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The Bends (album) by Radiohead 

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The Bends
The Bends by Radiohead (1995)
Overall rank: 16th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,551 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1995 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1990s (3rd)
Top 20 albums of all time (16th)

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Radiohead bestography

The Bends is ranked 4th best out of 20 albums by Radiohead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Radiohead is OK Computer which is ranked number 1 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 168,830.

Radiohead album bestography « Higher ranked (15th) This album (16th) Lower ranked (96th) »
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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Kid A by Radiohead and Nevermind by Nirvana.

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,551 votes)
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Rating:  
90/100
From elo269megv 01/28/2017 02:34
Personally, my favorite Radiohead album!
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From Daydreamer 01/22/2017 14:48
The fact that this is more straight forward rock album than Kid A or In Rainbows doesn't make it less special and great. Songwriting is insanely good and Fake Plastic Trees is their best song ever.
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From Vasco 01/22/2017 12:48
After listening to this alnum for the first time I thought it was rather weak except for two or three songs, but later on it became one of the most emotional albuns I've ever heard so far
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From Seab 01/18/2017 23:25
The most accessible Radiohead album for those who come from listening to mostly rock, and one of the first that I listened to. This album also has one of the best closers from Radioheads discography.

Best Track: Street Spirit (Fade Out)
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90/100
From Graeme2 01/04/2017 22:59
This was always a great record even then. But as time goes by the records that I loved more than this, that were made by contemporaries at the time, start to date. This seems to resonate with me even more so now, than then and even though it's obviously very familiar, it's not just a nostalgic trip down memory lane that certain albums need to retain your love.
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From Mehran 12/24/2016 01:26
Best track: My iron lung
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From chamberlain89 12/20/2016 16:43
If you are a fan of rock and especially alternative rock from the 90's, this will be your favorite Radiohead Album. It's collection of great songs and an album that is the least pretentious in Radiohead's discography.
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From slurpdurp 12/11/2016 22:40
Simply put, beautiful music. Some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, but also complex, exciting, and thought-provoking. The Bends is everything I want it to be. It is truly perfect. It doesn't cease to be magical for a single moment.
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From raadfactoryxny 12/02/2016 18:05
Sophomore album that brings a great vibe to its time and remains as one of my personal favorites of 95. Still awesome after 20+ years.
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From antiquusxy 11/16/2016 18:10
A huge step-up from its predecessor; if the more prominent lyrics were any indication, they were certainly on their way to brilliance. A perfect intermediate between the grunge-rock of "Pablo Honey" & the existential depth of "OK Computer".

"The Bends" is a great record that, despite its subject matter, manages to be one of the most enjoyable Radiohead albums to listen to.
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