Radiohead the English rock band, not to be mistaken with the Talking heads song of the same name, was formed in 1985 and since then has known great success both in England and abroad. Having been listed in Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top one hundred bands of all times, and having sold over thirty million albums in their musical career, Radiohead are a serious tour de force and are a favourite band to many.
This ever evolving collective of artists headed by virtuoso musician Thom Yorke has gone steady for some years now and have known success wherever their music has taken them, having good record sales since the early nineties up to the present day. The release of their debut single "Creep" was met with initial trepidation but after the release of their debut record "Pablo honey", the song became a radio hit. In fact, "Creep" was banned from British radio for a time as it was deemed too depressing.
This collective of likeminded musicians affected the world of record sales with the release of their album "In Rainbows" which was sold for any price one wished to pay for it through online sales, although record stores sold it for a price they deemed was appropriate.
The album had over 1.2 million downloads on the first day it was released over their website and went on to sell thousands of hardcopy albums world wide after that. This "pay what you want" approach was certainly revolutionary and hopes to be the catalyst in some needed change, in regards to how records are bought and sold today.
over the years Radiohead has known much critical acclaim and has been a part of the mainstream spotlight for well over a decade. The pressure has always existed for them to produce music that goes above and beyond commonality and for now they haven't buckled underneath it. Here's to hoping they continue making great music for years to come.