'OK Computer', Radiohead's third album, is the bombastic follow-up to 1995's sleeper hit 'The Bends', which left critics and listeners as impressed with the band's ability as they were curious about their potential. In spite of its technological-sounding title and apocalyptic sci-fi themes, 'OK Computer' is firmly grounded in the rock verities. Waves of guitars rage beneath the haunting melodies and near-hysterical fits of singer Thom Yorke. This complex, intense swarm of guitars is held aloft by a solid, inventive rhythm section and an impressive array of piano and keyboard textures. 'Paranoid Android' is a six-minute-plus epic with alternating time signatures, wild dynamic shifts, drama and adrenaline to spare. 'Let Down,' with its double-tracked vocals and rhythmic throb, may give a brief glimpse back at Radiohead's past, but at no point is 'OK Computer' anything but a hurtle forward.


  • 1.Airbag
  • 2.Paranoid Android
  • 3.Subterranean Homesick Alien
  • 4.Exit Music (For a Film)
  • 5.Let Down
  • 6.Karma Police
  • 7.Fitter Happier
  • 8.Electioneering
  • 9.Climbing Up the Walls
  • 10.No Surprises
  • 11.Lucky
  • 12.The Tourist

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