Last week was Radiohead week over at Stereogum. A few friends of mine started an e-mail thread in response to a specific article where musicians of all stripes named their favorite Radiohead songs and discussed their impact on them.
While Radiohead certainly isn't my favorite band, I think they're probably the best / most important band of my life so far. If you read this blog and somehow have never listened to Radiohead, here are ten of my favorite Radiohead songs (I tried making a definitive list of all my favorites, but it was about 35 songs long so I just cut it down to ten arbitrarily and left it at that) in no particular order:
And, for bonus measure, the song (and music video, at least) that first exposed me to Radiohead as a seventh grader who was still listening to absolute crap music: