Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  466,826,067  4,529,636

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

1,541,815
13,305,249
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

1,527,757
12,956,752
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

1,278,901
10,089,787
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,235,006
9,913,345
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,013,944
7,900,659
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,012,966
7,401,087
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

917,909
5,966,370
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

913,051
8,571,388
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

901,443
8,781,476
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

880,721
6,307,730
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

861,988
8,550,191
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

861,851
6,271,495
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

861,184
7,302,134
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

849,829
5,856,129
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

829,556
8,141,041
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

821,746
7,096,297
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

817,284
7,162,845
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

816,754
5,088,552
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

802,281
7,935,902
Just - Radiohead

Just

767,094
5,012,714
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

752,900
5,533,246
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

742,635
6,122,573
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

735,519
4,713,561
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

729,209
4,270,027
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

726,655
6,288,804
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

703,859
6,676,821
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

699,498
4,486,511
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

696,521
4,866,504
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

694,051
5,252,062
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

688,499
4,802,872
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

676,472
3,602,234
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

673,555
3,841,854
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

673,508
4,113,282
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

665,026
4,332,202
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

663,910
4,408,403
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

628,843
3,575,428
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

619,678
3,361,750
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

584,280
4,101,025
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

582,955
3,868,796
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

578,988
3,672,787
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

565,999
3,053,763
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

560,116
3,339,896
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

551,667
3,140,044
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

520,236
2,950,563
You - Radiohead

You

499,378
2,472,613
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

494,430
4,397,709
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

490,617
2,391,536
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

462,637
2,461,507