Radiohead - OK Computer

Year of Release: 1997
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: 7243 8 55229 2 5
Format: CD
Total Time: 53:29:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's May 4, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

When Radiohead released OK Computer, the critics fell all over themselves praising this English modern-rock band. Often, critics even used the word "masterpiece" to describe the album, as well as the word "progressive." And, at least in the context of modern rock, this album definitely is progressive. Since the release of OK Computer, Radiohead has set the bar for creative rock. In fact, whenever other bands push the boundaries of modern-rock, Radiohead comparisons pop up everywhere. Radiohead still puts out great albums, including the more restrained, but just as cutting-edge, Kid A and Amnesiac. However, 1997's OK Computer remains my favorite.

Released in the UK and Canada by Parolophone (7243 8 55229 2 5)

Airbag (4:44) / Paranoid Android (6:23) / Subterranean Homesick Alien (4:27) / Exit Music (For A Film) (4:24) / Let Down (4:59) / Karma Police (4:22) / Fitter Happier (1:57) / Electioneering (3:51) / Climbing Up The Walls (4:45) / No Surprises (3:49) / Luck (4:20) / The Tourist (5:25)

Thom Yorke - vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics
Jonny Greenwood - lead guitar, ondes martenot, keyboards, electronics, sound effects
Ed O'Brien - guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, sound effects
Colin Greenwood - bass, synths, electronics
Phil Selway - drums, percussion

Pablo Honey (1993)
The Bends (1995)
OK Computer (1997)
Kid A (2000)
Amnesiac (2001)
Hail To The Thief (2003)
In Rainbows (2007)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: May 4th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

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