5 Not So Known Radiohead Songs That You Should Listen to Now
I actually discovered Radiohead a lot later than is acceptable. And obviously Creep was the first song of theirs I heard. I think even if you don’t know Radiohead or don’t listen to them, most of you must have heard Creep at least at one point in your lives. It’s their most popular song and honestly, it deserves that place because yes, it may have been overplayed, some people may even cross the line and call it overrated (don’t) but that doesn’t diminish the beauty of the song and what it means to many of us. In this blog I will talk about the five Radiohead songs which I think are pretty underrated and that more people should listen to, and appreciate their brilliance.
Of course, you must know by now I’m a fan and not a music critique by any measure, so these are all my personal opinions and you may or may not agree with them and that’s fine honestly. Here goes.
Street Spirit (Fade Out)- This is the closing track on the band’s 1995 record The Bends, which was their second album. Suffice it to say it is one of my most favourite songs of theirs. Peter Gabriel did a cover of it in 2010. I love Peter Gabriel but his cover was atrocious.
Nude- Okay, to be fair I don’t think Nude is that underrated if we compare it to some of Radiohead’s more criminally underrated songs like Palo Alto and Banana co. but it’s one of my favourites so I’m adding it on here.
True Love Waits- “I’m not living, I’m just killing time.” Do you need more? The lyrics are brutal and the melody will haunt you long after. Funnily, they have only ever played it live but there isn’t a studio version.
Life in a Glasshouse- The sweeping orchestra and the saxophone building up the end is something I can never get over when it comes to this song. No matter how many times I listen to it.
Go Slowly- So this one right here is from In Rainbows and if you haven’t swept through the band’s entire discography like a maniac you might not even know about this haunting masterpiece. I think after Exit Music (for a Film), this is my favourite Radiohead song and Thom Yorke seems to be calling death to take him. Goosebumps.