Not since Nirvana has a great band inspired as many mediocre-to-shitty knockoffs as Radiohead. No one knows this more than frontman Thom Yorke, despite his countless Cobain-esque efforts to alienate all but the true believers. And like many innovators who've watched their imitators commercially overtake them, Yorke hasn't managed to overcome his career-long underdog complexhe's still a weirdo, and he still doesn't think we think he belongs here. "The more you try to erase me, the more that I appear," Yorke cries on the opening title track of a solo album that resembles a Radiohead disc with most of the guitars and drums erased. Bereft of his band's widely imitated dynamics of... More >>>
By Tom Sheehan
Baby's got the bends, doesn't have any real friends, etc.