"Blow Out" (1993)
The most forward-thinking track from Radiohead's inconspicuous debut LP — the song is effectively a test-drive for "Knives Out," which would appear four records later — "Blow Out" finds Yorke warping his issues with low self-esteem into an oblique emo jam. One of the only Pablo Honey cuts that the band hasn't been too embarrassed to play live since the mid-Nineties, the song displays the Oxford quintet's precision as well as their penchant for sonic chaos. As the gentle cascade of guitars gives way to a squall of noise, this barnstorming album closer begins to sound like the work of a band that's clawing at the door of their own future. D.E.