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Radiohead - Identikit
Radiohead is an English band from Oxfordshire, UK. Their name 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, 'The King Of Limbs' was released in February 2011.
Radiohead's original influences were cited as alternative rock and post-punk bands like The Smiths, Pixies, Magazine, Joy Division, and R.E.M. (with lead singer of the band, Thom Yorke, refering to himself as an 'R.E.M. groupie').
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 and Ed O'Brien were both included in Rolling Stone's list of greatest guitarists, and Thom Yorke 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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