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OK Computer ~ Radiohead
OK Computer ~ Radiohead
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Thom Yorke sounds sick. Sick of the society we live in that is. A bleak, unpromising society so full of technology, mass transportation, pollution, and anxiety that there is little room for anything else, At least this is the picture Radiohead present to us with their third album, "OK Computer". Listening to "Paranoid Android" we get a disturbing sense of what it is like to live in this nightmare world. Recorded in three parts this track is a perfect showcase for the album's complex and multi-layered sound.
In "Let Down" everyday existence is reduced to its most banal form: 'Starting and then stopping/Taking off and landing/The emptiest of feelings'. Things don't seem to get any… Read more
Station To Station ~ David Bowie
Station To Station ~ David Bowie
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Bowie, 16 Feb 2000
After Ziggy Stardust, and Aladdin Sane, after the theatricality of "Diamond Dogs", and the plastic-soul of "Young Americans" there came perhaps Bowie's most haunting persona, The Thin White Duke, and this is his record.
At time of recording Bowie was in the depths of a serious cocaine addiction. It is said that he now remembers very little of the recording of "Station To Station". But once you have heard this album you will not forget it easily.
The title track is a ten minute epic in which Bowie's vocal range travels in leaps and bounds. Meet The Thin White Duke himself and gasp in awe as he screams: 'It's not the side effects of the… Read more
Diamond Dogs ~ David Bowie
Diamond Dogs ~ David Bowie
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Praised by critics and hardcore fans, "Diamond Dogs" represents Bowie's thwarted efforts to translate George Orwell's "1984" into a rock opera. Having sacked The Spiders, Bowie took full helm, writing, arranging, and producing this album. To help him in his task he gathered a new cast of musicians including Mike Garson, who had previously provided some outstanding piano work for the "Aladdin Sane" album.
In "Diamond Dogs", Orwell's bleak, totalitarian Eurasia becomes Hunger City. A debauched, sprawling, post-apocalyptic metropolis populated by sleazy punks, where as Bowie narrates in "Future Legend", '...fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats'.
The… Read more

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