This is how I rank the Radiohead studio albums, inspired from a conversation this weekend. This list isn’t static, but reflects how I feel as of right now. Also, I don’t really think Radiohead made a bad album. I still listen to Pablo Honey on occasion and enjoy it.
1. Ok Computer, 1997
Just amazing. The perfect concept album. People will be listening to this a hundred years from now.
2. Kid A, 2000
Mind-blowingly good. Where were you the first time you heard, “Everything in Its Right Place”? Could easily be my number 1.
3. In Rainbows, 2007
Yes, Radiohead is still making some amazing music. This one keeps climbing up my list. Amazing songs and melodies.
4. The Bends, 1995
This is the album that solidified, for me, the greatness of the band. Every song is a classic.
5. Amnesiac, 2001
Not as complete as Kid A for me, but still has some of the best Radiohead songs ever put out.
6. Hail To The Theif, 2003
Every time I listen to this I enjoy it more.
7. Pablo Honey, 1993
Great energy and some classic songs. Still finding themselves.