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Posted by r4dioh3d pada September 7, 2007

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Radiohead are an English rock band that formed in Oxfordshire in 1986. The band’s lineup, which has never changed, consists of Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway.

Radiohead released their first single, “Creep“, in 1992, followed by their debut album Pablo Honey (1993). Although initially unsuccessful, the song became a worldwide hit by the time it was re-issued a year later. The band’s popularity increased in the United Kingdom with their second album, The Bends (1995), which featured dense guitar atmospheres and Yorke’s falsetto singing.[1] However, Radiohead’s third album propelled them to greater attention. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer (1997) was warmly received by critics, and has often been named a landmark record of the 1990s.[2]

The band’s next recordings, Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001), saw Radiohead reach their peak of global popularity[3] even as their music divided fans and critics.[4] The period marked a change in the band’s style, with influences including experimental electronic music as well as Krautrock, jazz and modern classical music.[5] Radiohead’s shift away from standard rock songwriting also resulted in greater flexibility, with each member playing a wider range of instruments in the studio and at live concerts. The band’s latest album, Hail to the Thief (2003), mixed guitar-driven rock, electronic influences and topical lyrics, and was seen to blend styles from throughout the band’s career.[6] Radiohead are currently without a record label, and are working on their seventh studio album, expected for release sometime in 2008.[7]

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