OK Computer

Radiohead - OK Computer
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
1997 Ratings: #2 / 80
User Score
1997 Ratings: #1
Liked by 461 people
June 16, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nigel Godrich, Radiohead / Producer
radiohead.com / Website
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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.


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


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

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.


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

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.

Entertainment Weekly

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


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.

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.

Before Radiohead made the biggest musical left-turn in history 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 ago. Very few albums have immediately ... read more
We are living what this album feared right now.
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
to no-one's surprise
ok computer is 'bout
human emotions

or how we try to
detach ourselves from it but
fail miserably

at the end of all.
airtight and futuristic.
deserves all the praise
OK Computer by Radiohead. What hasn't already been said about this masterpiece?
One of the most famous and critically acclaimed albums to ever be conceived, OK Computer pushes the boundaries of music itself. I remember before I had gotten into music, looking for the highest-rated album of all-time. I came across OK Computer by Radiohead, a band who I had never heard of. When I investigated their Spotify, I discovered that I had only heard their most streamed song: Creep (Yes, I was one of THOSE ... read more
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