The Best Of (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
Released: May 2008
Label: Parlophone UK
Arguing over the true "best" of Radiohead could leave a music geek giddy for days. Here, the band's former label, EMI, gives it a go with songs released by the prolific Brits from 1993's Pablo Honey to 2003's Hail to the Thief. Unshaken by some critics' one-hit wonder branding after the single "Creep," Radiohead suffused subsequent songs with avant-garde rock, ambient soundscapes and electro loops to match the fragile beauty of Thom Yorke's falsetto. In so doing, their albums came to function as complete works rather than a home for a few hits, a concept this scattered collection obscures.