Sunday, April 12 2015
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.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
In jumping forward from the lackluster Pablo Honey, Radiohead finally started becoming the Radiohead that is idolized today.
Sunday, March 29 2015
Amidst a transformational time in the post-Vietnam and post-Reagan eras, The Bends represented a transition between the tumultuous latter half of the 20th century and the new millennium ahead.
Tuesday, March 24 2015
The Bends is the 20th century's identity emerging under pressure, forced to search bleakly for some form of cohesion among an increasingly artificial and commercial world.
Sunday, March 22 2015
With one album Radiohead left an impressive music video legacy, one that would extend to later masterpieces such as OK Computer.
Monday, March 3 2014
St. Carolyn by the Sea / There Will Be Blood is a breathtaking classic for the future. Pop/classical crossovers will never be the same.
Thursday, January 31 2008
Radiohead’s sonic wizard mines his favorite composers to get to the heart of P.T. Anderson’s brilliant oil epic.
Sunday, January 27 2008
There is only the stultifying loneliness, sadness, and occasionally the twistedness of the film to be found in its music.