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Hail to the 'Head

Stephen Dalton, The Age, April 2004

EVERY GENERATION produces a band that fiercely divides critical and public opinion, and nobody has carried that torch higher in the 21st century than Radiohead. Last year, the boundary-pushing avant-rock quintet from Oxford in England's leafy heartland marked the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Pablo Honey, with the release of their sixth long-player, Hail to the Thief. It proved to be a sprawling, controversial, ambitious epic of a record. And it could also be their last.

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