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Topic: Similar albums: Revolver vs. Ok Computer
Posted By: earlyprog
Subject: Similar albums: Revolver vs. Ok Computer
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 17:28
I sense the affinity between these records...
 
which do you prefer?


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 17:31
Really hard to compare their similarities - two different generations. I'd love to hear what you find similar. Smile

In this case i have to go with Radiohead. Revolver is a classic with some really iconic masterpieces. But OK Computer is just another animal. 


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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 17:41
OK Computer is very overrated

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 17:43
Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 18:02
Yeah, it is. Still not bad, tho

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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 18:06
OK Computer without any doubt.



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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 19:03
Revolver for me.  Radiohead are good, but not even close to being in the same league with the Beatles.

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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 20:26
Beatles...of course.

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 20:34
Originally posted by HolyMoly

Revolver for me.  Radiohead are good, but not even close to being in the same league with the Beatles.


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Posted By: JesusisLord
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 20:38
My favorite Beatle record......

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Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 21:03
Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated

This.


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 21:17
I will always choose The Beatles of Radiohead any day, any time, no matter the albums compared. This means that the worst Beatles album is still better to me than the best of Radiohead.

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Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 21:19
For influence alone, it would be a walkover for Beatles.  But the question was on preference and I find OK Computer a more powerful album than Revolver.  


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 21:42
Radiohead for sure. They're easily one of my favourite bands ever. Beatles were so 2008 for me.

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 23:37
Revolver, but I love OK Computer as well.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 23:41
What?

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Posted By: Stool Man
Date Posted: May 06 2013 at 23:53
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

Beatles were so 2008 for me.





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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 00:33
Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated
This!


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 02:29
Revolver: 5/5, Ok Computer: 4.5/5.

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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 02:46
Originally posted by earlyprog

I sense the affinity between these records...
 
which do you prefer?

I wouldn't have thought to compare them, but I see your point.  Both can be listened to as straight-forward rock albums, but each has lots of layers and subtleties that reveal something new with each listen.  Both are 9/10 in my book.


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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 02:52
Revolver ... of course.


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 03:09
Revolver, easily.

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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 06:18
i guess they both are transition albums, i guess.

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 06:56
OK Computer is great, but Revolver trounces it easily, as it would most other albums.

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Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 07:17
Yeah both great albums. I don't really have a preference to be honest, but in what way are they similar? Apart from both being great of course.

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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 08:55
Revolver by a large margin

not a Radiohead fan at all


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Posted By: jude111
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 10:33

I feel closer to Radiohead. OK Computer seemed prescient to me at the time, and really seemed to anticipate the sudden re-emergence of protest movements in the US and Canada, which was exciting (e.g. the 1999 Seattle protest of the World Bank). I had always read about the 60s and 70s protests, but when I was growing up I wondered what happened, why Americans settled for apathy; but suddenly young people were out in the streets again, and OK Computer seemed like the soundtrack for that time, even though it came out 2 years before that. The lyrics to "Electioneering," an otherwise seemingly weak track on the song, was actually key to the album, and the times: 

I will stop at nothing.
Say the right things when electioneering
I trust I can rely on your vote.

When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
Ha ha ha

Riot shields, voodoo economics,
It's just business, cattle prods and the I.M.F.
I trust I can rely on your vote.


Posted By: King Crimson776
Date Posted: May 07 2013 at 16:55
I wish Radiohead had more substance to their songwriting.

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Posted By: earlyprog
Date Posted: May 20 2013 at 16:41

I find both albums innovative - both bands great - The Beatles the greatest - both albums contain excellent songs - but: Revolver the least coherent of all Beatles' albums - Ok Computer more coherent than Revolver - Ok Computer is a grower - I prefer the Computer over the Revolver.



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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 20 2013 at 18:21
OK comp is best Radiohead
Revolver is not best Beatles

however Beatles win this one by a hair


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 20 2013 at 18:27
Me not like Yorke's voice.



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Posted By: earlyprog
Date Posted: May 20 2013 at 18:47
1-0-1- me also not happy with the warm gun - not fun - though - with the Revolver - not the Resolver...But the Revolution the - Resolution...?
(Obviously inspired now - by - the red wine - not the LSD as Mr. Lennon at the time.)

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Posted By: memowakeman
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 09:58
Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated
This!

Haha, and The Beatles are THE MOST OVERRATED.... EVER


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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 10:02
Originally posted by memowakeman

Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated
This!

Haha, and The Beatles are THE MOST OVERRATED.... EVER

As band they probably are, but I personally consider  Revolver and Abbey Road two masterpieces.Ok Computer is for me nothing more than a good album. If you speak of "Love me do" you may be right, but I wonder what Radiohead could have done if they were around in 1962 


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Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: May 28 2013 at 10:50
Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by memowakeman

Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by smartpatrol

OK Computer is very overrated
This!

Haha, and The Beatles are THE MOST OVERRATED.... EVER

As band they probably are, but I personally consider  Revolver and Abbey Road two masterpieces.Ok Computer is for me nothing more than a good album. If you speak of "Love me do" you may be right, but I wonder what Radiohead could have done if they were around in 1962 
 
The Beatles are not really overrated by musicians and critics imo but often are by casual music listeners.
 And as was mentioned this was from 1964-1970.....styles and recording was far different then. Would Radiohead even exist if not for the originals like The Beatles....a topic for another thread.


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