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Radiohead Albums Ranked

Took me 9 years, but I guess everyone has to do this list at some point. Been on a huge Radiohead kick lately, so revisiting all the albums has made me re-think some of my previous ratings. List is totally subjective, and it's also 100% correct.
Kid A

Experimental, emotionally detached paranoia with earth-shattering production. The stylistic turning point of Radiohead's career that launched a multi-decade spanning dominance over the alt-rock scene.
OK Computer

Best overall release by the band on a song-by-song basis, also contains their greatest track in 'Let Down.' Would be a virtual tie with Kid A, but it drops one spot because it's not quite as definitively unique.
A Moon Shaped Pool

If In Rainbows and Kid A had a baby, and that baby drifted off into the far reaches of space with an acoustic guitar, it would sound like this. [credit: YourDarkAffected - 5/8/16]. Distinctly warmer and more melodic/string-laden than Kid A and OK Computer, but more basic and lacks the experimental appetite of its predecessors.
In Rainbows

A beautiful spectrum of shifting tones and moods, this resides just outside of the Radiohead 'Big 3.' This may be their most cohesive and free-flowing creation, constantly teetering on the brink of brilliance without ever really bursting through. Regardless, it's quite the clever arrangement of mesmerizing, fleeting moments.

Kid A's little brother (it's even from the same recording session). Not quite as impressive as that beast, but still an immersive listen full of bizarre but intriguing ideas. 'Life in a Glasshouse' is one of the most underrated songs in Radiohead's discog.
The Bends

Their most straightforward offering aside from their debut. 'Planet Telex', 'Fake Plastic Trees', and 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)' are all undeniably cornerstone moments. Its highs top Amnesiac's, but this is less consistent.
Hail to the Thief

One of the band's most politically-motivated moments. A strong offering overall that loses its way just a tad too often, resulting in a meandering feeling that results in some indifference/boredom. '2+2=5' and 'There there' are staples.
The King of Limbs

An album that was better on paper than it was in execution. The electronic cannonball the band does feels a little jarring, but there's still not a single dull or unenjoyable moment here. Unfortunately, it's never quite gripping either. Aside from 'Lotus Flower', this is Radiohead purgatory.
Pablo Honey

Radiohead's debut is celebrated by some, but it pales in comparison to anything else they've done since. For as much as they've evolved and pioneered new sounds, Pablo Honey doesn't have a chance. 'Creep' will always be a staple of alt-rock radio stations across the world, though.
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