The Bends review by Radiohead

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  • Released: Mar 23, 2009
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.6 (117 votes)
Radiohead: The Bends
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Sound — 10
Without doubt my favourite rock album ever! Although to dismiss it as 'rock' simply wouldn't do it justice. Radiohead have a really unique, diverse sound. Listen to 'Street Spirit', 'The Bends', 'Fake Plastic Trees' - you'll know what I mean. Their first greatest hits album.

Lyrics — 10
Weird, soothing, happy, depressing - amazing! Thom Yorke's voice is brilliant and definatly enhances the songs. The lyrics too comply to perfection. Personal favourites include 'My Iron Lung', and, as mentioned above 'Fake Plastic Trees'.

Overall Impression — 10
Like nothing else out there and definatly worth listening to time and time again. I think the highlight of the whole LP is the final track, 'Street Spirit': great sound - great song. Apart from the slightly average 'Sulk', there's really nothing to hate in this album. Hopefully, it will never leave my possession, but if I did lose it, I wouldn't hesitate to re-buy. A masterpiece!

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