OK Computer

Performers Radiohead

Capitol | October 1, 2013 | Compact Disc

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With Pablo Honey and The Bends, Oxford rock outfit Radiohead captured the hearts and minds of both critics and fans. While most bands knocking on the door of mainstream success would stick with the sound that got them there, Radiohead instead made a quantum musical leap with OK Computer. Adding a host of electronic sounds to their trademark swirling guitars, the band assumed, purposefully or not, the role of art-rock heroes with this release. Songs like "Let Down" and "Lucky" present rich, cathartically gloomy soundscapes driven by the wrenching power of Thom Yorke's voice, while "Paranoid Android" is an epic featuring frenetic, innovative guitar work. A testament to Radiohead's unparalleled ability to cross genre boundaries and fashion powerful art out of pure noise, this album is the touchstone for 21st-century rock.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Brit Pop

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Capitol

UPC: 724385522925

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OK Computer

Performers Radiohead

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 1, 2013

Genre: Brit Pop

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: Capitol

UPC: 724385522925


Title Track Time
1.Airbag --
2.Paranoid Android --
3.Subterranean Homesick Alien --
4.Exit Music (For A Film) --
5.Let Down --
6.Karma Police --
7.Fitter Happier --
8.Electioneering --
9.Climbing Up The Walls --
10.No Surprises --
11.Lucky --
12.Tourist, The --

Editorial Notes

Radiohead: Thom Yorke (vocals); Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway. Additional Personnel: Adam Cummings (guitar). Engineers include: Nigel Godrich. OK COMPUTER was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Album Of The Year and won the 1998 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance. OK COMPUTER, Radiohead's third album, is the bombastic follow-up to 1995's sleeper hit THE BENDS, which left critics and listeners as impressed with the band's ability as they were curious about their potential. In spite of its technological-sounding title and apocalyptic sci-fi themes, OK COMPUTER is firmly grounded in the rock verities. Waves of guitars rage beneath the haunting melodies and near-hysterical fits of singer Thom Yorke. This complex, intense swarm of guitars is held aloft by a solid, inventive rhythm section and an impressive array of piano and keyboard textures. "Paranoid Android" is a six-minute-plus epic with alternating time signatures, wild dynamic shifts, drama and adrenaline to spare. "Let Down," with its double-tracked vocals and rhythmic throb, may give a brief glimpse back at Radiohead's past, but at no point is OK COMPUTER anything but a hurtle forward.
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