Friday, August 18, 2006

One-Hit Wonder?

Any Band I Don't Like Is A One-Hit Wonder

Yesterday, a co-worker said Radiohead was music from a different generation; that he couldn’t understand it.

Fine. Good. Everyone has different musical tastes, which is a good thing.

But then this co-worker said he considered Radiohead nothing but a one-hit wonder. This negated anything he had said or will say about the band. A one-hit wonder who’s considered to be one of the best bands in the world with multiple critically-acclaimed albums? Radiohead, a one-hit wonder? Are you kidding or are you ignorant?

The success of their six albums fail to show it:

"Pablo Honey" (1993)
Billboard peak: #32

"The Bends" (1995)
Billboard peak: #88

"O.K. Computer" (1997)
Billboard peak: #21

"Kid A" (2000)
Billboard peak: #1

"Amnesiac" (2001)
Billboard peak: #2

"Hail To The Thief" (2003)
Billboard peak: #3

Granted, they haven’t sold out and endorsed a fast-food chain or a can of pop, but Radiohead is far from a one-hit wonder.


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