Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  480,546,188  4,633,980

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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13,710,295
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

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13,373,671
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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10,372,646
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

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10,220,523
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,041,615
7,633,875
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

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8,151,130
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

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6,126,463
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

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8,807,916
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

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9,026,259
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

901,905
6,487,574
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

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8,796,174
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

884,101
6,463,369
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

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7,507,769
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

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6,008,618
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

850,497
8,366,203
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

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7,282,180
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

837,278
7,359,960
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

836,381
5,223,450
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

823,350
8,165,145
Just - Radiohead

Just

785,699
5,146,010
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

772,268
5,696,589
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

760,406
6,278,851
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

752,675
4,839,454
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

746,060
4,378,077
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

744,984
6,460,489
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

716,275
6,800,979
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

715,732
4,599,745
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

714,156
5,008,638
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

712,603
5,422,870
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

706,451
4,947,197
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

692,304
3,693,635
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

689,232
3,940,143
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

689,153
4,217,816
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

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4,450,968
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

680,347
4,532,608
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

644,245
3,671,075
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

635,037
3,456,009
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

597,996
4,205,463
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

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3,973,716
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

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3,770,307
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

579,263
3,129,719
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

573,924
3,433,475
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

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3,224,684
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

534,424
3,048,588
You - Radiohead

You

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2,529,388
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

507,257
4,522,820
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

502,508
2,452,057
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

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2,515,796