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OK COMPUTER

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

4.01 | 691 ratings

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thesleeper72
3 stars When one becomes a huge fan of a group. they tend to eventually develop personal favorites that deviate from the mainstream songs. When one is merely a "shallow" fan, they tend to enjoy their more popular songs.

With Radiohead I tend to be in an incredibly awkward middle.

Radiohead is NOT one of my favorite groups. I would rather listen to groups like Porcupine Tree or Muse instead. I do enjoy some of Radiohead's material, but it is not what the usual "shallow" fan would enjoy.

To call Ok Computer a progressive album is stretching it. Ok Computer is more of an alternative album with electronic influences. This album acts as a bridge between the alternative rock style The Bends and the electronic style in Kid A (another album I find to be overrated). This album is to Radiohead what Dark Side of the Moon is to Pink Floyd or Sgt. Pepper is to The Beatles. This album contains the hits Paranoid Android, Let Down, No Surprises, and Karma Police. It also has the creepy fan-favorite Climbing Up the Walls (great song). So what are my favorite songs of this album?

Airbag, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Electioneering, and The Tourist.

It is really hard for me to describe The Tourist. It took me a few listens to truly get into the song and enjoy it. The song is rather ambient. Airbag and Electioneering are both great alternative rockers and S.H.A. is just a great weird song. As for the other songs on the album, they are good, but started to lose their appeal after repeated listen. My least favorite has to be the song Paranoid Android. I have never seen why so many people like this song. The first part of it is good, but then it just drags on.

Ok Computer is a good alternative/electronic album, but it is not the masterpiece everyone makes it out to be.

thesleeper72 | 3/5 |

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