Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  498,323,948  4,725,536

Radiohead
Radiohead 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"

Creep - Radiohead

Creep

1,633,257
14,088,044
Karma Police - Radiohead

Karma Police

1,625,425
14,259,224
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

1,338,910
10,713,107
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,302,394
10,668,934
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,077,685
7,985,155
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,072,111
8,525,096
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

959,988
6,309,736
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

957,221
9,091,841
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

943,750
9,323,700
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

921,188
6,706,124
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

908,589
9,115,115
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

908,391
6,722,206
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

900,985
7,748,285
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

885,107
6,166,498
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

872,932
8,673,564
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

860,683
7,499,672
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

857,037
7,600,337
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

854,369
5,378,983
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

844,753
8,468,275
Just - Radiohead

Just

803,807
5,307,527
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

790,975
5,901,437
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

775,853
6,449,195
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

767,247
4,968,937
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

762,375
6,667,998
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

760,376
4,490,426
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

733,029
5,674,544
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

731,757
5,188,812
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

729,943
4,731,110
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

724,210
5,141,639
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

719,537
6,848,565
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

706,343
3,786,289
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

702,619
4,047,539
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

702,584
4,339,436
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

696,308
4,689,193
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

695,048
4,599,289
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

658,808
3,786,716
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

649,791
3,575,308
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

610,197
4,100,546
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

608,967
4,317,419
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

605,543
3,883,158
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

590,483
3,211,628
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

586,894
3,548,605
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

577,236
3,321,101
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

549,931
3,205,054
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

519,237
4,672,023
You - Radiohead

You

518,560
2,585,805
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

513,079
2,520,520
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

480,048
2,567,523