Articles tagged radiohead

“Why Don’t You Try Writing Your Own Songs?”: ‘The Bends’ and Its Cover Songs

Three unique takes on tracks from The Bends, spanning the stripped-down acoustic to the full-fledged orchestral, represent how these songs still have the power to stun two decades later.

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14 Apr 2015 // 11:06 AM

PopTalk: Can Some Artists Become Immune to Serious Criticism?

In the eyes of critics, can David Lynch ever make a bad film? Or Kanye West a bad album?

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Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ and the Escape from Alternative Nation

While OK Computer is important in its own right, The Bends transformed Radiohead from being a potentially indistinguishable Alternative Nation contributor to a band who has redefined the term "rock" for the past two decades.

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The Leap: The Universe of Difference Between ‘Pablo Honey’ and ‘The Bends’

In jumping forward from the lackluster Pablo Honey, Radiohead finally started becoming the Radiohead that is idolized today.

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This Is Our New Song: ‘The Bends’ and the Reformation of Alternative Rock

The Bends was the genesis of Radiohead’s perceptive, forward-thinking tendencies, which would go on to inspire countless musicians in myriad ways.

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Too Smart to Be Naïve, Too Young to Be Jaded: ‘The Bends’ and Teen Angst

Even teenagers two decades removed from The Bends' original release can still find deep emotional connections to its depiction of isolation and dissatisfaction.

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The Annotated Guide to the Music Videos of ‘The Bends’

With one album Radiohead left an impressive music video legacy, one that would extend to later masterpieces such as OK Computer.

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Uncool Britannia: Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.

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All Things Reconsidered: Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ (20th Anniversary)

The Bends is 12 songs, perfectly arranged, each running three to five minutes. Together they form the blueprint on which so many rock bands owe their entire careers, particularly those in the alternative rock fold.

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Between the Grooves of Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’

PopMatters begins its look back at Radiohead's The Bends today. Here we examine The Bends track by track, examining it from angles spanning the cultural to the theoretical.

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Is Everything in Its Right Place? A (Polite) Dissent to ‘Kid A’

Kid A is more fun to think and write about than it is to actually listen to.

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Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes isn't about any new technology, even with its faux-edgy release through bittorrent; it's about the old question about the power and limitations of our human containers.

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Bryce Dessner / Jonny Greenwood: St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood

St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.

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A Little Shire Within Themselves: ‘We Are Modeselektor’

Far from a basic VH1 “behind-the-scenes look”, We Are Modeselektor gives a human face to the cool digital glitches of Modeselektor’s sound.

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Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber

An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.

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‘Exit Music’ Starts Strong, But Punts on Radiohead’s Later Music

A revised edition of Randall's history of Radiohead provides an excellent summary of the band's genesis in Oxford, but provides diminishing returns when it comes to examining the quintet's most recent releases.

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6 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

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Radiohead: 28th September 2011 - New York

For Radiohead, these shows served as a warm-up for their 2012 tour beginning in February. For everyone else, it was as if the music gods decided to grant New York City an unexpected gift.

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Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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10 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Radiohead: TKOL RMX 1234567

Two possible outcomes: fresh perspectives that breathe new life into these often difficult tracks... or a straight-up snoozefest.

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