Radiohead

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Formed in Oxford, UK. Originally performed as On a Friday until 1991.

Currently, Radiohead track names on bootlegs are standardized with the name on the album, except for tracks of Hail to the Thief due to the subtitles. There is only one album that uses their full names, which is Hail to the Thief. (The Gloaming.)

Standardized track names: (Nice Dream); Street Spirit (Fade Out); Exit Music (for a Film); Pearly*; The National Anthem; You and Whose Army?; Dollars and Cents; 2 + 2 = 5; Sit Down, Stand Up; A Punchup at a Wedding.

Annotation last modified on 2010-07-02 07:35 UTC.

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Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion), and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut 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). Radiohead's popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to greater international fame. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead's musical style, as the group incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar driven rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI. Radiohead initially self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, which the band released independently.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, with the band's work being placed highly in both listener polls and critics' lists; they have the distinction of doing so in both the 1990s and 2000s. In 2005, Radiohead were ranked number 73 in Rolling Stone's list of "The Greatest Artists of All Time", while Jonny Greenwood (48th) and Ed O'Brien were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Thom Yorke (66th) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.

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Single + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2011 TKOL RMX7 2
2011 TKOL RMX8 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Drill 4
1994 Itch 4 3
1994 My Iron Lung 2.8 4
1996 The Bends Pinkpop 2
1998 Airbag / How Am I Driving? 1
2004 Com Lag: 2plus2isfive 2
2009 In Rainbows Disk 2 1

EP + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1995 The Bends 2
1995 Live Au Forum 1
1997 High & Dry: Live Package 1

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