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OK Computer (album) by Radiohead 

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OK Computer
OK Computer by Radiohead (1997)
Overall rank: 1st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
92/100 (from 3,540 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1997 (1st)
Best album of the 1990s (1st)
Best album of all time (1st)

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OK Computer is ranked as the best album by Radiohead.

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From Web-Seo 47 hours ago
Well deserved most commented on album
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From TheMostAverage 02/11/2017 19:15
10/10 GOAT, what else needs to be said.
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From illbe 01/31/2017 16:01
Simply the best Radiohead album - every song is a masterpiece.
Fav track: "Paranoid Android".
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From corenfro 01/31/2017 03:24
This is an incredible album, my favorite album, and I think a solid argument can be made for it being the best alternative art-rock album of all time.

Beautiful chord progressions, fantastic productions, lyrics relevant to the information age. Great compositions, wonderful guitar layering. I hear all of this stuff about it being experimental and "out there" and I suppose it is, and when I first listened to it I thought it was honestly pretty terrible. But now it just sounds like really great melodic music to me.

No other album has had such an influence on the way I see music.

“They’ll think that I’ve finally lost it completely. I’d show them the stars, and the meaning of life. They’d shove me away, but I’d be alright”

From the opening riff of “Airbag”, to the final ding of “The Tourist” this is a flawless musical masterpiece that is unrivaled and unparalleled. OK Computer is a perfect blend of creativity and musical proficiency. While Radiohead certainly has its influences, there is no question that the sheer breadth and intensity of this album is truly theirs and has no predecessor and, to date, no successor.

If there is any concern about the musical complexity of this album, rest assured a phd student from Michigan University published a 204 page dissertation “Coding OK Computer” detailing the music theory behind this incredible 52:27 minutes of bliss. It’s very rare that you see artists in pop music experimenting with microtonalism, atypical time signatures and frequent key modulations. It’s even rarer for an artist to do so with the satisfying success that is demonstrated on this album.

In the history of art, there are many masterpieces that can touch the soul, but very few that have the power to transport to an entire different dimension. The first two tracks provide the high octane liftoff to take the listener away from the ground of his otherwise meaningless existence; sailing into space. Then the guitar delays and reverb of the “Subterranean Homesick Alien” will certainly be enough to evoke longings for a distant planet on this journey through the finest hour long sonic cosmos.

OK Computer is all about distance - distance from society, isolation, and distance from the self. It’s simultaneously both detached, yet deeply intimate. It’s both incredibly melancholic and life affirming. All emotions are present in their most poignant form.

OK Computer is a piece of art that - like all great artwork - takes time to fully understand and appreciate. One listen will not do it justice, neither will haphazardly paying attention to it while you surf twitter or instagram or whatever meaningless things you do as a substitute for appreciating good art without distraction. OK Computer is not an album that you tell your friends about who are looking for a catchy hook or a headbanger.

There are many things OK computer is not, but what OK Computer is, is the greatest album ever recorded.
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From sonofawe 01/30/2017 00:57
A fantastic album all around. Starts off strong, transitions amazingly between songs, and ends off with haunting sounds and reeking of dystopian themes. Some of my favorites are Airbag, Let Down, Paranoid Android, and No Surprises. I couldn't say that there is a bad song on this album. One of my favorites.
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From prego9816 01/24/2017 14:32
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 2, 10
High: 5, 8, 11
Neutral: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12
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From Seab 01/23/2017 02:55
This album ranked as high as #2 on my chart, and is #1 on this website. And for good reason, with some songs that could be considered the greatest of all time.

Favorite Track: Let Down
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From Tamthebam 01/22/2017 20:43
A great album and still their best I listen to this every 3 or 4 months and it changes depending on how I feel I don't have a favourite track as it changes all the time. Haven't liked anything else they have done after this except In Rainbows & Moon Shaped Pool.
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From Vasco 01/22/2017 12:44
One of the most important albuns ever made
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
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3. Either/Or by Elliott Smith
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