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Radiohead is an experimental rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire with Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, and Ed O’Brien. In 1992, the band shot to the global spotlight with the release of the eerily sweet single “Creep”. Their third... ... read more

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Radiohead is an experimental rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire with Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway, and Ed O’Brien. In 1992, the band shot to the global spotlight with the release of the eerily sweet single “Creep”. Their third album, OK Computer, broke away from their rock roots, adding electronic beats and sounds to Yorke’s haunting vocals and cryptic lyrics.

Radiohead went all the way down the electronic rabbit hole with the release of Kid A in 2000 and Amnesiac in 2001, blending bits of krautrock and jazz with elements of electronic music. With the independent self-release of In Rainbows in 2007, Radiohead straddled the edge of major commercial music and art, initially letting fans set their own price for the innovative sounds found in the album.

With over 30 million albums sold, Radiohead is one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In 2005, Rolling Stone ranked them 73rd out of the 100 “Greatest Artists of All Time” above legends like AC/DC, The Police, Al Green, and The Temptations. And in 2009, readers of Rolling Stone voted Radiohead as the second best artists of the 2000s. From sold-out concerts in ancient Irish castles to secret pub sets, Radiohead’s live show is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Radiohead User Comments

Jason S. Mar 27, 2013
The lights went up, and there were guitarists Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien standing center stage beating tribal drums to the melody of "There There." This showcase of liveliness continued through Radiohead's hour and a half, twenty song set at Coachella May 1, 2004. Greenwood performed guitar god arm swings, and he twitched at noise-making knobs with restless ferocity. Vocalist/guitarist/pianist Thom Yorke was his usual gangly self, but he went out of his way to show the crowd he could dance/flop around the stage like a fish out of water. There was talk of Yorke having voice trouble. He hit the larger notes spot on and underemphasized the smaller ones, which was smart. Drummer Phil Selway and bassist Colin Greenwood rounded out the quintet. The mind-expanding light show made the music visceral. Adrenaline ran through me, which I figured was the only way I was still standing after a long day out in the desert heat. I sang so hard during "Idioteque" that I lost blood to my head and had a nice euphoric moment for a second. Radiohead played an enjoyable mix of their albums, selecting more songs off "OK Computer" and "The Bends" than usual. "Karma Police" was the night's highlight. Everyone was in on this one as the sky filled with voices. Yorke dramatically played to a camera mounted above his piano during "You and Whose Army?" and in turn got large applause from the audience. A nice surprise was "Creep," which they rarely play anymore. To hear Greenwood's guitar screech in sync with the lights was a very cool thing. This was supposed to be their only North American appearance in 2004. It was filled with beautiful music from the best rock band in the world.
Skylar H. Jan 23, 2013
I truly believe Radiohead is one of the few bands where the saying "the Beatles of today's generation" can actually have some validity. Very few bands are on par with the band's level and consistency of musicianship, experimentation, and songwriting, and can claim as many albums which subsequently became landmarks of their genres in addition to accumulating all the critical accolades that they have. I challenge anyone to argue that OK Computer and The Bends were not among the best alternative albums of the 90s, and that In Rainbows didn't trample the competition of 2007 (in addition to challenging the business model of the industry by introducing the "pay what you want" option, unheard of at the time). Kid A, which 10 years ago didn't do much for me due to its drastically different feel, has grown into one of my favorite albums that deserves its place at the top of critics' charts. I haven't been able to see Radiohead live yet, but I've watched dozens of videos online to confidently place them very near the top of bands I aspire to see. Even through my computer, I was mesmerized at their performances. Truly one of the best bands of the last two decades.
D1ΔИΔ Ø. Oct 6, 2012
Thom Yorke is nothing but straight talent, as a singer, writer and performer. I've had the great fortune of seeing him perform in Radiohead, and when he is on stage the whole audience is in a trance. I think one of the reasons he has been able to continue to be a success up until this point is that he has evolved a lot as a musician. His compositions have become more elaborate and he's become more experimental throughout the years; there's just no way of comparing 90's Radiohead to what it is now, and all of it is still just as good. My favorite album by far is In Rainbows, mostly for it's eclectic mix. If you get a chance, I recommend watching "The King of Limbs: from the Basement", simply amazing! That's as raw as Thom gets.
Kandis S. Sep 25, 2012
Every Radiohead performance, much like every one of their albums, is quite simply perfection; never allowing for disappointment. As Dave Matthews once said, " Their music talks to you, in a real way. It can take you down a quiet street before it drops a beautiful musical bomb on you. It can build to where you think the whole thing will crumble beneath its own weight — and then Thom Yorke will sing some melody that just cuts your heart out of your chest". They don't merely set the bar, they own it. As Matthews continues to say, "My reaction to Radiohead isn't as simple as jealousy. Jealousy just burns; Radiohead infuriate me".
Emily B. Aug 13, 2012
Radiohead was the band that I was most excited to see at Coachella and I can honestly say that they fully exceeded my expectations. Thom York's voice cut through the massive crowd and the sound quality was good considering all the challenges of playing at a music festival. I definitely had a moment when however many thousands of people were singing along to the part of "Karma Police" that says, "for a moment there I lost myself." It sounds really cliché and corny, but anyone who goes to a Radiohead concert will lose themselves in the music - totally worth the steep ticket price.

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