It was not easy following up the guitar-centered, abstract, emotional, and cryptic masterpiece "The Bends", which was in its own right a level above the more repetitive grunge sound on what is widely considered to be Radiohead's worst record, "Pablo Honey". In my opinion, OK Computer is the album that has aged the best from any piece of music published in the 90's. The lyrics are extremely relevant, Thom Yorke's tenor is iconic, and it touches upon themes of media-obsession, paranoia and dystopian technology in a beautifully coherent way. I believe that when it was released it set a new gold standard for progressive/art rock that has only been met by a very select few projects these 2 decades. Overall score a perfect 5/5.
Most overrated album of all time
Claustrophobic, paranoid, oblique and dystopian, a big fuck you to Britpop. In 1997 this sounded like the future to my tiny little 13 year old mind. I always was a pretentious little git.
For et album! Føler at dette er 90-tallets svar på Dark Side of the Moon. Hver eneste sang er en banger og glir godt over i den neste. Beste sanger: Subterranean Homesick Alien, Exit Music og No Surprises.
It is impressive how Thom Yorke managed to out-depress the entirety of grunge. Honestly, I didn't even like this album much the first time I listened to it. Strange, despite it being a perfect mix of things I like: alternative rock veneer over progressive/artsy songwriting, disaffected lyrics, and dripping with pretentiousness. I came back to it after a few months and it completely clicked for me, and now I think it is an essential album to its core.
This would be my soundtrack if I decided to ever slit my wrists. So whiny. Was listening on a bright beautiful day riding in Monterey and it really bummed me out. Billie Eilishesque
You're very brave to be recommending this album to me, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die; Did you know that? I suppose you have to list the obvious albums, but little did I know we'd be here. For the uninitiated, almost everything we owe alternative rock in the 21st century can be traced back to this album along with a good chunk of Radiohead's discography as a whole. They are simply too important not to have on this list. It's so glaringly unlike anything else before it, with it's songwriting and production and little flairs that make it memorable. The pacing is perfect, making for an effortless listen. It is Radiohead's magnum opus, and they've still got a few albums in the pipe that come really close. I find it hard to talk about individual songs because it's all so great, but I'll attempt: Paranoid Android is this fantastic piece of art rock with multiple movements to tell a larger story and give us a truly wired experience for the rest of the album. Karma Police is the climatic down-beat song right before the interlude that gets us a little moody. See what I meant about pacing earlier? This is followed by a back half that goes through a different set of experiences and it ends on such a wonderful strong note. Yeah, this album is good :)
OK Computer is one of those rare albums that actually deserves the praise lavished on it. Where to even start? How about the astonishingly layered arrangement of Airbag, the opening tune? Yes, it's guitar based, but there's snatches of electronica, electronic percussion alongside live drums, a cello, and I could go on and on. You could listen to this track a dozen times and hear something new every time. Compositionally, these songs are as strong as they get, which explains why they've been covered by the likes of Brad Melhdau. Take Paranoid Android, a multipart suite with odd meter changes, but which nonetheless rocks like a mother. And unlike many other bands, Radiohead doesn't get any less interesting when they slow down and do a ballad like the gorgeous No Surprises. On OK Computer, Radiohead makes most bands sound like hacks or toddlers, and that goes for most of the bands that have followed in their footsteps. If I had been in a rock band at the time, it probably would have made me throw up my hands in despair. An easy 5 out of 5.
In which the jangly tunings and wool-gathering lyricism of 90s indie are retrofitted to the studio gimcrackery and stadium heroics of U2 and injected with turn-of-the-century received fatalism. Is it commercially calculated? No doubt. Does it also aspire to art rock? Just as little doubt. Are the two compatible? You betcha. Do they pull it off? Commercially: er, duh. But an art rock masterpiece? Hm. ‘Fitter Happier’ might be as high-concept as they get. In which case, answer’s no. The aesthetic's there, but it's all tell-don’t-show and heavy-handed emotional manipulation. That's pretty much my biggest problem with Radiohead. You’re given no other option but to feel down. I suppose I blame Thom Yorke, who has the emotional range of a mood ring. In a lot of ways, he’s the sandbag stopping this hot air balloon from taking off—or from taking off higher than it does. Because there’s no doubting that much of what’s here is dense, layered, and precise, screened by a veneer of uncertainty. There are thrash-outs, bass ‘n’ guitar counterpoints, clattering drums, seismic reverberations, and exceptionally difficult acoustic/electric combos. They rarely miss a cue to move a song to the next act, either. All of which leaves me feeling the same way I have about for the last decade. Amazing musicians, big ideas, lame lyrics, lousy singer. Where's the lift? Why are they ina constant state of deflation? Why do so many people get a kick out of lethargy?
What can I say about this that has not been said before. I prefer Kid A and In Rainbows more than this that does not meanrhis one is not perfect
One of my all time favourite albums. But IMHO In Rainbows is even better.
I was watching a BBC4 documentary about duck rustling in the 13th century at the weekend and it blew my mind. This album has a similar effect. The unreachable ambition shown by both Radiohead is reminiscent of the infamous duck rustlers and really comes to the fore on 'Fitter Happier'. A loveable, adventurous romp, with charming pond dwelling creatures. I was on the edge of my seat throughout.
First 2 songs are super cool. I love the distorted drums and bass in Airbag. Rest of the album was very interesting and even in the slower, more depressing songs I could always enjoy something about it. Quite a neat spacey style.
Had heard it before. It took a while to grow on me but now this is one of my favorite albums ever. Highly recommend anyone who hasn't heard it to try it out because if it ends up being for you, it will change your life and the way you see music.
I had listened to The Bends twice beforehand to really understand the transition, and damn there is such a huge gap. I listened to OK Computer three times yesterday. First was blind run, and immediately I noticed the differences, but I wasn't able to pick out the songs apart from some really cool parts. I also couldn't understand most of the lyrics. Second listen I followed the lyrics and music videos, reading what people thought of each song. Third was taking all this into account, now that I could anticipate each song. And yeah it was worth it, because this song has to be one of the most interesting albums I had ever listened to. I could relisten to it again and again and not get tired of it, which I definitely couldn't say about The Bends. After all this careful consideration, I completely agree with the critics, this is by far one of the best albums I had ever listened to and probably will ever listen to in my life. The more I listen, the more I appreciate each song. Each song is carefully crafted and relies on heavy ingenuity and inspiration from what legends such as the Brian Wilson, REM, and the Pixies had done in prior decades to take rock 10 steps further. The imagery was necessary for me to understand the themes and subject of these songs, due to their abstract lyrics and atmospheric sound. There is something to be said about every song. "Airbag" was a perfect start to set the expectations for the album, and the distortion of the drums and bass at the end made me realize this was an album of carefully crafted experimentation. "Paranoid Android" is an absolute masterpiece, and balls of Radiohead to make the 6.5 minute song their lead single. "Subterranean Homesick Alien" was the song that struck out to me the most my first listen due to the aquatic noises and easy-to-follow story about envisioning a flight with aliens. Certainly one of the most atmospheric songs. I could go on, but that won't be necessary. "Karma Police" and "No Surprises" are my other two favorites. This album comes at a time when they outcompeted a crowd of spectators, inspiring many of those spectators to stand up and model their work after Radiohead.
Classic after classic on this album, and enough b-sides and bonus tracks to make another great album. The albums themes are still incredibly relevant today, which is a shame, but works in its favour.
Airbag offers a good bridge from The Bends to OK Computer, but is often over looked during album listens for me because it is just a hurdle before Paranoid Android. About half way with Karma Police Radio head start taking a bit of a left turn and start heading in their future direction, once they got over the musical hissy fit that was Kid A. Still one of my all time favourite albums, and always will be.
A prophetic, innovative record that has stood the test of time 24 years later. The lyrics captures modern America's addiction to technology, consumerism, media consumption, and political scandals to a T. Between the bands variety of tones in their instruments, shocking reverb to barebones, the influx of strings, and the poignantly placed electro-techno samples, there is a ton of sounds to absorb from this record. This is bold, true Radiohead. You could listen to it 100 times and still discover something new, it never goes stale. It may be a little passé to hold this record in such high esteem on the internet, but it truly is one of the greatest to ever be made. I think it will only age better with time. Favorite Song: Paranoid Android Least Favorite: Climbing Up the Wall
The greatest album of the 90s. This album not only represented a huge leap forward for Radiohead, but a huge leap forward for popular music in general. OK Computer saw Radiohead incorporating electronic sounds and effects while talking about themes of alienation and the rise of technology. The songs are incredibly well crafted and show such intentionality that it's hard to believe that Radiohead would continue to evolve beyond this album. It's as close to a perfect album as you can get.
You can take the whiteboy out of the Radiohead, but you can’t take the Radiohead out of the whiteboy
I was 10 when this album came out. I have very vivid memories of seeing clips of the Karma Police music video on MTV, but OK Computer was not coming anywhere near my 6-CD changer boombox. This particular prompt gave me a bit of anxiety because I feel like I'm supposed to like Radiohead but I was nervous that I would not have my mind blown by this album. And truth is, I didn't. I really wanted to enjoy OK Computer, but it had an alt rock moodiness that's just really not for Kelseys. It was reminiscent of Tool or Muse - bands that I acknowledge are musically talented but aren't doing anything that I personally enjoy. I will confess that I have a very low attention span for lyrics and need to be grabbed sonically before I can get into any deeper meaning behind the music - especially when lyrics are caged in metaphor and/or not clearly enunciated. For that reason (in addition to the knowledge that this album means a lot to many people who's opinion I respect), I'd be willing to give it another shot and spend more time trying to understand what makes it truly great. But as of now, it's not going on repeat for me.
Still not really there for me. This is a band I've long wanted to really get into. On paper, as it were, they seem like the kind of artists I'd love. Hasn't happened yet. This album clicked with me a little better than the other one that came up on my rotation in this album generator, but I honestly can't remember much, if anything, about that other one. There are some really interesting moments on this album. I actually might come back to it -- might come back to their other works, too -- and give some more concentrated listening time to them.
Meh. Too whiney for my taste.
Aren't there more Bob Dylan albums you could have put here?
What's the big deal here? It's alright, reasonably listenable rock music. A singer who is by turns affecting and irritating, and some really crap production choices, are the standouts here. Decent drummer, too
Karma police is aways good, fitter happier is weird and the rest is very radiohead
1997: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, Exit Music (For a Film), No Surprises
Really good, one of the greatest of all time
top album known well
Really enjoyed this!
One of the best ever...
So so so so good. Best of the year. Best of the decade?
Oh dang. Truly one of my fav records of all time.
Dies ist eine sehr gute Platte einer sehr guten Band, die von mir auch bereits vorher schon vielmals gehört wurde.
The best Radiohead album
One of the best albums of all time.
Not as good as ‘The Bends’, but pretty fucking amazing.
Legendary album. A top 100 easy in the 20th century.
I didn't listen to it, but it's probably my favourite album of all time.
Great Album that some call The Greatest Album. fav track: let down
9/10 exit music for a film electioneering
Still great. Probably their best album.
Aptly considered one of the best albums ever made.
An absolute masterpiece of an album.
Chill vibes and strange tunes. A couple classics' a couple hidden gems.
Forgot how great this album is!
Great - would listen again
Life changing album for me in high school. Absolutely incredible.
Greatest of all time, if music was a contest. Prescient and sharp almost 30 years later.
Big fan. Solid album. I bet we see RH again a few more times.
Another masterpiece. Right at the cusp before Radiohead got too electronic and weird
One of the best albums of all TIME!
of course the best album
How could you give anything but a 5 for this classic. What a band and what an album!
J’adore cet album, je lecoute en boucle. C’est vraiment une experience musical. 5*
i mean come on. sooooo good
Ok Computer good, not as good as the bends.
One of my favourite albums of all time. Radiohead is clearly on another level.
This album sucks
Good sound. A bit violent at times. A bit of tonal whiney sound at points or specific songs. He's very able to open it up and is very good when he does.
Is there anything left to say about it? The record of their lives. The record of our lives.
Still a masterpiece
Hadn't listened to this in a looooong time. Don't really understand why. I loved it at the time and it's still great now.
amazing album every single song an absolute slap and all fits together perfectly
Stone cold classic
One of my all-time favorites!
Still as perfect as I remember 👍
The best album about car crashes I've ever heard
We're supposed to all agree that this is perfect, aren't we? It was the first of the 'groundbreaking' Radiohead albums after their early indie efforts. Exit Music is my favourite Radiohead song. Still think The Bends is better though.
Best so far...although it’s not the Bends, it was the “best album ever” in its time. Good old Oxford (Abingdon) band.
One of my top ten albums of all time
I actually rated Rainbows by Radiohead a 2 previously - but thought OK Computer was fantastic. I really enjoyed it and thought to myself I should listen to more Radiohead - until I remembered I might have already listened to one of their albums from this list and saw that I didn't like that one at all. Still, this was good enough to make it work giving some others of their older albums a try, even if I don't seem to be a fan of their 'newer' albums. My favorite tracks were Karma Police, Subterranean Homesick Alien and The Tourist. The only one I disliked was Paranoid Android.
Альбом на все времена для моего поколения. Если в ходе беседы выясняешь, что собеседник любит Radiohead и OK Computer (хотя мой личный выбор все же Amnesiac), то значит этот разговор имеет шанс быть приятный и даже превратиться в крепкую дружбу. Заслуги rh в музыкальной индустрии лично для меня крайне значительны, поэтому такой важный альбом в их творческом пути для меня всегда стоит особняком. Пришел момент первой пятерки, пускай и любимчикам.
A happy revisit to the legendary OK Computer, to think that this album is from 1997 is insane to me.
Det beste med dette prosjektet er å snuble over skjulte skatter av helt ukjente artister
I wish i could give this a 4.5 bc that would be the perfect score. I liked that the songs didn't sound all the same and they had distinctive different moods. I think Exit Music is a masterpiece
Greatest album ever recorded.
In my top 10 the songs are all awesome, and the album composition is equivalent to a symphony.
Impeccable. Nothing else to say. It is perfect in every way. Absolutely sublime record from start to finish. A fucking masterpiece.
A great album. Enjoyable to listen to when feeling a bit low. Emo vibes 🥸
Evolution between pablo honey rock band and kid a electronic-edged pomo.
Incredible album through and through
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Airbag, No surprises, and The Tourist were my favourites.
Amazing nuff said
Fave from the 90's
great album that I own
No need to listen, though I will. A treasure.
probably one of the greatest albums of all time
Too many good songs. Not perfect but its better than a 4.
Just beautiful half or more of the album saved. 4.75/5
Great album, really trippy. I particularly like Subterranean Homesick Alien, Karma Police, No Surprises, Lucky, although the quality is maintained throughout. Would I love this as much as I do, had I not heard it before? Not sure, but I do love it, so this is officially the first 5* album on this list for me (after 38 albums listened).
Many great songs, just one or two not so great
Fantastic - from prog to solid rock to a killer ballad, this album runs the gamut. I like this more and more over time.
Geen toelichting nodig.
Alles minder dan 5 sterren zou te weinig zijn.
Geen uitleg nodig.
I don’t especially think of myself as a Radiohead fan, and I wouldn’t think to list them as one of my favourite bands, but several of their albums unquestionably deserve a 5 star rating, including this one. Exit Music stops me in my tracks every time.
They look like a mock troupe, but this is one of the best going
Perfect one, amazing harmony, unforgettable music (just because it’s forgettable )) every melody is not like usual pop melodies, it’s always changing, it’s never the same, and it’s my favourite kind of music. But at the same time it’s not my “sense-of-the-world” album. But I believe him and I understand him and I love it
I've always liked this album. It takes me back to high school; back when you'd still listen to an entire CD because you paid good money for it. Even now, I could have it on in the background and listen to it all without selecting just one track and moving on to something else. I remember that at the time it came out, it sounded different than a lot of other stuff on the radio, but now I notice that a lot of bands have since tried to emulate it. Twenty-plus years later, I think the album still stands up
I was pretty sure we would see Ok Computer on this list and I am so glad it came up this early. This record came out when I was 14, I loved it then and it remains as great as I remember. The album is one of the first I remember sitting down and poring over the liner notes trying to decipher every one of the lyrics. It was profound to me and extremely rewarding. This album spoke to a young me. -Self loathing and contempt for everyone else! -Aliens, robots and Blade Runner. -The power of nihilism. - Distrust and contempt for government. -An understanding that our collective goal is just to find a quiet hole to die in. Did I find an album that suited me perfectly or was I reborn as a manifestation of this record? Hard to say. What I can say for certain is it holds up and rocks as hard as anything this mopey possibly can.
If it weren't for Fitter Happier, this would probably be as close to a perfect album as there is. Climbing Up the Walls is so powerful, with amazing track after track.
Absolutely seminal 90s album. Important piece of art
corr blimey yes please very good yes
Heavy nostalgia from the last era in which I did any serious music video watching. In any event, this one is to me peak Radiohead, and quite at the top of whatever their strange genre is.
De los mejores discos que se han hecho en la historia del mundo mundial
instant classic, glad to get the excuse to listen to it again
thinking of buying that one
Two Radiohead albums in one week! The album that got me hooked.
So, so, so good.
I always think of OK Computer as the Pulp Fiction of rock albums. It changed my idea of what a rock band could do. To be so creative, so immersive, so beautiful but still kick ass - definitely in my top 10 all time.
just wonderful. Happy times sitting up with friends chatting late into the night with this on replay. Great album
Not my favourite Radiohead album, but this record sounds pretty much flawless and has some brilliant songs, so I'm left with no choice but to give this full marks.
perhaps a couple of songs are not so strong as the rest, but still a clear 5* album
Finally something decent ;)
Basically perfect. Listen on good headphones!
Wonderfully atmospheric, stirring
I mean. This thing’s a classic. All killer no filler. Soundtrack to high school.
👍 chill. Karma Police will get stuck in ur head. Electioneering is interesting and The Tourist is just epic guitar.
What else can be said about this album. Monumental
I love this album, I've got it on a well used CD. An atmospheric masterpiece. stand out tracks - Paranoid Android Electioneering Climbing up the walls No Surprises
Classic. Radiohead's best. 10/10 1. No Surprises 2. Climbing Up the Walls 3. Paranoid Android
This is the 14th album generated for me, and it's the first album where I've previously listened to the whole thing. I wouldn't consider myself to be a particular Radiohead fan, but I'm rating this 5 stars for quality and impact on modern music. It sounds surprisingly current (I felt super old when I realized that this album was released nearly 25 years ago!) and really captures the mood of our current dystopia.
Tremendous album with the perfect accents and a clear vision.
Quizá se oiga muy trillado pero en realidad creo que, cuando se ve como la experiencia completa de un album OK Computer es basicamente la vez que Radiohead realmente creó algo perfecto. No solamente hacia la banda, lo que representó sacar un disco de este tono cuando antes de él realmente su música era más catalogada al lado de cosas como Blur y Oasis, dando un giro tan dramático y creando algo que realmente iba más allá, también es un logro impresionante para todo el rock de los noventas. Cuando la mayoría del rock popular tenía que ser de sonido hacia el grunge, punk, sonidos crudos... sale un disco prístino, limpio, vívido, casi como una visión futurista del rock. Sin este disco muy probablemente no hay no hay cosas como Muse, los Killers o Coldplay (sí, incluso Coldplay, es un precio razonable a cambio de un disco tan bueno). Ese sonido prístino casi inmaculado y medio esteril es en mi opinión lo que lo hace perdurar y poder escucharlo hoy en día sonando relevante y nada viejo, no tiene nada que lo ancle a cierta moda x... sin saberlo de antemano es dificil decir de qué año es, simplemente no pasa de moda (en un sentido que me hace pensar incluso en cosas como The Wall... al tener una base tan sólida no necesita tantos adornos). La producción es brillante, rica en sonido, detallada, balanceada. El rango impresionante de emociones, sonidos, conceptos líricos cambiantes y siniestros, se toma su tiempo y cuando realmente golpea pega como camión (como el final de Exit Music por dar un ejemplo). Dramático, grande y con un concepto impecablemente realizado.
Some of the Head's best work
Obvious 5 stars
I for one welcome our computer overlords. Best Tracks: Airbag; Paranoid Android; Karma Police
An exceptional album, pretty flawless. Artful arrangements + one of the most compelling vocalists ever to be recorded = Magic. Whatever else was happening musically in 1997 was pretty much reduced to rubble by this one. Fave Songs: Let Down, Exit Music (For a Film), No Surprises, Climbing Up the Walls, Karma Police, Electioneering
There are times when I feel really sad and down, not for any particular reason, but simply because of how difficult the human experience is. This album fully encapsulates those feelings.
This is THE Radiohead album for me. I remember buying it and bringing home to listen on CD. It was a very important album to my musical knowledge. Paranoid Android is one of my favorite songs ever, and I remember the music video vividly. However, Let Down is by far the best track on the album. I am not a major Radiohead fan, but this album is a wild exception. Just beautiful, inspiring, and fully realized. There's a little bloat/dead weight around the middle, but minor qualms with an otherwise, excellent record.
God I still love this album
A modern classic. marking the transition of this band to a more experimental sound but retaining ‘songs’ that others complain they lost on the journey. A huge album and best listened from start to finish rather than picking individual tracks but… Top tracks : Airbag, Exit music (for a film), Let down, Electioneering, No surprises, The tourist
This is without a doubt an amazing album. Not my personal favorite but a good album nonetheless.
In my review of "In Rainbows", I wrote that IR was my introduction to Radiohead. This album actually shook something loose in my brain, and reminded me I was familiar with (of all things) "Karma Police" prior to that record. I haven't listened to this album front-to-back in a minute, but it's still just as good. It's a grand shift from what Radiohead was (a decent alternative rock band) into what they would become. This album shows the beginning flirtations of their electronic side (which they'd get more into on their next record), while still being accessible enough for their older audience. It's impressive, in its scale. One of those records I feel like I could discuss with the right people for quite a while. Favorite tracks: "Karma Police", "Paranoid Android", "No Surprises", "Climbing Up the Walls"
Radiohead is really great at (for example) saying, "We want to do a song that evokes Bitches Brew, but we want to make it our own," and then they execute it perfectly and it's super impressive, with thoughtful lyrics and everything. Occasionally, though, they forget to make the music enjoyable to listen to. That only happens a few times on this album, which is what makes it their best one. Also, they perfectly captured the 21st century zeitgeist in 1997. How? Best track: Paranoid Android
We Live in a Society
greatest sadboy album ever
a good album
OK Computer is only slightly, ever so slightly, below The Bends for me as it skews more experimental and electronic than it's predecessor. But it still contains a lot of the guitar that I love about the Bends with a more dystopian feel. I was reading old reviews of OK Computer and someone called it “body music that circumvents the head to reach the spirit.” That's a pretty apt description of what both The Bends and OK Computer mean to me. Radiohead is one of a handful of bands for which the lyrics are only very distantly important. For me, OK Computer is almost entirely about the feeling evoked rather than the poetry expressed.
Six stars. A band evolving. Experimenting. Probing. Pushing the envelope. But still accessible. Emotional. Raw. Powerful. Nonsense, and also thought-provoking depth. At least when you can understand Thom Yorke. A voice that shouldn't work, but just does. And Jonny Greenwood's guitar work is amazing and stands out for not just it's skill but also how well it fits in with the experimentation around it.
This is probably my favourite album of all time, not much more I can say here. Just a beautiful, haunting, immaculate work of art
So vibrant, and beatiful balance between electronica elements and the classic guitar, bass, drums drive
Possibly my favorite album. Tied with in rainbows. Favorite band.
Um álbum por dia 2. OK Computer - Radiohead - 21/06/1997 Claustrophobic, paranoid, oblique and dystopian, a big fuck you to Britpop. In 1997 this sounded like the future to my 31 year old mind. I always was a pretentious little git.
Great Album, Great band. On my top 20 albums of all time for sure Favorite song: Karma Police or No Surprises
The bestest album of 90’s. A masterpiece created by radiohead.
There is nothing new to say about this album. Every track, save for Electioneering is perfect - and on any contemporary band's album, Electioneering would be the best track. It's worth getting the 20th anniversary reissue just for I Promise, which would possibly have made this album even better. I've listened to the entire hacked minidiscs of their demos for this. I'm not usually so obsessive, but this is 'the one'. If I had to rank the albums I've given five stars to, this would be in the top 5, duking it out with the Beatles, Wu Tang Clan, The Fall and David Bowie for number one. Listening back to it, Exit Music is standing out as a really beautiful thing. My favourite track changes every single time. Even Electioneering has made it twice (when I first bought the album when I was 13, and when I learned to play it when I was 35). I see in the reviews that some people have called it too depressing and rated it low. It's actually quite uplifting musically, and there's nowt wrong with a bit of misery from time to time, you wellness obsessed morons.
Inovador e original.
It's not often I give 5 stars to an album that I wasn't already intimately familiar with, but I have to make an exception in this case. I think the only reason I didn't listen to this more when it came out is that my friend Mark, whose taste in music I really respected, told me he didn't like Radiohead. Why did I listen to Mark? I knew in my gut that I liked Radiohead but I was easily influenced back then. Anyway, Radiohead might be a little pretentious (which I think is why Mark didn't like them) but even given that I think this is a brilliant album. The sound is amazing, and the songs are beautiful. Sonic bliss. So, 5 stars it is. Screw you, Mark.
I mean literally one of the most important albums of my life. There's no functional way to be objective about this. Good album. Would obsess over again. A+
Takes me back to uni... I think I'd probably still give this album 5 stars even without the nostalgia bump, though. Some absolute tunes on here. Fave track - "Paranoid Android" - love that weirdness!
For years I didn't get this album, or Radiohead. Then one day I decided to listen to it properly on the train on the way to work. I realised I was utterly and completely wrong; OK Computer is one of the great albums. It's nice to be wrong.
For me, it's one of the greatest albums ever recorded. This record has held a special place in my collection and my heart since I was given a copy on cassette in '97 (by my mate Ben, again!). The fact that people moan about Radiohead being whingers etc, etc, yawn, yawn, just makes me love them more. If my wife whinged like this I'd happily listen to her doing it all day long. Exit Music for Film will probably be played as my coffin trundles through those little red velvet curtains.
A mythical rock classic now, a bold experiment in sound and songwriting then. Really good songs is what makes it really work.
No bad songs, great mix, mastery, flow - a very familiar album that I love
10/10 Best Song - Let Down
Quite simply a masterpiece. Each song is a cinematic journey that delivers in every way possible. I used to think that The Bends is a better album, but that simply isn't true. It might be a more exciting listen, but can't equal the drama and quality of songwriting on OK Computer. 5 🌟
Proof that classic albums were not only made in the sixties and seventies. Still mind-blowing more than twenty years after its release.
The second of three Radiohead albums in a row that shattered expectations based on the previous one. Who else has done that?
[Cracks knuckles in anticipation of a treatise on Radiohead...] This record rescued my musical tastes. I really believe that. I was riding the Smashing Pumpkins wave that crested in 1995-1997, which had rescued me from my early guitar bands boredom (no offense Nirvana and Bush). While most popular rock music just kept huffing its own fumes until Creed's Human Clay was shat upon the world's ears, Radiohead were getting weirder and better. It was phenomenally important for me to hear a NEW band with this sense of melody, technicality, and sense of adventure. It's the first band that was releasing music where I felt "in on it." Like, I was anticipating in real time what might happen next. Also, it can't be overstated how macho rock became in the late 90s. It felt dirty to me even if I wouldn't have articulated that. Thom Yorke and this band were so unconcerned about looking like ballsy rockers. I loved that. "Subterranean Homesick Alien" is one of the best pop/rock songs I've ever heard. Lyrically, musically. As with all my favorite bands, I can't pick a favorite record. But this one, "In Rainbows" and "Amnesiac" are all vying for the spot at the top of the list, for me. Until I got into Steely Dan, this record was my go-to "test the sound of the stereo/PA." Also, it was the first new music I had listened to since the late 80s that my dad and I really agreed on. He heard "Paranoid Android" and was really into that. It made me feel good to have that approval when we had been arguing about music more often than not for the few years before that. I'm sure he was relieved to hear this coming from my speakers rather than Tool.
19th March 2022 Started on the Friday but finished on Monday. Had mum and dad come to stay for the weekend, took sprout to get spayed, national gallery etc. One of the greats. Could have picked one of No Surprises, Karma Police, Exit Music for the playlist but went for Paranoid Android for the baseline. Unbelievable album, rewards consistent listening.
Muzikale duizendpoot Thom Yorke bewijst zijn kunnen zeker op dit album. Een van mijn favoriete albums ooit
Loputtoman hypen takia oon aina ollut vähän skeptinen tätä kohtaan. "Paras levy ikinä" jne. ja ehkä tän mainetaakan takia en oo vaan suostunut olemaan tälle ennen avoin. Mutta nyt kun on tarpeeksi kypsä vain nauttimaan niin.... onhän tää törkeän hyvä. Super siistejä yksityiskohtia soundeissa käytännössä koko levyn läpi ja biisit rakentuu tyylikkäämmin kuin ehkä rockissa koskaan. Lyriikat myös natsaa tunnelmaan usein just eikä melkein. Täydellistä melankoliaa. Kai siinä ajatuksessa on perää, että tän levyn jälkeen rockilla ei oo ollut enää merkittävää kehityssuuntaa. Lähinnä pirstaloitunut genrerunkkailuksi yms. Ehkä ainakin viimeinen ilmiselvä mainstream rockin mestariteos.
Very good! Liked it a lot, but I knew that already. Favorite songs: Airbag, electioneering
Good album, only one strange track
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this album and Radiohead in general.
This is likely my all time favorite album from one of my all time favorite groups. What seemed like an apocalyptic glimpse into what might be instead is a disturbingly accurate description of this century. OK COMPUTER is the soundtrack to the disillusionment I have experienced as I witness technology’s total inability to deliver us from our own evils. And yet even as we ignore its dire warning this album is one of a very few that lit my way through some of the darker passages my life has taken. I cannot overstate its importance to me over the last 20 years. The best album to come out of the 90’s still sounds like it is one step ahead of us.
9/10 really good
Awesome album. Definitely not a mood lifter, but it pinpoints so many topics that are still relevant today, or even more relevant today that they were 25 years ago. Radiohead always delivers. 10/10
Super good, love the sound and style of this album. One of my favorites.
Epic, important and progressive rock music. They rejected Britpop and created a masterpiece of textured, sometimes hook-laden rock that definitely was not easy or formulaic. Great.
Je ne vois pas ce que pourrais dire sur cet album que les autres n'ont pas dit, alors j'y vais d'une anecdote personnelle. Comme bien des gens de mon âge, j'ai énormément écouté cet album que je considère comme un chef-d'oeuvre. À l'époque où je l'ai découvert, j'étais dans une forme de rejet de la musique en anglais, j'en avais tellement entendu qu'il me semblait qu'il devait y avoir autre chose. J'écoutais de la chanson française, de la musique du monde, du jazz... et cet album, en boucle.
Karma Police has been stuck in my head for 15 years.
This is probably my favorite album of all time so a very easy review for this one. Everything about this is so well done. 10/10
okkkkkkk iconicccccc 🤖🤖
not my fav album of theirs but my first thought abt this was: so... is this the reference for OK google? and then i searched, turned out they're both referencing HGttG how cool is that! and tru enough, there's a song here called paranoid android
its an album that grows on you, thom yorkes voice is defining for the radiohead sound and the songs are profound as always
there are some good songs, but I don't need the whole album
Constant dans sa qualité. Un régal de temps calme.
Have never really been 'on' the Radiohead train, but it's a good album
I feel like Muse must have been inspired by Radiohead.
calm, chill, not my cup of tea overall
Still slow, but better than when I last listened to it.
A really good album, but I've never understood why do many people think this is the best album of all time.
Listened to this constantly when I was a teenager. Good album but still prefer The Bends
Perhaps too hyped up as I always see it as best album ever and stuff and yeah it's good but wouldn't be best ever for me.
Comparable to other music I listen to when working. Pleasing, but not something I would need to listen to more with more focus.
Nearly 5 stars. So good
Surprisingly way better than I thought. I don’t think I ever listened to a single Radiohead song, so I’m glad this was on the list!
Weird shit into amazing melodies.
Classic. Loved it in college and still love it now. Reflective, euphoric, bittersweet. Great melody and composition.
Knew more tracks than expected, but this is the first time I've listened to any from the album intentionally. The album itself is solid and I can see myself coming back to it often. It definitely feels like an album experience though, I don't see any of the tracks making their way into my daily rotation.
Big fan and really like this album.
Used to hate Radiohead but have warmed to them recently (their 90s stuff) and really like this album
This album was a pivot point for multiple genres. Historical context proves it immortal - great variety of musical structures and sounds. Always worth a revisit.
Good but not as good as The Bends
Much as I hate to admit it, cause they are wankers, it's close to a masterpiece. 9/10
A good album that has a variety of tones within the song lists. Clear reason why karma police is as popular as it is.
Very good album
Just behind The Bends for me
This is not In Rainbows
4/5 A good album but maybe came out one or two years too late for me to fully get it.
Heavy emotional bagage connected to this, too much for an unbiased listen. It's been at least 20 years. No question it's a great album but also the point after which I lost interest in the band. Still know I will enjoy this, reluctantly. Although, Paranoid Android does slap. Oh, and Lucky.
achei bem bom
quirky and unique, i'd like to listen some more.
The album has a depressed/empty. I enjoyed it however I would have prefered it not to be so depressed/empty. I thought No Surprises created that feeling quite well. Fitter Happier was odd. So it isn't entirely unique in that regard but they are quite interesting and rather enjoyable.
Overall seems calm with guitars every now and then disrupting the calmness. Genuinely liked and enjoyed it.
Not their best but really good album with my favorite Radiohead song on it, "Let Down."
I like Radiohead but some of the songs are a bit too wail-y for me
Solid background rock
Makes me think I gave out 3s too generously
I can see why my elder sister listened to them when she was an emotional teenager haha. Overall, I enjoyed it. The lyrics were pretty powerful, the only downside was it felt more like noise rather than music but I attribute this to deliberation to show some sort of chaos
Killer, but not my favorite album of theirs I don’t think. Think I prefer In Rainbows but need to check
This is what you'll get This is what you'll get This is what you'll get When you mess with us. Ah Radiohead, the jangly discordant melancholy beloved of Johnny Death who would foist OK Computer & Kid A on anyone vaguely interested. Fairly good for walking in the rain.
Solid album. Good guitar. Need more listens
Liked a few songs in there
Very good album obviously but hesitant to give 5 stars because there was no stand outs just a fluid album which is still incredible
thom you beautiful weirdo my uncomfortable comfort music
Great album with a good sonic landscape. Holds my favorites of their songs
Was never a Radiohead fan, but having listened with an open mind, I can see the appeal. The lead vocals lead the music and fit their mood perfectly, and the atmosphere created is well crafted.
Definitely worth a second listen
Definitely conjures a time and place. I remember listening to this one on repeat. Holds up but maybe that's nostalgia speaking. There is a great mix by Roman GianArthur that I recommend wholeheartedly.
So many great albums by Radiohead. This one is punctuated by Karma Police...
Stunning, but we knew that already didn't we. I've obviously listened through the album in it's entirity a few times, but loved doing it again
A bombastic wall of sound that needs to be consumed from an auditory squint, this album requires the right amount of abstraction and pull back to dive in deeply, but it does Play with some really fun things and manages to come across with a coherent theme.
Just a great record. Haunting in the best possible way.
Never actually listened to a Radiohead album in full (Tom spits out drink) Time to see what all the fucking fuss is about Paranoid Android starts out and I think *sounds a bit like Muse* (Tom has a small stroke) A few more songs go by. Sounds a bit like thoughts rear a couple more times. Did Radiohead influence the next 20 years of music that would follow? Is that it? I don’t know. It’s alright so far though. Electioneering. Yes. Finally a banger. I’ve thought this before. I can’t remember if it was added to the playlist by someone else and I latched on, or if I somehow stumbled on a Radiohead song that I liked and thought *ooo quick make it look like you’re listening to old Radiohead*. Might be the second one. What a cunt. Enjoyed the rest of the album. Picturing them headlining Glastonbury with it. *Was it like Arctic Monkeys headlining with AM? And the start of some world domination *Oh ffs you’ve really blown the facade now dickhead. Arctic Monkeys? Christ Spotify’s all powerful algorithm moved on to In Rainbows, which (it turns out entirely predictably) was more my jam. Would listen again. Onto In Rainbows first though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
tiene temazos,karma police, no surprises... otros pelin duros. buena recomendación
I may be grading the overall album generously because of how much I love Karma Police.
Groß in seiner Zeit
Melancholy sounds, but enjoyable. Easy to listen to as background music while working, or probably doing anything.
Classic album, but have to be in a specific mood to enjoy it all the way through in a go. Some really good elements
Still holds up. This was on repeat in my life (like everyone else's) for quite a while, but I haven't heard it in probably 10 years now. It's not my favorite album of theirs, but not a bad way to spend a morning.
I'm convinced that 90% of Thom Yorke's music is in a 3/2 time signature. Rating: 4.2/5
Great album but not as good as The Bends
I’ve never been a big fan of Radiohead but I went into this album with an open mind and came out pleasantly surprised
Es que no puedo con el cantadito chillón y tembloroso de este wey. El disco tiene para mí dos o tres grandes momentos (No Surprises y Electroengineering), pero 1) Son los momentos menos Radioheadezcos del disco 2) Suceden poco y de todas maneras hace su voz. De no ser por ello, estaría tentado a ir por las 5 estrellas.
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"Ok computer" is so much different than any other Radiohead album that I know. This kind of difference makes sense to how extent this album is famous and recognizes as a great one. It really is a great album besides any comparison with the rest of Radiohead discography.
Gran disco!!! Lo conocí tiempo despues del lanzamiento, eso puede explicar por que no me parecio tan revolucionario, Kid A me lo parece más. De culaquier modo es un discaso.
Ja va mer kritisk nu för leonard ha vari en så stoe hater men de va banger album va snackar han om 4/5
Already know this one, but haven't listened to it in quite a while. It's not my #1 album from them but still great.
Hooray to my second favourite Radiohead album! I recall a time, during the later nineties, when this album was what you’d play in order to impress others by your sheer coolness.
Now this is a Radiohead album I can get behind. The subdued opening of Exit Music (For a Film) is a great passage that sucks the listener in with an overall benefit of psychologically amplifying the more intricate portions of the album. The computer voice on Fitter Happier is a well placed statement on mid-1990s technology. Computers are here…can do cool stuff… but primitive sounding. The overall sound is experimental and ambitious. It’s rock. It’s acoustic. It’s electronica. It’s intimate. It’s loud and distorted. It’s even got a guest appearance by Stephen Hawking. In summary it’s wonderfully eclectic. The last third of the album does feel like a downward trajectory musically for me, excepting No Surprises. I feel like giving bonus points for Subterranean Homesick Aliens referencing my boy Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues. I’m also tempted to give an extra star because “The album initiated a stylistic shift in British rock away from Britpop . . .” (Wikipedia), which is a benefit to all. However, no bonus stars given.
Radiohead is always great. Awesome album.
I think enough has been said about this album. 4,5*
muy bueno, pero muuuuy triste
A good radiohead album, though I found myself skipping a track or two.
Never been a huge Radiohead fan, but this album kind of slaps. Reminds me of Serial Experiments Lain in some ways.
Surprisingly (I say "surprisingly" because this isn't generally my genre of music), I REALLY enjoyed this album. I wouldn't say I would regularly listen to every single track but MOST of these hold up brilliantly. It's hard to explain but the vibe I got from this personally is that it's like if the Smiths and Coldplay had a baby? But like, in the BEST way. Really good album. Definitely deserves to be on this list. Fave track: Let Down. This whole album was magnificent at making me sad without me knowing why.
One of their best albums
On myönnettävä, että (kenties häpeäkseni) en oo ikinä jotenkin 100% tajunnu Radioheadia. Musta ne on aina olleet hyviä, mutta tuntuu että jotenkin pitäisi arvostaa mestariteoksina. Kiinnostava se on silti, 4/5. Muistaakseni tykkäsin Kid A:sta enemmän, katotaan mitä mieltä oon kun se tulee (kai sen on pakko olla listalla?).
Niin mega cool levy! Jotenkin tän kanssa on kasvanut ettei osaa oikeen kyseenalaistaa tätä. 4/5
4.4 - love this album. Still remember getting it the first week it came out. It probably lost a step or two since I first listened to it, but the nostalgia keeps it in my top tier.
OK Computer by Radiohead (1997) This record came out when I was at the peak of my flight from popular music, and I’m sorry I missed it (although I wouldn’t have swapped it for Wagner, Mahler, and/or Bruckner). OK Computer is really good on this, my first serious listen. The lyrics are full of frustration, alienation, and unsystematic, aimless social/political discontent, including lament and personal anger over the way things are at the end of the second millennium. My kind of themes. But they lack polish, craft, focus, and emotional depth. Lyricist/lead vocalist Thom Yorke struggles to deliver the very creative melodies with confidence (especially on “Exit Music [For a Film]”, but much better on the more conventional “No Surprises”). However, the music itself is phenomenally creative and appealing, experimenting as it does with structure and sound, yet still remaining connected to 20th century sensibilities, chiefly by keeping the rhythm section steady. Bassist Colin Greenwood and drummer Philip Selway provide solid if not flashy foundations, while keyboards, synth, guitars, and well-placed strings fill the ears with polychromatic sounds and just the right amount of discord. “Fitter Happier” is a lovely little mockery of the self help industry, with more than a few chuckle-inducing gems. The song “No Surprises” (somewhat surprisingly) resonates in at least two 66-year-old ears, but let’s not get too personal. The cover art is a superlative example of successfully pairing a visual mood with a sonic mood. The album loses energy toward the end. I’m not sure it was a good choice to finish with the words “Hey man, slow down, slow down; Idiot, slow down, slow down”. Makes me want to take a nap or go grab a beer. But the overall effect of OK Computer is high creativity and musical excellence. Radiohead. Yes. I look forward to hearing more of their stuff. The Bends, In Rainbows, and Kid A remain for me on the 1001 Albums list. Stay tuned. 4/5
Full disclosure: prior to today I'd never listened to a Radiohead album, couldn't name a Radiohead song. I was looking forward to hearing what everyone else has been talking about for the last 25 years. A couple of the songs (Airbag and Subterranean Homesick Alien) grabbed me by the heart and declared themselves mine immediately. I found Exit Music, Electioneering, and Lucky entertaining. And the rest, even through multiple listens today, just OK. Like I felt with Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish, this album feels to me like a reaction to something and I can't quite tell what that something is but it makes the band hard to pin down, to put in a love-it/like-it/don't-care-for-it box. I love Airbag and SHA enough though to give this four stars.
8/10. Very pleasant, and good songs, I just don't love listening to Radiohead for the length of an entire album.
Very enjoyable. No one song really stood out to me though.
It’s hard to be a Radiohead fan. Their LPs, often their individual songs, are tests of emotional endurance. 'OK Computer' is the sound of desperation, pure and simple. ‘No alarms and no surprises. (Get me out of here,)’ sings Thom Yorke, and his delivery puts him in that rare breed of vocalists who can take an otherwise sunny melody (‘No Surprises’) and sing it into a gathering of dark storm clouds. Likewise, his ultra-personal imaginative take on William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'-‘Exit Music (For a Film)’- is performed with exquisite passion, but is also crushingly gloomy. He’s none to gentle on others, either. From ‘Paranoid Android’: ‘When I am king you will be first against the wall with your opinion which is of no consequence… at… all.’ ‘The Tourist’ is about the closet thing you’re going to find on 'OK Computer' to an inspiring, positive song, and even then, the most uplifting lyric in it is: ‘Idiot, slow down!’ Meanwhile, the other members of Radiohead do their part in offering musical expression to these anxious lyrics, as do the recording engineers. In fact, the whole thing is purposefully recorded and mixed as if the volume levels were pushing their limits. It has a distorted, ‘crashy’ kind of sound that tends to wear on the listener’s patience. I felt somewhat unsettled throughout the entire LP. On a good note, there’s a lot of musical honoring of classic rock artists sprinkled all over 'OK Computer,' like the Beatles ‘Sexy Sadie’-inspired piano part on ‘Karma Police.’ And if you’re a fan of progressive rock, in particular, Radiohead’ll give you enough time signature changes and dynamics and such to hold your interest. Talented and creative players, they can get too busy, as on ‘Electioneering.’ Ending the LP with the much slower ‘The Tourist’ in contrast to all that had gone on before was a bold, but successful idea. In the end, I appreciated more than enjoyed 'OK Computer.' This LP requires a large measure of emotional wellness before listening. It ain’t ‘OK Pollyanna,’ not by a long shot.
Is there another band that benefitted as much from their 3rd album as Radiohead did with this one? (Okay, just Googled that question and there's a ton: Born to Run, Dookie, Songs for the Deaf, Slippery When Wet, and so forth. Forget I even brought it up.) Anyway, yeah it still seems strange to me listening to this again for the 9,000th time that *this* is the record that scored higher with critics and audiences than The Bends. Especially on the heels of such a giant hit in "Creep," it makes zero sense in hindsight why The Bends was not more warmly received in the US than it was - and yet OK Computer was hyped beyond belief right out of the gate. I remember Matt Pinfield on MTV talking about how good this album was before it was released and then playing the video for "Paranoid Android." And you know, you hear that song the first time and it's real easy to go "What the hell is this?" Somehow people got it. Next thing you know, Radiohead is goddamn everywhere. The fact that they were the same band that hit with "Creep" became part of the narrative. It was like validation that they weren't just a one hit wonder and everybody was happy about it. BUT... The Bends exists! Why didn't that happen at the same level when "Fake Plastic Trees" and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" were on MTV?? Those are easier songs to digest than "Paranoid Android," right? I. Do. Not. Understand. Society. But hey at least they got behind another good album. Listening now, I could lop off "Electioneering" and "Climbing Up the Walls," and probably be happier with the total package. But the guitars on "Let Down"... I will not ever get tired of that. Sad Radiohead makes me happy.
I didn't like Radiohead much at the time - and I've got to admit that while a few of their songs are really good, I have never really been able to mesh with their vibe. Saying that, the good really is good and both the production value and musicianship are superb.
It was fine. Didn't listen to the whole thing.
Some solid songs. Not perfect
I’ve always thought Radiohead was pretty good, but overrrated. This is like their pivotal album- Karma Police, Subterrarean Whatchamacallit Blues. It’s pretty good
Like early Radiohead but dont get all the hype.okay album with 2 or 3 standout tracks
Paranoid android i karma police dobri; Generalno solidan
Fav Song: No Surprises
A good album, but kinda depressing, maybe I wasn't in the right mood for it or maybe it's part of the intention.
Enjoyed, need to listen again
instrumentation is crazy
Sort of sounds like Floyd. Don’t recognize any songs. I think these guys sing Creep. Even use the Stephen Hawking voice that’s in PFs song.
Not too shabby. Need a second listen.
As the computer said it was just OK
3.75, thought about rounding up to a 4 but couldn't bring myself to do it. Very cool, ethereal and spooky but steady tempos and big bangs.
Rock progresivo bastante monótono
please don't kill me, I just didn't like it that much
Pretty good! This is my first rock album and it wasn't what I was expecting, a lot more laid back than I expected. Only drawback is that I found it hard to really "notice" what the lead singer was saying because it blended in really well with the rest of the band, which isn't entirely a negative. Wouldve liked to see him push his voice to see where it goes. Favourite Tracks: Subterranean Homesick Alien, Karma Police, No Surprises, Electioneer!!, Let Down
Op zich wel leuke muziek en ik snap waarom mensen dit mooi vinden. Het spreekt mij niet zo aan
3.5/5 Some known songs, but in general maybeish
Lots of musical experimentation. Can’t distinguish words on most tracks, a lot sound same
OK Computer - Radiohead 1. Airbag - Good opening, I enjoyed it! Although if I were to add this into a playlist this might be a filler rather than a song I would seek out and listen. 3.25/5 2. Paranoid Android - Was hesitant at first, but it gets good. The guitar is so fucking good and such a winner for me. I think I would seek out this song. 3.5/5 3. Subterranean Homesick Alien - Nice, real smooth. I would fall asleep to this or do some major relaxation here. I mean this song is about escaping the “uptight, uptight, uptight” human world on a UFO. 3.5/5 4. Exit Music (For A Film) - I would cry to this song. Oh yup, look at those lyrics. I would definitely cry to this. Ohh scratchy bass alert, that’s so hot. This song is hot. 4/5 5. Let Down - More cheerful. This is definitely a freedom type relaxation song and if you look at the lyrics it most definitely is. 2.5/5 6. Karma Police - Excited to hear this because it’s their second most popular song. I might be crazy but I thought it was alright. 3/5 7. Fitter Happier - A fitting intermission 2.5/5 8. Electioneering - OHH SICK ! Maybe I’m biased because this is more hype than the rest of the album and I’m just having a shock moment but I’m definitely enjoying this. It is one of Radiohead’s straightforward political songs so it’s no wonder it makes a statement. 4/5 9. Climbing Up These Walls - Gives me Deathconciousness by Have a Nice Life vibes. This is one of Radiohead’s scarier sounding songs, and that’s probably where I was so offset at the beginning. I think the vocals really sell me with this song. It’s reminding me soo much of Bloodhail by Have a Nice Life. 3.5/5 10. No Surprises - Aw man. I fw this song heavy. Very sweet sounding, the lyrics have great double meaning. Glad this is one of their most popular songs and it’s no surprise it is. 4.5/5 11. Lucky - A good song, nothing spectacular but I like the guitar again. 2.5/5 12. The Tourist - Another favourite. It’s being a tourist, duh. Lots of freedom, the rush of curiosity and excitement is felt. 4/5 Overall: 3.4/5 or 68% Fave Song: No Surprises Usually not my cup of tea but it was good. Although I think Radiohead is cool I’ve never actually sat down and listened to any of their music... besides Creep. This was a good way into it though.
It was ok. I think it's one of those things where you must have lived it, during that time for you to love it. I'll definitely give it a few more listens to see if I get hooked
Still not sure why people like Radiohead that much. It's ok. Second listen, getting better Need to give it a third
some great songs, just always found the vocal of radiohead to be a bit hard to listen to
It's good and passionate with an excellent vibe. But not to my taste.
Not a fan of the voice
I was pretty bored of the easy listening grunge this album presented, but it kicked into a more enjoyable tempo with Electioneering. oh no I spoke too soon easy listening grunge is back. The 2nd half of the album was more enjoyable than the first, maybe you just need to be in the right frame of mind for some of the softer spoken songs, but I think I prefer my anger to be a bit more upfront.
this was my first time hearing this entire album - in fact, it may've been my first time hearing any of the tracks from it at all. i do enjoy just how different they are from everything else going on around them.
An ok album for shoe gazing
I like the odd radiohead tune, can't really handle their albums though 2.8
I know I should like it and as time goes on I do more so. But it's pretty depressing
Super long album, nice composition and flow good album overall but not a daily listener
C'est OK. Quelques pièces m'ont agréablement surpris, mais overall ça reste le son de Radiohead que je connais. Musique généralement pas pire mais la voix de Thom Yorke peut parfois être drainante
I can't make out the lyrics a lot of the time. The singing style is really annoying. 3 stars because some of the instrumental parts are good.
For some reason I can't fully grasp, I have avoided listening to OK Computer ever since it came out 24 years ago. I suppose I could attribute it to hype aversion, that an album acclaimed so immediately must reflect journalists seeking unanimity for than anything. Therefore, in 1997 I bought The Prodigy's The Fat of the Land, mainly because everyone in school had also bought it. And yes, I did dismiss the critics as sheeplike whilst aping the behavior of everyone at the comp. So, has OK Computer aged well? (As to whether Fat of the Land has aged well, what do you expect from an album that quotes Goering's guns not butter speech?) One can detect the odd wrinkle and stretchmark. Firstly, the student politics of the album incite cringes rather than riots. I like to think that I am now of an age where I have a more considered view of the political landscape, and if you wish to criticise the IMF, I'd prefer your criticisms to be substantive and constructive. Still, one part of growing up is that you don't derive your politics from albums, so I can't slam Radiohead too much on that front. So what about the rest? Well, the music is fine, great in places, but I still rankle slightly at the constant need to allude to other music. I can't be the only one who doesn't want their albums reduced to a Where's Wally checklist, "Oh, just spotted Magazine, and that's Can, and that's Bitches Brew, and I think there's Edgard Varèse..." Sure, Radiohead are by no means the worst offenders from this era (Spiritualized and Primal Scream, obviously), but however much they wish to tip the titfer to their influences, it can detract as it can distract. This seems harsher than I intend it to be. OK Computer is a fine album, cohesive and biting. But the iciness can leave one cold, especially on the tips of one's ears. In short, OK Computer is... OK. I feel really pleased with myself for that last bit.
3.5 shout out Eric
Heard OF this album many times. Let’s check it out
Karma Police saved this otherwise middling album
Liked it more than I thought I would. Chill
Not too bad. Bit depressing.
Om detta var en EP med Exit Music, Karma Police, No surprises och The Tourist sku ja fatta varför folk tycker att det är det bästa som någonsin spelats in... störande då alla dessa låtar är snudd på perfekta men resten av skivan har så många klara felsteg i ljud, struktur. Vissa är riktigt ointressanta (Electioneering, Airbag). Andra har element i låtarna som inte funkar!!!! som drar dig ut ur känslan och vibben som solot i paranoid android eller refrängerna på subterranean homesick alien. De låtar som är bra är ändå superba.
Here it is, the number one album of all time on RYM. I'm sorry, but it does not live up to the hype for me. I really enjoyed our previous Radiohead albums, The Bends and In Rainbows, but this one didn't really do it for me. It's certainly not bad, the music is good, it just didn't grab me in a way their other stuff has. I could sense a tad more genre exploration, and while I'll always commend that sort of thing, for me it just lacked the core that the other projects had. Of course, it's still enjoyable, but given the high praise for this (and my enjoyment of the other two we've had already), my expectations weren't met. Maybe it'll grow on me with time, but I'd honestly rather listen to the other two at this point. Favorite tracks: Airbag, Karma Police, Climbing Up the Walls, Electioneering. Album art: An inverted color picture of some highway and some other stuff. I looked it up and actually like this more with the actual colors, not inverted. Nitpicky, but yeah. I've seen this a billion times of course, but I don't think it's as iconic or impactful as The Bends or Kid A. 3.5/5
Not a huge Radiohead fan. They do ok songs, but in general, not for me.
Now this was one of the albums that i was not looking forward to, as so many so-called experts said it is one of the best listens. So I didnt not want to hate it. But I liked it. It has a couple of awseome songs in Karma Police & Paranoid Android.
Gets better every time I hear it. I still need more time with this one. 3/5.
What’s not to love about Stevie, don’t you worry is a classic
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I'm not sure I fully "got" this album, I sort of felt like I was waiting for it to be "better," since it's so highly regarded. I weirdly feel like I would have liked it more if it didn't come with the reputation, and if it was like a Stereolab album or something.
Liked songwriting, production/band - not so much. Some more mainstream ok, but they can get ‘out there’.
Karma police is a classic. I appreciate Radiohead. It’s a go to when I’m feeling in my feelings just a little somber for when I’m in a good mood
Not as bad as I first thought. I have a thing against Radiohead for some reason.
Favorite Track - Paranoid Android Where I was - Picking Meg up from airport How I listened - Amazon music in VW Listen Again? - Not Likely
Radiohead is cool. Too cool for me I think, but I get it now.
This is one that I need to spend some more time with. Yesterday was not the best day for a focused listen and today I am simply exhausted. There were some appealing moments and some others that were a real challenge.
Getting better with each listen. 3/5.
What an interesting album. There are a few gems in here, like really really shiny gems. But there are a few turds in here as well, the real stinky kind. Going middle of the road for the album with 3/5
Super hot or miss album for me. Some of it was good and enjoyable, some sounded like Muse who I do not care for. I liked this album instrumentally but the vocals weren’t always my favorite.
About the same as I remember: some cool stuff, but it doesn't really grab me...in fact turns me away a bit.
Better than I remember but still don't want to listen to it with any regularity.
just never been a fan
I enjoyed Karma Police and Fitter Happier, but the rest of the album was too slow for me. In the past I felt I never meshed with the Radiohead "vibe" and that trend continued with this album.
Rock suave sin estridencias. Alguna melodía buena. No me ha llamado la atención
Ugh. It's fine. I like the big songs, but some of them make me roll my eyes. Best album ever? NO. Terrible? No.
I know this is supposed to be their best album and all, but I just didn't enjoy it.
What is all the fuss about? Very little on here stands out, even half of the singles are forgettable to me. Abrasive lullaby’s for the depressed. Too soporific to be exciting, too shrill to be relaxing. I had to go listen to The Bends to remind myself that Radiohead can write great songs. Fuck it, 2 stars.
I fucking hate radiohead. This isn't as bad as a couple of their other albums but it's still a 2/5.
I've never quite gotten the hype of Radiohead. I feel like I need better speakers than the crappy laptop ones to really appreciate this, but here we are.
Standouts here are: • Karma Police • No Surprises • The Tourist Lots of vocals that were unpleasant to listen to. If you dig it, I’m happy for you! This is decidedly *not* for me.
Taas näitä minkä hypeä en hiffaa. Pöllyssä varmaan femma
2/5 terrível, não tava conseguindo passar da primeira música e a segunda música vai e tem 6 fucking minutos. daí parei de ouvir o álbum, acho que não gosto de radiohead não. 2/5
Didn't make it all the way through this one -- not my cup of tea. No offense to the band or anything, just not my thing :)
It’s entirely possible this was the wrong day to listen to this album. Being on a 5-hour flight seemed a great opportunity to listen to the album of the day and pass the time. It did not pass the time. Long, dreary, whiny songs made five minutes seem like five hours and I got restless and claustrophobic in my seat and I had to break up the listening into intervals. I do imagine that on a different day I might have liked it somewhat, but today was not the day.
Back to unenjoyable Radiohead. Nothing really of note on this album other than I didn't care for it.
I just don't enjoy this style of singing -- it's just too downer, too much "whine" in his voice, and I don't like when I can't understand most of the words. Ok musically but I don't find this pleasurable to listen to
Wasn't great honestly
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Meh. Didn't get on with this. In Rainbows is a better album IMHO
I didnt like it much. What mood is being evoked in me I dont know. So I dont like it much.
Tried it. Didn’t like it.
Not my cup of tea
The music sounds really boring somehow. Long songs with no sense of change at all. I really want to like radiohead but I can't say I do.
Kinda dreary sounding but did like the album cover.
I don't get it. The vocals are moany, and hard to understand. Didn't like Radiohead then, still don't like them now.