Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  454,430,039  4,532,246

RadioheadRadiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK which formed in 1985. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).

The early years (1992 – 1995)
Radiohead released their first 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). The band's textured guitar parts and Yorke's falsetto singing were warmly received by critics and fans.

International success (1996 - 2000)
Radiohead's third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to greater international fame. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

A change in style and leaving EMI (2000 – 2003)
Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a change in the band's musical style. Radiohead incorporated experimental electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences into their songs, dividing fans and critics, but they remained popular. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of guitar-driven rock, electronics and lyrics inspired by headlines, was the band's final album for their major record label, EMI.

Independent releases and touring (2005 - 2013)
In 2007, Radiohead independently released their seventh album, In Rainbows, originally as a digital download for which each customer could set their own price, later in stores, to critical and chart success.

In 2011, Radiohead released their eighth album, The King of Limbs - again independently - which was described as an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures.

In February 2012, Radiohead began The King of Limbs world tour - with concerts in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. In early 2013, following the tour, Thom Yorke released a studio album entitled Amok with his band Atoms for Peace.

Ninth Studio Album - "A Moon Shaped Pool" (2016)
After much speculation, on May 8, 2016, Radiohead released their long awaited ninth album,"A Moon Shaped Pool" on various streaming services. The band announced the release of their latest 11-track album on Twitter. The first track from the album was "Burn the Witch".

Glastonbury 2017
On October 20, 2016, Radiohead was announced as the headline act for the opening night at Glastonbury Music Festival in June 2017.

Top Track "Radiohead"

Karma Police - Radiohead

Karma Police

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12,996,007
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

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12,450,747
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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9,883,330
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,222,144
9,629,785
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,003,225
7,695,133
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

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7,222,065
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

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5,844,285
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

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8,449,434
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

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8,654,605
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

875,427
6,156,400
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

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7,205,290
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

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8,422,682
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

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6,093,034
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

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5,754,882
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

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8,022,402
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

815,653
7,002,835
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

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6,972,324
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

811,700
4,985,061
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

795,145
7,793,796
Just - Radiohead

Just

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4,923,607
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

747,446
5,408,495
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

739,957
6,060,388
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

731,379
4,619,737
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

725,609
4,194,870
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

721,807
6,203,705
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

712,691
6,715,407
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

698,372
4,429,038
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

692,355
4,772,342
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

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5,112,788
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

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4,703,988
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

672,540
4,053,382
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

672,299
3,532,047
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

669,759
3,761,568
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

663,183
4,254,144
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

660,956
4,332,000
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

626,150
3,514,620
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

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3,293,600
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

584,070
4,051,479
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

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3,802,257
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

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3,613,877
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

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3,013,350
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

557,490
3,274,477
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

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3,092,563
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

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2,855,076
You - Radiohead

You

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2,449,171
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

490,439
4,318,062
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

488,800
2,352,687
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

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2,437,896