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THE BENDS

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

3.80 | 511 ratings

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UMUR
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2 stars The Bends is the second album from british rock band Radiohead. I used to be a fan of Radiohead in the nineties after I was introduced to the band via OK Computer and The Bends was at the time a really good album IMO. I can´t say I listen to much Radiohead today, but OK Computer does get a spin or two once every other year or so, but it´s been a long time since I listened to The Bends. I was very positive when I started listening to The Bends as I remember it as being good but I must say that my view on The Bends has changed a bit after listening to it again after all these years.

The music is fairly simple vers chorus rock music. It´s very melancholic and everything evolves around Thom Yorke´s fragile and very distinct vocals. There are no weak tracks on The Bends but on the other hand nothing really sticks out maybe besides the first song Planet Telex which I have always enjoyed. In other words this is a very average british rock album from the nineties. It´s obvious to hear that Radiohead inspired legions of other british bands with this music though and they should be credited for that. Unfortunately that doesn´t make the music any more exciting to me.

The musicianship is solid and the production is pretty good.

Radiohead doesn´t hit my personal taste with The Bends and I´ll rate it 2 stars and will be looking forward to listening and reviewing OK Computer next time. I just hope I won´t be as disappointed as I was after listening to The Bends again.

UMUR | 2/5 |

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