Radiohead is one of the greatest alt-rock bands and undoubtedly one of the most important bands of the 21st Century. In the early 90’s when mainstream alternative tunes of bands like Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blur were booming the airwaves, along came Radiohead: A band whose music was so different from what everyone was used to, people didn’t expect them to last — until they proved they were a band to be reckoned with with their constant progression.
The unconventional sounds, emotional lyrics, and haunting vocals of Thom Yorke are what sucks you into the beautifully somber world of Radiohead.
What’s brilliant about Radiohead songs is how they’re open to interpretation — regardless of how straightforward some lyrics may be. From all their songs, these are the ones I have a metaphysical bond with…
The World of Rock has suffered another tragic loss with the passing of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan at age 46.
The 90s offered a lot of great bands during the alt-rock era, but O’Riordan’s captivating voice and intimate lyrics made The Cranberries one of the most significant bands to ever exist. Their music was part of a voice that defined a generation.
A few of The Cranberries’ songs played a role in my life as they soundtracked my teenage years — songs that still make those days feel like yesterday whenever I hear them. I believe that’s why their music sticks with you — because of its ability to take you back to a special place.
When a gig on Blur‘s 2013 Asian tour was canceled, it left the band free in Hong Kong for a week. They spent that week in a tiny Kowloon studio and recorded what eventually became The Magic Whip,their first album in 13 years — an album which by the way is brilliant with its familiar but also exploratory feel.
The band then released a 24-page comic book to serve as a visual companion to the album titled ‘Travel to Hong Kong with Blur‘ – which features Blur in a futuristic Hong Kong adventure. The comic was created by Hong Kong’s famed comic artist Kongkee of Penguin Lab.