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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: 
91/100 (from 2,687 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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Radiohead bestography

OK Computer is ranked as the best album by Radiohead.

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From HoldenM 06/19/2015 08:37
I listened to this album after a couple years of not touching this. I've loved it for so long, but drifted away, for fear of getting sick of it. At the height of my love for this album, it was my second or third favorite album of all time. Yet, I kept a bit of distance. And I gotta say, hearing OK Computer after so long was like coming home. Corny, I know, but I have no other way of describing it.

Greatest album of all time? Why not?
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From dalekslayer96 06/18/2015 14:35
This album is quite easily the greatest of all time. It opens with Airbag, an incredible guitar rock song that contains a riff that should have been used more, some great vocal work from Thom, and an absolutely amazing tremolo picked synced guitar solo from Ed and Jonny. When this song ends it's impossible to imagine how the band is going to top the first track on this LP. That is, of course until the four bleeps start, opening Paranoid Android, which is easily the greatest song of all time. It opens in Cm, with some of Thom's most atmospheric vocals during the chorus and some amazing harmonization from Jonny. Then part two begins, with the key changing to Am and the song getting very tense. Then, the solo begins, and we get one of the greatest atonal guitar solos played by Jonny Greenwood, with some crazy tremolo picking, string bends, and it all manages to fit despite the fact that this section constantly switches from 4/4 to 7/8 and back. Then, it ends with an A/F chord and the third part begins in Cm/Dm. Some rather ethereal vocals, Thom's acoustic guitar, and Phil's constant background drumming open this section, with the best vocal harmonies in any Radiohead song guiding us through. This section ends with some of the most critical lyrics on society ever to have been written, and all too soon we're back to Am, and Jonny's second solo begins. Some uniscent bends take up the second part of this solo, and then we're down to one of the craziest riffs to have graced a Radiohead song. And suddenly it all ends.
Then, Subterranean Homesick Alien's ambient passages open, with some of the most mellow and sad lyrics guide us through to the much louder chorus. Then, we're back to the ambient verses, and Thom sings of a narrator wishing he was abducted by aliens. After that we're back to the chorus, and the song closes the way it opened.

Well, I could do this for the next 9 tracks but I think the first three should suffice in explaining how brilliant this album is. It truly deserves it's spot as the greatest album of all time.
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From snavels93 06/16/2015 08:58
their best fo sure
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From Mrump 06/14/2015 12:31
Any album ranked as the best album ever will be classed as overrated, but so far I haven't come across an album more deserving of that title
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From friggiesmalls 06/11/2015 19:36
Fantastic album. One of the all time best. Every song is stellar, and there's not ONE filler track. I see why people rate "Fitter Happier" lower then the other tracks, but it truly is an essential and poetic track that transitions the first half of the album into the second half.
Best Tracks: All of them!
Worst Tracks: None
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From thatonethere 06/07/2015 08:04
I will argue "COMBINATION SUPER-WORK"(Anagram from combining "OK COMPUTER" and "IN RAINBOWS") is the definitive version. The songs were no doubt intended to play into each other. This unforgettable roller coaster of emotions is unskippable!
Sadly this is only possible in digitized formats(I Suggest HD FLAC files).
Arrange the songs in this order:
1 Airbag - OK COMPUTER
2 15 Steps - IN RAINBOWS
3 Paranoid Android - OK COMPUTER
4 Bodysnatchers - IN RAINBOWS
5 Subterranean Homesick Alien - OK COMPUTER
6 Nude - IN RAINBOWS
7 Exit Music (For A Film) - OK COMPUTER
8 Weird Fishes/Arpeggi - IN RAINBOWS
9 Let Down - OK COMPUTER
10 All I Need - IN RAINBOWS
11 Karma Police - OK COMPUTER
12 Fitter Happier - OK COMPUTER
13 Faust Arp - IN RAINBOWS
14 Electioneering - OK COMPUTER
15 Reckoner - IN RAINBOWS
16 Climbing Up The Walls - OK COMPUTER
17 House Of Cards - IN RAINBOWS
18 No Surprises - OK COMPUTER
19 Jigsaw Falling Into Place - IN RAINBOWS
20 Lucky - OK COMPUTER
21 Videotape - IN RAINBOWS
22 Tourist - OK COMPUTER
...Ding!
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From thatonethere 06/07/2015 07:21
This album is easily the "9th(Beethoven)" of modern music with it's alien-like complexity and vast contrast to everything else.
You can't get these feelings anywhere else!
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From dgarr22 06/06/2015 16:33
This album is easily Radioheads best, for multiple reasons:
1. It has their best song, Paranoid Android
2. It has diversity as it still keeps some of their older sound with Electioneering and other tracks, while also having their new experimental sound with a lot of songs on this album.
3. It has the stand track Karma Police, and also has some of their most complex songs like Let Down...

I could keep going, but those are the 3 main reasons this is one of the best albums of all time.
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From SaulCortes1992 06/01/2015 22:29
BEST EVER ALBUM! DEAL WITH IT! :)
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From gon2bed 05/29/2015 06:39
Radiohead's second of three perfect albums in a row, The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A.
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Homogenic by Björk
3. Urban Hymns by The Verve
4. Either/Or by Elliott Smith
5. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized
6. The Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
7. The Colour And The Shape by Foo Fighters
8. F♯A♯∞ by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9. Perfect From Now On by Built To Spill
10. The Fat of The Land by The Prodigy
11. The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
12. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
13. Blur by Blur
14. Mogwai Young Team by Mogwai
15. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
16. Homework by Daft Punk
17. Portishead by Portishead
18. The Mollusk by Ween
19. Time Out Of Mind by Bob Dylan
20. Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club



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