“Nude” – Radiohead
Radiohead is one of those bands that just keeps coming out with album after album, and will be known as one of the frontrunners in music in the late 90’s and 2000’s, as well as the foreseeable future. Nude is a song from their 2007 album, In Rainbows. The album was released online as a pay-what-you-want download (read : free) after their break with EMI Recordings. I don’t know whether or not I should be surprised that, according to the band, very few people decided that the album was worth something and paid – the album had sold three million copies in the first ten months. The album won two Grammy awards in 2009 for Best Alternative and Best Special Limited Edition Albums. “Nude” was a song originally composed in 1997, and represents Radiohead’s fusion of dub-influenced minimal electronic with a nice quiet ballad. This is one of those songs that can take you to a completely different place for 4 minutes, and can really speak for itself, so sit back and enjoy!