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Albulm:
OK Computer
Released:
06/16/97 UK,
06/17/97 Canada
07/01/97 US

Info:
Produced By:
Radiohead,
& Nigel Godrich
Notes:
OK COMPUTER was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for Albulm Of The Year and won the 1998 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance.

OK COMPUTER, Radiohead's third albulm, is the bombastic follow-up to 1995's sleeper hit THE BENDS, which lect critics and listeners as impressed with the band's ability as they were abou their potential. In spite of it's 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 impressiv 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 it's double tracked vocals and rhythmic throb, may give a brief glimpse back at Radioheads past, but at no point is OK COMPUTER anything but a hurtle forward.   

**taken from www.greenplastic.com
Reviews:
Rolling Stone 5/13/99, p. 65
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Spin magazine 1/98, p. 86
Ranked #2 on Spin's list of the "Top 20 Albulms Of The Year"
Village Voice 2/24/98
Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll
Q Magazine 1/98, p.114
Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Abulm of 1997"
New Musical Express 12/20-27/97 pp.78-79
Ranked #2 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll
Melody Maker 12/20-27/97 pp. 66-67
Ranked #2 on Melody Maker' s list of 1997's "Albulm of the Year"
Rolling Stone  7/10-24/97, pp. 117-118
4 Stars (out of 5) - "OK COMPUTER - a stunning art-rock tour de force - will have you reeling back to their debut, PABLO HONEY, for insight into the groups dramatic evolution..."
Spin magazine 8/97, pp. 112-113
8 (out of 10) - "...Unlike their mahestic models U2, Radiohead take on techno without switching intrument or employing trendy producers...A with post-rockers Tortoise, Laika, and, Seefeel, Radiohead have a fuzzbox or two and obviously know how to use 'em..."
Melody Maker 6/14/97 p. 49
"...unlike anything I've heard...I definatley know it isn't good for me, and I'm certain it says more about my life than I'd like...in terms of compostition and performance, it's very impressive. Radiohead have excelled themselves. They've seen the future.    
Entertainment Weekly 7/11/97, pp. 65-66
"...Shrouded in wafting guitars, swoony rhythms, and moody-blue strings, it shrugs off moss-pit contions for a poignant delicacy and breadth, with Yorke's cracked throat voice the albulm's melancholy center...
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