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Sunday, March 29 2015

'The Bends' and the Blazing of a Trail Into the New Millennium

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.


Wednesday, March 25 2015

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.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

"Where Do We Go from Here?" 'The Bends' of the 20th Century and Beyond

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

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.


Wednesday, March 18 2015

Weird Fruit: Jonny Greenwood’s Creative Contribution to 'The Bends'

Jonny Greenwoods' musical achievements on The Bends represent as far as he was ever going to get by limiting himself to channelling his ideas through his guitar.


Rainyhead [23.Jul.08]

Columns

Tuesday, March 1 2011

Marxism: The Music Theory That Never Goes Out of Style

How fitting that a post-punk band from the late '70s, fascinated by the Marxist metaphysics of modernity, would re-emerge to remind us that nothing new has happened in rock in decades. Of course Thom Yorke might disagree...


Tuesday, July 21 2009

Hail to the Thief, Again?

Thom Yorke’s thoughts about political power are in good company. Great theorists of power and justice agree: “you do it to yourself”.


Reviews

Sunday, November 9 2014

Philip Selway: Weatherhouse

Philip Selway's Weatherhouse is a somewhat more confident-sounding album from a songwriter no longer saddled with the weight of first impressions.


Sunday, May 20 2012

'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.


Thursday, March 29 2012

Radiohead + Other Lives: 9 March 2012 - St Louis, MO

The audience could not get enough Radiohead for they came back with not one, but two encores.


Thursday, March 22 2012

Radiohead: 13 March 2012 - Broomfield, CO

There were moments of brilliance throughout, and then there were moments that helped you realize, oh yeah, they are human. But nevertheless, when Thom Yorke dies he will lead the chorus in the choir of Heaven or Hell, whichever he chooses.


Sunday, October 30 2011

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.


Blogs

Wednesday, March 18 2015

PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture

The latest PopTalk podcast takes a look at whether or not, as Kanye West suggests, the Grammys and awards culture in general can or should care about "true artistry".


Wednesday, January 14 2015

The 10 Best Songs About New Beginnings

In honor of a new year, here is a list of songs that can help nudge even the idlest of souls off the couch in 2015.


Friday, September 26 2014

Thom Yorke's 'Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes' Released via BitTorrent

Thom Yorke dropped a great surprise to begin the fall music season. He has just released Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent.


Wednesday, October 16 2013

Atoms for Peace: 30 September 2013

Amok, the first studio album from Atoms for Peace, was released in February. Though the album received mostly good reviews and debuted in the #2 position


Friday, May 3 2013

Counterbalance No. 127: Radiohead's 'In Rainbows'

The infrastructure will collapse from voltage spikes. Throw your keys in the bowl, kiss your husband good night, and give a listen to the 127th most acclaimed album of all time.


Radiohead: 1 June 2012 - Newark, NJ (Notes from the Road) [11.Jun.12]
Coachella 2012: Radiohead + St. Vincent (Mixed Media) [16.Apr.12]
Radiohead Fans Make Live in Praha DVD (Mixed Media) [21.Sep.10]
Radiohead as Suburban Avant Garde (Sound Affects) [29.Jun.10]
Minimalist Radiohead Music Video (Mixed Media) [16.Jun.10]
Radiohead - "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" (Sound Affects) [5.Aug.09]

News

Monday, March 28 2011

If Radiohead releases studio-quality 'King of Limbs' downloads, will anyone listen?

LOS ANGELES — Ah, the good old days, when sonic philistines debated the merits of vinyl over compacts discs. This week, Radiohead may well spark a


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