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Films made about teenagers are ephemeral by default. That doesn’t make them forgettable, but while plotlines traverse decades (Clueless is, after all, based on Jane Austen’s Emma), trends don’t. Teen movies are nothing if not a burial ground for every gadget and outfit once thought of as “cool.” But music doesn’t go out of style… More »

The most important Radiohead video is probably this clip, of the band playing “Creep” at the MTV Beach House in 1993. That’s the video that showed what the band could’ve easily been: A one-hit wonder playing for disinterested frat boys and beach bunnies, looking uncomfortable and humiliated while knocking out their one perfect diamond of… More »

More than a year after they released The Bends, Radiohead spent their summer touring North America’s finer outdoor shed venues, opening for Alanis Morrisette. Considering the lordly spot Radiohead now occupy, that seems like a gross indignity. But they were lucky to be there. At least in the U.S., The Bends was not an anticipated… More »

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On A Friday: Radiohead In The ’80s

Before Radiohead released The Bends in 1995 and kicked off an unimpeachable run, there was 1993's Pablo Honey. For a time, I ranked Pablo Honey
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2015 - 3:57 pm
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Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway Remembers The Bends

This week marks the 20th anniversary of Radiohead's first classic album, The Bends, and in honor of the occasion we've declared it Radiohead Week at…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2015 - 11:32 am
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It’s Radiohead Week At Stereogum

Welcome to Radiohead Week, Stereogum's weeklong celebration of all things Thom, Jonny, Colin, Philip, and Ed. Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of The Bends, the…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2015 - 10:43 am
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Jonny Greenwood Shares Update On Radiohead’s Recording Sessions

Radiohead have been in and out of the studio since last fall. Presumably they're working on their next album, but word has been mum about…
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm
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Radiohead Was The Answer To A Very Surprising Jeopardy! Question

Look, guys: We made it onto Jeopardy!! Kind of. Last night's episode featured a category dedicated to tribute albums, and hidden away under the $2000…
James Rettig | January 2, 2015 - 9:45 am
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Jonny Greenwood, Gaz Coombes, & Danny Goffey – “Spooks” (Feat. Joanna Newsom) (Stereogum Premiere)

When Radiohead debuted "Spooks" back in 2006, it was a rollicking guitar-powered instrumental the likes of which the band hadn't tackled since "Electioneering." (Actually, the…
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2014 - 9:30 am
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20 Covers Of Radiohead’s “Creep,” Rated

In the never-ending curious case of Radiohead, you have a slew of their most iconic songs out there -- beloved, covered, cited. Songs that have…
Ryan Leas | November 26, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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Watch Tears For Fears Play Their Hits And Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” In A Spotify Landmark Session

Tears For Fears have been covering Radiohead's "Creep" for years, but I don't think they've ever had it professionally recorded until now. The band recorded…
Chris DeVille | November 25, 2014 - 11:06 am
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Inherent Vice Soundtrack With Radiohead’s “Spooks” Out Next Month

The soundtrack for Inherent Vice will be out on December 15th. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood did the score for the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed film -- they…
James Rettig | November 16, 2014 - 9:54 am
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Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins

The terrifyingly popular Indiana jam-band Umphrey's McGee play an annual mash-up show every year on Halloween, combining covers live and wearing mash-up costumes. (This year,…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2014 - 11:47 am
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Q&A: Radiohead’s Philip Selway On His New Album Weatherhouse

Philip Selway is probably the last member of Radiohead anyone expected to go full singer-songwriter, but with sophomore solo release Weatherhouse, the longtime drummer affirm…
Chris DeVille | October 23, 2014 - 11:33 am
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The Next Radiohead Album May Get An Unconventional Release, Too

When Thom Yorke both announced and then released his new solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, within the space of like 20 minutes on Friday, September…
Michael Nelson | October 16, 2014 - 5:24 pm
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Watch Radiohead’s Philip Selway Play The Tonight Show With The Dap-Kings

Along with the Beatles and Genesis and the Eagles, Radiohead are the rare band where the drummer can make a respectable go of it a…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
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Watch Karen O Cover Radiohead & The Doors In London

Karen O made her first Crush Songs appearance in the UK over the weekend, where she performed for two nights at London's Bush Hall. During…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 9:45 am

Johnny Greenwood & Supergrass Reworked Radiohead Rarity “Spooks” For Inherent Vice

Slate reports that Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film that was scored by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, contains an unreleased Radiohead instrumental called "Spooks,"…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 8:16 am
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Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Comment Party

Thom Yorke just dropped the hell out of nowhere with the announcement of a new album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, and already you can buy the…
Michael Nelson | September 26, 2014 - 11:09 am
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Now Thom Yorke’s Teasing New “A Wolf At The Door” Lyrics, For Some Reason

Over the weekend, both Thom Yorke and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich teased the world by tweeting an image of a mysterious white vinyl record. We…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2014 - 9:13 am
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Philip Selway – “It Will End In Tears” Video

Next month, Philip Selway will release the solo album Weatherhouse, the singles from which have featured a surprisingly simple, pretty sound, a far cry from…
Miles Bowe | September 22, 2014 - 5:34 pm
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Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich Tease Mystery Record

Most of the members of Radiohead have been busy lately with solo endeavors. But we learned over the summer that the band was planning to…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 8:41 am
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