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4.05 | 1039 ratings

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4 stars Wonderful album. I had a friend a few years back who was really into Radiohead, and at that time I picked up 'Pablo Honey' and didn't really like it all that much, so I put it away. A few years later someone on the Genesis forums was talking about how this album by Radiohead, 'OK Computer' was like progressive rock. So I decided, what the heck? I'll pick it up at the record store. So I did. And a great album it was. It was more of a 'down' album than I was used to, but it was still wonderful. I listened to this on a rainy day, driving around, and it added a relaxing and at the same time dramatic soundtrack to that day.

'Airbag' starts out really kicking and brings you into the album with a great drumbeat and some great mellotron and guitar bits, really gets your blood pumping, and leads you into track two, 'Paranoid Android' which is a really good track that alternates between really fast and upbeat rock parts, and slower moodier sections. Other standout tracks on this album include 'Subterranean Homesick Alien' which has a nice atmosphere to it, 'Let Down' which is a nice slow tune with some soothing vocals, and 'Electioneering' which is much more upbeat and more like the first and second songs, I would assume that this was a single at the time. The album closes with 'Lucky' and 'The Tourist' both of which are very emotional and use a heavy amount of mellotron. These are probably my favourite tracks on here, and close out this wonderful album. Since this is an excellent addition to any prog music collection, I shall give it four stars. :) bryantm3

bryantm3 | 4/5 |


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