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Παρασκευή 25 Οκτωβρίου 2013

Radiohead - Ok Computer (Full Album)

Thom Yorke – vocals, guitar, piano, laptop, programming, illustrations
Jonny Greenwood – guitar, keyboards, piano, mellotron, organ, glockenspiel, string arrangements
Colin Greenwood – bass guitar, bass synthesiser, percussion
Ed O'Brien – guitar, FX, percussion, backing vocals
Phil Selway – drums, percussion

All songs written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway.
"Airbag" – 4:44
"Paranoid Android" – 6:23
"Subterranean Homesick Alien" – 4:27
"Exit Music (For a Film)" – 4:24
"Let Down" – 4:59
"Karma Police" – 4:21
"Fitter Happier" – 1:57
"Electioneering" – 3:50
"Climbing Up the Walls" – 4:45
"No Surprises" – 3:48
"Lucky" – 4:19
"The Tourist" – 5:24

OK Computer reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and became the band's highest album entry on the American charts at the time, debuting at number 21 on the Billboard 200. Four songs from the album—"Paranoid Android", "Karma Police", "Lucky" and "No Surprises"—were released as promotional singles. The album expanded Radiohead's worldwide popularity and has sold over eight million copies worldwide to date.

The album's lyrics, written by Yorke, are more abstract compared to his personal, emotional lyrics for The Bends. Critic Alex Ross said the lyrics "seemed a mixture of overheard conversations, techno-speak, and fragments of a harsh diary" with "images of riot police at political rallies, anguished lives in tidy suburbs, yuppies freaking out, sympathetic aliens gliding overhead."Recurring themes include transport, technology, insanity, death, modern life in the UK, globalisation and political objection to capitalism. Yorke said, "On this album, the outside world became all there was... I'm just taking Polaroids of things around me moving too fast." He explained that "It was like there's a secret camera in a room and it's watching the character who walks in—a different character for each song. The camera's not quite me. It's neutral, emotionless. But not emotionless at all. In fact, the very opposite."

Yorke was inspired by books he read at the time, including Noam Chomsky's writings, Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Extremes, Will Hutton's The State We’re In, Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up! and Philip K. Dick's VALIS. Although the songs do share common themes, Radiohead do not consider OK Computer to be a concept album and have said that they had no intention to link the songs together with any underlying narrative. However, the album is intended to be heard as a whole; O'Brien said, "We spent two weeks track-listing the album. The context of each song is really important... It's not a concept album but there is a continuity there."


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