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OK COMPUTER

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

4.05 | 989 ratings

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mlkpad14
5 stars I'm proud to say that "OK Computer" is one of my favorite albums of all time, and that Radiohead is one of my favorite bands.

What "OK Computer" is to Radiohead is a bridge. Any material before "OK Computer" sounds nothing like "Kid A" and other albums and EPs after it. The actual album is somewhere in between - probably more accessible, too, than the before and the after.

"OK Computer" is to Radiohead what "In The Court of The Crimson King" is to King Crimson. Both of different eras and by completely different bands, the albums represent landmarks in their age. Sure, ITCOTCK was King Crimson's first album, and is largely regarded as the first progressive rock album... On the other hand, "OK Computer" is one of the most important albums of the 90s. It has given way to a lot of alternative and progressive rock, and it triggered a minor revival of ambitious concept albums.

It goes without saying that the album created a very pleasing atmosphere. Thom Yorke's vocals are timeless. Pieces such as "Karma Police," "Paranoid Android," "Airbag," and "No Surprises" shine on their own. On the other hand, "Exit Music," "Fitter Happier," and "Electioneer" elevate the album to new heights and act as individual bridges inside the album. Not a single track is out of place.

Radiohead's best album? That may be opinion... One of the most influential albums of the 90s to today? That is fact!

mlkpad14 | 5/5 |

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