History Music / Radiohead

19th Sep '17 5:45:17 AM stuffedninja
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** Counterexample. Their 2000 album, ''Kid A'' was available for streaming from their website before its official release, and their 2007 album ''In Rainbows'' was released for sale on a "pay what you want" system, but they've since indicated that they will not pursue it further.



* DigitalPiracyIsOkay: Their 2000 album, ''Kid A'' was available for streaming from their website before its official release, and their 2007 album ''In Rainbows'' was released for sale on a "pay what you want" system, but they've since indicated that they will not pursue it further.



** A very strange version of this trope would be "Hunting Bears" / "I Might Be Wrong." They flow perfectly into each other, are in the same key, have the same tempo, harmonize perfectly when played on top of each other... But they don't follow each other on ''Amnesiac.'' Instead, "Hunting Bears" serves as more of a DarkReprise of "I Might Be Wrong," or an intro to "Like Spinning Plates."
** The first track on Disc 2 of ''In Rainbows,'' "MK 1," feels like a continuation of "Videotape," the concluding track on Disc 1, with ''very'' similar sounds in the same key.

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** A very strange version of this trope would be "Hunting Bears" / "I Might Be Wrong." They flow perfectly into each other, are in the same key, have the same tempo, and harmonize perfectly when played on top of each other... But they don't follow each other on ''Amnesiac.'' Instead, "Hunting Bears" serves as more of a DarkReprise of "I Might Be Wrong," or an intro to "Like Spinning Plates."
** The first track on Disc 2 of ''In Rainbows,'' "MK 1," feels like is essentially a continuation of "Videotape," the concluding track on Disc 1, with ''very'' similar sounds in the same key."Videotape."



** At the beginning of "Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)," someone says "go" before the song starts.



* TitleTrack: "Kid A" and "The Bends."

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* TitleTrack: "Kid A" and "The Bends.""F
16th Sep '17 10:26:41 PM DeusStorm
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13th Sep '17 7:02:04 PM stuffedninja
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* AwkwardElevatorMoment: The music video for "Lift" puts a [[SurrealMusicVideo surreal, impressive spin]] on this simple idea. Not only does said awkward moment extend for four minutes, but it involves a slightly troubled Thom sharing an elevator (or lift) with a variety of increasingly odd people[[note]]including a group of bald businessmen, a very small person, a dog, and [[MythologyGag a man dressed as Robin from the "Paranoid Android" video[[/note]] that are transported by the elevator to increasingly odd locations uncharacteristic of the last. The video ends with [[spoiler:the elevator opening to show [[MindScrew the interior of another elevator]], which has a person that looks just like Thom standing inside with their back to the camera. Thom (and the cameraman) enter the other elevator, only for it to be revealed that neither he nor the person originally in the elevator are actually Thom. The camera then turns around to show the real Thom, who is still standing in the first elevator as the door closes]].



* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The "Daydreaming" video, which has Thom walking through doors that lead him to locations that are uncharacteristic of the doors that led him there. Examples include him leaving a dark hallway and entering a forest, and him going out of another dark corridor and onto a beach.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: {{Bizarrchitecture}}:
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The "Daydreaming" video, which has Thom walking through doors that lead him to locations that are uncharacteristic of the doors that led him there. Examples include him leaving a dark hallway and entering a forest, and him going out of another dark corridor and onto a beach.beach.
** A similar thing is done with the "Lift" video, which has an elevator that transports to places uncharacteristic of the ones preceding them, including a WhiteVoidRoom, a room where the elevator is part of the ceiling, and [[spoiler:[[MindScrew another elevator]]]].



* LighterAndSofter: ''In Rainbows.'' Played with in that while some songs are no less angsty than those on previous albums, the overall sound is lighter, especially on "Reckoner."

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* LighterAndSofter: LighterAndSofter:
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''In Rainbows.'' Played with in that while some songs are no less angsty than those on previous albums, the overall sound is lighter, especially on "Reckoner."
20th Aug '17 7:03:10 PM Mongoosedog
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* PopStarComposer: Jonny Greenwood, who has scored ''Bodysong,'' ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood,'' ''Literature/NorwegianWood,'' ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin,'' and most recently ''Film/TheMaster''. He's also collaborated with avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

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* PopStarComposer: Jonny Greenwood, who has scored ''Bodysong,'' ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood,'' ''Literature/NorwegianWood,'' ''Film/WeNeedToTalkAboutKevin,'' ''Film/TheMaster'' and most recently ''Film/TheMaster''.''Film/InherentVice''. He's also collaborated with avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
17th Aug '17 9:58:03 AM stuffedninja
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** The "no no no no no" MadnessMantra in "A Wolf at the Door" may be a callback to "A Punch Up at a Wedding."

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** The "no no no no no" RapidFireNo MadnessMantra in "A Wolf at the Door" may be a callback to "A Punch Up at a Wedding."



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: "Fake Plastic Trees" was this for the band as a whole. The themes of decay, alienation, and pollution, the falsetto vocals, the operatic [[TearJerker tear jerkiness,]] and the accompanying SurrealMusicVideo would all become part of the band's SignatureStyle in the years to come.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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"Fake Plastic Trees" was this for the band as a whole. The themes of decay, alienation, and pollution, the falsetto vocals, the operatic [[TearJerker tear jerkiness,]] and the accompanying SurrealMusicVideo would all become part of the band's SignatureStyle in the years to come.



** The line "dance you fucker" in "A Wolf at the Door."

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** The line "dance "dance, you fucker" in "A Wolf at the Door."



** A couple occur in "Talk Show Host:" "If you want me / fuckin' well come and find me" and a bit later "Fucking come on and break the door down."

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** A couple occur in "Talk Show Host:" "If you want me / fuckin' well fuckin', well, come and find me" and a bit later "Fucking "fucking come on and break the door down."


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* {{Portmanteau}}: Idiot + discotheque = "Idioteque."
17th Aug '17 9:51:45 AM stuffedninja
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* LonelyPianoPiece: The B-side "How I Made My Millions" is probably the best example in the band's discography.
** "Codex" has a very isolated sound to it, although brass does accompany it later on.

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* LonelyPianoPiece: The ''OK Computer'' B-side "How I Made My Millions" is probably the best example in the band's discography.
discography, [[TearJerker for several reasons]].
** "Codex" also has a very isolated sound to it, although brass does accompany it later on.



* LyricalDissonance: Common throughout Radiohead's disography, here of the "pretty music, harsh lyrics" variety. [[note]]Thom dislikes how "pretty" his singing voice sounds because it causes this seemingly regardless of what he sings about.[[/note]]

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* LyricalDissonance: Common throughout Radiohead's disography, discography, here of the "pretty music, harsh lyrics" variety. [[note]]Thom dislikes how "pretty" his singing voice sounds because it causes this seemingly regardless of what he sings about.[[/note]]


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** At the beginning of "Down is the New Up", Thom distantly exclaims "Uh!" before the song begins.
13th Aug '17 12:56:44 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: As a whole, they can be most easily described as Music/JeffBuckley and Music/TheSmiths crossed with either Music/AphexTwin or Music/ThePixies.
** Also, Music/JeffBuckley meets Music/TheBeatles.
13th Jun '17 7:08:22 AM erforce
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-->--'''Radiohead,''' "Subterranean Homesick Alien"

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-->--'''Radiohead,''' -->-- '''Radiohead,''' "Subterranean Homesick Alien"



** The ending of the video for "Burn the Witch" is a big, long homage to ''Film/TheWickerMan''. It's also animated in the style of ''Camberwick Green''.

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** The ending of the video for "Burn the Witch" is a big, long homage to ''Film/TheWickerMan''.''Film/TheWickerMan1973''. It's also animated in the style of ''Camberwick Green''.



* SubvertedKidsShow: The video for "Burn The Witch" openly emulates the cheery, pastoral classic British children's show ''Camberwick Green'' while also heavily drawing from ''Film/TheWickerMan''. [[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/16/radiohead-copyright-burn-the-witch-video-trumpton The combination was subversive enough, and the emulation strong enough, to earn the band a lawsuit.]]

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* SubvertedKidsShow: The video for "Burn The Witch" openly emulates the cheery, pastoral classic British children's show ''Camberwick Green'' while also heavily drawing from ''Film/TheWickerMan''.''Film/TheWickerMan1973''. [[https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/16/radiohead-copyright-burn-the-witch-video-trumpton The combination was subversive enough, and the emulation strong enough, to earn the band a lawsuit.]]
28th Apr '17 1:39:00 PM TrippyDippy
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You can now vote for your favourite Radiohead album by heading over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestAlbumRadiohead Best Album crowner.]]

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You can now vote for your favourite Radiohead album by heading over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestAlbumRadiohead Best Album crowner.]]
]] You can also vote for your Radiohead track through the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestSongRadiohead Best Song crowner!]]

27th Apr '17 12:15:43 PM 99SoulsUp
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* RedOniBlueOni: Played with in the case of the Greenwood brothers. Personality wise, Colin is the red, known for being chatty, energetic, and excitable. The shy, soft-spoken, and self-deprecating, Jonny, on the other hand, is the blue. On stage, the roles are flipped. Colin becomes the blue, keeping close to Phil's drum kit to focus on the groove, whereas Jonny becomes the red, and thrashes his guitar dramatically, with his limbs and hair flailing around.
**Also works in terms of comparing the guitar styles of Jonny and Ed. Jonny's punchy, aggressive, and almost percussive guitar style is the red, while Ed's subtle, textured, and ethereal guitar sounds would be classified as blue.
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