Archive | Radiohead

Does appoggiatura make you cry?

After Adele’s performance at the Grammy Awards, the Wall Street Journal ran an article scientifically explaining why her winning song “Someone Like You” brings so many listeners to tears. Apparently, all it takes to make people cry is something called “appoggiatura.” Throw a few of these ornamental notes on top of emotionally charged lyrics, and […]

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The King of Limbs

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When I was a very little man, probably three years old, my family took me to the circus. As I observed the caged lions and tigers, I confidently asserted that they were not ferocious beasts, but rather “people dressed up” as animals. Yes, I was a cynic even as a toddler. In the days since […]

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Radiohead Deluxe Editions

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Kid A (Deluxe Edition) Amnesiac (Deluxe Edition) Hail to the Thief (Deluxe Edition) In a career arc, Radiohead was quickly more art-rock than standard alt-rock fare – moving from “Creep” to “Fake Plastic Trees” and then OK Computer and “Karma Police” in four years. Three guitars, cryptic atmospherics, difficult lyrics: These things and more took […]

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Hear Radiohead live thanks to NPR!

Let's say, hypothetically, that you weren't lucky enough to catch Radiohead at the White River Amphitheater last month. Maybe you were busy, possibly stuck with your family in the Midwest where the only fun is watching soybeans grow and drinking heavily. It's possible in that hypothetical, not-at-all factual situation that you'd be both bitter about […]

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Top 10 band names from song names

If there's any one question most bands tend to dislike it's how they got their band name. A band will most likely answer with, "Well, this one night we were drunk…" or something similarly dissatisfying and anti-climatic, which is I avoid the question during interviews. While listening to emo pioneer Cap'n Jazz's completely encompassing Analphabetapolothology, it occurred […]

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Radiohead Best Of DVD

I must admit that I wasn't exactly biting my nails to get my hands on Radiohead: Best Of CD. Especially when considering that the band hasn't endorsed it in any way and most people I know simply see it as a giant label trying to rake in more cash in a slow period and take […]

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Radiohead: The Best Of

Some might argue it's OK Computer. Others say it's The Bends. But now there's no need to fight which record is Radiohead's best, as the band is about to release an official Radiohead: The Best Of collection on June 3, on Capitol/EMI instead of by free download (we couldn't hope for that again, could we?) Most […]

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