Best of Radiohead

Best of Radiohead

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by Radiohead
     
 

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The year 2008 might have been a slightly early point in time to release expanded editions of the first several Radiohead albums, so Capitol greased the reissue pipeline with The Best Of, a 17-track disc with a track list that is as debatable as any other. The idea of squeezing the band's first six albumsSee more details below

Overview

The year 2008 might have been a slightly early point in time to release expanded editions of the first several Radiohead albums, so Capitol greased the reissue pipeline with The Best Of, a 17-track disc with a track list that is as debatable as any other. The idea of squeezing the band's first six albums into something resembling a definitive one-disc introduction seems almost as wise as presenting A Collection of Great Dance Songs (incidentally a Capitol release) as the one true and useful introduction to Pink Floyd, but to be more fair, the disc does cover just about all of the basics: all the singles and emphasis tracks, from Pablo Honey's "Creep" through Hail to the Thief's "2+2=5," along with a small assortment of the band's better-known album cuts. One track apiece comes from Pablo Honey (1993) and Amnesiac (2001); three are from Kid A (2000), four are from OK Computer (1997), and six are off The Bends (1995). The primary problem, of course, is that Radiohead are much more an albums band than a singles band, especially from OK Computer onward, so a natural reflex for someone who has valued the band since The Bends is to shriek in mild agony; in principle, a best-of Radiohead compilation is similar to a DVD containing somewhat thoughtfully picked scenes from films made by a specific director. For a very casual fan who has absolutely no interest in exploring beyond the songs he or she heard on the radio or through MTV and the like, this set will do (it has "Creep" and half of The Bends, after all, and then a bunch of "the weird stuff"), but otherwise it clearly serves a purpose more meaningful for the label than anyone else.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
5099921642524
catalogNumber:
791440
Rank:
22025

Tracks

  1. Just  -  Radiohead
  2. Paranoid Android  -  Radiohead
  3. Karma Police  -  Radiohead
  4. Creep  -  Radiohead
  5. No Surprises  -  Radiohead
  6. High and Dry  -  Radiohead
  7. My Iron Lung  -  Radiohead
  8. There There  -  Radiohead
  9. Lucky  -  Radiohead
  10. Optimistic  -  Radiohead
  11. Fake Plastic Trees  -  Radiohead
  12. Idioteque  -  Radiohead
  13. 2+2=5  -  Radiohead
  14. The Bends  -  Radiohead
  15. Pyramid Song  -  Radiohead
  16. Street Spirit (Fade Out)  -  Radiohead
  17. Everything in Its Right Place  -  Radiohead

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Radiohead   Primary Artist
Colin Greenwood   Group Member
Jonny Greenwood   Group Member
Ed O'Brien   Group Member
Phil Selway   Group Member
Thom Yorke   Group Member

Technical Credits

Radiohead   Composer,Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Engineer
John Leckie   Producer,Engineer
Sean Slade   Producer,Engineer
Jim Warren   Producer
Nigel Godrich   Producer,Engineer
Jeremy Plumb   Artwork
Stanley Donwood   Artwork
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Tchocky   Artwork
Chris Salmon   Liner Notes
Lisa Bunny Jones   Artwork
Chris Brown   Engineer

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