Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  458,310,780  4,548,724

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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13,106,044
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

1,516,380
12,570,462
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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9,959,097
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,229,220
9,719,399
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,009,203
7,764,662
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,007,031
7,285,937
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

916,525
5,885,911
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

911,290
8,497,320
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

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8,703,740
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

879,501
6,205,203
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

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7,244,680
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

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8,473,599
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

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6,149,352
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

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5,791,700
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

827,916
8,072,117
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

819,627
7,042,880
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

817,697
7,100,361
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

815,501
5,021,285
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

799,018
7,843,589
Just - Radiohead

Just

766,864
4,960,395
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

751,273
5,449,900
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

743,029
6,091,775
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

734,790
4,652,622
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

728,853
4,222,102
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

724,815
6,237,808
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

713,596
6,731,718
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

701,179
4,455,469
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

695,757
4,807,127
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

691,404
5,157,581
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

688,090
4,738,964
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

675,506
3,555,903
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

675,198
4,078,797
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

672,879
3,788,317
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

666,015
4,283,526
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

664,101
4,362,730
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

629,098
3,538,589
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

619,869
3,317,995
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

586,258
4,074,659
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

583,150
3,827,428
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

579,488
3,637,019
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

567,267
3,031,448
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

560,100
3,298,065
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

552,303
3,111,628
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

517,862
2,883,208
You - Radiohead

You

501,514
2,460,754
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

493,063
4,348,178
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

491,092
2,367,407
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

464,325
2,449,681