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OK COMPUTER

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

4.01 | 694 ratings

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Melomaniac
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5 stars One of the most accomplished albums of the 90's. In fact, I'd go as far as saying this album is the "Darkside of the Moon" of the 90's. A kind of synthesis of the best of the previous 30 years of rock. While always being original in the approach of each song, one can clearly discern influences from bands such as U2, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, etc. Every song is a gem, though my favorite is Exit Music (for a film). Bleak, eerie, bearing a resemblance with the melodic section of "A Saucerful of Secrets" by Pink Floyd. In fact, the production for this song is so close to that of ASOS, one has to wonder if research has been done to know just how they recorded it way back then. "Paranoid Android" is another great number, probably the only really progressive number of the album.

The atmospheres created on this album are magic, from light to dark, cynical, paranoid, suicidal, oppressive, peaceful, haunting... but always authentic. Credit MUST be given to the producer of this album, as I have rarely heard a production as elaborate and mindblowing as this one.

OK Computer is also vocalist Thom Yorke's finest hour in my opinion. In fact, I believe it to be Radiohead's finest hour.

Five stars without a single doubt in my mind.

Melomaniac | 5/5 |

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