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Positively Charged: Thom Yorke’s 20 Biggest Influences

Unearthing the musicians, writers, films, and thinkers that shaped the Atoms for Peace leader's world

Daniel Kreps // February 22, 2013

A map of Thom Yorke’s mind must make room for masters of electronic music and barroom balladeers, sci-fi doomsayers and tragic teens, ancient wisdom and modern jazz. It’s a wild, thrilling place, and we’ve isolated 20 of the Radiohead and Atoms for Peace frontman’s most deeply felt influences — many of which left their mark on AFP’s new Amok, out February 26. Want to know what makes Thom’s music go? Start here.