Radiohead was in the right place at the right time when they debuted in 1993: Alternative music was in high swing, and their hit, "Creep," scored high on video countdowns and on the radio. The band's follow up album, The Bends, would be a slow starter, but would gain momentum throughout its release and would be, for many Radiohead fans, the mainstream favorite. The famed "OK Computer" LP followed in 1997 to ecstatic reviews, (British music magazine "Q" named it the #1 best album of all time,) but the intense media attention sent the band into turmoil and they reportedly nearly broke up. Several years later, they are still together, but multiple side-projects and the occasional ambiguous comment to the press from various band members has again cast a shadow on the band's future.
When Radiohead made a minor splash in the alternative pond with their breakout hit, "Creep," few could have predicted the legacy they would forge as the groundbreaking act they became. Whether it's on epic landmarks like "Paranoid Android" or the trace-infused electronic stylings of by "Everything in it's Right Place," Radiohead is able to deliver high-polished hit after hit, and somehow keep breaking new ground 10 years into their career.