Saturday, September 27, 2008
Band: Radiohead Album: Ok Computer Release Year: 1997
Grade: 10 out of 10
Doing this review a mere 11 years after the release of the album, I feel like what
I say won't do complete justice and that is fine. For starters, OK Computer is
synonymous with excellence. Staying true to the Britpop of the 1990s, but at the same time transcending the alternative rock genre, Thom Yorke and crew lyrically
and instrumentally ingeniously assures us they are one of the greatest bands of all time. Favorites from the album, at least among the casual listener, are "Karma Police", "Paranoid Android" and "No Suprises", but each and every song is an amazing listen. One of the best transitions from gloom to intensity occurs when "Exit Music..." ends and "Let Down" starts.
And how timely to do this review with "Electioneering" all around us? The band's
distrust of globalization and technology is exemplified in this song and more.
Overall, it's hard to argue that Ok Computer is anything less than legendary.