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Middle 8: Why is OK COMPUTER so good?

July 23, 2019
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Follow Middle 8 on: Twitter: http://bit.ly/Middle8-Twitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/Middle8-Instagram Discover something great in my Spotify Playlists: http://bit.ly/Middle8-Spotify #Middle8 #Radiohead #OKComputer This video is sponsored by Skillshare Written, voiced & edited by Frank Furtado ——————————- In 1997, Radiohead released OK Computer. It took them from a notable British act to the most important rock band on the planet. It was profoundly human, compositionally creative and carried themes that are just as — if not more potent today — as they were 20 years ago. OK Computer marked the end of an era, setting a new path for rock music. Without it, Muse, Coldplay or Arcade Fire wouldn’t exist as they do now. In Radiohead’s attempt to subvert mainstream trends and conventions, they ironically became more successful for it. Creating their most conceptually important release and one of the greatest albums of all time.

OK Computer is the third studio album by English rock band Radiohead, released on 16 June 1997 on EMI subsidiaries Parlophone and Capitol Records. The members of Radiohead self-produced the album with Nigel Godrich, an arrangement they have used for their subsequent albums. Other than the song “Lucky“, recorded in 1995, Radiohead recorded OK Computer in Oxfordshire and Bath between 1996 and early 1997, mostly in the historic mansion St Catherine’s Court. The band distanced themselves from the guitar-centred, lyrically introspective style of their previous album, The BendsOK Computer‘s abstract lyrics, densely layered sound and eclectic range of influences laid the groundwork for Radiohead’s later, more experimental work.

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