News for December 26, 1999

by Jonathan on December 26, 1999

Phew… now that I’m all stuffed up with Christmas treats, let’s continue where we left off…

Ink Blot Magazine just put up their “Best of the 90s” and guess what? Radiohead was an overwhelming #1 with OK Computer! You can see the other choices by visiting Ink Blot here.

Radiohead also did well in the French weekly culture mag Les Inrockuptibles, making it twice in their best albums of the last 25 years poll. OK Computer was # 3 and The Bends was #14.

Here’s what they had to say about Radiohead:

“OK Computer, or how an english band with a mixed résumé make the most of their third album to sublimate their every move, their voice, their feeling, their sounds. Both a comprehensive survey of rock and a brilliant concentrated.”
The Bends : “Before was the Pablo Honey album and its worldwide hit “Freak” [sic]. After will be the breathtaking OK Computer. Middle-aged, right below the surface, Radiohead craft The Bands, complex and ambitious rock collage.”

The Belgian radio station Studio Brussel is doing their “150 best songs of the last 40 years.” Radiohead were honored with multiple songs: Fake Plastic Trees (#120), Karma Police (#52), Paranoid Android (#25), Street Spirit (#22), and Creep (#6).

For those of you that have BBC America, there will be a rebroadcast of Radiohead’s performance on “Later with Jools Holland” on January 14 at 11pm ET.

The February 2000 issue of Select will feature an article about the upcoming album by Radiohead.

And the news wouldn’t be complete without some more articles about Ed’s Diary. Read them at:
music365 [http://www.music365.co.uk/autocontent/news_019578.htm]
Q Online [http://www.qonline.co.uk/news/default.asp?mode=link&ref=1648]
Spin Online [http://www.spin.com/noise/news/1999/12/20/1/index.html#item3]
[thanks to Sarah, Xavier, and Leen Smet for today's news]

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