Hi to you all! Im a hardcore Radiohead fan.
Im just curious, if Radiohead is your #1, could your tell me your top #3 below Radiohead? Just an experiment.
Don’t kill me on this one, but Reckoner undoubtedly is Radiohead’s best track—and I love all things Radiohead.
While other songs better capture Radiohead’s ethos (Everything In Its Right Place, Let Down, No Surprises, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5, Idioteque) and other songs translate better to popular appeal (Creep, Fake Plastic Trees, Just, House of Cards, Karma Police—well, this list is shorter), no other song transcends into another realm of musicality like Reckoner.
It has everything going for it— Thom’s falsetto and self-harmonizing, the tambourines that aerate the track, the John Frusciante inspired guitar rift, Phil’s jazzy yet mesmerizing beat, Colin’s perpetually criminally underrated bass lines, the lush orchestration—it’s perfection. Listening to it blasted through headphones is like listening to it at the bottom of a color-filled silo—it swirls and wraps itself around you. Most importantly, its three-part composition prevents the highs from losing their effect, and it makes the song a complete statement. The final piece of the song with Thom going “ooo” and “ahh” into the fade is one of the best moments in any song ever.
I write this because I rarely see it listed as one of the best songs of the decade, let alone one of the best songs by the band. What a shame, but what a song!
—Disclaimer: you could convince me otherwise on their best song, but this should be at the top of the conversation.
Another much lesser song known that comes to mind is Russian Farmer’s Song by Keane. It’s essentially 3 songs in one.
UPDATE: I didn’t expect so many awesome suggestions. I have enough here to create a playlist that’ll last me all year. Thanks all!
UPDATE 2: for anyone who is interested, I created a Spotify playlist with around 95% of these suggested titles:
I'm looking for albums that each song goes together with the next, like an album that is one big song, rather than a collection of songs.
Edit: Any genre of any kind is welcome. I am open minded. And to be clear, I have heard all of Pink Floyd's discography. And I am referring to concept albums like the ones I mentioned instead of narrative concept albums, such as Tommy, The Wall, American Idiot, etc.
I’m mainly a hip hop/rnb fan as that’s what I grew up on and listened to my whole life. I got recommended Radiohead a few months ago and they’re now one of my favorite musical acts ever I love Every album they’ve done (I can do without king of limbs but it’s still good) and I’m just wondering what are some other bands or artists like them. For reference I really enjoy the atmosphere Radiohead creates with the instrumentation and thoms subtle lyrics and eerie delivery of their music and am looking for more of that aspect in the recommendations
I'm interested to hear songs that people thought were radiohead or sound incredibly like them.
I heard this the other day and I was genuinely taken aback, I thought it was a Radiohead song I'd never heard at first. That intro guitar is just so reminiscent of Jigsaw Falling Into Place and Amnesiac era. Very thom-esque.
Let me know what you think!
In your opinion, what's the saddest, most depressing radiohead song and why? It can be because of the lyrics, the way is sounds or something personal. I want to hear your guys' opinions and experiences.
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I Might Be Wrong for starters.
I’m deadly serious
I’ll have these two on near constant repeat. I find their music catalogs more consistently INFP than playlists or other artists with an INFP one or two off.
I love Radiohead but am also a big fan of female singers. Does anyone have any recommendations for a female singer/band like Radiohead? Bjork and Portishead are the only ones I can think of.
Then, let everyone else try and guess which is which!