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4.05 | 989 ratings

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3 stars When I first listened to this album about 7 years ago, I was thinking: Oh what a great album, I never heard something like this before! In fact during this time I was not thinking about more recent Prog music at all and was not even aware that something like this is still existing in the 90s after a long period of dryness in the 80s . But somehow I came through these "desert" years by taking the substitution called "Independent" or later "Alternative" Rock which was quite ok for a while and that's how I came to Radiohead as well. But a few years later I discovered (rather late I have to admit and as well with the help of this website here) excellent bands from the 90s generation doing music much in the spirit of the 70's that is just matching my taste best. On the other hand I've to admit Radiohead is certainly more progressive in the literal sense than all those bands. And for sure all the songs on OKC are really great ones and I think very very few people can claim honestly they never heard any of them, at least the two most popular ones "Airbag" and "Karma Police" had been played over and over again in movies, boutiques, broadcasting, MTV and so on. And I can imagine as well that under the obvious surface of their music, which appears rather catchy and pop-ish on the first listen there are really complex structures hidden. The thing is just that it's not my taste anymore, so maybe I should not review this album at all??? It's in fact not easy for me to rate this album in a justified and fair way. Though I think it's certainly a very good album, nonetheless I doubt it can be considered an essential one in Prog generally since it won't appeal to any Prog fan. Hence 3,5 stars I would say!

(Edited 8/24/2006)

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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