Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Set the controls for the heart of dystopia For more than 25 years, Radiohead have gone out of their way to challenge both their fans and critics, in ways they themselves wouldn’t even have imagined. From their ugly duckling debut, to swan-like follow-up, The Bends, Thom Yorke and his band of existential minstrels were always… Read More Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – My Iron Lung

Hot on the heels of the creatively confusing and post adolescent Pablo Honey, Radiohead issued this mini-LP in 1994, ahead of their sophomore release The Bends, one which remains an oft overlooked artefact in the band’s catalogue. What is immediately clear from first song to last, is that Radiohead had done some serious growing up,… Read More Radiohead – My Iron Lung

Radiohead – The Bends

Bleak, depressing, brilliant. Radiohead’s transformation is complete When The Bends came out in 1995, Radiohead went from being a relatively obscure cult band into international rock stars, where suddenly they were the latest musical darlings of a post-Cobain world desperately looking for answers. And for all the group’s cynical, moribund tendencies, on their second album,… Read More Radiohead – The Bends

Radiohead – Amnesiac

If Kid A sounded like a band phoning it in from Antarctica, then Amnesiac reassured everyone that everything was still OK in Radiohead world. Surprisingly, Kid A was the group’s first number one album in the US, incredible considering how anti-commercial that LP really was, with its bleak, computerised soundscapes and melancholic overtones. After the immense… Read More Radiohead – Amnesiac

Radiohead – Kid A

Back in 2000, rumours that Radiohead were busy working on their next LP, generated much anticipation and expectation among their legion of devotees. The band’s last album, 1997’s OK Computer, had become a worldwide hit, propelling them into the international stratosphere. So when it was finally announced that they were soon issuing a follow-up, naturally everyone waited with… Read More Radiohead – Kid A