Thom Yorke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": electronic alternative experimental indie singer-songwriter british electronica Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellinborough, Northamptonshire, England. Thom Yorke is best known as the lead vocalist with UK band Radiohead, who established themselves as one of the leading alternative rock bands of their generation with a series of powerful albums in the late 90s and early 00s. Yorke was instrumental in the development of Radiohead’s art during this period, with his lyrics limning a very contemporary and at times infuriatingly oblique vision of personal and political entropy only occasionally brightened by flashes of hope.

Following a tour to promote Radiohead’s highly political 2003 album Hail To The Thief, the members took a break from their normal recording schedule to work on solo projects. For Yorke this entailed entering the studio with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and completing a new batch of songs that recalled the parent band’s Kid A in the heavy use of electronics and beats in the...

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