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[[folder: Pablo Honey]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JWH3dXYis "Blow Out"]]. And people say "Creep" is their best song off ''Pablo Honey''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk "Creep"]], the emotion in that song, and the self loathing.

[[folder: The Bends]]
* "The Bends" in general - the guitar intro is awesome. Calls up images of a sunny morning on a city street. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi_QqX5ioWM WE DON'T HAVE ANY REAL... FRIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENDS]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKd06s1LNik "Fake Plastic Trees"]], especially from around the 3 minute mark to the end.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyrCRd1ikw "Planet Telex"]]: ("EVERYTHIIING IS... Brokennn..."), which is all the more impressive when you find out that the band recorded it after drinking copious amounts of wine, and Thom Yorke sang the vocals lying flat on his back, totally wasted.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTB-iiecqk "Street Spirit (Fade Out)"]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU7sUENatUU "Talk Show Host"]], the B-side to "Street Spirit" and easily the band's most popular B-side. It's based around a simple guitar riff but still manages to build a solid listening experience with brooding lyrics and the likes.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO_ESqpGWUA "My Iron Lung"]] is one of the best songs they ever wrote.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5qrW032H4 "Black Star"]]. That chorus and riff... "Blame it on the black star / Blame it on the falling sky / Blame it on the satellite that beams me home..."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8 "Just"]]. Special mention goes to the guitar and that epic solo at the end...
%%* [[TearJerker "Bullet Proof...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppqiKdA_Co I Wish I Was"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDLkaISa-B8 Nice Dream]] is just an all around beautiful song to listen to, led by an acoustic guitar and some glorious vocals on Thom's behalf.

[[folder: OK Computer]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF8khJ7P4Wg "Paranoid Android"]]. We all die of [[AwesomenessIsVolatile awesome overload]] the moment Thom shouts "YOU DON'T REMEMBER!"
%%* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmmedScLmY "Exit Music (For a Film)"]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWibEwJLzRs "Climbing Up the Walls."]] Especially Thom's bone-chilling MetalScream at the end.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAXRKPGKXWs "The Tourist"]]. What a beautiful song...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tejkhFyjoGE "Lucky"]]. '''Especially''' the guitar solo.
-->"It's gonna be a gloooorrrriiiiouuus dayy..."
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH97ma9YiI "Karma Police, Arrest this man, he talks in maths..."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No Surprises"]]. A different form of creepy than "Climbing Up The Walls," this song is a good embodiment of suburban ennui and the effects of modern life on the average person. Not to mention the Glock added in for extra irony.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z_NvVMUcG8 "Let Down"]], especially the "You know where you are" bit. It's sparkly, it's simultaneously ecstatic and heartbreaking, and it manages to make something truly beautiful out of depression and alienation without glamorizing either.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvTNWWL4CW4 "Airbag"]]. The guitars, the riffs, the cut-up beats and Thom's elated lyrics and singing combine to create a triumphant and awesome opening track.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1tQFX_9ct0 "I'M JUST UPTIGHT! UPTIGHT!"]]
%%* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5CVsCnxyXg "No alarms and no surprises..."]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG_iD8epJag "Electioneering"]] is a good song for those looking for a harder sound on the album.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimvFbossU8 "Fitter Happier"]] is an example of CreepyAwesome, as well as summarizing what the entire album is all about.

[[folder: Kid A]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDAjFstQrTk "The National Anthem".]] ESPECIALLY the horns section at the end.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrpGhEVyrk0 "Everything in Its Right Place"]] for being beautiful and sort of terrifying. The awesomeness may be either increased or diminished for you once you figure out what he's saying...
--> [[spoiler:Yesterday I woke up sucking on a lemon.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAF8D0ugyVk "How to Disappear Completely"]]. All of it. Especially when the trumpets come in in their strange arpeggiated patterns, they don't fit in but they just... do. Thom even at one point called it his best song, for good reason.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogLycHY_4nU "Optimistic"]]. The [[FadingIntoTheNextSong transition]] from "Optimistic" to "In Limbo" is also very well done.
* The big giant Apocalyptic disco beast that is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNqv3nHyteM "Idioteque"]] is the musical definition of [=CMoA=]. Not just the beat, but the vocals paired with the lyrics are superb.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAwGWptsOls "Morning Bell"]] is already pretty awesome, but then the halfway point comes to accentuate to the weird awesomeness: [[spoiler:''Cut the kids in half.'']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ju8xO_Zvfo "Motion Picture Soundtrack"]] is quite possibly the most simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting song in the universe.

[[folder: Amnesiac]]
* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAUMgureA6o "You And Whose Army?"]]. "We ride tonight... ghost horses." So much punch delivered through such simple lyrics.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2VzLn6DMCE "Pyramid Song"]], especially the part where Phil Selway's drumming falls in.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5LT9X9F-YM "The Amazing Sounds of Orgy"]], a B-side with a creepy, industrial feel to it. The layered vocals and eerie, pounding drum riff just make it sound all the more awesome... picture Radiohead doing a Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge song.
* The entirety of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upl_rxmsu6s "Life in a Glasshouse"]]. ''Especially'' the full length version on the two-disc version of the album. It's five minutes of awesome!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BopLWdixRkM "I Might Be Wrong"]]. Everything about it, really, but especially the fake ending.
* ''Kid A''[='=]s "Morning Bell" was already an awesome song, but then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPQfiH78XaE it was rerecorded and revamped]] with a much more orchestral overtone for ''Amnesiac''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezOAxhYo9vE "Like Spinning Plates"]] is magnificent, especially when one considers [[http://citizeninsane.eu/likespinningplates.html how it was made]].

[[folder: Hail to the Thief]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUV9IGC5qC4 "2 + 2 = 5"]], the moment when Thom loses his ever-loving shit about halfway through and starts screaming: "YOU HAVE NOT BEEN! PAYING ATTENTION! PAYING ATTENTION!" See also: "DON'T QUESTION MY AUTHORITY OR PUTMEINABOX!!"
* The climax of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuaPkGZ-HIA "There There"]]. Take some guitars, heavy drums, "WEEEE ARRRRRE AAAAACIDENTS WAITIIIING TO HAPPENNNNNN!!!!" and a video with Series/{{Bagpuss}} and Thom Yorke grabbing golden clothes and experiencing its tree-morphing side effects and you've got yourself the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Alternative Rock Anthem of Awesome]]. It is, somehow, both ominous and uplifting.
* "A punchup at a wedding. (no no no no no no no no.)" has a smooth bassline and slightly discordant, jazzy piano melody, over which Thom sings a beautiful, [[TranquilFury quietly angry]] song, which he stated in interviews was about a critic who went to a Radiohead show and basically made up a load of crap about the fans because he couldn't think of any good criticisms of the band, which Thom took exception to. However, even not knowing the context, the song's anger will still be relatable to anyone who's ever had a fight, verbal or physical, with somebody, especially if they were in the wrong or made up lies. Also, if you're an anime fan, you might notice the song's backing track sounds weirdly similar to "Logos Naki World" from the original ''{{Anime/Hellsing}}'' series.
--> {{Hypocrite}}. Opportunist. Don't infect me with your poison. \\
A bully in a china shop. When I turn around [[DirtyCoward you stay frozen to the spot]]. \\
The pointless [[DeadpanSnarker snide remarks]] of hammerheaded sharks; \\
The [[PotCallingTheKettleBlack pot will call the kettle black]], it's [[TitleDrop a drunken punchup at a wedding, yeah.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgeKRbmUBns "Myxomatosis"]], with its strange time signature and awesome guitar part, not to mention the chilling part where everything drops out but the vocals and drums. "But now. I. Don't. Know. Why I. Feel. So. Tongue. Tied." And then it all comes back in again and goes on to become more and more awesome.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4q_ZUiTNA "A Wolf at the Door"]] is just amazing and unlike any other Radiohead song, with brilliant [[PatterSong pattering]] lyrics.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNA6mJ7ppYk "Backdrifts"]]. The small piano solo is pretty cool, and the beat sounds like a malfunctioning steam train. It's like {{Industrial}}, {{Ambient}}, Glitch and HipHop were thrown into a blender...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0v8rCZazrA "We Suck Young Blood"]]. Never has a quiet song about vampires been so awesome. At one point in the song, the sound almost ''explodes.''
* The beautifully eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05s_GuFOvA "The Gloaming"]], which starts off with a jittery IDM-y loop before turning into a warbling, claustrophobic piece with Thom's [[EchoingAcoustics echoing]] voice sweeping over the apprehensive soundscapes.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWqlpvLjMyM "Sit Down. Stand Up."]]. AND THE RAINDROPS AND THE RAINDROPS.
%%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-XynViVN3E "Go to Sleep"]]. ''OVER MY DEAAAD BOOO-OOODY!!''

[[folder: In Rainbows]]
* When they started a remix contest for "Nude," one of the contestants submitted a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmfHHLfbjNQ version]] done on an oscilloscope, an old printer and scanner, and an answering machine (which played the vocals), played through hard drives instead of speakers.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbWBRnDK_AE original]] is just amazing on its own, too. There is a single chord change (that happens multiple times) at the 2:26 mark. It's sublime.
** We can't talk about "Nude" without mentioning the incredible vocal performance Thom Yorke gives on that track. It's his greatest by a long shot. Absolutely ethereal and wondrous.
* This [[https://vimeo.com/82265527 live performance]] of "15 Step" at the 2009 Grammys, where Thom is backed by the Spirit of Troy, USC's legendary marching band. It's especially awesome since it's Radiohead's first ever performance at the Grammys.
* The bridge in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI "Reckoner"]], when all the percussion cuts out and all you're left with are the rising voices and strings. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmmsMeHAaE And then Cee Lo Green covered it.]]
-->"iiiiiiiin Raaaaaaainbooooooows..."
* Of course, the ending of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVDSdDoD4Sg "Bodysnatchers"]] is spine tingling, with the guitar's going overload and Yorke screaming vocals.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3DrL8pwu1k "Weird Fishes / Arpeggi"]] needs a mention. It is inextricably awesome, the massive buildup for an entire song and then completely stripped down at 3:03.
* "Videotape" is a real TearJerker, especially when paired with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_a3PMJ5Y0I this insanely awesome video]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xN-H5QTYWs This live performance]] of the B-side "Bangers and Mash." Thom [[CrazyAwesome playing a second set of drums like a madman]] and singing at the same time.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-RllNyZt90 The beat goes round and round... THE BEAT GOES ROOOOOUND AAAAAND ROOOOUND]].

[[folder: The King of Limbs]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVcKwEJ2w4 "Morning Mr Magpie"]] sounds like Radiohead trying to do {{Funk}} music in their own way, and it works beautifully.
* The epic brass background in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5c9w6uWBOI "Codex"]] is amazing. It's scary and apprehensive and beautiful and nostalgic all at once.
* When the wall of distorted vocals singing "into your arms" hits at about the 3 minute mark of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIupuBQ8W_c "Give Up the Ghost"]].
%%* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWDUJ8sKvMU basement version]] of ''The King of Limbs''.
* On February 18th, 2011, a gleeful fandom began its ''The King of Limbs'' experience with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHjUI7OqEWc "Bloom,"]] quite possibly Radiohead's best opening track yet. The wailing, echo-y vocals are just eerie and ominous enough to set the tone of the album. The Music/HansZimmer-produced [[RearrangeTheSong orchestral arrangement]] of the song, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODsUpq0WAYY "(Ocean) Bloom"]], is equally powerful, if not more so.
* Meanwhile, a contender for best ''closing'' track is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Wu45h1HdY "Separator"]]. The beat is strangely addictive... and after the heartbreaking double of "Codex" and "Give Up the Ghost," this song wraps up the album on a comforting, calming and hopeful note. "If you think this is over, then you're wrong..."

[[folder: A Moon Shaped Pool]]
* "Burn the Witch," a track teased and anticipated for ''years'', was finally released as the first single of the album on May 3rd, 2016. And it was worth the wait.
* "Daydreaming" manages to mix the ambient of their ''Kid A'' era with ''In Rainbows''-style art rock for one beautiful MindScrew.
* A hi-hat-heavy hip-hop style beat? Cool. Indie Rock-style guitar riffing? Nice. A manic synth solo? Great. [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly All of these at the same time?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sRWQ5BhYcE "Identikit"]].
* "Decks Dark" is a song that feels like it's been around forever, with timeless piano melodies and an infectious jazzy groove.
* "Ful Stop" has an incredible amount of buildup, and an equally incredible payoff once the second set of drums kicks in, not to mention some more great guitar riffing near the end.
* "True Love Waits" has been floating around as an unreleased song since ''The Bends'' and was finally officially put on the tracklist. Needless to say, it's a ''perfect'', albeit [[TearJerker sorrowful]], ending to the album.

[[folder: Other Songs]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDhKICAm0OY "Big Boots"]]. Radiohead with an awesome, almost ''Film/JamesBond''-esque feel to it. After existing for twenty years as a bootleg recording ripped from ''Meeting People Is Easy,'' a proper studio recording (titled "Man O' War") will be released along with "I Promise" and "Lift" for the 20th anniversary edition of ''OK Computer''. Huzzah!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhtaAnOaec8 "Polyethylene (Parts 1 and 2)"]], especially part 2. Another example of MundaneMadeAwesome with operatic declarations of "plastic bag, middle class, polyethylene" and "there is no significant risk to your health," not to mention the music itself. The way the song spirals out at the end as if it were a spacecraft launched into the atmosphere? Lovely.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySxUxvxrHeQ "I Am Citizen Insane"]]. Super-chill but slightly creepy.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iFS22yyXj8 "Supercollider"]]. They made a 7-minute-long song ''about a particle accelerator''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZ1DDs_cMM "Lewis (Mistreated)"]], which can only be summarized as Radiohead at their most garage rock-y.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcwy2YDyigA Unreleased fan favorite "Follow Me Around."]]
* And now, Radiohead's [[WhatCouldHaveBeen (almost)]] actual ''Film/JamesBond'' theme, [[https://soundcloud.com/radiohead/spectre "Spectre"]]. The strings, the bass, the drums, Thom's voice...