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The Bends: Special Collectors Edition

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Fourteen years later, Coldplay and dozens of lesser imitators are still hammering away at the stadium-size melancholy Radiohead perfected on The Bends. Most of the devotees who’d like to hear the spectacular B sides and live cuts included with this reissue downloaded them long ago. But the extras are more worthwhile than what comes with the simultaneously rereleased Pablo Honey and OK Computer — especially if you spring for the deluxe edition with a bonus DVD. You may weep hearing the ballads, but you’ll laugh out loud seeing the band’s questionable coiffure choices. A

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