My Five Favorite Radiohead Songs Will Van Dalsem June 18, 2016 Music 445 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0Since the release of Radiohead’s ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool last month, I’ve been on a real Radiohead kick. Over their twenty-three year career, the famed English art rock band has released some of the most gorgeous, haunting, and jarring music of the last two decades. Let’s take a look at my five favorite songs by Thom Yorke and company. 5. “Codex” from The King of Limbs (2011) Although die-hard Radiohead fans generally dislikeThe King of Limbs, I think this record gets a bad rap, and the simple piano ballad “Codex” is evidence of that. The song is quite subtle yet exceedingly moving. 4. “How to Disappear Completely” from Kid A (2000) Thom Yorke once referred to “How to Disappear Completely” as his favorite Radiohead song, and it’s apparent why. The soaring vocal melody, the tender acoustic guitar, the moody bass line, and the epic string accompaniment make this track a true masterpiece. 3. “2+2=5” from Hail to the Thief (2003) The opening track off of Radiohead’s fifth studio album sees the band at their most spooky. The dissonant vocal harmonies and idiosyncratic progression erupts into a crunchy guitar-driven banger that really gets my blood pumping. 2. “Paranoid Android” from Ok Computer (1997) Unsettling, blood-curdling, vicious, beautifully nightmarish. Radiohead takes listeners on a musical journey with this cut off of their third full-length LP. Complete with sour guitar leads, hypnotic vocals, wonky time signatures, and brutish punky segments, “Paranoid Android” adequately displays the elasticity of Radiohead’s sound. “Exit Music (For a Film)” from Ok Computer (1997) I personally believe “Exit Music” to be one of Radiohead’s most severely underrated songs. What begins as an acoustic ballad, so quiet that you can practically hear Thom Yorke’s lips smack, erupts into a heavenly fury of epic proportion.