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Old 05-01-03, 01:12 AM
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OK Computer (yet another Radiohead thread)

I've been listening to this masterpiece in anticipation of Hail to the Thief and I can't believe how good it is. From track 1 to track 12, every song flows so well. Truly a modern classic.

Anyone else think so?
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i second that. everything from the bends until now (except amnesiac) is a great listen all the way through.
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It is a great album, I enjoy it myself.
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It is probably my most rotated album.

Serious question evenflow...do you ever get tired of Radiohead?
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Serious question evenflow...do you ever get tired of Radiohead?
Nope.
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Best album of the last 25 years. No question.
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I'd say it's one of the best albums of the last 10 years. I wouldn't go so far as to say the best. There are others that work just as well as albums. Wilco - YHF, Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin, and Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory spring immediately to mind.

I hope that Hail proves to be as good as OK Computer. Personally, I think that Radiohead has really taken a turn for the worse with Kid A and Amnesiac.
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I can count how many cds I listen to all the way through on one hand.

This is one of them.
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I think it's a great album, like it much better than their later work, but, sorry, gotta skip "Fitter, Happier." I know that it fits well into the album as a whole, but it's 60-90 seconds I can do without.
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Re: OK Computer (yet another Radiohead thread)

Originally posted by evenflowddt
Anyone else think so?
Nope
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Originally posted by Flynn
Best album of the last 25 years. No question.
Truly a ridiculous statement.
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Originally posted by monkey
Truly a ridiculous statement.
Yeah. He probably meant 50 years.
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Wow, soooo many Radiohead fans.

Recommend some songs to me, I've never been a huge fan, then again, I haven't heard very much. I do know that I really liked that song with the cartoon video (the kid with the beanie).

I like mellow music (Elliot Smith, The Strokes), so give me some recommendations please!

Thanks!
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Originally posted by Tarantino
Wow, soooo many Radiohead fans.

Recommend some songs to me, I've never been a huge fan, then again, I haven't heard very much. I do know that I really liked that song with the cartoon video (the kid with the beanie).

I like mellow music (Elliot Smith, The Strokes), so give me some recommendations please!

Thanks!
Ok.
Paranoid Android is the song with cartoon video.
Here are some suggestions:
Street Spirit
Fake Plastic Trees
High and Dry
Airbag
Lucky
Karma Police
How to disappear completely

Not necessarily the best Radiohead songs but songs that most casual listeners should enjoy and a good start for beginners, IMO.
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Ok Computer is, at the very least, in the top 5 best CD's of the 90's.
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Originally posted by monkey
Truly a ridiculous statement.
Hmmnn... 2003 - 25 years = 1978.

What would you put as being better?
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Originally posted by mordecai
Ok Computer is, at the very least, in the top 5 best CD's of the 90's.
Of the 90's?? You do know that's 10 years right?
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Originally posted by Chopper
Hmmnn... 2003 - 25 years = 1978.

What would you put as being better?
To say "OK Computer" is the best album of the 25 years, "no question," is a ridiculous statement. Think about all of the great albums that have been released in that time:

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Stone Roses - S/T
U2 - Achtung Baby
The Cure - Disintegration
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
The Clash - London Calling
David Bowie - Scary Monsters
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy

I agree that "OK Computer" is a masterpiece, but to negate the idea that there have been hundred of other albums since 1978 that may be just as good, if not better, is ridiculous, IMO. Not to insult the poster at all.
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Originally posted by monkey


Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Stone Roses - S/T
U2 - Achtung Baby
The Cure - Disintegration
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
The Clash - London Calling
David Bowie - Scary Monsters
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
All great, but not as great as OK Computer.
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Originally posted by evenflowddt
All great, but not as great as OK Computer.
That's your opinion, and I respect that quite a bit. I was just pointing out that it's definitely arguable whether or not it's the best of the last 25 years.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
Wow, soooo many Radiohead fans.

Recommend some songs to me, I've never been a huge fan, then again, I haven't heard very much. I do know that I really liked that song with the cartoon video (the kid with the beanie).

I like mellow music (Elliot Smith, The Strokes), so give me some recommendations please!

Thanks!
Since you like mellow music: The songs listed under each album title are what I consider mellow. Most are not necessarily my favorites off the album.

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The Bends - (IMO, not their best, but the most "mellow" of their albums)

Fake Plastic Trees
Nice Dream
Bulletproof...I wish I was
Black Star
Just
Street Spirit

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Ok Computer - (their most critcally praised and their best)

Subterranean Homesick Alien
Exit Music (From A Film)
Let Down
No Surprises
Lucky
The Tourist

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Kid A - (IMO, this is their most complicated album (in a good way) (so many different musical instruments located/placed throughout: including the most feminine: the harp. Yet it works)

How to Disappear Completely
Treefingers (if you like instrumental)

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Amnesiac - ("Experimental" and Kid A II is what it was called. I call it marvelous. I Might Be Wrong is my all time favorite Radiohead song)

Pyramid Song
You and Whose Army?
Knives Out

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Of course, every cd is great (most of Pablo Honey excluded, and even though I am nowhere near an accomplished Radiohead fan like evenflow, they are my favorite modern band.)
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Originally posted by monkey
To say "OK Computer" is the best album of the 25 years, "no question," is a ridiculous statement. Think about all of the great albums that have been released in that time:
Methinks you guys are blowing what he said out of proportion.

It is a great album, but I am sure it is just his opinion.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
I like mellow music (The Strokes)...
(j/k)

i just want to say that conscience's post is dead on if you are looking for mellow radiohead music...
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Originally posted by monkey
That's your opinion, and I respect that quite a bit. I was just pointing out that it's definitely arguable whether or not it's the best of the last 25 years.
If you realize that it's his opinion, why do you have to point out that a subjetive matter is arguable.

Water is wet!
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Top five Radiohead songs in no particular order:

Karma Police
Everything In Its Right Place
Fake Plastic Trees
Let Down
Like Spinning Plates

My ranking of Radiohead albums:

1. Kid A (like when the Manchester groups taught the punks to dance)
2. OK Computer (the pinnacle of art rock)
3. Amnesiac/The Bends (Kid A 2 versus OK Computer -1; I go back and forth)
5. Pablo Honey (wherein we learn that an uninteresting band with a mediocre debut can go on to conquer the world)

So who else is stoked for Field Day?!
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