our score: 5.0 out of 5.0
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- how much a band can grow. Following up what some people thought
was just a fluke, a flash in the pan - Radiohead released The
Bends. And entered the history books.
soaring vocals, innovative guitar playing, and boatloads of emotion,
The Bends has since been hailed as one of the greatest
rock albums of all time. Less experimental than their latter albums,
The Bends is easily the most accessible release from Radiohead
to date. When it was released in 1995 alternative rock was all
the rage - grunge had died and pop had yet to take over. The melodies
and inspiration found therein were nowhere else to be heard on
pop radio, and far beyond what anyone expected from this
as "High and Dry" and "Fake Plastic Trees"
soon captured the hearts music fans everywhere. People began to
realize Radiohead was more than "Creep." Lyrics like
"If I could be who you wanted all the time" sung in
Yorke's sad yet dominant voice brought people to tears.
is a musical journey never matched by another band since. Radiohead
have since moved on, packing up the guitar crunch for an aural
landscape and electronic forays. Still, the album moves you and
will continue to move generations.
a certain moment in time. Certain albums capture that moment and
hold on to it forever. When you listen to them they take you back.
You feel what you felt, you dream what you dreamt.
can't describe it.
liked The Bends...
2. The Bends
3. High and Dry
4. Fake Plastic Trees
6. Nice Dream
8. My Iron Lung
9. Bullet Proof... I Wish I Was
10. Black Star
12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)