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After a month when big, meaningful albums have come thick and fast – ‘Lemonade’, ‘Views’, Anohni, James Blake – it doesn’t feel like there’s quite so much riding on Radiohead’s…

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When Thom Yorke introduces ‘Paranoid Android’, a nearby man in his early forties finally allows a strangled cry of elation to leave his throat, so far untested by a lack…

Optimus Alive exists in a parallel universe to UK festivals. Rain is basically an alien concept, people wait until after it’s dark to get drunk, and rather than the British…

Last time Radiohead played to fans in the Texas state capital, they were in the middle of an overgrown field and third on the bill beneath Natalie Merchant and REM.…

The opening night of Radiohead’s world tour saw them debut two new songs, of which ‘Cut A Hole’ is the most promising. An atmospheric, shifting gloomathon in the ‘Pyramid Song’…

These days [a]Radiohead[/a] sound like a ZX Spectrum falling down a spiral staircase, but back in 1986 they were sixth formers with a penchant for double denim and sax solos.…

The hits are here, but even in a stadium it’s the ‘In Rainbows’ songs that shine the brightest. Eleven years pretty much to the day since Radiohead took to a…

[a]Radiohead[/a] kicked off the UK leg of their world tour in London last night (June 24). The band played Victoria Park in the east of the capital, performing a…

Or the one that, according to Thom Yorke, “sounds like that new Australian band Wolfmother”. Post the whole ‘‘they’re revolutionising the music industry!’ business, there’s something quite rubbish about Radiohead…

Well, if Radiohead bloodied the nose of the record industry with ‘In Rainbows’, this best-of release of their Parlophone back catalogue amounts to a pretty low-blow response, which should give…

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It does strike us as odd,” snarled one blogger on Seattlest.com back in February, on the announcement of the ‘In Rainbows’ world tour, “that their first guaranteed date is a…

‘Nude’ is the great lost Radiohead song, written in the mid-’90s, but held in limbo while the band tried to figure out what to do with it in the studio.…

Let’s face it, Radiohead could have released the sound of Thom Yorke picking fluff out of his belly button (which they did actually sample and loop throughout the whole of…

This story-so-far boxset/USB stick containing the band’s six Parlophone albums, plus live mini-album ‘I Might Be Wrong’, is essential. It would be even if it were only available on reel-to-reel…

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If you were to scan the box of ‘In Rainbows’ (which, by the time you read this, you may be able to do), you might imagine that the last three…

Mud. Mushrooms. Men on stilts. Mad mantronics breathing fire… it’s safe to say there’s nowhere like Glastonbury. Those who saw the Julien Temple film of the festival when it came…

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Of course this album finds them at a strange crossroads. [a]Radiohead[/a]’s deal with EMI is up – no more albums are needed to fulfil their contract. At this moment they…

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The unbearable heaviness of being [a]Radiohead[/a] continues. Following the equivalent birth pains of a medium-sized galaxy, ‘Kid A’ arrives amidst the most fantastic stories of artistic constipation: abortive recording sessions,…