Radiohead’s lead singer, Thom Yorke once said that they “constantly absorbed music”, and the overall (and continuing) discography of the band reflects that statement. This isn’t a band that copies, but has always evolved adopting a myriad of genres so well that Radiohead is almost a genre in itself.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has always been influenced (and essentially created by) the music critics and that alone makes Radiohead an almost virtual lock for Cleveland as it is hard to find a band that has received more praise in the last twenty years. It isn’t just the writers who love them as they have produced numerous hits and cracked the American market, which never hurts the cause to enter the Rock Hall.
There really isn’t a question as to whether or not Radiohead will get into the Rock Hall. They will. The only question is whether or not they get in on the first ballot.
Should Radiohead be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put them in! - 88.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%