Artist: Radiohead Biography

01 Feb 2006, 19:27  455,944,537  4,539,463

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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13,037,544
Creep - Radiohead

Creep

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12,496,869
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Paranoid Android

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9,911,284
No Surprises - Radiohead

No Surprises

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9,663,146
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Fake Plastic Trees

1,005,802
7,721,878
High and Dry - Radiohead

High and Dry

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Airbag - Radiohead

Airbag

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15 Step - Radiohead

15 Step

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8,467,693
All I Need - Radiohead

All I Need

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8,673,111
Let Down - Radiohead

Let Down

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6,173,973
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead

Bodysnatchers

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7,220,228
Reckoner - Radiohead

Reckoner

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8,441,547
Exit Music (for a Film) - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a Film)

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Lucky - Radiohead

Lucky

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5,768,329
Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

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8,041,041
House of Cards - Radiohead

House of Cards

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7,017,833
Idioteque - Radiohead

Idioteque

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7,013,653
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

Subterranean Homesick Alien

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4,997,952
Nude - Radiohead

Nude

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7,811,871
Just - Radiohead

Just

764,592
4,937,192
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead

Street Spirit (Fade Out)

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5,424,121
Faust Arp - Radiohead

Faust Arp

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6,072,447
Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead

Climbing Up the Walls

732,705
4,631,306
Electioneering - Radiohead

Electioneering

726,860
4,204,567
Videotape - Radiohead

Videotape

723,009
6,217,962
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - Radiohead

Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

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6,721,961
My Iron Lung - Radiohead

My Iron Lung

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4,438,478
The National Anthem - Radiohead

The National Anthem

693,729
4,785,629
How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely

689,151
5,130,217
Pyramid Song - Radiohead

Pyramid Song

686,132
4,717,787
The Bends - Radiohead

The Bends

673,622
4,062,705
Fitter Happier - Radiohead

Fitter Happier

673,503
3,540,561
The Tourist - Radiohead

The Tourist

670,966
3,771,182
Optimistic - Radiohead

Optimistic

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4,265,595
Kid A - Radiohead

Kid A

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4,343,921
Planet Telex - Radiohead

Planet Telex

627,364
3,523,533
Treefingers - Radiohead

Treefingers

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3,303,050
I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead

I Might Be Wrong

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4,060,434
Knives Out - Radiohead

Knives Out

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3,812,064
Morning Bell - Radiohead

Morning Bell

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3,622,880
Bones - Radiohead

Bones

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3,019,938
In Limbo - Radiohead

In Limbo

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3,283,631
Black Star - Radiohead

Black Star

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Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead

Motion Picture Soundtrack

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2,866,179
You - Radiohead

You

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2,453,754
Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Lotus Flower

491,533
4,329,594
Sulk - Radiohead

Sulk

489,735
2,358,164
Thinking About You - Radiohead

Thinking About You

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2,442,375