Album artwork for The Bends. by Radiohead

O​n only their second outing Oxford's Radiohead fulfilled their huge potential, fashioning an album whose relentlessly downbeat tone was offset by an ability to formulate consistently winning melodies. The title track and 'just' throw some customary rock poses, but for the most part the band displayed a far more expansive approach. Thom Yorke emerged from the woodwork with a new-found vocal confidence, revealing a striking falsetto on two of the album's strongest tracks, 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'High and Dry.' the last three songs build inexorably to the stunning emotional climax of 'Street Spirit (fade out)' with a control and poise that showcased the band's new maturity.

Radiohead

The Bends.

XL
Album artwork for The Bends. by Radiohead
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 01/09/2008Catalog Number

XL780-1

Radiohead

The Bends.

XL
Album artwork for The Bends. by Radiohead
LP

$29.99

Black
Released 01/09/2008Catalog Number

XL780-1

O​n only their second outing Oxford's Radiohead fulfilled their huge potential, fashioning an album whose relentlessly downbeat tone was offset by an ability to formulate consistently winning melodies. The title track and 'just' throw some customary rock poses, but for the most part the band displayed a far more expansive approach. Thom Yorke emerged from the woodwork with a new-found vocal confidence, revealing a striking falsetto on two of the album's strongest tracks, 'Fake Plastic Trees' and 'High and Dry.' the last three songs build inexorably to the stunning emotional climax of 'Street Spirit (fade out)' with a control and poise that showcased the band's new maturity.