The Bends (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
Released: Mar 1995
Label: Parlophone UK
Setting withered, angst-riddled lyrics to soaring melodies, singles "High and Dry," "Fake Plastic Trees" and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" would go on to be alt radio staples. The fact that they're probably the most downtrodden songs on this album, also gave Radiohead the label as one of the world's most depressing bands. Here, they teeter on the line between the grunge inspiration of their debut and the expansive, nimble and technical musicianship that points to what would come in their future. This edition collects B-sides and live cuts that previously were scattered across singles and EPs.