It ebs and flows
  1. Talk Show Host
    This was my gateway song, which I discovered from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet. Love at first listen.
  2. Reckoner
    So feminine. Apparently this is the final result of "Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses," which I saw played live for the first time in 2001 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA.
  3. Nude
    All versions. But what ended up on In Rainbows? Nailed it.
  4. I Might Be Wrong
    Gah. The repetitive bass line. 3:53. When I lived in Ithaca, NY, I would literally go down to the waterfall, play this song as loud as I could in my headphones and question everything about life while dancing around like a fool.
  5. Planet Telex
    First song on The Bends. First album love. He sings it lying drunk on the floor of a country chateau. So Thom Yorke it hurts.
  6. Idioteque
    I remember watching the live SNL performance in October 2000. I was in a dorm room huddled around a TV with friends. We wondered how the electronic sound of Kid A would translate live. MIKE DROP. Everything changed after that.
  7. Just
    Guitars. Plus, yes, you do it to yourself and that's what really hurts.
  8. The National Anthem
    Wow. Super intense. Confusing. Totally insane. Blast this song and be transported to a place where everything is on the line. Even though it was a year early, Kid A came to define the post 9/11 world for my gen.
  9. Climbing Up the Walls
    Feel like this song could be on any of their albums (altho maybe not TKOL). It makes me feel trapped, alienated and desperate. Classic Radiohead.
  10. Blow Out
    They ended "Live at the Astoria" with an EPIC rendition of Blow Out. This song is ridiculously underrated, and when I heard this version for the first time nearly a decade after it was performed, my mind was blown. This band is going places.
  11. Honorable mentions
    Airbag, Street Spirit, Jigsaw Falling Into Place