Radiohead

Formed 1991.
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Biography

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.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of TKOL RMX 1234567

    TKOL RMX 1234567 2011

    Reviewed by Chris Power
    Its most successful examples retain Radiohead DNA, reconstituted into new forms.
  2. Review of The King of Limbs

    The King of Limbs 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    A fans-pleasing eighth album from Britain’s most consistently brilliant band.
  3. Review of In Rainbows

    In Rainbows 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    You only donated 50 pence for this wonderful album? SHAME on you...
  4. Review of Hail To The Thief

    Hail To The Thief 2003

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    Hail To The Thief is without question more accessible than its two predecessors. But...
  5. Review of Amnesiac

    Amnesiac 2001

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    These slices of prog electronica created dismay amongst the critics at the time.
  6. Review of Kid A

    Kid A 2000

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Thom Yorke and his merry men deal with global superstardom, the difficult way...
  7. Review of OK Computer

    OK Computer 1997

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    This is one of those rare albums that can be listened to as a single piece of music.
  8. Review of The Bends

    The Bends 1995

    Reviewed by David McGuire
    Thom Yorke and his band of merry men have taken the musical landscape and toyed,...
  9. Review of Pablo Honey

    Pablo Honey 1993

    Reviewed by Al Spicer
    This remains one of rock's most impressive debuts.