AOTY 2017
OK Computer
Radiohead - OK Computer
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
1997 Ratings: #2 / 68
User Score
Based on 974 ratings
1997 Ratings: #1
June 16, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Parlophone, Capitol / Label
Nigel Godrich, Radiohead / Producer
radiohead.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork

The record is brimming with genuine emotion, beautiful and complex imagery and music, and lyrics that are at once passive and fire-breathing. OK Computer is like tossing David Bowie, old U2, Spacehog and lots of Pink Floyd into a blender and pushing the 'kill' button.

100
AllMusic

OK Computer is the album that establishes Radiohead as one of the most inventive and rewarding guitar rock bands of the '90s.

100
Sputnikmusic

Their finest moment, and one that demonstrated their brilliance both musically, lyrically, and at creating feelings.

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

This landmark masterpiece set a new standard for rock musicians that has yet to be challenged. It's beautiful, mysterious, scary, and thought-provoking; a record that will indefinitely be a future classic.

100
A.V. Club

It really is the perfect synthesis of Radiohead’s seemingly conflicted impulses.

100
NME

Here are 12 tracks crammed with towering lyrical ambition and musical exploration; that refuse to retread the successful formulas of before and instead opt for innovation and surprise

90
Slant Magazine

OK Computer ... took guitar rock (and make no mistake—despite its amalgam of analog and digital technologies, that's what the album is) to places it had never gone before.

83
Entertainment Weekly

Shrouded in wafting guitars, swoony rhythms, and moody-blue strings, it shrugs off mosh-pit conventions for a poignant delicacy and breadth.

80
Spin

It feels utterly contemporary, an achievement few mainstream guitar bands can claim. OK Computer bridges the touch-feely/block-rockin' divide of '90s pop with more urgency than a house party of confessional troubadours or breakbeat scientists.

80
Rolling Stone

At a time when they could have played it safe, selling their psychedelic souls for more radio-friendly rock & roll, Radio-head have released a concept album whose theme ... unfolds gradually during the course of the album's 12 songs.

Oct 18, 2015
Aoaystheory
100
Radiohead is without a doubt my favorite band, and this may be their best work. I would also say that this is the best record of the 90's just like Pitchfork and Paste agreed.
Sep 3, 2015
100
Most important rock album of the 90s, simply amazing and it's bound to be timeless
Mar 31, 2015
jasonwallace199
98
This album changed the way I thought about music.

Fav Track: Airbag, Paranoid Android, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Let Down, Exit Music (For a Film), Karma Police, Let Down, No Surprises, Lucky, Let Down, The Tourist, Let Down

Least Fav: Climbing Up Walls (I don't count Fitter Happier as a song)
Nov 8, 2015
StellaTheDiver
93
im pretty OK with this album...
Aug 30, 2014
BonoLightier
91
I think everything you have to say about this album has already been said. So, by adding some of my words it won't change what you need or what you already know about Ok Computer.
So, I'm just going to say this: Absolutely, a remarkable timeless piece of music.
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Track List
  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