In my opinion, Radiohead is one of the greatest bands of all time. With everything they do, they manage to redefine the standard of the future of music. From Thom Yorke’s shrieking vocals to Johnny Greenwood’s incredible guitar playing, Radiohead continues to amaze us as fans.
Here are some of my favorite Radiohead songs, if you are looking to get in to their music.
Idioteque, off the Kid A album, is an anthem unto itself. Kid A was a revolutionary album for Radiohead and the first where they focused more on electronics rather than traditional instruments. Idioteque is the epitomy of this.
Everything In It’s Right Place is one of the greatest opening tracks on any album. It sets the tone for Kid A and lets you know what the band has in store for you. I still remember hearing this song for the first time.
Jigsaw Falling Into Place, off the In Rainbows album is another favorite of mine. It starts off mellow but daunting and slowly builds throughout the verses to finally peak in the last stanza of the song, where Yorke sings the title of the song to brilliant background music.
I Might Be Wrong is a great Radiohead song for a beginner to listen to. It is a quintessential song by the band and when they play it live, the crowd goes absolutely nuts. It is one of their many songs that gets me going at the beginning of a night.
It may not be my favorite song, but “Creep” put this band on the map. It is one of their few songs that follows a traditional verse chorus verse chorus structure, but it goes down as one of the bigger hits of 90s rock music. The band doesn’t play it live, ever, if that lets you know what they think of it.
So this is the list. If you have never experienced this amazing band’s music, these songs are a great place to start.