The Tourist (track) by Radiohead

The Tourist
The Tourist by Radiohead
Year: 1997
From the album OK Computer (track #12)
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88/100 (from 1,160 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 88.5/100, a mean average of 87.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.6/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.9.

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From 01/08/2019 17:50
One of the best songs to close an album I've ever heard.
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From 09/11/2018 23:29
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From 05/04/2018 19:17
Slow down, what a way to end an album.
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From 01/26/2018 23:25
Such a great ending song to an outstanding album, I feel like this song still doesn’t get enough love though. Anyway, it’s still gets a 100/100 because it’s such a sweet song even though Thom Yorke is saying “Idiot! Slow down!”
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From 12/11/2017 14:11
A fitting end for a masterful album. I love the song very much.
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From 11/23/2017 10:47
One of Radioheads best tracks for sure. It's like a glacier, slowly moving but still crushes everything that gets in its way. When Jonnys guitar blends with Thoms voice towards the end time is standing still
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From 03/31/2017 17:25
that final ding on the triangle let's you know the journey has ended, the trance is over; you can go back to your normal life; incredibly thankful that you just happen to exist within a universe where you are witness to the magic that this album is
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From 12/30/2016 03:27
Very ironic that a song about moving too fast is so delicately paced.
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From 11/21/2016 11:03
Brilliant ending to a brilliant album!
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From 05/06/2016 21:31
I always think this song sounds like what it would feel to know the world is ending. The constant, unvarying background sound of this song completely and effortlessly conveys the image of time stopping - literally carrying Yorke's words of 'Slow Down' - while the guitars help to add tension, and the choirs finish it off by creating the feeling of a finality.

I would happily die to this song. Or at least have it played at my funeral. It is one of the best closers to an album of all time.

Controversial opinion: alongside Karma Police, this is probably the best song on the album. Certainly one of the best album closers ever.
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