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OK COMPUTER

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

4.08 | 1090 ratings

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gok22us
4 stars This album actually gets 4.5 stars out of 5 IMO.

OK computer is Radiohead's finest effort to date. The album is textured with different sounds, and flows very well. The musicianship is not incredible, but solid. Dont listen to it for complex song structures or incredible guitar/organ solos. Listen to it for the flow and sound of the album. You'll have to be in a certain mood to fully enjoy it though. Thom Yorke is one of the greatest vocalists in rock.

Track by track -

Airbag - 4.5/5 Sweet opener, cool guitar sounds courtesy of Jonny Greenwood. its pretty groovy sounding, and you could actually dance to it. Pretty simple, not overly complex, but lots of texture in the music.

Paranoid Android - 5/5 Possibly the single greatest Radiohead song. Inspired by the beatles - happiness is a warm gun, this song is basically 3 songs strung together. the transistions are done very well, and its maybe the most creative brilliant thing they've done, as well as the best musicianship in a radiohead song. cool guitar solo.

Subterranean Homesick Alien - 4/5 another great song. solid songwriting by thom yorke. it has an obvious pink floyd influence in it, and the organs and guitar together work really cool. great vibe.

Exit Music (for a film) - 4/5 An angry song, yet beautiful. Its a personal song for Thom Yorke, and very epic, acoustic song. its a darker version of Fake Plastic Trees, on their previous album, the bends. Great synth, and the song builds up incredibly well. Not good for when you're not happy.

Let Down - 4.5/5 Its a nice contrast to Exit Music. a bit more fast paced, very melodic guitars working together producing great results. the last chorus of the song is incredible, definetely check it out.

Karma Police - 4/5 Its a sweet song, but nothing great or complex about it, unlike most of the other songs on the album. Poppier, but very nice, and it showcases Thom Yorkes ability to have angst, with happy melodies.

Fitter happier - n/a filler song, and nothing really. but its important and add's to the flow of the album. its kinda scary, right after karma police, pretty important track.

Electioneering - 4.1/5 a rock song. the rockiest song on the album, again lacking the texture that the rest of the album has. However, jonny greenwood's guitar playing in this is fantastic, ands its just flat out catchy as hell.

Climbing Up the Walls - 4/5 Another dark brooding song, but Radiohead have the ability to make you feel what they're feeling. Its very good to listen to, and is like an auditory stress ball. Alson ot good for when youre not happy.

No Suprises- 5/5 Magical song. Many different sounds, and Jonny Greenwood drops his guitar to pick up a xzylophone (i probably misspeled it), and the result is a fantastic, beautiful song. Its amazing and you'll probably love it.

Lucky - 5/5 Another amazing emotional song. Its not angry sounding, more sad, with the melodies as beautiful as they come. It builds up incredibly well also, and organs/keyboards by Greenwood help it a lot.

The Tourist - 5/5 Great way to close the album. Here, the chorus is "IDIOT! SLOW DOWN!" but its one of the most beautiful things you've ever heard. Thom Yorke, amazing vocalist.

gok22us | 4/5 |

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