"Beautiful People" is a perfect amalgamation of Yorke's amazing, understated vocals and Pritchard's soft, light production.
24 Mar 2016
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.
17 Apr 2015
In jumping forward from the lackluster Pablo Honey, Radiohead finally started becoming the Radiohead that is idolized today.
08 Apr 2015
The Bends was the genesis of Radiohead’s perceptive, forward-thinking tendencies, which would go on to inspire countless musicians in myriad ways.
01 Apr 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.
30 Mar 2015
Even teenagers two decades removed from The Bends' original release can still find deep emotional connections to its depiction of isolation and dissatisfaction.
26 Mar 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.
25 Mar 2015
With one album Radiohead left an impressive music video legacy, one that would extend to later masterpieces such as OK Computer.
23 Mar 2015
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.
19 Mar 2015
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".
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18 Mar 2015
No matter how many times someone writes that Radiohead and The Bends “changed the face of music” in 1995, the retail and radio numbers tell a different story.
11 Mar 2015
With The Bends having such strong cultural and critical preconceptions behind it, hearing the album from the perspective of a new lister can help cut through the pre-ordained narrative.
10 Mar 2015
For artists a big as Beyonce, U2, and Thom Yorke, the surprise album release model offers minimal risk and maximal reward. It's a paradigm that's sure to be replicated by others going forward.
03 Nov 2014
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