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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.

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2017: #2
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Oxford, England)
  • Why they will get in: Critical love and Radiohead are practically intertwined.
  • Why they won't get in: The only thing is that they are not American.  That shouldn’t matter.
  • Nominated in: 2018
  • Essential Albums: The Bends (1995)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Kid A (2000)
    Hail to the Thief (2003)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Creep (From Pablo Honey, 1993)
    Street Spirit (Fade Out) (From The Bends, 1995)
    Paranoid Android (From OK Computer, 1997)
    Knives Out (From Amnesiac, 2001)
    Go to Sleep (From Hail to the Thief, 2003)

Should Radiohead be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 78.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0.8%
No way! - 8.5%
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0 #4 Lee C Roschen 2019-01-13 07:33
What a bunch of losers. Their music is garbage.
Keep them out of the Rock Hall of Fame.
+2 #3 Michael tabor 38 2017-08-01 20:44
Radiohead will ProBally be a 1st ballot Hof
Because Jan Warren and commitee love them.
By then getting Inducted hopefully that will open up the door for bands that influenced them. Like joy Divison/ new order
The smiths depeche mode the cure.
+4 #2 JohnC 2014-10-08 04:42
Quoting Knuckles:
It's either them or Oasis as the most important bands of the last 20 years. Yes, they belong.

Of course Radiohead but Oasis? For 2 albums they were great but then.....
+2 #1 Knuckles -0001-11-30 00:00
It's either them or Oasis as the most important bands of the last 20 years. Yes, they belong.

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