Top 5 Radiohead songs

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  1. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    1. The National Anthem
    2. Paranoid Android
    3. Idioteque
    4. The Bends
    5. Bones
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    street spirit
     
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  3. S☼I

    S☼I Heads, shoulders, cheese on toast

    All I Need has to be in there somewhere, shurely
     
  4. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Creep :D

    My favourites vary. Let Down and Reckoner usually feature though.
     
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  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    There are many superbly written ones like Paranoid Android, Everything In It's Right Place, Idioteque, The National Anthem, There There etc. I really love that ambient track Treefingers on Kid A too which is unlike any Radiohead track prior or since. But peak Radiohead was always The Bends for me so if I had to do a Top 5 if would be:

    1. Fake Plastic Trees
    2. High & Dry
    3. Bones
    4. My Iron Lung
    5. True Love Waits (but only the mid-nineties live version, not the one on A Moon Shaped Pool)
     
  6. Bavid Dowie

    Bavid Dowie Banned Banned

  7. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Iirc, it was How to Disappear Completely, in an episode of The Honourable Woman, really brought me back to this band. Awesome.
     
  8. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Let Down
    There There
    Bones
    Exit Music (For a Film)
    Jigsaw Falling Into Place

    Standard dislaimer: no particular order and subject to regular changes.
     
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  9. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Some tracks for me only work live. Idioteque for example. Easily of of their best live tunes. Also some of Yorke's solo tracks from The Eraser are easily up there with the best Radiohead tunes.

    OK Computer had exceptional songwriting and often gets lauded as their best album but it just lacked the oomph of The Bends, which itself was a vastly better produced, and written album than Pablo Honey.
     
  10. neonwilderness

    neonwilderness What would Badgers do?

    Both points are valid for Atoms For Peace too IMO.
     
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  11. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Much of Hail To The Thief only really worked live.
     
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  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    I forgot Pyramid Song, Planet Telex, Lucky, You And Whose Army and like a shitload of others :(
     
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  13. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Yeah I saw them tour that album. Possibly the best gig of theirs I've ever seen was on that tour. Up there with the South Park gig in Oxford.
     
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  14. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Quiz question;

    Why will no two live performances of The National Anthem ever be same?
     
  15. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    They use a live radio instead of samples.
     
  16. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    10 points.

    Johnny tunes into a local station
     
  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    It's also another track which is vastly better performed live.

     
  18. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Here is my 2x5:

    There There
    How to Disappear Completely
    No Surprises
    Fake Plastic Trees
    Nude
    ------
    Pyramid Song
    Street Spirit
    Sail to the Moon
    Lucky
    Scatterbrain
     
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  19. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Wonder what would happen if he tuned into a station that was broadcasting the gig itself?
     
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  20. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Radioheadwreck
     
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  21. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Probably a negative reality inversion
     
  22. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    never ever got into them but I did like this from The Prestige soundtrack
     
  23. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    A negative inversion would technically be a reversion.
     
  24. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

     
  25. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Subterranean Homesick Alien
     
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  26. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
    Pyramid Song
    2+2=5
    Lucky
    Street Spirit (Fade Out)

    I'll probably give you a different answer tomorrow. I fucking love Radiohead.
     
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  27. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  28. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I have four that are untouchable.

    In no particular order:

    Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
    Reckoner
    Lotus Flower
    Daydreaming
     
  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    New Radiohead just released...

     

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