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View Poll Results: Rate OK Computer
Excellent 56 68.29%
Good 10 12.20%
Average 9 10.98%
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:56 AM   #71 (permalink)
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I dunno I always put OKC and Kid A on a completely even plane... mostly for vastly different reasons... kid A is the more mysterious, experimental side of the band whereas OKC makes the bigger lyrical statement, both albums, in my opinion, showcase a band that is totally at the top of it's game...
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:22 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I thought i'd try something a bit different here so i've come up with this.Basically every so often i'll post a classic album, sometimes it's classic due to sales & popularity, other times i'll choose more obscure albums that were a big influence on music today.Then you can rate them & discuss the cultural & musical significance of them , the songs , the band, whatever you like really. I thought for my first choice i'd choose something relatively recent that a lot of people are familiar with, so my first choice is.......

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RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER

Using the textured soundscapes of The Bends as a launching pad, Radiohead delivered another startlingly accomplished set of modern guitar rock with OK Computer. The anthemic guitar heroics present on Pablo Honey and even The Bends are nowhere to be heard here. Radiohead have stripped away many of the obvious elements of guitar rock, creating music that is subtle and textured yet still has the feeling of rock & roll. Even at its most adventurous -- such as the complex, multi-segmented "Paranoid Android" -- the band is tight, melodic, and muscular, and Thom Yorke's voice effortlessly shifts from a sweet falsetto to vicious snarls. It's a thoroughly astonishing demonstration of musical virtuosity and becomes even more impressive with repeated listens, which reveal subtleties like electronica rhythms, eerie keyboards, odd time signatures, and complex syncopations. Yet all of this would simply be showmanship if the songs weren't strong in themselves, and OK Computer is filled with moody masterpieces, from the shimmering "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and the sighing "Karma Police" to the gothic crawl of "Exit Music (For a Film)." OK Computer is the album that establishes Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of the '90s.(from allmusic.com)
i remember hearing it the first time. I'd borrowed it off my brother and was listenig to it in the middle of the night while drunk and for some reason rang him up and told him that i too was back to save the universe.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:10 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Still monumental to me after all those listens and something like twelve ears legacy... a definite recent classic in my mind...

I read an earlier post on hear praising Godrich's production work on OKC.... and i gotta agree, the production on the album is absolutely spot on, beautiful.... it takes these amazing songs and makes them soar even higher and with it's blend of traditional rock instrumentation and electronic elements, it perfectly underscores the sense of postmodern traditonal vs. postmopdern nothingness future the album is trying to at least partly highlight... a great job!
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