Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  495,153,527  4,708,758

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

1,623,192
13,952,415
Karma Police - Radiohead

Karma Police

1,616,714
14,154,130
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

1,333,460
10,653,566
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

1,295,491
10,586,865
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

1,070,670
7,917,083
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,065,803
8,452,624
Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

955,922
6,277,285
15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

953,384
9,044,088
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

940,199
9,271,534
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

917,609
6,669,189
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

904,717
9,061,268
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

901,817
6,667,027
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

897,668
7,707,573
Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

882,139
6,137,377
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

869,127
8,620,737
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

857,401
7,463,215
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

853,763
7,559,770
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

850,910
5,351,118
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

840,945
8,417,177
Just - Radiohead

Just

799,745
5,276,916
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

787,719
5,868,106
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

773,096
6,420,149
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

764,516
4,946,421
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

759,344
6,633,708
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

757,620
4,470,512
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

729,369
5,631,068
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

728,581
5,158,171
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

727,022
4,707,740
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

720,944
5,108,610
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

719,072
6,841,886
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

703,708
3,770,153
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

700,122
4,029,417
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

700,021
4,318,270
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

693,503
4,662,443
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

692,575
4,574,042
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

655,931
3,766,420
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

647,150
3,554,196
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

607,835
4,079,487
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

607,036
4,297,092
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

603,325
3,863,811
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

588,351
3,197,754
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

584,653
3,529,318
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

575,166
3,305,083
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

547,185
3,178,603
You - Radiohead

You

517,193
2,569,505
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

517,167
4,647,491
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

511,054
2,508,862
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

478,821
2,552,446