History YMMV / Radiohead

7th Jan '17 5:39:41 AM CoolPopper
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* MostWonderfulSound: That moment from "Paranoid Android" when Thom starts singing "YOU DON'T REMEMBER" is one of the greatest parts of the song for many people.
21st Dec '16 9:54:20 AM CoolPopper
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Very little people thought ''Music/OKComputer'' was going to be successful, and deemed the record to be uncommercial. Cue several million copies being sold (and debuting at #1 in the UK for two weeks), and frequently being listed as one of the greatest albums of all time.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Very little Few people thought ''Music/OKComputer'' was going to be successful, and deemed the record to be uncommercial. was deemed a commercial suicide. Cue several million copies being sold (and debuting at #1 in the UK for two weeks), ''skyrocketing'' Radiohead's international fame, and frequently being listed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
20th Dec '16 10:16:37 AM CoolPopper
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Very little people thought ''Music/OKComputer'' was going to be successful, and deemed the record to be uncommercial. Cue several million copies being sold (and debuting at #1 in the UK for two weeks), and frequently being listed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
19th Dec '16 8:21:38 PM stuffedninja
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* HarsherInHindsight: "Burn the Witch," with its video heavily inspired by ''Film/TheWickerMan'', was released shortly before the death of its director Robin Hardy.

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"Burn the Witch," with its video heavily inspired by ''Film/TheWickerMan'', was released shortly before the death of its director Robin Hardy.Hardy.
** The aspects of ''A Moon Shaped Pool'' shaped by Thom's divorce from his wife of 23 years become astronomically [[TearJerker sadder]] once you discover that [[http://www.pmb.ox.ac.uk/news/dr-rachel-owen-1968-2016 his wife has passed away]].
19th Dec '16 8:19:24 PM stuffedninja
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** The band's fanbase is heavily split over whether or not "Electioneering" is a good song. Some argue that it's a perfectly fine song on its own merit, others argue that it's good but not ''as'' good as the other ''OK Computer'' songs, and others argue that it sounds completely out of place on the album, what with the more blunt and straightforward approach instead of the normal ambiguity. Thom's statement [[CreatorBacklash that he retrospectively would've left the song off the album]] has done a fair amount to stir the pot.
11th Oct '16 6:00:51 AM Rivfruifv
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** [[BaldOfAwesome Phil's hair]] has been a recurring joke amongst fans for a while.
7th Sep '16 5:18:34 PM bt8257
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* TheWoobie: Thom Yorke. He's had bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his career, and has recently divorced his wife of twenty-three years[note]The separation seems to be an amicable one, though[/note]. Radiohead's music, the lyrics especially, is largely inspired by Thom's mental state. The disturbing/heartrending nature of much of his output has left as many fans concerned as fascinated.

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* TheWoobie: Thom Yorke. He's had bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his career, and has recently divorced his wife of twenty-three years[note]The years.[[note]]The separation seems to be an amicable one, though[/note]. though[[/note]] Radiohead's music, the lyrics especially, is largely inspired by Thom's mental state. The disturbing/heartrending nature of much of his output has left as many fans concerned as fascinated.
30th Aug '16 5:28:51 PM stuffedninja
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** "thm"[[note]]A popular meme on the band's subreddit that comes from a Reddit AMA Thom did with Nigel (as Atoms for Peace, not Radiohead) where Thom's [[YouMakeMeSic poorly spelled]] answers to questions were sometimes suffixed by "thm".[[/note]]
** Thom likes "The Gloaming".[[note]]Another subreddit meme, stemming from the band's frequent playing of the [[EnsembleDarkhorse considered-to-be underrated]] song in concerts and Thom stating that it's his favorite ''HTTT'' song. When brought up on the subreddit, it usually receives response poorly written like Thom's, usually characterized by their lack of vowels.[[/note]]
16th Jul '16 4:59:16 PM EllaMegablast
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Rumor has it that "Pearly*" was inspired by a Japanese girl who prostituted herself in order to get Radiohead tickets, much to Thom's horror.
** ''Hail to the Thief'' followed both 9/11 and the birth of Thom's son and has very, very heavy political overtones. For specific song examples, "I Will" was inspired by a news scene of a bunker full of women and kids being bombed during the first Gulf War; "Sail to the Moon" was reportedly written in five minutes for Thom's son.
*** In addition, "A Punchup at a Wedding" was inspired by Thom getting extremely upset after reading a very negative and caustic review of an Oxford show that was intended to be a homecoming concert.
16th Jul '16 4:26:19 PM EllaMegablast
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** Jonny Greenwood's 'abusive guitar' also gets a mention, be it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IQfn97KRFg this performance of "Bangers + Mash"]] or... any other rocky guitar-based song. Jonny's done it so much that he had to get an arm brace from repetitive strain injury.

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** Jonny Greenwood's 'abusive guitar' "abusive guitar" also gets a mention, be it on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IQfn97KRFg this performance of "Bangers + Mash"]] or... any other rocky guitar-based song. Jonny's done it so much that he had to get an arm brace from repetitive strain injury.



* EvenBetterSequel: ''Music/TheBends'' got a much better response than ''PabloHoney''.

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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Music/TheBends'' got a much better response than ''PabloHoney''.''Pablo Honey''.



* FaceOfTheBand: Averted. Thom seems like a candidate for this, since the band has admitted that Thom has the most say in everything material-wise. However, the other members, most notably Jonny Greenwood, have a sizable amount of the fanbase's and media's attention.

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* FaceOfTheBand: Averted. Thom seems like a candidate for this, since the band has admitted that Thom has the most say in everything material-wise.material-wise (and he's the frontman). However, the other members, most notably Jonny Greenwood, have a sizable amount of the fanbase's and media's attention.



*** Thom's dancing in the "Lotus Flower" video has been dubbed with, for instance, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xgeT2hzxrQ Single Ladies]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnjOUKXqm9Q the Benny Hill theme]].

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*** Thom's dancing in the "Lotus Flower" video has It's also been dubbed with, for instance, [[http://www.set to Beyoncé's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xgeT2hzxrQ Single Ladies]] Ladies]]" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnjOUKXqm9Q the Benny Hill theme]].



* MisaimedFandom
** "Creep" is often quoted on pro-anorexia websites, for its lines "I don't care if it hurts/I wanna have control/I want a perfect body/I want a perfect soul."

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* MisaimedFandom
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MisaimedFandom: "Creep" is often quoted on pro-anorexia websites, for its lines "I don't care if it hurts/I wanna have control/I want a perfect body/I want a perfect soul."



** Unsurprising, considering that ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is basically Radiohead: The Game.



* ParanoiaFuel: "Climbing Up the Walls":

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* ParanoiaFuel: "Climbing Up the Walls":Walls" draws on Thom's time spent working in a mental hospital:



** The song draws on Thom's time spent working in a mental hospital.



** "Give Up the Ghost" may be a TearJerker, but that coda with the layers upon layers of vocals also qualifies as this trope. Come to think of it, the last three songs of ''Music/TheKingOfLimbs'' probably qualify in their entirety.

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** "Give Up the Ghost" may be a TearJerker, but that coda with the layers upon layers of vocals also qualifies as this trope. Come to think of it, the last three songs of ''Music/TheKingOfLimbs'' probably qualify in their entirety.trope.
*** ''TKOL'' as a whole might fit, depending on who you ask.



* ToughActToFollow: It's widely said that Radiohead's biggest competition is their own back catalog. ''OK Computer'' and ''Kid A'' stand out as defining, perhaps even game-changing, moments for the band--maybe even for popular music at large.

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* ToughActToFollow: It's widely been said that Radiohead's biggest competition is their own back catalog. ''OK Computer'' and ''Kid A'' stand out as the defining, perhaps even game-changing, game-changing moments for the band--maybe even for popular music at large.



** ''In Rainbows'' similarly got flak for having a different sound, but critics warmed up to it eventually.



* TheWoobie: Thom Yorke. He's had bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his career, and has recently divorced his wife of twenty-three years. Radiohead's music, the lyrics especially, stems largely from Thom's mental state. The disturbing/heartrending nature of much of his output has left as many fans concerned as fascinated.

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* TheWoobie: Thom Yorke. He's had bouts of depression and anxiety throughout his career, and has recently divorced his wife of twenty-three years. years[note]The separation seems to be an amicable one, though[/note]. Radiohead's music, the lyrics especially, stems is largely from inspired by Thom's mental state. The disturbing/heartrending nature of much of his output has left as many fans concerned as fascinated.
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