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band members[edit]

why the hell was the band members section deleted? i was helping to make the page better and ye deleted it! fuck sake

it's back now, don't worry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:03, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

electronics and lyrics inspired by war [citation needed]

Protected edit request on 3 May 2016[edit]

Link "Burn the Witch" at the end of the section regarding Radiohead's ninth studio album and hiatus to the page about Burn the Witch. TakyonDrive (talk) 19:01, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done This page is not protected. — xaosflux Talk 03:20, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 May 2016[edit]

In the third paragraph the date for the release of the new album is wrong. It says 9 May, should be 8 May. Nahcirn (talk) 19:48, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks for pointing that out - Arjayay (talk) 19:58, 6 May 2016 (UTC)


The genre section of the infobox is getting needlessly cluttered with sources simply labeling the band a certain way. To clear it up, I've resituated those sources here:

Do not add any genres without reliable sources.GentleCollapse16 (talk) 18:59, 11 May 2016 (UTC)



  1. ^ "Radiohead: Biography". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 January 2009. ...the biggest art-rock act since Pink Floyd... 
  2. ^ "Radiohead - British rock group". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 10 August 2015. ...arguably the most accomplished art-rock band of the early 21st century... 
  3. ^ Lahann, Michael. "All Surprises: Radiohead and the Art of Unconventional Album Releases". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Radiohead biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Young, Alex (21 January 2016). "Radiohead will tour in 2016". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Robinson, Will (12 January 2016). "Sam Smith Hasn't Heard Radiohead's Spectre Theme". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ranked: Radiohead". Under the Radar. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Kid A – Radiohead". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Iadarola, Alexander. "Why We're Happy Holly Herndon Is Touring with Radiohead". Thump. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "True Love Waits—Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead". Billboard. 21 June 2003. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
Is this a standard thing for Wikipedia, to hide sources on the Talk page instead? I've never seen it done before; seems weird... Popcornduff (talk) 02:40, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
No, it's not. But some people (rightfully or wrongfully) dislike the use of inline citations in infoboxes. I personally don't find a problem with it.--Ilovetopaint (talk) 19:36, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 June 2016[edit]

Hello, I would be very grateful if you would kindly remove the photo of me from the Radiohead page. There are many more appropriate photos, gratefully, Clive Deamer Clevermedia (talk) 08:38, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Hi Clive! I'm sure I speak for many other editors here when I say I'm a big admirer of your work with Radiohead and other artists. I'm not sure what the Wikipedia policy about people making edit requests to articles about themselves is. However, as another photo (seemingly uploaded yourself?) is already on Wikimedia, and looks like a pretty decent one to me, I'll go ahead and swap it.Popcornduff (talk) 10:28, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Additionally, Wikipedia is always looking for good quality photos. If you have any photos of yourself working with Radiohead you'd like to donate for the Wikipedia Radiohead articles, please go ahead. Popcornduff (talk) 10:33, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

LLLP LLP[edit]

I noticed that at least on Spotify, all post EMI records are now labeled as having LLLP LLP, licensed to XL as their record company. According to beta company and similar websites, the members of Radiohead are the directors of LLLP LLP, but I couldn't find any info on whether the company is owned by XL or by Radiohead themselves, (or a third party). Since Ticker Tape has its own page, I think LLLP LLP should have its own page, but I am not sure if we have enough info on it.Merijn2 (talk) 14:35, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

I don't think it needs its own article, because, as you say, we have barely no information about it. I'm not sure Ticker Tape needs one either, for the same reason - and I also don't think it meets notability guidelines, having not received much coverage. Popcornduff (talk) 18:09, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Acclaim for The Bends should be noted in the lede[edit]

I get that The Bends is oh-so-primitive and basic to a lot of hardened 'head fans, but there are a million publications who name it one of the best albums ever (see the album's article for a sampling). It's hugely acclaimed, and the article should reflect that rather than cater to the opinions of die hards who think the "challenging" OK Computer and Kid A are just the greatest things ever. (talk) 18:04, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Several of Radiohead's albums are regularly featured in greatest-of lists, but Kid A and OK Computer get particular attention. Popcornduff (talk) 04:18, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
No, they don't. OK Computer does, but The Bends is far more prevalent in "all time" lists than Kid A. Again, the article should reflect history, not snobby Radiohead fans' version of history. (talk) 14:46, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
The top-ranked album is OK Computer followed by Kid A, in positions #1 and #6 respectively. Radiohead's other albums also place highly - off the top of my head, Amnesiac, HTTT and In Rainbows all feature in Rolling Stone's most recent list of the great albums ever, for example - but OKC and Kid A dominate by a clear margin. Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and the Times ranked Kid A the greatest album of the 2000s; The Bends can't compete with that. I will concede, though, that it might be worth mentioning that not only OKC and Kid A have received mentions in best-of lists.
Maybe you could stop calling us names, making weird suppositions about our tastes in Radiohead, and start producing some good sources to back your claims up? Popcornduff (talk) 15:06, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, User:'s tone is hostile and unproductive. But s/he has already pointed us to The Bends, where there appear to be several sources supporting her/his claim. So we should take this idea seriously. Mgnbar (talk) 16:14, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
"Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and the Times ranked Kid A the greatest album of the 2000s; The Bends can't compete with that."
Actually, it can. Being ranked the best of one decade is not the same as being ranked as one of the top 10 greatest of all time, where The Bends has been ranked by innumerable publications. Decade lists pull from a restricted selection, meaning that Bloggs may rank Kid A as the best of the 2000s, but only like it 1/10th as much as the record he ranks as the best of the 1990s. Kid A does not have the same presence in all-time lists that The Bends has. (talk) 16:45, 12 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, The Bends has appeared in numerous best-of lists, but you haven't produced any evidence that this isn't bested by Kid A. Nonetheless, I'll rewrite the lead to mention that several RH albums have achieved placements in various best-of lists. Popcornduff (talk) 08:56, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

You simply will not collaborate. I suggested that acclaim for The Bends should be mentioned in the lede; Mgnbar said this was an idea to take seriously; and you yourself added such a mention before reneging on it due to a clear WP:OWN issue ("repetition" is a poor excuse when all you have to do is tweak some wording). It's patently obvious that The Bends is regarded as more of an all-time record than Kid A, and if two albums are to be singled out, they should be The Bends and OK Computer. Call it a "supposition", but yeah, I think it's pretty clear that this article has been hijacked by the same "nothing-before-OK Computer-matters" elitists who plague sites like ateaseweb and greenplastic. Hoity toity nonsense is just fine on those sites, but this is supposed to be, well, an unbiased encyclopedia... (talk) 20:53, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Drop the speculative personal attacks and start making sensible arguments. "It's patently obvious that The Bends is regarded as more of an all-time record than Kid A" - I've produced evidence to the contrary, you haven't. Evidence, please? Popcornduff (talk) 01:43, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
"Yes, User:'s tone is hostile and unproductive. But s/he has already pointed us to The Bends, where there appear to be several sources supporting her/his claim. So we should take this idea seriously." - Mgnbar (talk) 01:52, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
The Bends article contains sources for The Bends appearing in best-of lists. It doesn't contain sources for it being more acclaimed than Kid A. Popcornduff (talk) 02:13, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

The article is indeed a rigged hagiography, projecting the version of Radiohead that overzealous fans want the world to believe in. Given that Wikipedia's average user is an affluent, white, 32-year-old male, you're probably on the wrong site if you're looking for an impartial article about Yorke and co. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Can you explain what you think is biased about the article as it stands? Neutrality is important on Wikipedia. Popcornduff (talk) 17:00, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Hagiography is a common problem in Wikipedia articles about popular culture, because editors self-select based on their interests. But, as Popcornduff said, you could be more helpful by giving comments on specific parts of the text. Or be bold and make edits yourself. Mgnbar (talk) 21:32, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

"The best albums of all time"[edit]

The phrase "the best albums of all time" appears in two consecutive sentences within the lede. I propose that one instance be altered to "the greatest albums ever made", in order to ease repetition. Thank you. 2A02:C7D:6A44:4600:3CE2:4E31:8781:E595 (talk) 20:04, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

That would only be a superficial fix. It's one of the reasons I was opposed to adding the Bends' appearances in such lists to the lead (see the discussion above), because it makes the lead quite repetitive. I might try to rewrite it to make a general statement about numerous albums' appearances in best-of lists, instead of listing them in order. Popcornduff (talk) 07:52, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Paul Thomas Anderson[edit]

Is he really relevant enough to have his picture included on the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:36, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Probably not. Removed. Popcornduff (talk) 06:41, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Toronto stage collapse[edit]

There's a new Pitchfork article about the Toronto stage collapse, and the ongoing case:

There's also this source about the collapse which looks useful:

I'll set about incorporating this information into the article, but I'm wondering if we now have enough information that it's deserving of its own article. This might be especially useful considering the information is currently duplicated in both the Radiohead and The King of Limbs articles; we could cut back the information on both pages and just link to a new article explaining it in detail. Thoughts? Popcornduff (talk) 03:25, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Facial collapse[edit]

The stage collapse reminds me of an incident at the Glasgow SECC on 30 November 2003, in which an 18-year-old male from the East End of Glasgow suffered a severe injury during the heavy section of "My Iron Lung". His head/face was sandwiched between the back of an audience member's head in front, and the forehead of another person behind him: the result was an appaling "facial collapse" which involved the destruction of his entire facial skeleton. I have clippings from Scottish newspapers the Daily Record and the Evening Times covering this story. Is it notable for the article (or possibly My Iron Lung or Radiohead live performances)? (talk) 04:00, 4 October 2016 (UTC)