20 Insanely Great Radiohead Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

Revisit key deep cuts, B-sides and live-only gems that could end up on group's ninth LP

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"True Love Waits" (1995)

In many ways, it's Radiohead's greatest unreleased song — even if it eventually did show up on 2001's I Might Be Wrong live album. A haunting, heartbreaking exploration of dependence and desperation, it's been in the back catalog since at least 1995, and thanks to bootlegs, it became a fan favorite — just as the band shelved it for a solid five years. Due to demand, Radiohead have occasionally worked it into sets during the past decade, where it feels almost like something taken from a time capsule, a remnant of a simpler, sadder era. In the 20 years since he first wrote it, Yorke's turned his attention towards global concerns, but every so often, it's nice to go back to a time when he was still kind of a Creep, or at least a guy who would sing, "I'm not living/I'm just killing time" and mean it. J.M.

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