : I love all Radiohead albums and I agree, best since OK Computer.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This new uplifting and radient album seems to be remnants of The Bends, Ok Computer and Hail to the Theif.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    2007. ISBN 1-8424-03885
  • Griffiths, Dai. .Radiohead's OK Computer (33⅓ series).^ John J. gave it a 10 : The best Radiohead album since OK Computer.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ James M. gave it a 10 : I love all Radiohead albums and I agree, best since OK Computer.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Radiohead - OK Computer (CD 1997) NEW !!
    • RADIOHEAD music, discography, MP3, videos and reviews 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    2004. ISBN 1-56025-398-3
  • Johnstone, Nick. Radiohead: An Illustrated Biography. 1997. ISBN 0-7119-6581-1
  • Paytress, Mark. .Radiohead: The Complete Guide to their Music.^ RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 HOME PROG ROCK GUIDES COLLABORATORS / MEMBERS LOGIN FORUMS PROG RADIOS PROG LINKS ABOUT PROGARCHIVES.COM .
    • RADIOHEAD In Rainbows music reviews and MP3 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.progarchives.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I admire Radiohead's musical ability, and they sure do have musical ability, but I have to say that, while not bad, at all, this album fails to please me completely.
    • User Comments for In Rainbows by Radiohead 28 January 2010 0:43 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

    2005. ISBN 1-84449-507-8
  • Tate, Joseph (ed). The Music and Art of Radiohead. 2005. ISBN 0-7546-3979-7.

External links


Simple English

Radiohead
Origin Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Genres Alternative rock
Art rock
Electronic music
Years active 1991 – present
Labels XL, TBD (present)
Parlophone, Capitol (1992–2005)
Website www.radiohead.com
Members
Colin Greenwood
Jonny Greenwood
Ed O'Brien
Phil Selway
Thom Yorke

Radiohead is an English rock band from the Oxford area. The lead singer and lyrics writer of the band is Thom Yorke, who also plays guitar and piano. Thom is known for his high voiced singing style and the band is known for their different style of rock music.

The band has five members, and three of them play guitar. In their early years, Radiohead was known for their layered and heavy guitar sound. In later years, the band began using other instruments too, and creating more electronic sounds. The band still performs live and attracts large crowds of fans to sold-out concerts, even though they play many different styles of music.

Most bands from England are not successful outside their home country of the UK. But Radiohead is successful in the UK and also in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Israel, Japan and other parts of Asia. Radiohead does not sell as much as the biggest pop artists in the world, but they are recognized by fans and music critics. Lots of people and magazines have called their albums some of the best ever made. They have made seven albums so far, the latest, In Rainbows was released in 2007. The band also works to help environmental and peace causes.

Contents

History

Radiohead started in 1987. The members of the band went to school together at Abingdon School, a school only for boys in Abingdon.[1] The band first called themselves "On a Friday". The band would usually rehearse on Friday in their school's music room.[2]

On A Friday signed a contract with EMI, a large record label, in 1991. They changed their name to "Radiohead". This name came from the song "Radio Head" on the album True Stories by Talking Heads.[3]They released their first EP, called Drill, in May 1992. It was not very popular.[4] Radiohead started work on their first album. It was called Pablo Honey and it was recorded in 1992 in a studio in Oxford.[2] They released their first single, "Creep", late in 1992. They released Pablo Honey in February 1993. The album did not become popular, but "Creep" did, and the band got a lot of fans because of it.[5] At the time, Radiohead's style of music was not very popular, and people said it sounded like Nirvana, but was not as good. They said that other Britpop bands, like Suede, were better.[6] "Creep" was played on the radio at a lot of colleges around the world, however. When Radiohead went on tour in the United States in early 1993, the music video for "Creep" was being played a lot on MTV.[7]

Radiohead made an EP in 1994. This was called My Iron Lung, and contained the title single, and seven songs known as B-sides (because they were not on a full length album). The main song, "My Iron Lung", was about the way fans had reacted to their song "Creep". The band was happy the song had been a hit, because otherwise they might not have been able to continue the band. But the band, especially Thom Yorke, were reluctant to be celebrities. They were already disturbed by the workings of the music industry. They felt they had no control over things. "Creep" was popular, so they felt under pressure to make more similar songs. They hated the way "Creep" was the only Radiohead song anyone listened to at their concerts, yet it was all that was keeping them popular and afloat in the record industry. The "iron lung" was a metaphor for such a "life support".

Their second normal album, The Bends, came out in 1995. The song "My Iron Lung" was on it, along with 11 new ones. The band released four more songs as singles: "Fake Plastic Trees", "High and Dry", "Just" and "Street Spirit [Fade Out]". None of these songs were as popular as "Creep" around the world. Radiohead was now a one-hit wonder to many people in America. Songs from The Bends did not get played on the radio very much there. But the album became very popular in Radiohead's home of the UK. It also got excellent reviews from music critics, unlike the band's first album. Many said it was one of the best rock records in memory. The album was produced by John Leckie, a veteran at EMI's Abbey Road studios. As a young man Leckie had assisted on Pink Floyd albums in the 1970s.

The band's lineup was the same for The Bends. Thom Yorke and Ed O'Brien played rhythm and auxiliary guitar; Thom sang and Ed sang backup. Phil Selway played drums and percussion. Colin Greenwood played bass guitar. Radiohead's lead guitarist was Jonny Greenwood, Colin's younger brother. Jonny was also younger than any of the other members. Jonny was the only member of the band who did not graduate from university. He was also the only member who had attended music school. Jonny had had to leave university after a few months to join Radiohead on a tour when they became popular. But he played in an orchestra when he was young, and he had a knowledge of classical and experimental music and jazz. Thus, Jonny became the band's musical expert. At this stage he already played many instruments, such as keyboard.

It was Jonny's complex and cathartic guitar solos in songs like "Just" and "The Bends" that soon began to attract notice. So did his simpler playing in other songs. The circle of Radiohead fans began to grow. Thom Yorke's lyrics also began talking about larger more political themes during this time. Mostly, they were still about personal disappointments, loves, losses, depression, unease, and anger. But Thom wrote songs like "Fake Plastic Trees" and "Street Spirit" which found the source of the unease in the larger structure of society, not the individual.

Radiohead's style of music had gotten more mature, according to most people, without changing too much. Some others felt their songwriting had improved so much it was no longer unrecognizable. The band used more keyboards and acoustic guitar this time, and made a more subtle atmosphere. But electric guitars were the main instrument used on the record. Some of Radiohead's influences this time were: the post-punk band Magazine, the singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, Morrissey's (former Smiths singer) Vauxhall & I, and the music of R.E.M. That band had inspired Radiohead from the beginning. Radiohead would get a chance to tour with them in summer 1995, after releasing the album. Lead singer Michael Stipe became a friend and mentor to Thom, and also a public fan of Radiohead. In 1995 he said "they're so good, they're scary".

The band's influences had expanded once more by the time of their next album OK Computer.

With OK Computer, the band started the next section of their career. They started using more sounds from electronic music. They released the album Kid A which had a lot less use of guitar than on previous albums, but was still called one of their best albums (with some people calling it their best). An album of songs recorded during this time, but that did not appear on Kid A was released, called Amnesiac. In 2003 they released the album Hail To The Thief which was a return to a sound with more guitars and less use of electronic sounds. In 2008 they released In Rainbows. It was first released for free on the band's website, then released properly on January 1, 2008.

Discography

  • Pablo Honey (1993)
  • The Bends (1995)
  • OK Computer (1997)
  • Kid A (2000)
  • Amnesiac (2001)
  • Hail to the Thief (2003)
  • In Rainbows (2007)

Awards

BRIT Awards

Radiohead has been nominated five times at the BRIT Awards.[8]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1998 Radiohead Best Group Nominated
OK Computer Best Album Nominated
"Paranoid Android" Best Single Nominated
1999 "No Surprises" Best British Video Nominated
2001 Radiohead Best British Group Nominated

Grammy Awards

Radiohead has received three awards from fourteen nominations at the Grammy Awards.[8][9][10][11]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1998 OK Computer Best Alternative Music Performance Won
Album of the Year Nominated
1999 Airbag/How Am I Driving? Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
2000 Meeting People Is Easy Best Music Video Long Form Nominated
2001 Kid A Best Alternative Music Performance Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2002 Amnesiac Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
2004 "There There" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Hail To The Thief Best Alternative Music Performance Nominated
2009 "House of Cards" Best Rock Song Nominated
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated
Best Music Video Short Form Nominated
In Rainbows Album of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Music Album Won

Ivor Novello Awards

Radiohead has received one Ivor Novello AwardsIvor Noevllo award.[12]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 In Rainbows Album Award Won

Mercury Prize

Radiohead has received four Mercury Prize nominations.[13]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1997 OK Computer Album of the Year Nominated
2001 Amnesiac Album of the Year Nominated
2003 Hail to the Thief Album of the Year Nominated
2008 In Rainbows Album of the Year Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

Radiohead has received one award from ten nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards.[8][14]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 "Just" Breakthrough Video Nominated
1997 "Paranoid Android" Breakthrough Video Nominated
1998 "Karma Police" Best Group Video Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated
Best Alternative Video Nominated
2003 "There There" Best Art Direction Won
Best Special Effects Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
Best Cinematography Nominated

PLUG Awards

Radiohead has received one nomination at the PLUG Awards.[15]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 In Rainbows Album of the Year Nominated

Q Awards

Radiohead has received two awards from the Q Awards.[8]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2001 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Won
2002 Radiohead Best Act in the World Today Won

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