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|1. Planet Telex|
|2. The Bends|
|3. High & Dry|
|4. Fake Plastic Trees|
|6. (Nice Dream)|
|8. My Iron Lung|
|9. Bullet Proof ... I Wish I Was|
|10. Black Star|
|12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)|
While Radiohead saw its stock rising in 1994, it wasn't until 1995's The Bends that it really became a blue chip band. And for good reason. The quintet honed its talent for bombastic Brit Rock, yet still preserved an edge of unpredictability. Even singles like the title track didn't give in to the kind of swooning guitar clichs usually embraced by commercial radio. If the CD proved anything, it was that Radiohead could find solid ground between pop experimentation and the tradition of born-in-the-bone, balls-out rock.
After the massive success of Pablo Honey--or, more specifically, the single "Creep"--had made them a household name, most had written Radiohead off as one-hit wonders. That they could return with an album as awesome and monumental as The Bends, therefore, must have been particularly unexpected. Not that Pablo Honey is a bad album, but rather, when compared to the epic grandeur of The Bends, it's obvious that the five Oxford-based boys had matured immensely since the release of their debut. "High And Dry", "Just", "Street Spirit", "Fake Plastic Trees": nary a pop song among them, yet it's testament to their greatness that they all were hit singles. And really, it's easy to see why: Thom Yorke's falsetto crying over a wall of acoustic and electric guitars, as lyrics and music blend to create a masterpiece of melancholy beauty. The Bends is one of the most essential albums of the 1990s, and a spectacular indicator of further greatness to come. --Robert Burrow
This is such a good album by Radiohead. Every song is great to listen to... over and over and over!
The sound quality is exceptional, as always. Read more
This is one of my favourite Radiohead albums. Highly recommend this album!Published 9 months ago by lmg
Album is terrible quality. Brand new out of the package the whole thing skips on my record player which has no problem with all other records new and old.Published 10 months ago by Amerrickman
Loved this album when it was new and love it even more on thick vinyl. The album is much more meaningful when I sit and listen to the whole thing.Published 15 months ago by Chris Rose
Excellent album! Not Radiohead's best, I prefer their later, more challenging records but The Bends is the first truly incredible Radiohead album (sorry, Pablo Honey). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brighton Greet
If you take a profound interest in Radiohead, you have to get this album.
I'll pick up some remarkable tracks in this album. Read more
This is one defining Melodic yet Hard album- only flaw? maybe a little soft for some listeners. for me (Knaw!)also..if you have not explored beyond -Classic Rock.. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2011 by marketminutdave