Things Radiohead Predicted Over a Decade Ago

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By Brian Josephs

Radiohead was always ahead of their time. The band showed strong potential with Pablo Honey and The Bends, but they tore the figurative walls down on everything with the legendary OK Computer in 1997. Before every other band was doing it, Radiohead was making electronically manipulated soundscapes with paranoid lyrics, dark undertones, and rich textures.

The futurism wasn't just musical though. With OK Computer and Kid A, Radiohead foretold the digitally consumed 21st century's feelings of angst, malaise, and isolation. Reading their lyrics today, it seems as if Thom Yorke and company knew what things were going to be like over a decade later. The band changed rock and become one of the most influential acts of the past couple of decades, but in the process they also managed to predict the future.

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  • some guy

    “I am back to save the universe” = BTSTU = Jai Paul

  • Guy

    Here I can write one!….. High and Dry…. Dry rhymes with Cry and Cry is what people do without healthcare and boom! Obama Health Care

  • http://www.pigeonsandplanes.com/ Constant Gardner

    Yes! You smashed it. Good job :)

  • bigjnasty

    Terrible lol. None of these are predictions, just misinterpreted lyricism

  • Farfegnugen

    The Tourist is about (quote from Thom Yorke) “Having sex for the first time in life”

  • Another Guy

    hahaha… this is the most ridiculous shit I red today!!

  • http://itstartedonpaper.tumblr.com/ morningjools

    This is crap forced on top of heaviliy layered crap