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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 2,609 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 Zalamander 04/26/2015 19:25
Great album, it's impossible to pick a favourite song!
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From CanadianGuy 04/16/2015 00:30
Best songs: Karma police, exit music (for a film), climbing up the walls.
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60/100
From rustycage76 04/07/2015 01:47
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From calsper 04/06/2015 22:44
1997 was the year that Radiohead reinvented how music was to be made in the future.

OK Computer is the defining album for so many reasons and aspects: musical and lyrical matters (heavily inspired by early 70's Davis work in fusion and avantgarde and linguist guru Noam Chomsky with themes evolving around the forthcoming 21st century technology, insanity, modern life, capitalism - the list goes on and on...), production in which electronic components are deeply embedded into the soundscape, and a Thom Yorke that is utterly mastering the intertwining of feelings of isolation and depression into the music.

This is truly grandiose art at a level unsurpassed of what practically any artists have accomplished.

"Paranoid Android" is so fantastic, energetic and complex with a very impressive mix so varied in terms of electronic rock components and rhythm.

Yorke has since stated that the themes, both lyrically and musically are heavily inspired by "A Day In The Life" - this hardly came as a surprise to me when I found out about this ambitious reference in songwriting and composition as this truly is one of the greatest albums of all time.
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From awesomness425 04/04/2015 21:00
Best Album of all time!! so glad to see a lot of people agree with me!
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95/100
From VirtualMuffin 03/24/2015 13:30
OK Computer was an album that I was quite nervous about listening to. Not because I thought it was going to be scary but because I really haven't listened to much Radiohead. Relatives are all 70's and 80's mad and I didn't start getting into music until after the millennium.

I'm glad I finally got round to it though because the songs had emotion, rollercoaster effects of power, attempts at something different (for the time) and even a smart slow finisher that unfortunately not all artists like to take.

My personal favourites.

Paranoid Android - Deserves it's mainstream success, although I do have a song higher up in my estimations!

Subterranean Homesick Alien - Background Track was so beautiful I had this on repeat a few times before I could pull away to the next song

The Tourist - I love a good slow ending if it wraps everything up neatly and this sure did. Good use of emotion until the very end!
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From 5432juan 03/21/2015 02:48
An incredibly unique album that has one of the most creative atmospheres and imaginative production of any LP. This truly is Radiohead's magnum opus which says a lot about the album considering Radiohead's incredible discography. OK Computer is an album that at first may turn some listeners off because of it's unique sound, however it only gets better with time and repeated listens. This album was so powerfully original that Radiohead had to completely change direction after this. OK Computer deserves the accolades it receives because of it's courageous risk taking, originality, and predictive commentary. I may not personally think it is the greatest of all time, but it is certainly close and I can understand and be satisfied with it being number 1 on this site.
Best tracks: Paranoid android, no surprises, Exit Music, The Tourist
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95/100
From halloallesgoed 03/16/2015 17:43
Don't think it's the best album ever, don't even think it's the best Radiohead album, but I think it's great and I feel no resentment when I see it at the topspot on this site, because it's really great. I can tell that you guys really like the albums in between two phases, since this is in between the bends and kid A, The Dark Side Of The Moon is roughly between the Syd Barett era and the more commercial sound of pink floyd and Revolver is obviously in between the early Beatles and the late Beatles which are almost two different bands. it's understandable if you can't choose between the two and you wanna get the best of both worlds.
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From exileonthehell 03/15/2015 06:47
This album is blandly overrated, but that doesn't means that is no good.
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From pertbanking 03/10/2015 04:35
To the people below me: Using effects to harmonize with instruments _does not equal overproduction._ In fact, I'm glad Radiohead has the guts to use them. Because they're good at it. Really good. Maybe the best.
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Best Albums of 1997
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
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3. Urban Hymns by The Verve
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