Bends

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichés inside out, making each song sound bracingly fresh. Thom Yorke's tortured lyrics give the album a melancholy undercurrent, as does the surging, textured music. But what makes The Bends so remarkable is that it marries such ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichés inside out, making each song sound bracingly fresh. Thom Yorke's tortured lyrics give the album a melancholy undercurrent, as does the surging, textured music. But what makes The Bends so remarkable is that it marries such ambitious, and often challenging, instrumental soundscapes to songs that are at their cores hauntingly melodic and accessible. It makes the record compelling upon first listen, but it reveals new details with each listen, and soon it becomes apparent that with The Bends, Radiohead have reinvented anthemic rock. [Capitol's Limited Edition appeared in 2008.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724382962618
  • Catalog Number: 296261
  • Sales rank: 21,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Planet Telex
  2. 2 Bends
  3. 3 High and Dry
  4. 4 Fake Plastic Trees
  5. 5 Bones
  6. 6 Nice Dream
  7. 7 Just
  8. 8 My Iron Lung
  9. 9 Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
  10. 10 Black Star
  11. 11 Sulk
  12. 12 Street Spirit (Fade Out)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Radiohead Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Colin Greenwood Composer
Jonny Greenwood Composer
Ed O'Brien Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Thom Yorke Composer
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