It’s hard to reconcile Radiohead as the band performing Creep to drunk college students on MTV Spring Break and the band who released OK Computer in 1997. That album was the beginning of my love for Radiohead. So many of their albums were in my steady rotation and significantly affected my musical tastes over the years. I can understand how their music could sound droning to some, but I find their work to be endlessly fascinating with layers upon layers of melody, harmony, lyrics, and mystery — hinting at some hidden truth that maybe I’ll understand if I listen to that album one more time.
About The Author
A Generation-X-er who grew up on Infra-Man, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Pop Rocks. Elementary school was Blondie, Middle school was Toto and Fat Boys, high school Queen and Beastie Boys, and college was A Tribe Called Quest and techno. These days Mix Mister B enjoys Yacht Rock, old school hip hop, non-clubby electronica, and anything Bowie.