Radiohead and Studio Album Essay

Submitted By quell101
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Nowadays, it is almost impossible to define a music style because of the numerous combinations of others that combine to form new ones. I think this is what happens to Radiohead, who is considered by the critics as one of the best bands in the world of modern music. They have released several studio albums, singles, and live recordings. In this essay I am going to compare and contrast “The Bends (1995)” and “Hail to the Thief (2003)” in regard to the instruments used, the accomplishments with each album, and the lyrics’ content.
“The Bends” was Radiohead’s second studio album. The instruments used in it are electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, drums, and vocals. You could say that the traditional rock instruments were used as opposed to the newer resources available today. In their sixth studio album “Hail to the Thief,” besides the instruments used in “The Bends,” they used some other sources, such as electronic devices and new sounds programmed in computers.
The accomplishments they succeeded with these two albums are different. In their beginnings, if someone had the idea that they were a one hit wonder band, with “The Bends” this idea was quickly dismissed. Furthermore, the recording of this album was full of expectations that were successfully completed. For example, their recording company was expecting a way too better album than the first one (“Pablo Honey”). While they were in tour with “The Bends,” they were the ideal opening band. What they got from their last album was their consolidation as an important band and a turn of…