History Music / Radiohead

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.
10th Apr '17 3:22:50 AM CassandraLeo
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** Their fan club, W.A.S.T.E., is a reference to Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''. It stands for "'''W'''e '''A'''wait '''S'''ilent '''T'''ristero's '''E'''mpire"; Tristero is one of two rival mail companies in what may be an ancient conspiracy, an elaborate hoax played on the novel's narrator by her ex-boyfriend, a hallucination of the novel's narrator, something else entirely, or all of the above (because it's Pynchon and he loves nothing more than a good MindScrew).

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** Their fan club, W.A.S.T.E., is a reference to Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''. It stands for "'''W'''e '''A'''wait '''S'''ilent '''T'''ristero's '''E'''mpire"; Tristero (or Trystero; it's spelt both ways at different places in the novel) is one of two rival mail companies in what may be an ancient conspiracy, an elaborate hoax played on the novel's narrator by her ex-boyfriend, a hallucination of the novel's narrator, something else entirely, or all of the above (because it's Pynchon and he loves nothing more than a good MindScrew).
10th Apr '17 3:19:12 AM CassandraLeo
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** Their fan club, W.A.S.T.E., is a reference to Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''. It stands for "'''W'''e '''A'''wait '''S'''ilent '''T'''ristero's '''E'''mpire"; Tristero is one of two rival mail companies in what may be an ancient conspiracy, an elaborate hoax played on the novel's narrator by her ex-boyfriend, an hallucination of the novels narrator, something else entirely, or all of the above (because it's Pynchon and he loves nothing more than a good MindScrew).

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** Their fan club, W.A.S.T.E., is a reference to Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''. It stands for "'''W'''e '''A'''wait '''S'''ilent '''T'''ristero's '''E'''mpire"; Tristero is one of two rival mail companies in what may be an ancient conspiracy, an elaborate hoax played on the novel's narrator by her ex-boyfriend, an a hallucination of the novels novel's narrator, something else entirely, or all of the above (because it's Pynchon and he loves nothing more than a good MindScrew).
10th Apr '17 3:18:00 AM CassandraLeo
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** Their fan club, W.A.S.T.E., is a reference to Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/TheCryingOfLot49''. It stands for "'''W'''e '''A'''wait '''S'''ilent '''T'''ristero's '''E'''mpire"; Tristero is one of two rival mail companies in what may be an ancient conspiracy, an elaborate hoax played on the novel's narrator by her ex-boyfriend, an hallucination of the novels narrator, something else entirely, or all of the above (because it's Pynchon and he loves nothing more than a good MindScrew).
13th Feb '17 2:57:50 PM Gosicrystal
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* EpicRocking: "Supercollider" is Radiohead's longest completed studio song, clocking in at 7:02.
** Also "These Are My Twisted Words," "Paranoid Android," "The National Anthem," "How to Disappear Completely," and "Daydreaming".
** The original version of the B-side "Cuttooth" was evidently much longer than the final cut [[LostForever (by how much, nobody knows)]].

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* EpicRocking: EpicRocking:
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"Supercollider" is Radiohead's longest completed studio song, clocking in at 7:02.
** Also "These Are My Twisted Words," Words", "Paranoid Android," Android", "The National Anthem," Anthem", "How to Disappear Completely," Completely", and "Daydreaming".
** The original version of the B-side "Cuttooth" was evidently much longer than the final cut [[LostForever [[MissingEpisode (by how much, nobody knows)]].
28th Jan '17 1:31:33 PM stuffedninja
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1st Jan '17 2:40:38 PM stuffedninja
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* BookEnds: ''OK Computer'' might begin and end with a car crash. "The Tourist," which closes the album, contains references to high-speed travel, and the chorus consists of "hey, man/idiot, slow down"; "Airbag," the opener, describes relief at surviving a car crash.
** The music video for "Karma Police" begins and ends with a shot of the empty back seat of a 1976 Chrysler New Yorker.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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''OK Computer'' might begin and end with a car crash. "The Tourist," which closes the album, contains references to high-speed travel, and the chorus consists of "hey, man/idiot, slow down"; "Airbag," the opener, describes relief at surviving a car crash.
** *** The music video for "Karma Police" begins and ends with a shot of the empty back seat of a 1976 Chrysler New Yorker.Yorker.
** "A Punchup at a Wedding" begins and ends with sections where Thom sings "no" repeatedly.
1st Jan '17 11:26:31 AM stuffedninja
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** "Molasses" surreptitiously slips in mentions of genocide and starving waitresses throughout the otherwise harmless sounding lyrics.

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** "Molasses" surreptitiously slips in mentions of genocide and starving waitresses throughout the otherwise harmless sounding harmless-sounding lyrics.



** "True Love Waits" has overtones of grieving as it's presented on ''A Moon Shaped Pool,'' though in previous live performances it came across as a relatively straightforward love song.

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** "True Love Waits" has overtones of grieving as it's in the way that it is presented on ''A Moon Shaped Pool,'' though in previous live performances it came across as a relatively straightforward love song.



* WordSaladLyrics: [[DownplayedTrope Mostly downplayed.]] A better name would be "phrase salad lyrics," since it's not so much the word choice as it is the connection between two unrelated statements that throws the listener for a loop. See "Morning Bell:"
-->Where'd you park the car?
-->Where'd you park the car?
-->Clothes are on the lawn with the furniture
-->And I might as well
** Of course, right after that, it's played straight with the nonsensical phrase "sleepy jack the fire drill."

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* WordSaladLyrics: [[DownplayedTrope Mostly downplayed.]] A better name would be "phrase salad lyrics," since it's not so much the word choice as it is the connection between two unrelated statements that throws the listener for a loop.
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See "Morning Bell:"
-->Where'd --->Where'd you park the car?
-->Where'd --->Where'd you park the car?
-->Clothes --->Clothes are on the lawn with the furniture
-->And --->And I might as well
** *** Of course, right after that, it's played straight with the nonsensical phrase "sleepy jack the fire drill."
22nd Dec '16 10:11:55 AM stuffedninja
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Radiohead is an AlternativeRock group from [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England.]] Before they were Radiohead, they were called On a Friday, this being the only day of the week they were allowed to rehearse at school. Originally your usual type of alt-rock band, the sound on their early albums (''Pablo Honey,'' ''Music/TheBends'') gave way to more ambitious albums that incorporated echoey, operatic rock (''Music/OKComputer'') and [[AvantGardeMusic experimental]] [[ElectronicMusic electronic]] sounds (''Music/KidA,'' ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'') before finding something of a happy medium (''Music/HailToTheThief'' and beyond). Long story short, every album is a NewSoundAlbum.

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Radiohead is an AlternativeRock group from [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} England.]] Before they were Radiohead, they were called On a Friday, this being the only day of the week they were allowed to rehearse at school. Originally your usual type of alt-rock band, the sound on their early albums (''Pablo Honey,'' ''Music/TheBends'') gave way to more ambitious albums that incorporated echoey, operatic rock (''Music/OKComputer'') and [[AvantGardeMusic experimental]] [[ElectronicMusic electronic]] {{electronic|Music}} sounds (''Music/KidA,'' ''Music/{{Amnesiac}}'') before finding something of a happy medium (''Music/HailToTheThief'' and beyond). Long story short, every album is a NewSoundAlbum.



The band is known for its anti establishment lyrics and, since ''Kid A,'' rejecting much of the standard promotion forms of the industry. Most notably, the band opted to promote ''Kid A'' (which was highly anticipated after the success of ''OK Computer'') with a series of one-minute long viral videos featuring snippets of each song from the album. Furthermore, the group opted to allow fans to name their own price for the right to download their album ''In Rainbows'' online off of their website.

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The band is known for its anti establishment anti-establishment lyrics and, since ''Kid A,'' rejecting much of the standard promotion forms of the industry. Most notably, the band opted to promote ''Kid A'' (which was highly anticipated after the success of ''OK Computer'') with a series of one-minute long viral videos featuring snippets of each song from the album. Furthermore, the group opted to allow fans to name their own price for the right to download their album ''In Rainbows'' online off of their website.



On May 1, 2016, the band erased their entire web presence; their website gradually lost opacity until it became completely white, and the band's accounts on social media were "whited out", as was Thom's Twitter account. (Jonny has his profile and cover photos replaced with pure white, similar to Thom's, but still has most of his tweets intact; Ed, Philip, and Colin didn't white out at all.) Two days later, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k they released the music video for the first single of their upcoming album]], the legendary and previously unreleased "Burn the Witch". On May 6, they released the second single, "Daydreaming." On the band's Twitter, they mentioned how [[https://twitter.com/radiohead/status/728600091922182144 the album would be "released digitally on May 8th."]] True to their word, Radiohead's ninth album, ''A Moon Shaped Pool'', was released for digital download on the eighth of May.

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On May 1, 2016, the band erased their entire web presence; their website gradually lost opacity until it became completely white, and the band's accounts on social media were "whited out", as was Thom's Twitter account. (Jonny has had his profile and cover photos replaced with pure white, similar to Thom's, but still has most of his tweets intact; Ed, Philip, and Colin didn't white out at all.) Two days later, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k they released the music video for the first single of their upcoming album]], the legendary and previously unreleased "Burn the Witch". On May 6, they released the second single, "Daydreaming." On the band's Twitter, they mentioned how [[https://twitter.com/radiohead/status/728600091922182144 the album would be "released digitally on May 8th."]] True to their word, Radiohead's ninth album, ''A Moon Shaped Pool'', was released for digital download on the eighth of May.



All of the band members ([[https://twitter.com/thomyorke Thom,]] [[https://twitter.com/JnnyG Jonny,]] [[https://twitter.com/philipselway Philip,]] [[https://twitter.com/colingreenwood Colin,]] and Ed) have Twitter accounts.

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All of the band members sans Ed ([[https://twitter.com/thomyorke Thom,]] [[https://twitter.com/JnnyG Jonny,]] [[https://twitter.com/philipselway Philip,]] [[https://twitter.com/colingreenwood Colin,]] and Ed) Colin]]) have Twitter accounts.



* EitherOrTitle: Every song on ''Hail to the Thief.'' The album itself has an alternate title: ''The Gloaming.''

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* EitherOrTitle: Every song on ''Hail to the Thief.'' The Even the album itself has an alternate title: ''The Gloaming.''



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac.'' (See note on NewSoundAlbum above)

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: After a handful of straightforward and slightly experimental alt-rock albums, the band follows up with ''Kid A'' and ''Amnesiac.'' (See note on NewSoundAlbum above)''Amnesiac'', two heavily electronic-sounding albums that pretty much changed the trajectory of the band's sound forever.



** Halfway through "Sit Down. Stand Up," the slow burning mood piece transforms into an insanely fast Music/AphexTwin-like composition with Thom's layered voice chanting about raindrops.

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** Halfway through "Sit Down. Stand Up," the slow burning slow-burning mood piece transforms into an insanely fast Music/AphexTwin-like composition with Thom's layered voice chanting about raindrops.
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