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"Why Don't You Try Writing Your Own Songs?": 'The Bends' and Its Cover Songs
16 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM
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.
Radiohead's 'The Bends' and the Escape from Alternative Nation
12 Apr 2015 // 9:00 PM
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.
Marxism: The Music Theory That Never Goes Out of Style
1 Mar 2011 // 3:00 PM
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...
Hail to the Thief, Again?
21 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
Thom Yorke’s thoughts about political power are in good company. Great theorists of power and justice agree: “you do it to yourself”.
Philip Selway: Weatherhouse
9 Nov 2014 // 8:04 PM
Philip Selway's Weatherhouse is a somewhat more confident-sounding album from a songwriter no longer saddled with the weight of first impressions.
'Exit Music' Starts Strong, But Punts on Radiohead's Later Music
20 May 2012 // 5:00 PM
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.
PopTalk: Can Some Artists Become Immune to Serious Criticism?
14 Apr 2015 // 5:06 AM
In the eyes of critics, can David Lynch ever make a bad film? Or Kanye West a bad album?
PopTalk: The 2015 Grammys, "True Artistry", and Meme Culture
18 Mar 2015 // 3:00 AM
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".
If Radiohead releases studio-quality 'King of Limbs' downloads, will anyone listen?
28 Mar 2011 // 4:22 AM
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