radiohead the bends

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“Radiohead have become one of those few bands who make you feel privileged to know and love them. They are not a band you can either take or leave. This is music which forces the listener to commit him or herself totally and forever. The reward for such devotion is that you will be taken away into another world.”

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my top 40 albums (only 20 photos though and not in order of faveness, just love em all)

david bowie - the rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars, nirvana - nevermind, the smiths - the queen is dead, radiohead - the bends, everybody is going to heaven - citizen, lana del rey - born to die, oasis - the masterplan, david bowie - hunky dory, nothing but thieves - nothing but thieves, from indian lakes - able bodies, joy division - unknown pleasures, the story so far - under soil and dirt, bon iver - for emma forever ago, citizen - youth, brand new - deja entendu, brand new - daisy, the cure - disintegration, the story so far - what you don’t see, jamie t - carry on the grudge, la dispute - somewhere at the bottom of the river between vega and altair, basement - colourmeinkindness, led zeppelin - IV, the cure - three imaginary boys, the strokes- room on fire, pink floyd - dark side of the moon, seahaven - winter forever, the story so far - the story so far, bright eyes - fevers and mirrors, nirvana - MTV unplugged in new york, kings of leon - only by the night, lonely the brave - the day’s war (victory edition), stillwater - almost famous score, broder daniel - forever, neck deep - life’s not out to get you, cage the elephant - thank you happy birthday, brand new - the devil and god are raging inside of me, radiohead - a moon shaped pool, elliott smith - either/or, rooms of the house - la dispute, colour revolt - plunder, beg and curse

“(…) I’d gotten a few nasty/personal reviews, about, like, me as well, not just about how the band’s shy or whatever… um, you know, ‘This man is ugly, this man is whatever’, really personal stuff and it really got to me, because I was trying to, you know… and then we went stateside and then suddenly oh wow, it’s a great big world!” (x)

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It’s 2017. What do we love this year? We love being angry. There’s lots to be angry about. But we also love to feel hope. We love love. This year’s Thom Yorke Valentines are dedicated to romanticizing resistance…and of course, to you.

”Our fans are braver than I to let that song penetrate them, or maybe they don’t realise what they’re listening to. They don’t realise that Street Spirit is about staring the fucking devil right in the eyes, and knowing, no matter what the hell you do, he’ll get the last laugh. And it’s real, and true. The devil really will get the last laugh in all cases without exception, and if I let myself think about that too long, I’d crack. I can’t believe we have fans that can deal emotionally with that song. That’s why I’m convinced that they don’t know what it’s about. It’s why we play it towards the end of our sets. It drains me, and it shakes me, and hurts like hell every time I play it, looking out at thousands of people cheering and smiling, oblivious to the tragedy of its meaning, like when you’re going to have your dog put down and it’s wagging its tail on the way there. That’s what they all look like, and it breaks my heart. I wish that song hadn’t picked us as its catalysts, and so I don’t claim it. It asks too much. I didn’t write that song.” - Thom Yorke (on Street Spirit)