Radiohead – The Best Of

Capitol

To the band’s protest, a two-disc collection of Radiohead songs has been issued by Capitol Records, which released all of the band’s albums until “In Rainbows” came out last year.

The first disc has 17 of the group’s most well-known and commercially successful songs, including early hits like “Creep”; “The Bends” favorites “High and Dry” and “Fake Plastic Trees”; and “OK Computer” tracks like “Paranoid Android” and “Karma Police.”

The 13-song second disc features lesser-known, but still great songs. One highlight is “Talk Show Host,” from the sound track to the 1996 film “Romeo + Juliet.”

Because the act changed styles so much, this greatest hits collection sounds scattered, making for an irritating start-to-finish listen. The songs for the double album were chosen only from albums to which Capitol owns the publishing rights, so of course cuts from the most recent disc’ which the contractually free band self-released’ weren’t included. But none of those songs would have landed on a “Best Of” album anyway.

“”Joe Wertz

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