10 Best Radiohead Albums
One cannot choose the 10 best Radiohead albums when the band has yet to release 10 CDs. Nevertheless, it's easy to find 10 great Radiohead and Radiohead-related projects.
- "OK Computer" With many wonderful songs, including "Karma Police," this is the album fans go back to again and again—and for good reason.
- "Kid A" Although this release does not have as many standout songs as "OK Computer," as well as a few others, the group's experimentation with techno effects showed it to be an act evolving much faster than most other groups at the time.
- "The Bends" This album rises to the top because, unlike the previously scattered "Pablo Honey," it had great songs, like the title track, from beginning to end.
- "In Rainbows" Radiohead proved that it didn't need the "business as usual" music business to release its album, "In Rainbows." Fans could pay what they wanted for it, and the group made a ton of money. And, oh yes, it's another fine Radiohead release.
- "Hail to the Thief" With Bush out of office, this political album is already beginning to sound dated.
- "Pablo Honey" "Creep" was a great song. But the rest of this debut is only so-so.
- "Amnesiac" This one came along a little too closely after "Kid A," and came off closer to leftovers.
- "I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings" This is a fine live set, but Radiohead is more "studio creators" than "performers."
- "The Best Of" Radiohead is an album band, in a world where that's becoming an endangered species. If you only buy a greatest hits disc, you're probably not a real fan.
- "The Eraser" This Thom Yorke solo album is okay, but he really misses the creative energy of his bandmates.
Posted on: Mar. 16, 2010