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Release Date: 1995-01-01
Label: EMI UK
''The Bends'' is the second album by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released on 13 March 1995. ''The Bends'' was produced by John Leckie at EMI's studios in London, and engineered by Nigel Godrich, who would go on to produce all future albums by the band. Featuring five charting singles, the album also marked the beginning of a shift in aesthetics and themes for the band, with greater use of keyboards, and more abrasive guitar tracks balancing subtler ones. The introspective post-grunge Radiohead style of ''Pablo Honey'' evolved toward more multilayered rock with cryptic lyrics and larger ideas, as the band and singer Thom Yorke reacted against the rigours of near-constant world tours. "Street Spirit (Fade Out)", the final single and last song, became their first top five UK hit.
The album was subject to greater critical acclaim than their debut ''Pablo Honey'' (1993), receiving an enthusiastic critical reaction, and it reached number four in the UK Albums Chart. However, it failed to build on the commercial success of their single "Creep" outside the United Kingdom, and it peaked on the American charts at number 88. Although it lacked the instant success of later Radiohead albums, ''The Bends'' achieved triple platinum sales certifications in the UK and Canada and platinum sales in the US and the EU. The album is dedicated to American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks.
|3||High And Dry||4:16|
|4||Fake Plastic Trees||4:50|
|8||My Iron Lung||4:35|
|9||Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was||3:27|
|12||Street Spirit (Fade Out)||4:12|
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