The Bends (studio album) by Radiohead

The Bends
The Bends by Radiohead
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 20th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 3,565 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1995 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1990s (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (20th)
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Radiohead bestography

The Bends is ranked 4th best out of 21 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 101,248.

Radiohead album bestography « Higher ranked (7th) This album (20th) Lower ranked (83rd) »
In RainbowsThe BendsA Moon Shaped Pool

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The Bends track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 88 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 88 (844 votes)Comments: 16
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Rating: 89 (864 votes)Comments: 13
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Rating: 89 (892 votes)Comments: 10
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Rating: 84 (759 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 87 (795 votes)Comments: 6
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Rating: 90 (942 votes)Comments: 10
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Rating: 89 (852 votes)Comments: 9
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Rating: 86 (791 votes)Comments: 13
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The Bends ratings

Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 3,565 votes)
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04/27/2021 22:13 KrovavuuTapok  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2489/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.4/100, a mean average of 85.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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The Bends comments

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85/100
From 04/13/2021 23:50
Great album. Not far off being on par with 'OK Computer'. So many top tracks right through, too many to be able to pick a favorite. Which is what makes this an outstanding album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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95/100
From 03/22/2021 20:22
i wish they kept this sound, far better than what came after
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90/100
From 01/18/2021 17:39
Their most accessible album and an excellent starting point to dive into their discography.
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60/100
From 01/15/2021 12:06
High and Dry is my top song from here.
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90/100
From 01/12/2021 15:52
Radiohead's Rubber Soul moment
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80/100
From 12/22/2020 05:53
This is still the Radiohead album I find most listenable from top to bottom.
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95/100
From 11/28/2020 16:41
Very great album i enjoyed the listening. Favorite tracks Planet Telex, Just, High and Dry and Street Spirit.
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85/100
From 11/21/2020 12:19
Im able to recognize good music when I hear it. I dont even have to like it. Honestly, I find this album a bit boring, but it's a decent album. Over-rated for sure, but theres some really good songs here and some classic 90s singles.
Favorite tracks: Just, My Iron Lung
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95/100
From 08/07/2020 19:36
Awesome the bends, and just are pretty perfect in my ears, raw and mind blowing, detractors are welcome but the songs are amongst their best no doubt.
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75/100
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Best Albums of 1995
1. The Bends by Radiohead
2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
3. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
4. Different Class by Pulp
5. Post by Björk
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7. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
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