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OK COMPUTER

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

4.01 | 703 ratings

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evenless
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4 stars OK Computer was my introduction to the band RADIOHEAD and what an introduction it was!

The only reason I will rate this album 4 stars and not 5 it that I don't really think it's Prog, hence it can't be a masterpiece of progressive rock either. I actually was a bit surprised to find RADIOHEAD on progarchives.com, since I think RADIOHEAD has a very similar sound as band like COLDPLAY, KEANE and THE VEILS. Don't get me wrong; I really like those bands, but wouldn't consider them Prog.

Lets get back to the album: I think "OK Computer" is still RADIOHEAD's best effort till today, containing RH classics like "Paranoid Android", "Subterranean Homesick Alien" (Funny derivation from Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" I guess), "Karma Police" and "No Surprises".

There is some experimentation going on on this album, but not too much to bother me. RH's "Kid A" used to bother me at 1st by just being "too experimental", but also "Kid A" started to grow on me with each listen. Like I already said; I think "OK Computer" is RH's best effort till date, if you don't know the band yet, start with this album and please don't start with "Kid A", because this will probably lead to some disappointment.

If I would "normally" rate this album (meaning regardless of the genre), I would rate it 5 stars. Rating it as a progressive rock album I will rate it 4. (4.4 actually).

evenless | 4/5 |

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