Radiohead - OK Computer
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
1997 Ratings: #1 / 87
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1997 Ratings: #1
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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
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.

Chode
100

Before Radiohead made the biggest musical left-turn in history (there's a pipe bomb in your mailbox) with Kid A, before Thom Yorke’s eventual divorce which lead to the making of A Moon Shaped Pool, before Radiohead achieved 3 of the top 4 albums on this website- there was a vision. A vision of Radiohead’s true opus; OK Computer. It’s a record I’ve been trying to write a comprehensive review that is good enough for this amazing album since I first listened to it a month ... read more

100

We are living what this album feared right now.

BradTasteMusic
100

Final Edit: (8-31-18 Score: 77) After... countless frustrating listens to an album that simply felt uninteresting to me... but the irony is as soon as I put out a video review... it clicked. So much so that I shed a handful of tears in the process of this extraordinary larger-than-life experience of an album that somehow feels so... human.

I just want to trigger people

Edit: I jokingly made this review in March and gave this album a 0/10. However my real score id give this album is probably ... read more

97

I love it when songs have depth and complexity to them, and this album has it for sure. This album has great intensity to it and most of the tracks are polished exceptionally well. I can see why most regard this album as Radiohead's best album.

IsaacDr3w
100

After hearing from almost every corner in the internet that i had to listen to Radiohead, i gave in. And let me tell you that if you haven't, you're missing out.
The last two tracks don't get me as excited as the rest of the album does (basically cause i know i already listened to no surprises), but hear me out: after listening to earth-shattering stuff (Paranoid Android, Exit Music, Let Down, Climbing up the Walls, No Surprises), i think it's fair i feel a little underwhelmed about pretty ... read more

AnswerSisyphus
100

A man struggles out of bed
late as he is tired
Another day presents himself, so nonchalantly yet
So devastating
His headache persists
Even though he took three Tylenol last night
And went to sleep early
He still feels like his head is splitting open
He downs another two, he’d rather die
Than spend another work day in such a sickly state

He grabs his smartwatch and checks his messages, human
Or not
No one bothered to make him worth their time
He runs out of his apartment and down the ... read more

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