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If the progressive momentum between the release of Radiohead's riff ridden album debut 'Pablo Honey' (1993) and it's visionary successor 'The Bends' (1995) were calculated, it was without question with the unveiling of the bands next album that all comparative expectation would be flattened with its first steps.

'OK Computer' was released to immediate acclaim in June 1997, its applause was heard through the derailing exodus of the Britpop mainstream (Oasis, Pulp, Blur...) and its suggestive replacement in a dance market (Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Roni Size...) that was driving Blair's pop Britannia. Bathing in the praise of both 'The Bends' and their crowning swansong single 'Creep', Radiohead were still fighting uphill to create a more challenging and studious attack in imagery and personal context. Already towing a loyal British fan base, the bands sales and live impact were reflecting well overseas securing major support tours and a commercial US splash in the aftermath of Nirvana.

Produced and assembled (with producer Nigel Godrich) in Bath, the album hears the band uncover political warning with immense creativity. With its sullen bleached sleeve and tortured typeset it displays the band as misread with leader Thom Yorke voicing the progressive Hip Hop leanings of DJ Shadows' Endtroducing and fusion of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew as modest influences in the make up of the record. And it's apparent, from the displaced and menacing attack of opener 'Airbag' that the bands sonic goalposts had widened.

The use of sampled break beats and synthetic cut and paste harmonics flood the record and each track carries a story that borders the album on 'concept'. 'Paranoid Android' spells a modern day 'Bohemian Rhapsody'; with twisting odd times and anarchic direction it preceded the albums release as lead single. 'Subterranean Homesick Alien' is showered with overdriven bass and hypnotic beauty that reclines into 'Exit Music' which is chilling and almost claustrophobic in its intimacy (a prime focus for much of this record). 'Karma Police' plods aimless with sweeping soundscape before dying before us to intermit the album with the phonetic 'Fitter Happier', 'No Surprises' is a belated nod to 'Creep', complete with cut out chorus and glimmering sing along. The album ends with the tidal 'TheTourist', which bows out to its final chime.

'OK Computer' is monumental in its delivery and pace, and lends something new with every listen. It stands as one of the most creative desk jobs in modern production and seeking hard for filler tracks, its life span will be timeless
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Disc 1

1. Airbag
2. Paranoid Android
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
4. Exit Music (For A Film)
5. Let Down
6. Karma Police
7. Fitter Happier
8. Electioneering
9. Climbing Up The Walls
10. No Surprises
11. Lucky
12. Tourist, The

Disc 2

1. Polyethylene (part 1 & 2)
2. Pearly
3. Reminder, A
4. Melatonin
5. Meeting In The Aisle
6. Lull
7. Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 mix)
8. Climbing Up The Walls (Fila Brazillia mix)
9. Palo Alto
10. How I Made My Millions
11. Airbag (live in Berlin)
12. Lucky (live in Florence)
13. Climbing Up The Walls (BBC Radio One session, 28th May 1997)
14. Exit Music (For A Film) (BBC Radio One session, 28th May 1997)
15. No Surprises (BBC Radio One session, 28th May 1997)

Disc 3

1. Paranoid Android (DVD)
2. Karma Police (DVD)
3. No Surprises (DVD)
4. Paranoid Android (Later With Jools Holland, 31st May 1997/DVD)
5. No Surprises (Later With Jools Holland, 31st May 1997/DVD)
6. Airbag (Later With Jools Holland, 31st May 1997/DVD)
#2
voted hot, not sure about the price, but it is a damn good album. cheers little hamster!
[mod]#3
qinyanggl
voted hot, not sure about the price, but it is a damn good album. cheers little hamster!


LINKY :thumbsup:
#4
andywedge
LINKY :thumbsup:


WOW, the price IS damn hot then, ordered :thumbsup:
#5
One of the best album ever Written...besides the Excellent Bends album....
#6
In before a particularly boring HUKD user tells us how overrated this album is.

Great deal.
#7
Simply put the best album ever made, always voted as such as well on most top 100 albums of all time...

Even my wife likes this album and she hates Radiohead....

Shame they never really got back to tihs sort of standard, all t heir new stuff is not as good, I blame the fact he is now happy... when he was a tortured soul you get this sort of work...

Hurry up and get misreable Thom!!
#8
Well pleased with that Mr Wedge !
Yet more rep for you :thumbsup:
#9
qinyanggl
voted hot, not sure about the price, but it is a damn good album. cheers little hamster!


:roll: The whole point of this website is that you vote HOT if its a good deal....not if the item is good!!

Otherwise i would just post up 'The Best Of The Beatles' album and regardless of price it would get hot !!
#10
Possibly the most overated album of all time

Great if you like dreary depressing music OR if you need that extra little push off the cliff
#11
Thanks OP!!
#12
Love this album and the two before it - shame it all went downhill thereafter.
#13
Extremely Hot! Been waiting for a good price on the Radiohead special editions
#14
One of the best albums ever. Those of you who think they went downhill after this are unfortunately retarded.
Kid A, In Rainbows, Hail to the Thief all fantastic albums. Sadly for Thom Yorke he didn't realise total idiots were going to listen to them and then post total drivel on a coupon site.
#15
Great album and great deal. Worth it for the version of Paranoid Android from Later With Jools Holland on the DVD. Check it out on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-w2wgceXUE
#16
ropperuk
Sadly for Thom Yorke he didn't realise total idiots were going to listen to them and then post total drivel on a coupon site.


That's a bit harsh on yourself
#17
spenspuma
:roll: The whole point of this website is that you vote HOT if its a good deal....not if the item is good!!

Otherwise i would just post up 'The Best Of The Beatles' album and regardless of price it would get hot !!


Ha you call it depressing like most morons who know nothing about music do, yes it isnt all upbeat but it isnt all dreary either, however it is music filled with lyrics of emotion and feelings that people can relate to.

Can you really relate to living in a yellow submarine? Didnt think so!

Hot deal. Scorching band.
#18
I'm going to see Thom yorke tonight :-)
#19
J-dogg
I'm going to see Thom yorke tonight :-)


Where? Can I come? :)

EDIT: Oh I see its in Cambridge! So low key that I didnt even hear about it!
#20
mr.potato_head
Can you really relate to living in a yellow submarine? Didnt think so!
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I can relate to being the Egg man though :thumbsup:
#21
mr.potato_head
Where? Can I come? :)

EDIT: Oh I see its in Cambridge! So low key that I didnt even hear about it!


Yeah, it's a 'secret' green party benefit gig or something... seems to be quite a lot of spare tickets floating around though (if you ignore ebay's overprices)
#22
J-dogg
Yeah, it's a 'secret' green party benefit gig or something... seems to be quite a lot of spare tickets floating around though (if you ignore ebay's overprices)


Damn would love to go! Would be a rare experience.

Getting to Cambridge would be the problem.
#23
Wonderful album. Almost as good as The Bends. Ordered, thanks OP
#24
mr.potato_head
Ha you call it depressing like most morons who know nothing about music do, yes it isnt all upbeat but it isnt all dreary either, however it is music filled with lyrics of emotion and feelings that people can relate to.

Can you really relate to living in a yellow submarine? Didnt think so!

Hot deal. Scorching band.


I could have spent all day working on it and never summarised it as well as that!

Quite simply OK Computer is the best album of our generation. The 'experts' the Brit Awards use to put together their shortlists would be first against the wall if I got my way. That Dido, Sade, Travis and Duffy made it onto the greatest album of the last 30 years and this didn't shows what an utter crock of s**** our music industry currently is. Still, at least they had the decency not to put Arctic Monkeys on the list.

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