OK Computer - Radiohead - Sondz

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OK Computer is the third studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released in Japan on 21 May 1997 and in the UK on 16 June 1997. Radiohead self-produced the album with Nigel Godrich, an arrangement they have used for their subsequent albums. Radiohead recorded most of OK Computer in their rehearsal space in Oxfordshire and the historic mansion of St Catherine's Court in Bath in 1996 and early 1997. The band distanced themselves from the guitar-centred, lyrically introspective style of their previous album, The Bends. OK Computer's abstract lyrics, densely layered sound and eclectic influences laid the groundwork for Radiohead's later, more experimental work.

The album's lyrics depict a world fraught with rampant consumerism, social alienation, emotional isolation and political malaise; in this capacity, OK Computer has been said to have prescient insight into the mood of 21st-centu...

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Release date21 May 1997
CountryJapan
Length53:28
StatusOfficial
Label(s)EMI
CatalogueTOCP-50201
Language, scriptLatin
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As an occasional admirer of this band, I've never quite got my head around the f...

As an occasional admirer of this band, I've never quite got my head around the fact that *OK Computer *is considered by many (British) music fans to be one of the Greatest Albums of All Time. On its release, I listened to it just ...

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