English rock band Radiohead are most noted for ground breaking albums such as Ok Computer, Kid A, and even their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool. However, in a career spanning over two decades, it’s only natural that many great songs are pushed to the wayside. Here are ten brushed over Radiohead songs that deserve to be remembered.

‘Give up the Ghost’

A forgotten gem, Give up the Ghost features lightly plucked guitars, hand beaten drums and reverb heavy vocals, creating a delicate, almost spiritual like atmosphere. The listener almost sinks into the piece. 

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‘Talk Show Host’

A different style for The Bends era Radiohead, Talk Show Host is fronted by a jazz style riff, a smooth bass line and swirling synths, working to immerse the listener in its noir-esque environment. 

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‘Let Down’

Perhaps the most over looked song of Radiohead’s 1997 masterpiece, Ok Computer. Let Down makes use of infectious hooks, soaring vocal harmonies, and the bands typical dreary lyrics focusing on feelings of hopelessness in a society moving too fast to keep up. 

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‘Where Bluebirds Fly’

One of Radiohead’s most experimental pieces, featuring dizzying, dissonant arpeggios, Skippy precision and droning vocals that are more akin to a tribal temple. Never the less, Where Blue Birds fly remains Radiohead’s most ‘out there’ work to date. 

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‘Trans-Atlantic Drawl’

Shockingly loud, aggressive and with an absolutely murderous guitar riff, Trans-Atlantic Drawl is possibly the most punk rock Radiohead have ever been. 

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‘A Wolf at the Door (It.Girl.Rag doll)’

Making use of a frantic steam of conscious verse style and a haunting, dissonant keyboard melody (with an equally haunting timbre); A Wolf at the Door amazingly captures a frantic sense of paranoia. 

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‘Life in a Glass House’

An incredibly dark piece, Radiohead takes the listener on a trip through the seediest of 1950’s jazz clubs. The track particularly makes use of The Humphrey Lyttelton, utilising an explosive horn section in the chorus and chaotic improvisation segments in the background. 

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‘The Amazing Sounds of Orgy’

A sinister jazz inspired piece: shuffling snares, deep booms and hollow bass lines, Radiohead have never made a song as atmospheric as The Amazing Sounds of Orgy. Yet at the same time, the track remains an ear worm as its rhythms swing through the misty reverb.  

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‘Last Flowers to the Hospital’

Yorke’s lyrics and piano cadences portray a bizarre sense of beauty at the edge of death. Most notable are the falsetto cries for relief over broken piano chords. Last Flowers to the Hospital remains one of Radiohead’s most depressing songs. 

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‘True Love Waits’

Long before its release on A Moon Shaped Pool, True Love Waits was a fan favourite, yet oddly no studio version appeared in the years since it was written. Featuring a melancholy chord progression, and lyrics begging a lover to stay with the protagonist, True Love Waits remains one of Radiohead’s most heart wrenching songs. 

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