Artist: Radiohead Biography

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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

1,552,670
13,370,518
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

1,531,893
12,965,443
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

1,289,663
10,160,596
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,242,614
9,947,173
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,019,086
7,927,220
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,017,881
7,435,267
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

926,295
6,014,725
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

919,971
8,629,304
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

909,251
8,846,575
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

888,411
6,350,111
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

868,540
7,354,693
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

867,974
8,607,308
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

867,753
6,303,398
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

857,960
5,903,660
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

835,930
8,200,353
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

827,638
7,148,730
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

824,208
5,129,956
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

824,198
7,216,348
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

807,501
7,979,958
Just - Radiohead

Just

773,111
5,050,101
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

758,026
5,555,839
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

748,961
6,175,645
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

742,291
4,754,474
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

736,115
4,308,093
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

731,196
6,327,405
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

715,053
6,779,545
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

706,140
4,525,420
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

701,859
4,898,304
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

697,892
5,268,925
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

693,983
4,830,595
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

682,587
3,633,123
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

679,857
4,145,641
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

679,671
3,873,352
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

670,910
4,360,538
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

669,487
4,440,447
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

634,282
3,602,983
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

624,735
3,382,221
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

590,085
4,138,726
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

587,821
3,895,098
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

583,964
3,700,043
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

571,284
3,081,547
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

564,650
3,361,037
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

556,380
3,165,707
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

523,295
2,957,411
You - Radiohead

You

504,558
2,498,953
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

497,186
4,430,187
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

495,042
2,410,777
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

467,310
2,486,163