Radiohead - OK Computer
OK Computer
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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
thebibleparttwo
90
aoty is a pay to win site. before i got my green check i had like 40 followers

thanks doe rob
100
We are living what this album feared right now.
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.
Cosmilk
100
"An album can't be THAT good"

I think it was the 3rd or 4th week of December last year whenever I decided I REALLY wanted to dive into listening to more music. I had discovered a few pretty great albums within that time, and I was just craving more. Naturally, I started by going to the top of all-time page just out of curiosity to see what albums I would see. And of course, at the top, was an album called 'OK Computer' by Radiohead. I had vaguely recognized both the album and the ... read more
RakkSmells
100
FINAL EDIT: I dislike nothing about this album. Every moment was perfect, and the emotions it gives off are unbelievably strong. I know it's a cliche to give this album a- shut up okay it was epic

Summary: MASTERPIECE

(100th review! Yay)
I'm probably not gonna give a rating yet, cause I still need several more listens before I can finally generate an opinion on this album. Now let me tell you, I loved the sound of this thing, like I'd give it a 95 for the sound alone. But I think I need the ... read more
Plats
100
I simply just can't leave this with a short review. I need to get into full detail for this thing! "OK Computer" is an album that has themes that are more relevant today than they were back in 1997, as technology is still advancing at such an alarming rate. It's beautifully-textured, almost as if there's a digital entity stuck inside of these guitars, and Thom's vocals and lyrics are extremely well-written and carry a lot of emotional weight.

Above all else, "OK Computer" ... read more
MySoftBulletin
100
Radiohead: Worst to Best
#2 - Ok Computer

Objectively speaking, I believe this is the pinnacle of Radiohead, it is their most impressive and structured release to date. Ok Computer is often considered by many to be the greatest album ever made, which clearly is not an easy title to hold. If one were to actually sit down and listen intently, it would be hard to say otherwise. The album was one of the first to address the age of technology, some of the central themes being the redundant and ... read more
MusicSucks
97
Some people even say this is the "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships" of its times
dlspslb2
90
This is the reason why I fell in love with Radiohead at first. This was the boss on that crappy PSP videogame that wouldn't let you win at any cost. This is a #1 for many and I can surely see (hear?) why. We're on 1997. People weren't expecting a sound like this. I can imagine buying this album thinking that you would get a raw, grungy project (given their previous release) and after just the first track you would wonder "Oh boy, how wrong was I?". You would get sad at first because ... read more
KingKRoolisBack
100
(100) Masterpiece
Oof. I listen to this album last night, and boy was I wrong when I first listen to it. Do I think that this is the greatest album of all time? No, but do I think this is a masterpiece? Heck yeah! Every track on here is a masterpiece, (ok, maybe electioneering is a 7/10 track, but I let it slide due to how the other songs are masterpieces.) The concept theme of the album about technology is more relevant than ever, and it's basically a good version of "I'm 14, and this is ... read more
MiaWatterson
100
Time to continue my Radiohead reviews.
Ok Computer is a conceptual album, probably their most ambitious project ever considering their past releases.
This whole thing started when Brian Eno asked them to make a song that would be in the Help Album (a special record which would contribute to helping children in need). That song is Lucky. This led them to creat a masterpiece, considered for many as the best album ever made.
Radiohead autoproduced Ok Computer and they did a splendid job.
This is ... read more
AZIZ
100
I was introduced to this band through the anime Ergo Proxy. Looking up their discography I stumbled upon this album because of the song Paranoid Android. First listen in, I was hooked, this album might be my favorite rock album ever.

Thom Yorke's brilliant writing, as well as his unique falsettos, are worthy of such praise. I personally find it better than Kid A in the way that it transitions from Hard Rock to Electronic or Avant Garde pieces almost perfectly, though its all opinion.

Most ... read more
Strangelightsyd
90
ir>amsp>kid a>okc
luna128
40
wtf this isnt die lit
okcomputer12127
100
we need to let the score go up, get it back to a 9.4 right now!
exception
76
i originally gave this a 63, simply because i thought the album was boring and dry. now i see that there really was a lot of artistic intent put into this record. for the time it was released, it has a really original and innovative style to it. with the large majority of the album being the rock style that made radiohead famous, there is also an incorporation of electronic music. ok computer's lyrics are very inspired and surprisingly one of my favorite parts of this record. as a whole, ... read more
oh
70
edit: my old ratings are so biased lol

WOW

JUST WOW

In Rainbows is better but still,

WOW
KengojiUltamYT
95
No Surprises is like the best song ever made.
IvoBraga
95
What can I say that hasn't been already said about this masterpiece? Kid A time boys

fav.tracks: all of them

less.fav: none
JoaoSantos
75
Not the best Radiohead album but still great.

Favorite Tracks: Paranoid Android (one of my favorite songs ever made), Exit Music (For a Film), Karma Police, No Surprises

Least Favorite Tracks: Airbag
MarkCooper
90
Only complaint - Electioneering. Da Vinci spilled some paint on a masterpiece. Still a basically flawless record. A piece of history.
eliiiiiiii
90
OK Computer is... basically the peak of alternative rock. With a total creative freedom after the success of The Bends, Radiohead pushed their rock boundaries to the limit and made one of the most stunning and cutting-edge projects of their discography, and their most acclaimed record for very good reasons. This album hits hard as a rock on every sense, weather for its outstanding and beautiful production work, for Thom Yorke's stunning vocal performance and cryptic lyricism or for the capital ... read more
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.
Toasterqueen12
99
The first time I heard Radiohead, I was in a cafe in Paris on vacation. I was 10 or something. We went into a cafe because we needed breakfast and I got a https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpvC8_NMXmU

The tv was on some music videos channel and I wasn't really paying attention to it. The next time I looked up it was playing a cartoon! "I love cartoons." my brain thought. The animation was this weird janky mess. The eyes we're all weird and they moved in a weird static fashion. There ... read more
JustSomeGuy
95
I've been putting off Radiohead for far too long. They're not only one of the biggest modern rock groups, but they're one of the biggest rock groups ever. I have to admit, I was originally going to review this for my 100th review, but I was too nervous to tackle this. 'What if I don't like it?' I would ask myself, 'I'll be setting myself up for disappointment.' It really didn't help that two of this band's albums have been in the top three highest rated albums on the site, and both are now ... read more
amw100
95
this has its lows, im finally admitting it. but the highs are fucking amazing
ElectricMess
99
Life is meaningless; existence is a chore
zeyadreda
97
A simple question!, i just need to know why can anybody just say that The dark side of the moon is the greatest of all time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HoodieBraden
100
The situation I am in with Radiohead right now is a prime example of why you should always go back and relisten to any albums/bands that you weren't all that crazy about originally. The name "Radiohead" is one that has always kinda circulated around me for about as long as I have been listening to music in general. However, it was only the name that I was familiar with, not so much the sound. That is, until about 3-4 years ago, when I heard "Creep" for the first time on the ... read more
TreyLikesBands
95
Amazing

This is considered their best album by many fans and critics. This record showcases their transition from the alternative rock style of the 90s to a more abstract sound. It's gotten so much hype since its release in 1997, and I totally see it. Honestly, every single song on this album is great. I just don't think, and don't come at me, that it might be a tiny little itty bitty bit overrated, trust me only a little bit. This just isn't their best in my opinion.

Color: Dark Blue
FAV ... read more
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)
KiteMan
100
Because of it being both the 22nd anniversary of the release of this brilliant album, and it being Father’s Day (and this is an album that my dad loves), I decided I’d do redo my review in detail.

Right from the start of my first listen to this album I knew it would be something special. Airbag has probably some of the best drumming I’ve ever heard, and Thom’s voice so amazing on this (as it is on the rest of the album, but especially here). Even though it’s not ... read more
Keons
87
So my friend held me hostage to listen to this album with him, and oh boy

What a chilling album to listen to. The guitars, the drums, it's actually pretty nice.

FAV TRACKS: Paranoid Android, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Karma Police, Electioneering, No Surprises

LEAST FAV TRACKS: none atm
PatrickL0419
96
If ANY guy wearing Vans or a flannel starts telling you how this is his favourite album of all time, do a 180 and put as much distance as possible between the two of you IMMEDIATELY.
KIDWITHGUNs
95
POWERHOUSE

Dope, glad it's not over-hyped trash, some songs feels like they can only be done in the moment...
Waaaaay better than Kid A, more engaging and impressive in my opinion, it didn't take as long to click with me.

Best: Climbing Up the Walls, Electioneering, Airbag, Paranoid Android, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Exit Music, Let Down, Karma Police, Fitter Happier

Weakest: Lucky
PipePanic
96
Is it clique to say that OK Computer is a rock classic, with lyrical potency that rings strangely true to this day, and the instrumentation and experimentation to further throw Radiohead into the depths of rock stardom? It may be clique, but it's a clique statement that needs to be said.

Favorite Jams: Paranoid Android, Exit Music (For a Film), Climbing Up The Walls

Lest Favorite: Fitter Happier
NR
My second favorite album of all time, OK Computer will always have a special place in my heart. Because of the relatable and relevant themes, the album felt special to me. Packed with amazing and memorable songs, and clever and thought-provoking songwriting, OK Computer is no doubt, an almost perfect album, and definitely Radiohead's masterpiece.

Favorite Tracks: I love every single one of em, but most notable are Paranoid Android, Let Down, Karma Police, Electioneering, and No ... read more
nemgax
100
radioheadass
StellaTheDiver
93
im pretty OK with this album...
Universe555
93
Well... I revisited it, and now I'm sobbing, curled up on the couch at 2 in the morning... My school's open house is tomorrow, let's see how we do.

Also, I'm gonna listen to the top 25 albums on AOTY, and rank them on a personal scale on my Instagram soon, @FumingFumi88. It won't be until a bit, but I'll be adding a lot of rankings onto my page of those albums, that I'll listen to in a certain order. Wish me luck ;-)
Songsearcher1
95
While it may have taken about five listens to fully pin down, and enjoy, enjoy it I did, and still do immensely.
This album is such a step-up from the great, albeit slightly formulaic and generic sound of The Bends, into the masterful territory. Thom sounds amazing, be it on the epic "Paranoid Android", to the immense closing chorus of "The Tourist".
The instruments are wild and take from a lot of other styles, which I do love. The guitars in the album are a lot more subtle ... read more
Doofy
100
This was absolutely HUGE at the time of release and is probably the album that also made reading music criticism an obsession in its own right for me.

Do I still listen to it every day? No, but I know it's always there and I know it's special.
ROXAAN
NR
'Exit Music' is really amazing...
luwi
83
so i wrote this for a college app that got denied (thx uva) so why not put this up here

As an avid fan of music, I've found many artistic ventures that have surprised, unsettled, and challenged me. None of these, however, has had a greater impact on me than Radiohead's 1997 album, OK Computer. OK Computer is a concept album that deals with themes of isolation and anxiety in an ever-expanding era of technology. Based on the description alone, the album already carries an unsettling vibe to it ... read more
Houdanny
90
Whilst Radiohead's well considered "Magnum Opus" isn't my favourite album of theirs, it still has a pretty fantastic bridge between digestible britpop and the experimental alternative rock they're known for nowadays. It is a revolutionary album in the field of alternative, and that has to be admired.

"Airbag" is probably the best intro song to one of their albums, because just like their previous album "the bends" it's a song that blends the aspects of the album ... read more
Smol
100
Am smol
Jonathan00
94
the Best of the 90s
WittyMiki
91
You have to admit that this record aged a little bit... At least a little bit more than Homogenic
100
This album is masterfully put together and right off the bat hits you with the powerful guitar riff of Airbag only to let you back down gently at the end with the closer The Tourist. Throughout the album themes of anxiety and pressure are explored in such creative ways as shown on songs such as Airbag, Let Down, and Climbing Up the Walls. Coming after a great 90's alternative rock album "The Bends' Radiohead defies all conventional sound to birth this masterpiece, one of many in their ... read more
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