Beautiful Songs: The Bends

Although I could just as easily be talking about Radiohead's entire album, I am actually referring to the title track itself - 'The Bends' is an awesome, beautiful, soaring song. That descending guitar riff, which comes in at 2:03 on the above video, is truly beautiful - simple, yes, but just awesome! The solo at 2:58 is a thing of beauty also.

But it's more than just the guitar work that makes this track stand out - it's a culmination of amazing song-writing, Thom Yorke's beautiful vocals, and, as this video proves, a sense of power that emanates from the entire band.

What do you think? Do you agree? Think it's awful? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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