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OK Computer [CD]

Radiohead Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
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Radiohead created a rock grunge sound influenced by Nirvana and the Pixies in the nineties, with albums like Pablo Honey and The Bends. In the 2000s, they Merged electronica with abrasive guitar with Kid A and Amnesiac. They inspire the listener to be uplifted and reflective in equal measure. Their most critically acclaimed album, 1997's OK Computer, has been nominated as one of the ... Read more in Amazon's Radiohead Store

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  • Audio CD (1 May 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002UJQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 639 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Exit Music (For A Film) 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Let Down 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Karma Police 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fitter Happier 1:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Electioneering 3:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Climbing Up The Walls 4:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. No Surprises 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lucky 4:19Album Only
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Whilst one suspects some kind of pre-millennial hysteria prompted Q magazine's readers to vote OK Computer The Greatest Album Ever Made scarcely five months after its release, it certainly doesn't look stupid up there in the pantheon. Following the hot red rock attack of 1995's The Bends, OK Computer heads out into the cold deep space of prog-rock and comes back with stuff that makes mere pop earthlings like Stereophonics tremble. Whilst the eight-minute-long "Paranoid Android" comes across like "Bohemian Rhapsody" with a gun held to its head, and "Electioneering" is a little too like a kiddy-version of Blood And Chocolate-era Elvis Costello to be truly revelatory, the rest of OK Computer spans the sublime to the ridiculously sublime. Thom Yorke had been obsessed with Ennio Morricone during the recording of the album (in a haunted mansion, fact-fans), and it shows on the expansive space-dream of "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and the endlessly comforting closer "The Tourist". And if neither "No Surprises" (played on a toy guitar with Yorke and Ed O'Brien harmonising like a two-man Crowded House) nor "Lucky" (recorded in one day for the Bosnian aid album War Child--it reduced Yorke to tears the first time he heard it played back) make the hairs on your skin spit with electricity, then maybe you're with the Q reader who voted for Anita by Anita Dobson. --Caitlin Moran

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97 of 110 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, moving, brilliant. 25 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
A friend of mine once said that Radiohead were the kind of band who it was easy to admire, and yet difficult to like. I always agreed, preferring the accessibility of bands like Oasis and The Stereophonics to the intensive coolie labour it could sometimes take to listen to Radiohead. Then, last summer, I went to see Radiohead play at Victoria Park in London. And I saw the light.
This album can ask a lot of the listener, but if you can really give into the music and just let it carry you off, you can become so consumed by these songs that you find yourself suddenly opening your eyes at the end of a track, blinking in surprise at the fact that you are actually back in the real world. They tear your soul open, and force you to confront those feelings for which you probably don't even have a name. Despair perhaps, numbness perhaps, but above all, the way it can sometimes feel just to be a human in the 20th Century.
It's hard to pick a stand out track (even the pretty much tune free "Fitter, Happier" makes for compelling listening), but "Exit Music (for a film)" is one of the most touching, fragile and beautiful songs you will ever hear. When you consider Thom Yorke wrote it as a soundtrack to the end of Romeo and Juliet, the lyrics become even more intense; "Today, we escape, we escape". "Don't lose your nerve. I can't do this - alone".
If you have ever felt alone, disenfranchised, pointless or depressed, this record will connect with you in a way you may have never thought possible. And that contact will make you feel better. Less alone. It makes you feel like there are other people out there who feel like this. It's a record which takes you on a journey through the darker parts of the soul. A record about how it feels to be human.
Oh, and it's very, very good (did I mention that?).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought to see the acclaim. 25 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'll admit I liked Radiohead but I only knew the songs that appeared on the radio. OK Computer is often one of their more critically acclaimed albums and it's easy to see why. Stand out tracks are hard to choose as the album flows neatly into a complete package.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is true - Best Ever Album, indeed! 3 May 2014
By I<3Rock
Format:Audio CD
No. Not the Beatles, not Oasis or Led Zep. OK Computer by Radiohead is indeed the most compelling case for "best album ever status".

It is timeless, and haven't aged a bit since 1997. It's been MANY years since i last listened to it, and was shocked by how good and modern it still sounds. Unlike many bands befor and since,Radiohead created their own sound and atmosphere. This is a brilliant and varied album, with great tunes and a lot of heart.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not a Let Down 9 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is Radiohead's and Britain's best album of the decade. It has absolutely no weak points. It is intelligent, lyrically precise and meaningful without being pretentious or (as some would have you believe) the least bit depressing. And musically, it is the work of craftsmen as well as artists. Almost nothing is left to chance, with every note, every instrument and even every silence planned and laboured over to get the maximum effect.
The melodies are rich and emotive, while on the base Radiohead have transcended normal rock sounds to include the more frenetic beats so characteristic of the best of 90's music. This is most evident in the looped opener, Airbag, a track which manages to be both "rockin" and funky at the same time. And the first few minutes of Paranoid Android are clearly a progression from the traditional rock beats to be found in earlier 'Head songs.
Compared with this, their previous two albums are merely introductions; exercises which were useful for refining their talents ready for their magnum opus. This is not to denegrate the Bends and Pablo Honey, but simply to emphasize the gulf between this work and everything that had gone before in the career of the band. This was where Radiohead came of age, achieving the highest success both in terms of popularity and musical accomplishment. The only downside is that they now have so much to live up to.... It will take something very special indeed to match OK Computer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 13 May 2014
Format:Audio CD
My dad got this when I was 7 in 1997. He used to play it everyday and I love this album so much. It's really awesome how the guitarist used the space echo effect to create such a serene atmosphere and its mind-blowing how the singer sings with such emotion. This is a roller coaster ride of an album to listen to. It actually gives the listener a chance to explore his/her imagination on each song as the songs are so atmospheric that its easy to get lost in a world of your own.
Overall, this is exceptionally good in my opinion. I can't say you'll love it till you listen to it on youtube. Listen to it there first before purchasing this just incase you don't like it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead - Exit Music 22 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
Setting aside claims that is the greatest album ever which it clearly is not, this does not detract from its brilliance. The downside is that I could live without Electioneering (so i understand could the band itself) and "Fitter Happier" must have been great fun for Mr Yorke being very clever and post modern and having a good twiddle around on the PC to boot. Frankly, and sorry diehard fans, but Karma police and No Surprises tend to get the fast forward button on my CD. The upside is that "Airbag", "Climbing up the Walls" and The Tourist are stunning while "Lucky" is their work of genius. Paranoid Android may be Bohemian Rhapsody for the 90s but when Thom exhorts it to "Come on rain down on me, from a great height" I sing along like a failed X factor contestant. Why not the greatest album? Reason one, its not "Pet Sounds" or "Blood on the Tracks". Reason two, you could argue that the Bends is as good if not better.

Finally for some fun (a very un-Radiohead quality I admit) burn the the following tracks from Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief and then add Mark Ronson's cover of "Just". This doesn't half make a class album!

Everything In Its Right Place
How To Disappear Completely
Morning bell
Motion Picture Soundtrack
Packt Like Sardines In A Crushed Tin Box
Pyramid Song
I Might Be Wrong
Knives Out
Life In A Glasshouse
2 +2 = 5
Sail to the moon
Where I end you begin
There there
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One of my favourite albums on vinyl for the first time (for me at least), still a modern classic . And at the risk of rattling on about the artwork, you realise how much we lost... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all time
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good listen
Very good CD. Was not sure about disc 2 but after listening to It a few times it grew on me so full marks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Voting for vinyl
So I'm one of those suckers who is buying vinyl and at these prices no wonder my eyes water constantly. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barney McMillan
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic
Love this cd. Brings back memories of when I was younger listening to it. thanks for fast delivery. A good listen and find it helps relax me. :)
Published 4 months ago by Sarah Goldsmith
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
One of my favourite albums of all time. Pure class. Paranoid Android is surely one of the best songs ever written.
Published 5 months ago by Philip Anderton
5.0 out of 5 stars Can reduce me to tears
This is some of the most heart rending stuff you'll ever listen to. Works best when listened to as an album, not dipping in & out, IMO. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ian Ransome
4.0 out of 5 stars ok computer
The vinyl is ok and very nice, it would have been even better if he went when he should have ...
Published 6 months ago by marco
5.0 out of 5 stars Stands the test of time
In my opinion the only album coming close to Ok Computer in the last decade or so is In Rainbows. OK computer stuns from start to finish and is one of the few albums I'm more than... Read more
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