Often viewed as one of the most underrated bands of all time, Radiohead have been hailed for their enigmatic lyrics and experimental music. Their discography includes five albums that have been included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
The band was formed in Abingdon, Oxfordshire in 1985 by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, and Philip Selway. The band is credited with advancing the genre of alternative rock through its innovative approach to recording and production.
What do people mean when they say that Radiohead are "one of the best bands ever?" They are a group that is known to many as being extremely intellectual and sneering at the masses who are not so intelligent. They are also deeply depressed and lonely but believe that their grim disposition makes them special.
For a while, the band’s frontman, Thom Yorke, favoured a more direct angst-filled approach to writing. On the album The Bends, however, he started to drift away from this and began to take a more thoughtful approach to his lyrical work.
While they do have some similarities to Pink Floyd in certain songs, they are much more an indie/art rock band. Their sound is not as complex as that of Pink Floyd, but their experimental approach to songwriting is credited with pushing the boundaries of the alternative rock genre.