Radiohead

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2018 (ranked #32) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
The Bends (1995)
OK Computer (1997)
Kid A (2000)
In Rainbows (2007)

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Creep (1992)
Fake Plastic Trees (1995)
High And Dry (1995)
Just (1995)
Paranoid Android (1997)
No Surprises (1997)
Karma Police (1997)
Everything In Its Right Place (2000)
Idioteque (2000)
How to Disappear Completely (2000)

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Will Radiohead be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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I'd be absolutely shocked if radiohead doesn't make it in. They're still going strong and about to release their 7th album next year probably, and are one of the few bands to successfuly reinvent themeselves with the release of Kid A.

Posted by Kevin on Thursday, 08.10.06 @ 20:00pm


The question is, will there be a Hall of Fame in 2017? Maybe by then people will see the absurdity of the notion.

Posted by Manfred on Monday, 09.18.06 @ 04:53am


CRAP. They should be inducted alright. But OASIS should be inducted before them thry r much more talenetd and more popular than RADIOHEAD

Posted by Anas on Friday, 09.22.06 @ 12:21pm


My personal opinion is that yes, Radiohead should be inducted. They are one of my favorite bands. But, my realistic idea is that they will not be included, simply because not enough people have heard of them, though perhaps by 2017, that will change. Who knows? I might be wrong (Radiohead song).

Jake

P. S. They should have put a better video of a different song, because 2+2=5 doesn't really show their genius.

Posted by Jake on Monday, 12.18.06 @ 16:19pm


They are an absolute lock. Huge prestige in the music industry. They're so revered that the record company is willing to let them put up dischordant a-tonal stuff like Kid A out there.

I think they're a very well known quantity.

They are like the Clash. They've got a huge following, and they're considered generational music movers, even if they didn't create traditional radio friendly music.

Posted by lightninli on Sunday, 01.7.07 @ 02:08am


Heh, I'm with Manfred. But these guys are a gimme.

Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 09:01am


Yes, I think they are an absolute lock. They are critically acclaimed, Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien were two of the 100 greatest guitarist voted by Rolling Stone magazine, Ok Computer was voted the best album of the past 20 years by Spin magazine, they totally reinvented themselves because they did not want to be strictly thought of as a rock band, and they push the envelope on what people consider rock music. Enough said

Posted by Mike on Friday, 02.2.07 @ 15:05pm


"Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien were two of the 100 greatest guitarist voted by Rolling Stone magazine"

Yeah, but have you seen the rest of that list? It's not exactly dripping with credibility.

Posted by William on Saturday, 02.3.07 @ 01:09am


Oh, yeah. They'll be in.

Apologies in advance to massive hipster army of Radiohead zealots, but this band is easily the most overhyped, pretentious band since the height of prog rock in the 1970s. It all went well through "OK Computer," which deserves its accolades. Everything since has been self-indulgent noodlings. From "Kid A" on, they've done nothing but release collection after collection of the emperor's new clothes.

But, in an industry rife with one-hit wonders and fragmented, youth-oriented genres, these supremely self-serious drones are a shoo-in. And besides, why worry about cramming the likes of Yes, Rush, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer when Radiohead gives prog its representation in one easy, overblown ball of angsty affectation?

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 11:08am


2 things to know

1). The crap group Panic! At The Disco seems to be calling themselves the next "Radiohead". They aren't, but if they are calling themselves the next Radiohead, then there's something about the group.

2). Muse has often been considered a copycat of Radiohead though Muse has their own distinctive sound.


These 2 alone will skyrocket R-head into the hall. Not to mention, Radiohead has a ton of critically aclaimed albums!

Posted by maplejet on Friday, 04.20.07 @ 18:43pm


crap but will get in cos that guy looks like an elf

Posted by Liam on Friday, 05.18.07 @ 12:49pm


O.K. Computer is Gen-X's Dark Side of the Moon. They're getting in.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 13:51pm


gosh who used my name.

yes he looks like an elf but he did make some decent tracks.

Not before Oasis AND Blur AND Stone Roses I hope

Posted by liam on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 13:35pm


The Bends
OK Computer
Kid A

Posted by E-Fresh on Monday, 09.3.07 @ 15:42pm


hey has anyone tried the thing on the new album 'In Rainbows' where it lets you pick the price? i was a bit dubious at first but it seems to work!

Posted by liam on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 12:38pm


The whole "pick the price" this is just a new variant on what many artists have been doing for the last couple of years, which is giving their songs and/or albums away in order to gain exposure. For every person who downloads their album for free instead of buying it, ten other people who wouldn't have bought the album get to sample it and decide it's worth buying ina physical format. That's not even mentioning merchandise or concert tickets.

Posted by William on Monday, 10.8.07 @ 19:59pm


apparently there's quite a large proportion of people actually paying for their copies; guess the public isn't so prone to illegally downloading as 'they' like to say they are.

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 12:30pm


Oh I'm sure plenty of them are paying, although I happen to think those people are foolish. If they plan on buying the physical CD at some point, then paying to rent their digital copy is a waste of money. If they don't plan on getting the CD, then it's more understandable, although I'd cap the price at around $5 to avoid overpaying (there's no material costs, and server space isn't too expensive).

The one other thing I want to comment on is that Radiohead fans do not accurately represent "the public." They are one segment that may or may not act differently than the whole.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 12:46pm


yeah i get what you're saying, but you never know; this album 'might' even go on to top OK Computer and 'sell' buckets (if you'd call it selling).

Though if the last one is anything to go by, it's highly unlikely that'll happen

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 10.9.07 @ 12:54pm


"Muse has often been considered a copycat of Radiohead though Muse has their own distinctive sound."

you say that, even when the vocals on Starlight and Just sound almost identical?

Posted by liam on Saturday, 10.20.07 @ 06:58am


Pablo Honey, The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac , Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows. Seven good reasons why they should be inducted.

OK Computer alone is good enough, actually.

Posted by Lith on Sunday, 10.28.07 @ 10:37am


You guys are morons. Of course. Put them in now.

Humbly yours,
P. Martini

Posted by P. Martini on Saturday, 11.10.07 @ 21:33pm


omg he looks so wierd i can't believe what he look like JK not trying to be judgmental or anything anyway have a nice day

Posted by bobby on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 08:14am


Superb band, Radiohead. They've certainly come a long way, and their huge range of influences (influences, not followers) is certainly audible. They have enough critical acclaim that you could cut it with a knife.

I'd mention that Rolling Stone name the O'Brian's brothers as some of the greatest guitarists in the world, but as someone already mentiones, that list is quite bullshit.

It's just a shame, as I could see them being held back a few years, or even being dumped with 'Britpop' by dipstick Wenner

Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 10:16am


Radiohead is one of the most overrated bands in the history of music. If anyone says that they are innovative, I will combat their statement with five bands that have done it before them.

Kid A sucks ass. Pyramid Song, fuck that, Videotape from the Basement is complete rubbish.

Posted by buzz05232000 on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 20:15pm


So what, exactly, is "it"? Because I happen to know that Radiohead are among the most influential and innovative groups of the 90s, if not ever.

Come back when you write the album that tops OK Computer.

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 10:19am


Really, Buzz? Because I am STILL trying to find an album better than OK Computer, to no avail. Kid A is amazing. Pyramid Song is amazing. And who the hell cares about the From the Basement version of the song Videotape?

The truth is, they are the best band in existence today. Three albums in the RS 500 list - The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A. A massive worldwide following. Critical recognition from many as one of the best bands of all time. An album released this year that challenged the whole record industry and is thought of by many as their best album since Kid A. Face it, like them or not, there is no way they're NOT getting in.

Posted by Tom on Friday, 12.21.07 @ 12:20pm


"I am STILL trying to find an album better than OK Computer, to no avail."

I could tell you at least two hundred given the time.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.29.08 @ 17:14pm


"An album released this year that challenged the whole record industry"-Tom

It was more like a marketing gimmick. Bands have been giving away tracks and even full albums online since at least 2000 if not earlier, and Radiohead's "free" downloads had a lot of stipulations, most notably that the format was lossy and poor quality. Oh, and they heavily implied that the pay-what-you-want files were the complete final product, then did a 180 and offered up their discbox thing with "bonus" tracks that you couldn't get without paying full price. That is apathy bordering on contempt.

Posted by William on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 04:36am


And plus, the album really wasn't all that good.

Not that bad, but I do see it wrongfully getting in on Pitchfork's inevitable "Best Albums of the '00s" list.

And we all know which album is going to get at #1: It begins with 'K' and ends in 'id A'.

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.30.08 @ 04:59am


They'll probably get in first ballot. I've only heard OK Computer and Amnesiac, which are great.

Posted by Tom on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 12:56pm


Lol you are all so really annoying and stupid...liam and his legion of idiotic followers says they can find better artist[s] and albums...I highly doubt that, plus lets face is music=personal taste so if someone (which by the way 32 countries and 8 albums, 17 years, and numerous grammy nomination, and a huge cult following) aside goes to speak of the lengths of radiohead, never one member quit the band, they havent gone their own way, still make great innovative minimalistic music, trading in generic traditional "Nickleback" themed song-after-song albums for sweeping textures and odd noises and sounds that somehow come out to be profound, if you dont like it - dont listen to it - go back to listening to the Pixies or Coldplay or some other [crap] oh and oasis is great ? hahahahahahah what a bunch of junk oh wow lets take 5 guys, give them the option to say on public "were better then the beatles" yet where has oasis gone in the past few years ? last time I remembered them they had a #8 hit on top 100 like 8 years ago...with "do ya know what I mean" wow superstar, wonderwall, champagne supernova (basically they are another "verve" wannabe) Oasis has fallen into the trenches of "where did that band that made a few "ok" radiofriendly albums go?" they are indeed a 1-hit wonder in britain that may be different, but who cares even there they were never more then an overnight success. Ok...if you can name 100 albums better then Kid A, Amnesiac, OK Computer, The Bends, Hail to the Thief, and/or In Rainbows - I'll mail you a photocopy of me with with Eva Longoria in bed....right watch we'll get a few posts that say "Nirvanas Nevermind" or Nine Inch Nails "downward spiral" basically reused commercial success's. You people tend to think your opinion fairs more then the next, Radiohead is still going strong, and making great innovative music while these "has-been" artists such as Oasis, Muse, OAR, Coldplay, and a few hundred others haven crumbled and/or become complacent.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 09:23am


I can't even read the majority of Mike's sh*t, but here goes:

"if you dont like it - dont [sic] listen to it - go back to listening to the Pixies or Coldplay or some other [crap] oh and oasis is great ?"

I do like it, idiot, and if you would kindly scroll up the page, you'd see that.

Pixies > Radiohead, btw.

"hahahahahahah what a bunch of junk oh wow lets take 5 guys, give them the option to say on public "were better then the beatles" yet where has oasis gone in the past few years ? last time I remembered them they had a #8 hit on top 100 like 8 years ago...with "do ya know what I mean" wow superstar, wonderwall, champagne supernova (basically they are another "verve" wannabe)"

The Verve > Radiohead.

"they are indeed a 1-hit"

Like Radiohead. "But I'm a creeep, I'm a weirdo," - aka Let's Ride The Grunge Wave.

"Ok...if you can name 100 albums better then Kid A, Amnesiac, OK Computer, The Bends, Hail to the Thief, and/or In Rainbows - I'll mail you a photocopy of me with with Eva Longoria in bed....right watch we'll get a few posts that say "Nirvanas Nevermind" or Nine Inch Nails "downward spiral" basically reused commercial success's."

Gimme some time. And no, Nirvana and NIN won't be anyhere near those lists.

But ofcouse, what will happen is that you'll go "(Album X) is nowhere near as good as Ok Computer," except not as

"You people tend to think your opinion fairs more then the next, Radiohead is still going strong, and making great innovative music while these "has-been" artists such as Oasis, Muse, OAR, Coldplay, and a few hundred others haven crumbled and/or become complacent."

Going strong? Are you f*cking serious? Yeah, maybe the entire world will be lobotomised one day, at which point I'll be happy to bop around to predictable bullsh*t like "Jigsaw Falling Into Place," but until that day, I'll stick with the good stuff. Good stuff like OK Computer and Kid A.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 10:03am


yes radiohead should be in paranoid android is one of the most uniqe songs out there

Posted by the pac on Sunday, 06.1.08 @ 17:19pm


I hate hate hate hate hate hate Radiohead, but yeah, they're definitely going into the Rock Hall (and soon) and I accept that.

Posted by MBI on Wednesday, 07.2.08 @ 11:22am


it's a definite. I love radiohead. I think that some of there music is the best out there. And all these people who don't like them, just don't understand the artistry in there music. Now, that being said, if radiohead get in before Rush, Yes, Steve Miller Band, Kiss, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, KISS, Alice Cooper, and all the other forgotten bands who INFLUENCED bands like Radiohead, you can bet i'm gonna be pissed. Radiohead deserves a spot in the hall, but not before the forgotten 70's and 80's bands. It's not like anyone will listen to me, but the people who are members of the board for the hall, should really take a look at these message boards. Really take a look at this website. Maybe then, some of the board members would get some sense knocked into them. Not saying that most of the people in the hall don't deserve it, but theres plenty who aren't in the hall who also deserve it.

Posted by Calzone on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 17:03pm


[Bands like] Radiohead being influenced by SMB, Rush, Yes and Kiss? Did I miss something, Calzone? Where did you get that?

You mentioned Kiss twice, btw. I think once should be more than enough.

And Liam, what exactly is so predictable about Jigsaw, if I may ask?

As for MBI, I appreciate the honesty of your statement by admitting that you hate them but still acknowledge their greatness. I wish a few more people would be able to do so, but I guess they're too cool for this world and rather keep living in denial.

Posted by denyo on Wednesday, 08.27.08 @ 15:22pm


yeah they will get in, i dont like them but they'll be in, everyone of their albums ive tried to listen to ive always had high hopes for but it just ends up having one good song on it maybe. the only one i ever liked was idioteque mostly because it had a good sound and the lead singer didnt sing for the most part. plus its not fair to compare them to muse because their lead singer has amazing range

Posted by superduper on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 19:42pm


K let's see if anyone can come up with a good reason why this band should not be in.... Remember, the criteria for induction is "Innovation and Influence"... or did i skip the part where it says "Oh, and Liam's opinion".
K. 27 million Records Sold.
Included on RS "Greatest Artists of All Time" (That List was crap... but the fact that they were included and pretty young is something)
Ok Computer was listed on The ROHOF's List of "The Definitive 200"
Muse, Coldplay, Bloc Party, and John Mayer are all influenced by Radiohead
U2 has said they are among the best of all time
And they have released 4 classic albums that will go down in history as the best albums of the 00's/90's
(The Bends, Ok Computer, Kid A, In Rainbows)
IF anyone can come up with anything that proves these statements are false, or come up with a better reason why they Should Not be in..... (and saying "because they suck" or "radiohead sounds like shit" or "i don't like them" is not good reasons)

Posted by Calzone on Tuesday, 09.30.08 @ 16:56pm


Hey Mike, um, The Pixies were the biggest Influence to Radiohead, so shut up. In Fact, Thom Yorke Said, At Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, after being informed that the Pixies were going on before them, "No! That's Just Not Right. The Pixies Opening for us is like the Beatles opening for us. I won't allow it. There's No Way we can follow the Pixies!" So yeah, i don't think Radiohead would appreciate you lack of appreciation for them.

Posted by Calzone on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 19:18pm


At that Coachella, he also said that R.E.M. was of great importance to him. The quote was effectively "When I was in college, R.E.M. & The Pixies changed my life." It's just so strange how many Radiohead fans have never picked up an R.E.M. record from their time on the IRS label, or for that matter, a lot of the kids engulfed in the indie scene today. This is like the ultimate non-major label act and their string of recordings on that label represent the greatest musical peak in rock history.

Posted by Casper on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 20:59pm


Radiohead are obviously deserving of induction. Greatest band ever!

However, I wonder: would the band show up for the ceremony? Can you honestly see Thom Yorke flying from England to Cleveland for a glitzy dog and pony show? I'm afraid they will stop TOURING because of their climate change concerns.

Posted by David on Monday, 10.13.08 @ 21:52pm


wow, the verve? Better than Radiohead? The Verve had one good album (Urban Hymns) While Radiohead had 6 Great Albums, and only 1 bad one. Tell me, how does the Verve Beat Radiohead, Liam?

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 10.18.08 @ 10:00am


Radiohead are a definite no-brainer!

Posted by karmap on Monday, 11.3.08 @ 17:55pm


No

Radiohead are the most overrated band of all time

They can stay away from the Hall of Fame forever...

Posted by Whoever you like on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 08:44am


Whoever you like, your a freaking idiot. You don't even contradict anything anybody says, or prove anything.YOu just speak bull crap, so stay away from this SITE forever. Radiohead will get in, sorry. Read my comment earlier, THEN tell me that radiohead won't get in.

Posted by Calzone on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 16:56pm


The most overrated band of all time is Nirvana. Not Radiohead.

Posted by TV Head on Wednesday, 11.26.08 @ 19:15pm


Whoever you like's '"argument" just proves how great they really are. Everything that's polarizing is essentially great because, without trying to be pretentious, some people just aren't supposed to get it, but however, others do and they're the ones whom those things are aimed at. A lot of people think Stanley Kubrick was overrated too.

Posted by denyo on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 06:24am


Whoever you like's '"argument" just proves how great they really are. Everything that's polarizing is essentially great because, without trying to be pretentious, some people just aren't supposed to get it, but however, others do and they're the ones whom those things are aimed at. A lot of people think Stanley Kubrick was overrated too.

Posted by denyo on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 06:24am
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That's has to be one of the most elitist statements I've ever read. I could make an argument for anyone's artistic credibility using that statement. I could pass off the 1910 Fruitgum Company as being the best rock group ever by just simply saying "you don't get it".

I'll be the first to tell you I don't "get" everything by Radiohead. I do like some of the early work on Pablo Honey & The Bends, and I can take O.K. Computer if I have to, but the rest of it is hit or miss, I say.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 11.27.08 @ 15:09pm


I didn't mean to sound elitist, Cheesecrop, and I apologize if this impression has come across to you. It just bothers me when people say things like "They suck because I say so, period." without supplying any valid arguments but instead content themselves with sticking to prejudice and their clichéd perceptions of the band like "they're so depressing", or because they don't like the sound of Thom Yorke's voice or simply because they think he looks like a freak and even feeling cool by doing so. Now, a lot of people who don't "get" Radiohead think that their supporters are elitist snobs because they always try to convince everyone how great they are. I'm not trying to convince anyone. I just defend myself against these assumptions that RH are just about being miserable and that everyone who listens to them is a miserable twat because that's just not the case. There's a lot more to it and - again, without intending to sound pretentious - I think it's safe to say that these people just don't see the overwhelming beauty and imaginativeness of their music and this what it's all about in the first place. This is what I mean by not "getting" it. Because, let's face it: most people are brainwashed sheep who just take any prefabricated American Idol crap or any kind of safe, radio-friendly, generic type of pop, rock, hip-hop, dance or R&B that is being shoved down their throats and believe that this is the best music ever because that's all they know. And if you give them something like Radiohead, no wonder they'll recoil from it because their music actually raises issues and reflects the chaos and paranoia of our times and they don't want to be reminded of that. But how are you gonna solve any of the eminent problems we are facing by just sticking your head up your ass and pretending that everything's hunky dory? Like some people still believe that global warming is a lie (!) Why? Because they are brainwashed! Now, I'm not saying that just listening to Radiohead is gonna make the world any better, of course not. Music alone cannot save the world, but what it can do is move you emotionally and inspire you to make some changes. And Bon Jovi or Nickelback certainly aren't gonna provide that stimulus.
However, none of that applies to you because you obviously got your teeth into them. Now, you said you like early Radiohead which means you're probably more of a traditionalist guitar-rock oriented person and that's fine (I assume you're a bit older than me; I'm 30). And if you didn't 'get' "Kid A", it doesn't mean you're an idiot. At least you tried and that's all I ever ask for. But if you think of the future of Rock & Roll and how its very idea and spirit can be perpetuated and kept alive (which is what this Hall of Fame is supposed to be about, sort of), you'll have to admit that just sticking to a tried-and-tested formula, i.e. the good old "rawwwk" shtick, is not gonna do it. After all, it's not 1971 any more. You need artists who are willing to push the envelope and create something new and fresh out of what's been before, like The Beatles or Hendrix of Pink Floyd of The Clash or Public Enemy or Nirvana did in their respective time and by doing so, creating something that transcends a temporary fad (like psychedelic, punk or grunge) and that will live forever because it possesses an inherent and enduring quality. In Radiohead's case it's transcending the traditional band lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals and opening it up for a whole new array of possibilities, like using electronic textures, and unusual arrangements and instruments that aren't necessarily akin to "rock". The music of their later period is very diverse; they did songs that were purely electronic (like about half the tracks on "Kid A" didn't feature proper drums, but instead drum machines or synthesized drums or even no percussion at all), others again are purely acoustic (like "Faust Arp"). With the result that none of their songs quite sound like any other. I'm sure if the Beatles were around today they would do exactly the same thing. And I'm pretty sure that in about 10, 20 years from now, when the world is going to be even more screwed up than it already is, more and more people will actually begin to realize what Radiohead were all about. Like a lot of people didn't understand The Smiths back in the 80's either.

Well, here I go rambling again, but I hope I was able to get my point across somehow. Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Posted by denyo on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 20:06pm


Radiohead is a band that I respect but am not all that crazy about. Sorry denyo, but I do fall into that camp who doesn't like the voice. I can't help it. For me, the voice is THE most important part, at least for bands that have a singer. It's the lead instrument almost always, and should be part of the strength. Thom Yorke sounds like he's fighting back tears when he sings. I've managed to look past the vocals alone and dig on the guitars, at least to some degree, but in the end, if I can't dig the voice, I'm unlikely to collect it.

I won't claim to "get" Radiohead (though I do love their song "Idioteque"), but I have the utmost respect for them because I recognize that their incredibly talented and I can tell what they're doing is an awesome thing.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 11.28.08 @ 20:41pm


Denyo -

I both hear & agree w/a great majority of what you say. I am in my mid-30's, so I do have a few years on you, but not too much that we aren't sharing some common ground. My take on Radiohead is the same that I attempt to apply to every act, so this in essence is my philosophy when it comes to what works & what doesn't.

I say that it all comes back to the foundation. It's the equivalent of a construction company and how they design the plans for a building. If the foundation doesn't work, the rest of the building will have issues, and there's a certain building in Pisa, Italy that bears my logic out. Same w/rock bands. You can expand you sound as far as you wish, but if you untether yourself (is that a word?) from your musical moorings & cannot find your way back, what good did it do you?

In less complicated terms, if the *$#!@*^%?!!! don't rock in some capacity, you've created the equivalent of musical wallpaper. Most folks see the band as follows:

Pablo Honey - 7 / 10
The Bends - 8.5 / 10
O.K. Computer - 10 / 10
Everything else - 9? 9.5? 10/ 10

I see it as -

Pablo Honey - 7.5 / 10
The Bends - 9.5 / 10
O.K Computer - 9 / 10
Evertyhing else - 8 to 9 / 10

I still think they belong in the Hall, but my own take on it is that they lost the script somewhere down the line.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 09:53am


In no way is The Bends superior to OK Computer (which itself is inferior to Kid A). It's an album of two halves: half excellent, half near-excellent to awful.

Pablo Honey is gut-wrenchingly awful.
Like taking the worst excesses of their favourite bands (Pixies, Sonic Youth, U2) and pureeing them into one album.

Their best album is by far Kid A. It's their most diverse (except for perhaps Amnesiac), and it's far more consistent than OK Computer.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 12:00pm


These arguments about their best albums is just proving they should be in. If they've had that many phenomenal albums, yeah, they should be in.

I personally like their Kid A - In Rainbows works the best. Ok Computer was really good, The Bends was good, and Pablo Honey was, as Liam puts it, Gut wrenchingly awful. Kid A was really consistent, although i could've done without Treefingers. Hail to the Theif was amazing, and In Rainbows was also amazing. In Rainbows, in my eyes, was a perfect mixture of their new sounds and their 90's sound. Amnesiac was the weakest of the Kid A - In Rainbows era, too me. It had Pyramid song, which is a classic Radiohead song, but as an album, it didn't stand up to Kid A.

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 13:51pm


I like a lot of what I hear from them, but it's a little too early to be enshrining them just yet. Let's see where they are in 2017...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 14:15pm


denyo...we will agree on this..."American Idol" is the absolute WORST thing to ever happen to American popular music. It's a slap in the face to anyone who has paid their dues over the years playing smoky nightclubs, etc... It's definitely "prefabbed" and I'm proud to say I've never watched a single minute of it.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 16:57pm


Amen to THAT Gitarzan. Same here.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 11.29.08 @ 18:32pm


Apparently I wrenched some guts over Pablo Honey. I'll go a wee more in depth, so the target on my rear end gets even larger.

I appreciate the Amnesiac/Hail/Kid A/Rainbows that have been released through the decade. The simple fact is that Radiohead has forgotten how to rock when it's necessary. Perhaps some of it is Yorke's vocals. A couple month's ago I caught a video for, I believe, the song "Bodysnatchers", where the band is basically in a room doing the song. O'Brien, Greenwood & co. were pretty much holding up their end of the deal, but Yorke sounded as though he was in a whole nother room w/a whole nother band. Which brings me back to Pablo.

Why on earth did they do this album? Liam's right on when he says it's derivative of U2, etc. Thing is, they were never an act that needed to chase trends, as has been proven out down the line. Think back for a second to 1993 and remember what was big then.

Nirvana - In Utero/Pearl Jam - Ten/Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish/S. Pumpkins - Siamese Dream/Suede - Suede

I cannot go into detail on all of it. Suffice to say, why did Radiohead feel the need to do Pablo then? Could they not have started right off w/"The Bends"? Put O.K. into 1995 & it would still stand out. They had no reason to do Pablo in 93 - yet they did. When I said look to the foundation of a band, THIS ALBUM is the foundation we all have to start from. One reason I liked "The Bends" is that songs like Fake Plastic Trees & High & Dry were far beyond something like Creep, but retained enough that you could trace back to that album. They've gradually wandered off that path, & when I saw the Bodysnatchers video, I knew that at least one of them cannot find his way back.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 11.30.08 @ 06:29am


Pablo Honey really wasn't a complete waste. Lurgee is one of Radiohead's most beautiful, memorable and overlooked songs.

Posted by Jesus on Sunday, 11.30.08 @ 23:53pm


lol @ Gitarzan: "I like a lot of what I hear from them, but it's a little too early to be enshrining them just yet. Let's see where they are in 2017..."

lol, You act as if Radiohead just happened. These guys have been around for almost 20 years, and making great music the whole while.

Posted by Seedub on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 00:01am


Regarding Pablo Honey, i also kinda dig on 'Blow Out' tooo.

and to Seedub; not to mention they have their DNA all over this new wave of popular British bands (Coldplay, Keane, Snow Patrol, etc).

Posted by Jesus on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 00:05am


Bloc Party. Another one for the list of bands that were largly influenced by Radiohead. Yeah, anyone questioning if these guys are going to get in, or doesn't want them too.. sorry. Cause they are, and that's just how it is. Plain and Simple.

Posted by Calzone on Wednesday, 12.3.08 @ 17:14pm


Looking at wikipedia it doesn't say much about the requirements to be inducted although it does say that bands aren't qualified until 25 years after their first album. Not there yet.

It also says that "Nominees should have demonstrable influence and significance within the history of rock and roll".

Regardless of whether or not people like them they easily have an influence on rock. Maybe that's not easy to see by looking at popular music today. But, in 2018 I think there will be many more commercially popular bands who are not stuck in the same verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus writing formula and who experiment with sounds from album to album and continue to maintain their popularity while doing so.

Is radiohead the first band to throw out common pop song writing formulas? NO! There are other experimental bands who actually got popular too. But there aren't many that actually gained such recognition and radiohead has shown that bands can experiment with sound while still writing catchy memorable songs that are also commercially successful. They have paved the way for several bands to come. Like them or not but they have greatly influenced a generation and rock in general and I think they will easily be inducted.

Posted by g00db33r on Tuesday, 01.13.09 @ 14:57pm


The definitive band of the generation that can't be defined.

I'm not a huge fan, but there's no doubt that Radiohead will be in on the first ballot.

Posted by Arnold Jay on Wednesday, 01.28.09 @ 23:58pm


As disgustingly overrated as Thom Dorke and his band of not-so-merry men are, I'll be fine with their inevitable induction. The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief are all albums ranging from inconsistent to pretty great, and they've proved very influential if not particularly innovative, so yeah, let them in.

Next person to call OK Computer the best album of the 1990s is not going to live to see the end of the day.

Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 14:09pm


OK Computer is the best album of the 1990s. Easily.

Kid A is one of the best of the first decade of the 2000s.

These guys are monsters. Not overrated at all. Definitely not "disgustingly." Someone's a total sourpuss.

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 09:54am


"OK Computer is the best album of the 1990s. Easily."

"Electioneering" and "Fitter Happier" are crappy songs, and "Let Down," "Karma Police" and "No Surprises" aren't a great deal better. So no, OK Computer is not the best album of the 90s by a long, long shit.

"Kid A is one of the best of the first decade of the 2000s."

That's arguable, and it's certainly a more consistent album than its predecessor.

"Someone's a total sourpuss."

Someone's a total ignorant dweeb.

Posted by Jack on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 10:01am


Well, "i" and "o" are very close to one another.

Posted by Jack on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 10:04am


I'd rather drive a spike through my hand than listen to OK Computer.

In Rainbows is growing on me though.

Posted by MBI on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 12:03pm


In Rainbows is terrible.

Posted by Jack on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 12:07pm


this is honestly the stupidest arguement I've ever heard. Radiohead is getting in, regardless of wether you like them or not. Saying that you don't like Radiohead is like saying that you don't like The Beatles, as soon as you say it you lose all musical credibility. Because Radiohead is Genius, and they will get in the hall. Plain and Simple. And watch, someone is going to contradict me and dig themselves further into a hole. RADIOHEAD IS THE GREATEST BAND OF THE LAST 15 YEARS. DEAL WITH IT.

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 03.12.09 @ 20:00pm


I can see them getting snubbed before getting in.

Posted by Rudy on Sunday, 04.5.09 @ 19:34pm


RE: CALZONE

"RADIOHEAD IS THE GREATEST BAND OF THE LAST 15 YEARS. DEAL WITH IT."

If someone said those exact same words about, say, Dave Matthews, you'd call them a fanboy and invalidate any of the points they raised due to their utter incapability of being objective.

That's not to say that I'm a fan of Dave Matthews - I'm not - but I am saying that you're looking at Radiohead and seeing something (greatness) that just isn't there.

At the end of the day, Radiohead will stand in line behind all the other prog bands. Their pretentious fans will snivel about it and try to pretend that this band is somehow more important then everybody else. But in the eyes of the voters, they're one-hit-wonders.

Posted by Johnny on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 14:19pm


There are few bands in recent years that have acheived the critical success of Radiohead in recent years -- they're one of the few that have achieved the rapturous praise that Pink Floyd got in their prime, and more importantly, they're very commercially successful while doing it. Me, personally, I feel that Radiohead's success has been a detriment to good music, and I don't like very much, but the Rock Hall is a measurement of respect more than anything else, and I think they're easily one of the few shoo-ins of the '90s and onward.

Posted by MBI on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 20:09pm


I guess you are somewhat right johnny, I am a big fan of Radiohead. But let's look at the facts shall we?

1. # 73 on "The Greatest Artists of All Time" by Rolling Stone Mag. This lists them above The Eagles, who are already hall of famers. And rolling stone mag and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in close affiliation with each other.

2. Ok Computer, The Bends, and Kid A were all included on Rolling Stones "Greatest Albums of All Time" List, and if they were too do it again, i'm ceratain that In Rainbows would also be included

3. Ok Computer was voted the Best album of all time by Q magazine, and it was voted the second best at www.rateyourmusic.com. That means that not only the critics love em, but so does the common person.

4. They've influenced countless British Rock Bands, From Coldplay too Muse, From Bloc Party too LCD soundsystem. The List goes on and on.

Therefore, I have too conclude that they will get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; What else do they have too do?

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 09:35am


LCD soundsystem is not a British.. Band.. But anywho they were influenced by Radiohead. Oh, one more. TV on the Radio was heavily influenced by Radiohead

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 09:40am


Therefore, I have too conclude that they will get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; What else do they have too do?

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 09:35am
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Judging by some of the posts on this site, sucking up to Madonna might be in order.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 15:53pm


Radiohead will not be inducted into the Hall Of Fame because Miley Cyrus says she will ruin them.

Posted by joker on Thursday, 04.16.09 @ 22:58pm


Radiohead is one of the most popular bands right now; they're even the most listened to band on last.fm

To not include them would just be asking for a riot.

Posted by RJ on Friday, 04.17.09 @ 02:25am


ha ha ha ha ha ha, good one joker. Seriously though, It's unarguable that Radiohead is getting in. There also one of the best Live Bands of all time, Voted so by Classic rock Mag, Q Mag, And Roling Stone Mag. Radiohead is getting in, and I can't wait for the Induction Ceremony...

Posted by Calzone on Saturday, 04.25.09 @ 13:52pm


"At the end of the day, Radiohead will stand in line behind ALL THE OTHER PROG BANDS... But in the eyes of the voters, they're one-hit-wonders."

Posted by Johnny on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 14:19pm





Haven't laughed so hard in quite a while.

Posted by denyo on Friday, 05.1.09 @ 18:18pm


I'm surprised that no one has mentioned radioheads videos, the video for Pyramid Song has to be the greatest of all time

Posted by Shane on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 23:35pm


I love Radiohead. I think when i first heard "creep" i didn't really get a good picture of what the band was like. I honestly assumed that they were "just another 90s band"

but then i heard paranoid android and kharma police and then i realized the sheer awesomeness of the band.

will they get inducted into the hall of fame? I certainly think so. They were one of the best bands in the 90s and in the 00s.

Posted by Justin on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 23:58pm


As much as id love to see radiohead make the hall there isnt a chance they will be inducted. the hall is basically a popularity contest of not rock music but simple to understand radio friendly shit.

they will meet the same fate as every other progressive/art/avant-garde possible inductee such as the moody blues, sonic youth, king crimson, rush, yes, genesis, and peter gabriel. (with pink floyd being the exception after being denied for several years)

face it the hall is a joke where uninspired "artists" like kiss and acdc can get in within 2 years of their first ballot as well as rap acts grandmaster flash even when they dont have the necessary votes. as much as i hate the sex pistols they were quite right when they called the museum a "piss stain"

Posted by Munkstermann on Tuesday, 08.4.09 @ 23:28pm


Hey dumbass Munksterman!

KISS ARE NOT THERE! Check before you write, you idiot. Kiss is as much influential as Radiohead. And just because the bands that they influenced SING not WHINE does not make them 'uninspiring'.

Oh and by the way AC DC ROCKS!

Posted by Gentle Giant on Wednesday, 08.5.09 @ 00:08am


Kiss was never inducted into the hall, and AC/DC was nominated three times before getting in.

Posted by Steve Z on Wednesday, 08.5.09 @ 00:08am


Furthermore, Pink Floyd waited only three years, which is really not that long.

There's a big difference between Radiohead and most of the other bands you mentioned, Munkstermann. In the seventies, no rock journalist would admit liking prog rock. The genre was highly criticized. In the nineties and naughties, no rock journalist would admit nót liking Radiohead. They are the most revered band of our time. That alone makes it highly unlikely that they won't be inducted. King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, etc. never had that status.

BTW. Since when are The Sex Pistols radiofriendly?

Posted by The_Claw on Wednesday, 08.5.09 @ 05:39am


I don't really care for them, but they are deserving of induction.

Posted by Philip on Saturday, 08.15.09 @ 22:30pm


Radiohead are a sure lock! They are already considered legends by some.

Posted by castle on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 19:29pm


I like Radiohead, certaintly their music is good, but thier albums have spawned several pretenders. So, yeah they were influential, but will they get in first try? probably not. Most people in America know them mainly for "Creep," but they'll likely get in eventually.

Posted by anon on Friday, 08.28.09 @ 08:36am


This is a response to what the idiot Anas said, he said that oasis is better than radiohead. um...oasis isn't even better than miley cyrus. at least cyrus isnt a poser!! yeah, thats right, i just called oasis posers. yeah. look at a picture of them. listen to their songs. i have heard and seen all of that in the 60s, except...it was a band called the beatles!!!!!!! oasis is just a crappy remake of the beatles. the lead singer has the circle john lennon glasses, same sideburns same hair, he even said in a an interview he wanted to be like john lennon!! and their drummer is zak starkey, ringo starrs son. anas, you need to be admitted to some mental hospital if you think that oasis is better than radiohead!

Posted by matt on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 16:02pm


These guys have to get in - they are my generation's frickin' Beatles. There're innovative, influential, you name it.

Posted by FarmerBoy on Thursday, 10.15.09 @ 16:29pm


There is no doubt in my mind that radiohead should get in, having said that, i am in no way a radiohead fan boy. Now being around since 1993 they have done quite alot but when people say that they are 'one of the most influential and innovative bands of all time' i have no choice but to disagree with that.
It seems that maybe people have forgoten that they didn't start 'daring music with strange noises'. From what i know that started in 1967 with Pink Floyd's 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn'. In addition, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of The Moon' was listed on top selling album charts for 31 years consecutivly (and 741 weeks on the billboard charts wich is now litterally unbeatable.
So there's no doubt in my mind that Radiohead is NOT one of the most innovative and influential bands out there and i haven't even scratched the surface with bands like the Beatles, Zeppelin, the Who, ect.
In conclusion im not trying to say that Radiohead is a bad band, in fact they are far better then most main stream music, im just proving that they aren't the most innovative or influential bands of the 20th century as most narrow-minded fans would like to believe

Posted by Rock Fanatic on Wednesday, 10.28.09 @ 15:56pm


I understand what you're trying to say Rock Fanatic but you have to know that people like to extravagant a lot especially when it comes to such a wildly acclaimed band like Radiohead. Fans and critics will never forget that bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, and countless others have paved the way for Radiohead just like they themselves have paved the way for bands like Travis, Coldplay, and Muse. I sure hope they get in because modern music would be more rubbish without them:-)

Posted by Lenny on Monday, 11.2.09 @ 11:03am


Yea i bet my soul that they will make it.

Posted by scott on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 19:15pm


Radiohead will be a first year inductee in 2018 without a doubt, based on influence and artistry. Fortunately, the idiots who buy the pop crap that gets played on the radio and downloaded are not the ones who pick R&R HOF nominees.

If I could bet money on it, I'd put down every penny I own. Easiest money I would ever make.

Posted by Paul on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 17:28pm


Paul...no one really cares if you're willing to "put money on it". The real way to "put your money where your mouth is" would be to explain why they'd be such a lock...Innovation and influence, remember?

There are a lot of so-called "locks" who are still on the outside looking in...

Posted by Gitarzan on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 18:58pm


Because Rolling Stone likes them, Git, that's why.

But I do consider them to be pretty influential and innovative, even though I can't stand Thom Yorke's voice.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 19:20pm


They'll make it. I'm 99.99% sure. :)

Posted by A Girl on Tuesday, 02.2.10 @ 16:08pm


I'm with Paul...it's a sure bet! Oh, and I am the 100th commenter:)

Posted by AGH on Wednesday, 02.3.10 @ 12:21pm


"Now, that being said, if radiohead get in before Rush, Yes, Steve Miller Band, Kiss, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, KISS, Alice Cooper, and all the other forgotten bands who INFLUENCED bands like Radiohead, you can bet i'm gonna be pissed." Radiohead are semi-prog, so they might take something from Yes. Rush, doubtful. Steve Miller, no way (care to make a case for him, rather than spewing vague, pointless crap all over this site?) KISS and Alice, definitely not (though they both should be in.) I haven't listened to Sonic Youth. Joy Division, maybe (Radiohead have covered them in online postings.)

"Ok Computer was listed on The ROHOF's List of "The Definitive 200"" Let's go into some of the mistakes on that list. "All That You Can't Leave Behind" (I love U2 and that album, but that album's fairly new, and got there over other more deserving albums.) "Throwing Copper" (good band, Live, but didn't really fit either of the I's. You can't put them on there and leave off Alice in Chains, who fit at least one of the I's.) Shakira, "Laundry Service" (Nothing important.) "Core" (see "Throwing Copper".) "Forrest Gump" Soundtrack (I haven't listened to that soundtrack, but if you're putting a soundtrack on you're really desperate.) Original Cast "Phantom of the Opera Highlights" (see Forrest Gump.) Avril Lavigne, "Let Go" (maybe she'll turn out to be important in 10 years, but right now? No.) Beyonce (see Avril.) Destiny's Child (see Shakira.) "Faith" (one of my guilty pleasures, but... no, not worthy.) Sheryl Crow (see Avril.) Enya (see Shakira.) Christina Aguilera (see Avril.) Soundtrack-"Footlose" (see Forrest Gump.) Journey, Escape (One of the definitions of "Definitive" is "Serving to Define." Nothin against Journey, but can you explain how they fit either of the I's?) R Kelly (see Avril.) Dixie Chicks (see Shakira.) Soundtrack, Top Gun (see Forrest Gump.) Soundtrack, Titanic (see Forrest Gump.) Celine Dion (see Shakira.) Creed, Human Clay (pretty good album, but derivative of Pearl Jam and AIC. How did Dirt not make the list but this did?) Matchbox Twenty (see "Faith".) "Hybrid Theory" (pretty good, but not original. Much too soon to be giving it any awards for importance.) Faith Hill (see Shakira.) "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (love it, but can't we wait before calling it essential? Especially putting it ahead of Oasis.)
Shania Twain (see Shakira.) I went through it again, and I'm sickened. These names, but no New Order (or Joy Division), none of Metallica's speed/thrash contemporaries, no Iron Maiden, no Judas Priest, no Blur, no Suede, no Deep Purple, no Alice in Chains, no Soundgarden, no Thin Lizzy, no Gang of Four? WHAT?! Looking through it again, you have Oasis (who I love) but not the Smiths?

As for Radiohead: They're popular, you can certainly hear their sound in other bands today, critics love them, they do have stuff ("Paranoid Android") where you'll have a hard time finding anything that sounds like it. Yes, they'll get in, easily. All the people lobbying for insignificant arena rock dinosaurs like Journey will throw tantrums and scream about sales. All the morons going on about "indy geeks" and "pretentious fans" will cry. Gene Simmons will be furious (he said that the In Rainbows model is ruining the record industry.) But in spite of all that, they're a lock at this point.

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 03.7.10 @ 16:41pm


Of course they should, they're one of the most influential bands of the 90s! They've made such a drastic change in music to get away from the typical sound of the 90s, but also embrace the change in technology -- not many bands have done this! The almost slapsticky lyrics combined with ironic humor have Radiohead a classic. I don't see why they shouldn't be inducted, they've influenced a slew of generations.

Posted by prpqmnj on Thursday, 03.11.10 @ 01:42am


According to Acclaimed Music.net, a site which has all the critical rankings tallied, Radiohead are the 2nd greatest artists of the 90's, the 2nd greatest artists of the 2000's, the 6th greatest artists to come out of the UK and the 10th greatest artists of all time. Plus Rolling Stone loves them, and Rolling Stone and the Hall are very well connected. I could see them somehow not getting in 1st ballot (if you'd made a bet with me that Red Hot Chili Peppers wouldn't get in 1st ballot you'd be slightly richer) but it'll be surprising if they're not in within 5 years, and a major upset if I die at an old age and they're still not in. Fortunately, it's extremely likely they'll make it 1st ballot, and if not at that point that definitely shortly after.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 20:48pm


they r 1st ballot hall of famers without question.

Posted by JackKnife on Wednesday, 11.3.10 @ 13:25pm


Oh yes, and on the new VH1 list they came in at #30. Yes, a list which had "common pop music fan" sprayed all over it had Radiohead as the 30th Greatest Musical Artists of All Time, the youngest band in the Top 40, and the only band to start in the 80's (they formed in 1988) besides Guns 'n' Roses and Nirvana to make the Top 40, and also considered by those voters to be the best 90's band not named Nirvana. That can only increase their chances. I'm not a huge fan, but they'll get in and deservedly so, though there are some bands both alternative/indie and not alternative that I'd like to see in first.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 11.8.10 @ 06:33am


Radiohead is for whiny kids who lunch money from their moms. Listen to real thought provoking music, instead of these posers, IMO.

Posted by Old PJ Fan on Sunday, 01.23.11 @ 10:18am


Try typing thought provoking comments instead of being a poser.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 10:12am


The whole "pick the price" this is just a new variant on what many artists have been doing for the last couple of years, which is giving their songs and/or albums away in order to gain exposure. For every person who downloads their album for free instead of buying it, ten other people who wouldn't have bought the album get to sample it and decide it's worth buying ina physical format. That's not even mentioning merchandise or concert tickets.

Posted by William on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 15:25pm


Yeah they will get in, i dont like them but they'll be in, everyone of their albums ive tried to listen to ive always had high hopes for but it just ends up having one good song on it maybe. the only one i ever liked was idioteque mostly because it had a good sound and the lead singer didnt sing for the most part. plus its not fair to compare them to muse because their lead singer has amazing range.

Posted by superduper on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 15:26pm


Radiohead is one of the most overrated bands in the history of music. If anyone says that they are innovative, I will combat their statement with five bands that have done it before them. Kid A sucks ass. Pyramid Song, fck that, Videotape from the Basement is complete rubbish.

Posted by bazz on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 15:28pm


I'd like to see these 5 bands.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 15:51pm


Me too

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 16:07pm


Me three.

Posted by Philip on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 16:15pm


Ay, the haters. Is anyone forcing you to listen to Radiohead? And the overrated sediment is well, overrated! Yes they get the praise they deserve and rightly so. They are hardly mainstream so please spare some kind of overexposure argument. Yes they are INNOVATIVE, of course it's hard being 100% original these days because almost everything has been done but with a wide range of influences by their side Radiohead still manage to sound unique. The only thing I'm not fond of is the fact that they have influenced some god-awful bands: Coldplay, Muse, the Fray, etc. But I'll forgive them.
Modern day Beatles? You bet they are!

Posted by PoppyMo on Saturday, 01.29.11 @ 13:26pm


Me four. Certainly they wear their influences (Pixies, R.E.M., some electronica, possibly Can) on their sleeves, but it's about how they put it together.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.12.11 @ 15:35pm


Radiohead as grown on me a lot. Kid A is one of my favorite albums. Personally though I like Muse better. I actually own all of their albums.

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 02.12.11 @ 15:42pm


@Gassman: Saying Muse is better is like saying the Monkees are better then the Beatles. Just no. Keep it to yourself next time.

Posted by Jess on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 09:17am


They will make it in 1st ballot guaranteed.

Posted by Jess on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 09:21am


Actually Jess, no it's not. And this is a public discussion on the RRHOF so saying "keep it to yourself" strikes me as pretty ignorant.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 09:22am


To clarify: My statement was in response to Jess comparing Radiohead to the Beatles and Muse to the Monkees, not to Radiohead's RRHOF credibility.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 02.13.11 @ 09:24am


They will have a new album out soon and the hype is already ridiculous. Not sure if they can top In Rainbows but we shall see...

Posted by Anna S. on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 14:31pm


Anna, why don't you and I make out over Radiohead's music?

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 02.20.11 @ 10:40am


^Well it's more likely I'd type that than anything else I allegedly wrote, but still not me.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.26.11 @ 07:34am


The new album's getting rave reviews. Has anyone heard it yet?

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 10:38am


It's got the critical acclaim and fans seem to be mostly digging it, so if/when it's physically released it's commercially succesful then that'll stamp their ticket for a first-ballot induction.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 13:12pm


I sure hate Radiohead. But they 100% deserve to be in the hall.

Posted by Colin on Thursday, 03.3.11 @ 11:24am


"Really, Buzz? Because I am STILL trying to find an album better than OK Computer, to no avail."

Hmmm...let's see...
Pet Sounds
SMiLE
Piper At The Gates of Dawn
Forever Changes
Music Of My Mind
Odessa
White Album
Revolver
What's The Story Morning Glory?
Parachutes
The Soft Bulletin
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Disintegration
Sunflower
Surf's Up
Holland
The Beach Boys Love You
The Supremes Anthology
Let's Get Out Of This Country
My Maudlin Career
Phil Spector's A Xmas Gift to You
Back to Mono
Chuck Berry Is On Top
Are You Experienced?
The Who Sell Out
A Quick One (Happy Jack)
The Who Sings My Generation
Present Tense
Give Up
Surfin' Bird...

Posted by Dude on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 10:58am


"The new album's getting rave reviews."

Go figure. Critics have a hardon for Radiohead. What a shocker. That doesn't make them any less boring. They're the Emerson, Lake & Palmer of the 90s. Yawn.

Posted by Ned on Friday, 03.18.11 @ 11:05am


Boring? Uh, they have a very diverse catalogue as in no two albums ever sound alike (expect for Kid A and Amnesiac, as they were recorded around the same time, I believe). But you probably have the attention span of a five year old. And you know what they say, if you divide opinion so much then you're definitely doing something right.

@Dude: All the albums you listed are certainly not better than Ok Computer, probably just more influential. Except for Revolver.

Posted by Raw on Monday, 03.21.11 @ 15:37pm


So they're all different. Doesn't make them good.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 00:14am


"Pet Sounds"

Ugh... no, just more influential.

"What's The Story Morning Glory?"

Apples and oranges, though I guess I favor Morning Glory because I heard it first. If you're going to include that you also need to include Definitely Maybe.

"Disintegration"

Agreed, and Closer, Unknown Pleasures, Power Corruption & Lies, Suede, Join Hands, Dog Man Star, The Stone Roses, Siamese Dream, Ace of Spades, Iron Maiden, Ride the Lightning, Different Class, Exile On Main Street... just bulking up your list a bit. This is subjective, of course, but so is your list. No comment on the rest of your list.

"So they're all different. Doesn't make them good." - Metalsmith

Fine, it's your right to think that way, but yes or no to their induction based on the criteria? I say yes.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 12:32pm


Gonna go ove Dude's list
Pet Sounds
Not gonna argue here.
SMiLE
No, it only has one real good song, the rest of it is psychedelic pap.
White Album
I hold this and Ok Computer equally
Revolver
I'd say radiohead wins out here, there's too much filler on Revolver.
My Maudlin Career
Not sure about this one, from what i've heard of it (admittedly not alot) but it's good from what I haer, not as good as Radiohead though
Are you Experienced?
I'd probably go for Radiohead over this one, but only barely.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 14:59pm


I'm gonna go over some of Dude's list as well (yes, I'm cherry picking which albums I'm commenting on), the albums that he claims are better than OK Computer:

Pet Sounds
Unlike GFW and Sam, I'd listen to Pet Sounds over OK Computer ANY day (and no, it isn't a generation thing, as I think me, Sam and GFW are all around the same age)

SMiLE
I wonder why Dude is so Beach Boys heavy? Anyway, OK Computer is a better album.

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Again, I'd listen to this over OK Computer.

Forever Changes
On about equal footing, IMO.

White Album
Better than OK Computer? I agree.

Revolver
I'm agreeing with GFW here.

Are You Experienced?
Wins over OK Computer, IMO.

Surfin' Bird
This better than OK Computer? Is this a joke?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 15:17pm


OK another discussion, suppose we were to compile a "Best Albums of the 90's" (or for simplicity's sake, a Top 10, or 20 if that's easier), where would you slot OK Computer? Personally I'd put it somewhere in the Top 5.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 15:22pm


I think you got my comment a bit wrong Tahvo, I LOVE Pet Sounds, my second favourite album ever. I'd probably put Ok Computer at the top of such a list or very close.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 15:29pm


Though Nevermind will always beat it in my opinion.

Posted by GFW on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 15:30pm


"I think you got my comment a bit wrong Tahvo, I LOVE Pet Sounds"

Ah, so I did! My mistake.

"Though Nevermind will always beat it (OK Computer) in my opinion."

I agree.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 15:33pm


I'd seriously consider putting it as one of the top 5 albums of the 90's, that's for sure. Pitchfork put it at #1, which I wouldn't do, but I thought their 100 Greatest Albums of the 90's was kind of cool, as Automatic For The People, Different Class and Siamese Dream were all on it.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 03.25.11 @ 09:35am


Taking a leaf out of GFW's book:

Innovation: Yes.
Influence: Yes.
Sales: Fairly normal, but big by Alternative standards.

I'd say that's a yes.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.26.11 @ 06:36am


Radiohead are the media darlings of this era, extremely popular and very influential. To Progressive Rock fans, they are not as innovative as everyone make them out to be, all one has to do is listen to Magazine (first two albums) and although they will deny this Genesis via The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Aphex Twin and you see many of the innovativeness fly out the window. Yet despite that, I do love this band, and the band has been consistent in putting out Quality music.

Posted by Chuck AzEee! on Sunday, 06.19.11 @ 06:54am


One huge thing going for them, they are extremely INFLUENTIAL. Here's a few artists/bands off the top of my head that have been influenced by them (some are obvious, others aren't):

Arcade Fire
Sigur Ros
My Morning Jacket
Midlake
Coldplay
The Antlers
Muse
The Fray
Keane
Snow Patrol
TV on the Radio
OneRepublic
Travis
Cold War Kids
Deerhunter (?)
Interpol
Doves
Bloc Party
Grizzly Bear
Damien Rice
Kasabian
Vampire Weekend
White Rabbits
Tokyo Police Club
The Wombats
The Strokes
Broken Social Scene (?)
Fleet Foxes
MuteMath
The National
Animal Collective (?)

The question marks are where I'm not 100% sure.

Posted by Freddie on Monday, 06.20.11 @ 10:10am


In Rainbows should be on the essential albums list

Posted by Craig B. on Tuesday, 07.12.11 @ 11:29am


Influence: Radiohead have been quite a big influence on indie acts since the release of The Bends. 20
Innovation: Definetly, they've been changing their sound quite a lot. 20
Critical respect: They get tons of love and RS put them on their 100 best ever, they were one of the youngest acts on it. 30
Sales: around 30 million. 20

divided by 1.1... and +15 for Kid A, Ok Computer and The Bends... 95! They GOTTA be in first ballot.

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 11.30.11 @ 16:13pm


the king of limbs is mediocre compared to other albums and too short.but 4 songs(Separator,give up the ghost,codex,lotus flower) really stand out.

Yes on radiohead getting in.

Posted by hipster on Monday, 12.12.11 @ 05:51am


Denyo said,

"Now, I'm not saying that just listening to Radiohead is gonna make the world any better, of course not. Music alone cannot save the world, but what it can do is move you emotionally and inspire you to make some changes. And Bon Jovi or Nickelback certainly aren't gonna provide that stimulus."

If you seriously need a song to tell you to change the world, then you should stop listening to music altogether and run for office. When music (or any form of art) becomes a stepping stone to advancing one's personal views or political agenda, it ceases being art and becomes mere pandering. You want real inspiration, read some history books. I don't need music to increase my social awareness or give me a history lesson.

I sure am glad that this denyo person has all but disappeared from FutureRockLegends. If he/she/it were still around, I have a feeling we'd get into some bloody debates.

And if denyo should ever happen to come across this post, let me tell say this: I'm not one of these "brainwashed sheep" whom you speak of. I don't listen to any of the current dreck that litters the Billboard charts. I avoid it like AIDS. No, my tastes in music run deeper than most people my age. I'm no fan of Radiohead, but that doesn't make me an uneducated boob who doesn't understand good music. I have no time for Radiohead. I'd rather listen to what I like, not what some critic tries to tell me is great.

Posted by Zach on Monday, 04.9.12 @ 20:24pm


Have you even tried them? Becuase if not you're missing out!

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 04.10.12 @ 07:00am


Personally, I don't feel strongly enough about Radiohead to say whether I love or hate them. Their music doesn't move me, but I don't despise it. Maybe someday I'll have a change of heart and dig a little deeper into Radiohead's music. Like I said before, I'm more interested in music made before I was alive than music made during my lifetime, so researching Radiohead's discography isn't exactly high on my priorities.

My comment was more a response to the nonsensical posts made by Denyo than a commentary on Radiohead's chances of getting inducted. I almost spit out the water I was drinking when I originally read what Denyo posted. Anyone who needs music or any form of art to motivate or inspire them to make a change in the world clearly isn't right in the head. I listen to music to escape the bullshit in our world. When I want to learn about current events, I'll read the news (not the controlled propaganda spewed out by the left and the right). I'm glad I wasn't on FRL when Denyo was here, because I would have torn him a new asshole.

Oh, and I think Stanley Kubrick was an overrated prick. There, I said it. Since Denyo invoked his name, I thought I'd get my two cents in on Kubrick. A Clockwork Orange is about the only Kubrick film I can take. The Shining plays like an unintentional comedy, Dr. Strangelove is a waste of Peter Sellers' comedic talents (Not to mention Dr. Strangelove is also a cornerstone of the hipster community, which I loathe), and 2001 is an LSD trip transferred to film. Just like The Beatles, Stanley Kubrick is a false idol whose status has been overblown by self-important critics and pseudo-intellectuals trying to look "smart."

Posted by Zach on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 17:09pm


Check out the Lady Gaga page and see denyo burned to a crisp by Dameon.

Posted by joker on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 21:25pm


Check out the Lady Gaga page and see denyo burned to a crisp by Dameon.

Posted by joker on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 21:25pm

Anyone who does peruse that thread should disregard my embarrassing and nonsensical drunk post that's buried in there.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 22:11pm


Darin, are you referring to "Three Dog Night and the sinking raft of cluelessness?"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 04:45am


Yeah, Tahvo, that's the gem that I'm referring to. I actually didn't remember writing that until I saw it today.

I had no idea that I was such a big supporter of Lady Gaga. And I have no idea why I go after Three Dog Night so often if I'm posting drunk or angry. I'm not a fan, but I really don't have a huge problem with them.

"Three Dog Night and the Sinking Raft of Cluelessness?"

This would be a great title for my next screenplay, though.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 05:27am


Zach, when you say in print that 'Dr. Strangelove' was crap or 'a waste of Peter Sellers comedic talents' (a film where he played 3 parts), it makes people not want to take you seriously when you opine on something else.

The other 2 films you mentioned do have some problems, but 'Dr. Strangelove' is in another league (IMO).

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 07:40am


Full Metal Jacket is probably my favourite Kubrick film. Dr. Strangelove is just Dr. Strangelove. I mean, there's no other way to describe it. It's good, but I can understand how it might not appeal to everybody. I've never cared much for A Clockwork Orange (I'm sorry, I know it's a classic but the acting is horrendous) or The Shining (to me the "Here's Johnny!" line is the one line that makes the film a joke, just like "Say Hello to my little friend!" in Scarface. I mean seriously, what was Oliver Stone thinking when he wrote that latter line?).

The rest of Kubrick's films are ok (2001, Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut, etc), though I haven't seen some of his earlier films, yet.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 07:57am


Darin - Ha! Don't worry there are some posts from me floating around here on this site from several months/ a year or so ago that I wish I could've deleted or edited by now.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 08:00am


Hey Paul, I wasn't seeking your approval on my opinions. I know I'm not the only one who finds Kubrick and his films grossly overrated. Dr. Strangelove takes itself far too seriously and lacks the fun atmosphere of Duck Soup, a far superior satire. Duck Soup is better because it avoids any blatant references to real world events and figures. The beauty of Duck Soup is in the performances of The Marx Brothers and in the numerous verbal and sight gags. There's nothing in Dr. Strangelove that can approach the subtlety and the sheer belly-laughs induced by the mirror scene.

There's no law that states that everyone must love every work of art that's ever received critical praise. If that were so, we'd all be a bunch of robots with unoriginal opinions. That's why I get so frustrated when people take the easy way out and put tried hacks like Woody Allen, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Martin Scorsese, and Robert Altman on Best Director lists. I'm much more interested in the films of Mario Bava, Ishiro Honda (director of many a Godzilla/kaiju eiga film), Roger Corman, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Arnold, Larry Cohen, Tod Browning, Savage Steve Holland, Bob Clark, Jerry Lewis, Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, Terence Fisher, and John Hughes, to name some.

I've been an escapist since childhood, so films in the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, comedy, and action/adventure genres have always held major appeal to me. I loathe talky dramas, political thrillers, and most arty-farty borefests.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 09:37am


@ Zach

I share your views on Allen and Fellini, have you seen Satyricon by the latter? Dear Lord it is awful.

"Duck Soup is better because it avoids any blatant references to real world events and figures."

I was just going to say that Dr. Strangelove has aged pretty badly.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 09:56am


say what you like about Kubrick but Full Metal Jacket was great and A Clockwork Orange wasn't bad either.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 11:32am


Gotta love Private Joker!!!

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 12:34pm


I guess if you're a youngun, all the absurdist stuff in Dr. Strangelove is out of the musty pages of history.

Since I was in the military, I think 'Dr. Strangelove' appeals to me more (and I probably get more of the humour) than some other films.

Must confess that I have never seen 'Duck Soup'. Will have to now.

P.S. Will see Radiohead at Bonnaroo this year. Hear they are very good live performers.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 04.17.12 @ 14:10pm


didn't Thom Yorke say Rock music was crap? lol

Posted by julian on Saturday, 07.14.12 @ 22:34pm


They'll definitely be inducted, one way or another. With what they've been doing with music within the past 10 years, there's no way that can't be inducted. They're the reason why I have a tiny amount of faith for modern music.

There's also the technological advances they've made in recording and distributing their music, like the "pay what you will" experiment they did when they released In Rainbows.

Posted by Vanessa on Sunday, 07.29.12 @ 12:16pm


Did see Radiohead at Bonnaroo. Packed crowd, I was about even with the sound tent & I was being squished by the crush of people at What Stage.

Was unimpressed with set, I must say. They only played songs off last 2 albums. I wanted to hear some of their early stuff. Think they should modify set list for a place like Bonnaroo, where you get alot of casual fans (like me).

Did have one Hell of a light show, though.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 07.30.12 @ 12:29pm


I remember an interview with Tommy Lee who said that if he could only take one album with him on a deserted island it would be The Bends...I don't know if this validates anything but it sure speaks volumes when someone who has been around music his whole life and has heard more bands in all genres than any of us have probably combined thinks this way...I also happen to agree.

They're a 1st ballot lock...but should we care if they don't get in? No, just enjoy the music folks!

Posted by Steve on Tuesday, 10.9.12 @ 05:15am


Thom's a genius...they shld and will be inducted!

Posted by Jo on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 09:39am


Thom's a genius...they shld and will be inducted!

Posted by Jo on Friday, 03.21.14 @ 09:40am


Its impossible for them not to be inducted because they're RADIOHEAD.

Posted by Ace on Wednesday, 04.2.14 @ 23:39pm


Do the guys in Radiohead even care? I honestly don't see them doing such a self-congratulatory thing like the Rock Hall. As a fan since 1995, I can say that it seems kind of "too industry" for a bunch of music nerds like Radiohead.

Posted by Dee on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 04:15am


Induct Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Siouxsie & The Banshees and THEN let's talk about Radiohead.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:04am


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