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The Bends preceded Radiohead's masterpiece, OK Computer, but it's a marvel in its own right. Here, Thom Yorke's vision of a world poisoned by its obsession with technology emerges, and the band finds the music to match. The guitars on "Just" sound like machines grinding to a halt, while the breakdown of "My Iron Lung" mimics the squall of a dial-up modem. The centerpiece is the breathtaking ballad "Fake Plastic Trees," a poetic meditation on the emptiness one feels when surrounded by artificiality.

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I will never forget that day when I heard this for the first time in my life.

Radiohead's quintessential album

Their best

A beautiful masterpiece

This album introduced me to the beauty of the world. It’s amazing !!


Formed: 1989 in Oxford, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

At some point in the early 21st century, Radiohead became something more than a band: they became a touchstone for everything that is fearless and adventurous in rock, inheriting the throne from David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and the Talking Heads. The latter group gave the band its name -- it's an album track on 1986's True Stories -- but Radiohead never sounded much like the Heads, nor did they take much from Bowie apart from their willingness to experiment. Instead, they spliced Floyd's spaciness with...
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