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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 canīt say I listen to much Radiohead today, but OK Computer does get a spin or two once every other year or so, but itīs 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. Itīs very melancholic and everything evolves around Thom Yorkeīs 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. Itīs obvious to hear that Radiohead inspired legions of other british bands with this music though and they should be credited for that. Unfortunately that doesnīt make the music any more exciting to me.

The musicianship is solid and the production is pretty good.

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

UMUR | 2/5 |


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