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When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: “A part of me views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

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 »

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Preview Thom Yorke’s 18-Days-Long Soundtrack To Stanley Donwood’s New Art Exhibit

The English artist Stanley Donwood has designed every Radiohead album since The Bends, and he's also done the art for Atoms For Peace and for…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 11:18 am

This Is A Very Surprising Oral History Of Radiohead’s OK Computer

Back in March, we hosted our first-ever Radiohead Week in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Bends. It went over really well, mostly because…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 29, 2015 - 2:02 pm

Gov’t Mule & Toots Hibbert Share A Reggae Radiohead Cover

Jam-band Radiohead covers are practically a genre unto themselves, and here's an especially weird one. In 2006, Gov't Mule, the Southern-rock jam band founded by…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 9:32 am

The Bends Turns 20

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…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2015 - 10:54 am

5 Ideas For Your Next Tattoo Of Thom Yorke’s Face

Unlike Radiohead albums, it's not really fair for me to rank band-inspired tattoos from worst to best. At the end of the day, that's someone's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we're reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum's free, downloadable compilation was released in July…
Scott Lapatine | March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

30 Essential Radiohead Non-Album Tracks

My passionate teenage obsession with Radiohead coincided with the rise of Napster. So whereas previous generations of fanatical music fans lived and died by record…
Chris DeVille | March 11, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Meredith Graves Interviews Her Dad About Radiohead

I have almost nothing to say on the subject of Radiohead. I barely know anything about their music, because I've never liked it. It's not…
Meredith Graves | March 11, 2015 - 12:06 pm

In Defense Of The King Of Limbs

If you look at the numbers, The King Of Limbs was a success. Its Metacritic score rests at a robust 80, ranking it above 2001's…
Ryan Leas | March 10, 2015 - 2:05 pm

33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead's fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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