The Bends


The Bends


The Bends, released on 13 March 1995 in the United Kingdom and on 4 April 1995 in the United States, is the second studio album released by the English rock band Radiohead. The album was dedicated to the late comedian Bill Hicks. The album contains singles "High and Dry", "Fake Plastic Trees", "Just", "My Iron Lung", and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)". The Bends was ranked number 110 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and number 2 on Q's 100 Greatest Albums Ever. Read more on

  1. gives it a: 5/5

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  2. gives it a: 5/5

    “I keep waiting for something to happen”

    Ironically, I feel the exact opposite about that statement when it comes to this album. In fact, it hits you right from the get go. From the opening spacey reverb of the appropriately titled “Planet Telex”, to the fragile vocal delivery of “High and Dry”, to the hauntingly hypnotic atmosphere created in “Street Spirit”, there is always a sense of this kind of discernible quality for each track that really gives this album a strong identity. It’s a great mix of a band embracing the changes in the sound of alternative rock while still keeping their feet planted in that grimy 90’s sound.l

  3. gave it a: 5/5

    Awesome. OK Computer and Kid A get all the credit, but this album is right up there with those two. The whole album is good to great.