Radiohead

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Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Oxfordshire, England (United Kingdom).

The name Radiohead comes from the Talking Heads song, "Radio Head", from the "True Stories" album.

Formed by school friends in 1986, Radiohead did not release their first single until 1992's "Drill EP". The cathartic "Creep", from the debut album "Pablo Honey" (1993), became a worldwide hit as grunge music dominated radio airwaves.

Radiohead were initially branded as a one-hit wonder abroad, but caught on at home in the UK with their second album, "The Bends" (1995), earning fans with their dense guitar atmospheres and front man Thom Yorke's expressive singing. The album featured the hits "High & Dry", "Just" and "Fake Plastic Trees".

The band's third album, "OK Computer" (1997), propelled them to greater attention. Popular both for its expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, the album has been acclaimed by critics as a landmark record of the 1990's, some critics go as far to consider it one of the best of all time. "Kid A" (2000) marked further evolution, containing influences from experimental electronic music.

"Hail To The Thief" (2003) was seen as a conventional return to the guitar and piano-led rock sound. After fulfilling their contract with EMI, Radiohead released "In Rainbows" (2007) famously via a pay-what-you-want model. Their latest album, "A Moon Shaped Pool", was released in May 2016.

Radiohead's original influences were cited as alternative rock and post-punk bands like The Smiths, Pixies, Magazine, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, who Thom Yorke claims inspired him to become a performer, and R.E.M. (with lead singer of the band, Thom Yorke, refering to himself as an 'R.E.M. groupie').
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7814094 Radiohead - Pablo Honey album art Radiohead Pablo Honey (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone 7814094 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
93-48 Radiohead - In Concert: New Rock album art Gin Blossoms / Radiohead Gin Blossoms / Radiohead - In Concert: New Rock(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 93-48 US 1993 Sell This Version
TCD 0793 Radiohead - In Concert - 601 album art Radiohead In Concert - 601(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0793 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - The Bends album art Radiohead The Bends (Album, EP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Nottingham Rock City, 1995-11-05 album art Radiohead Nottingham Rock City, 1995-11-05(CDr, Promo) EMI Holland none Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
TCD1068 Radiohead - In Concert 657 album art Radiohead In Concert 657(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International, BBC World Service TCD1068 UK 1996 Sell This Version
96-05 Radiohead - In Concert: New Rock album art Radiohead / Everclear Radiohead / Everclear - In Concert: New Rock(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One 96-05 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - OK Computer album art Radiohead OK Computer (Album, Comp, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Live At The Spot Disc 1 album art Radiohead Live At The Spot Disc 1(CDr, Promo) Capitol Records none UK 1998 Sell This Version
98-05 Radiohead - In The Zone album art Radiohead / Chemical Brothers* Radiohead / Chemical Brothers* - In The Zone(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One 98-05 US 1998 Sell This Version
Bl35046-OA BA Radiohead - Kid A album art Radiohead Kid A (Album, Comp) Parlophone Bl35046-OA BA UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A" album art Radiohead Extraits Du Nouvel Album "Kid A"(CDr, Promo, Smplr) EMI Music France none France 2000 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Ved Valbyhallen album art Radiohead Ved Valbyhallen(CDr, Promo) Parlophone none 2000 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Amnesiac album art Radiohead Amnesiac (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK 2001 Sell This Version
TT6109 Radiohead - Kid A (Interview) album art Radiohead Kid A (Interview)(CDr, Promo) BBC TT6109 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - The RemiXfm (Radiohead Special) album art Radiohead The RemiXfm (Radiohead Special)(2xCDr, Promo, Transcription) XFM Ltd. none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Live at South Park, Oxford album art Radiohead Live at South Park, Oxford(2xCDr, Promo) Parlophone none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Paris Concert, April 28th 2001 album art Radiohead Paris Concert, April 28th 2001(CDr, Promo) Parlophone none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Hail To The Thief album art Radiohead Hail To The Thief (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
3-18 Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Box Car Racer / Radiohead Box Car Racer / Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone(2xCDr, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One 3-18 US 2003 Sell This Version
PD 0080-4 Radiohead - The Radiohead Story 1-4 BBC Radio International album art Radiohead The Radiohead Story 1-4 BBC Radio International(4xCDr, Transcription) EMI PD 0080-4 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
THIEF 03 Radiohead - Interview CD album art Radiohead Interview CD(CD, Promo) Parlophone THIEF 03 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DPRO 7087 6 18082 2 3 Radiohead - Not My Fault. album art Radiohead Not My Fault.(CD, Promo) Capitol Records DPRO 7087 6 18082 2 3 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Radiohead - Live from Earl's Court in London album art Radiohead Live from Earl's Court in London(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One none US 2003 Sell This Version
3-36 Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone album art Fuel (3) / Radiohead Fuel (3) / Radiohead - Absolutely Live In The Zone(2xCDr, Transcription) Westwood One 3-36 US 2003 Sell This Version

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AureliusNIN

AureliusNIN

September 7, 2021
https://kida-mnesia.com/
Here it is, in all its glory.
Descend, you ravenous vultures!
AureliusNIN

AureliusNIN

September 4, 2021
Kid A/Amnesiac anniversary box set has been all but announced. Any day we'll get some information. I bet there will be a new video on TikTok on Monday.
nobot

nobot

July 12, 2021
just like Autechre, Discogs policies render the Albums sections nearly unusable for fans with the nonsense CDRs, live, and interview inclusions. Please for the love of dog do something about the nonsense categorization of these and make things make sense again. Don't get me started on acetates and dubplates. How is 'Not My Fault' a Radiohead 'Album'....
dedindi

dedindi

October 31, 2020
A clear example of a classic minor plagal cadence performed in the Ionian mode is observed in their 'No Surprises' written in the slightly lowered F major.
https://musictales.club/article/plagal-cadence-exemplified-9-songs-all-diatonic-modes
earthquake_country

earthquake_country

September 9, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
this band is a perfect example of why Discogs should create a separate category for radio shows, interview discs, promo sampler cds, live etc. look at that "albums" section, a mess
Chalkers

Chalkers

April 22, 2020
There's a great deal I enjoy in Radiohead's music but I'm not sure I understand the pedestal upon which they've been placed. I think I respect the band more stylistically than I do their actual music; OK Computer being the only album of theirs that I'd accept as brilliant throughout (although I find much to enjoy in Kid A, In Rainbows, The Bends and Amnesiac). For me, In Rainbows is probably the only album of theirs post OK Computer that successfully blends their penchant for electronic effects with quality songwriting successfully and is a close second-favourite of mine.
serhatr0483

serhatr0483

April 28, 2019
They are not in a major label since 2003 because it doesn't matter anymore. We are living in 2000's, not 80's.
I remember, when i was watching Ergo Proxy like 5-6 years ago, the credits came and i heard an amazing music.
"What the hell??? Isn't that an anime? Ending theme has to be a shitty J-Pop!"
I waited the names like 1 minute, and i saw:
Ending theme: "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead.
Thanks Ergo Proxy. Before 2012, anime world was really good...Now it's just a joke.
Ulric_Pickar

Ulric_Pickar

February 2, 2019
The only album that is bad, or at least mediocre, is Pablo Honey.
stephenchrista1991

stephenchrista1991

August 12, 2018
An incredibly worthwhile band for those that like anything from Miles Davis to Bjork to Can to even Dinosaur Jr.
nameeman

nameeman

November 2, 2017
Soapbox standing:
Radiohead - I cannot love this band enough.
They are one of the best contemporary artists in this age.
Their songs grow on you the more you hear them, kind of like Pink Floyd did for me or Rush for that matter.
I tend to gravitate towards their slower numbers with piano and or guitar.
Great chord/time changes in many of the albums... Daydreaming has a wonderful ending.
Pyramid Song has strange/cool timing but what a beautiful number!
Hopefully you discover how great this band is for yourself!

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