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RADIOHEAD - OK COMPUTER (ALBUM)
Entry:29/06/1997 (Position 7)
Last week in charts:21/03/1999 (Position 48)
Peak:7 (1 weeks)
Weeks:50
Place on best of all time:497 (1000 points)
Year:1997
World wide:
ch  Peak: 40 / weeks: 12
de  Peak: 13 / weeks: 25
at  Peak: 17 / weeks: 15
fr  Peak: 3 / weeks: 35
nl  Peak: 2 / weeks: 42
be  Peak: 1 / weeks: 34 (Vl)
  Peak: 3 / weeks: 26 (Wa)
se  Peak: 3 / weeks: 31
fi  Peak: 10 / weeks: 23
no  Peak: 4 / weeks: 46
it  Peak: 31 / weeks: 57
es  Peak: 42 / weeks: 17
au  Peak: 7 / weeks: 50
nz  Peak: 1 / weeks: 65
mx  Peak: 82 / weeks: 2

CD
Parlophone 8552292


TRACKS
16/06/1997
CD Parlophone 8552292 (EMI) / EAN 0724385522925
16/06/1997
LP Parlophone 8552291 (EMI) / EAN 0724385522918
1. Airbag
4:44
2. Paranoid Android
6:23
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
4:27
4. Exit Music (For A Film)
4:24
5. Let Down
4:59
6. Karma Police
4:22
7. Fitter Happier
1:57
8. Electioneering
3:51
9. Climbing Up The Walls
4:45
10. No Surprises
3:49
11. Lucky
4:20
12. The Tourist
5:25
   
20/03/2009
Collectors Series - CD EMI 6936232 (EMI) / EAN 5099969362323
   
20/03/2009
Limited Edition - CD EMI 6936262 (EMI) / EAN 5099969362620
   
20/05/2016
CD XL XLCD781 / EAN 0634904078126
   
01/07/2016
LP XL XLLP781 / EAN 0634904078119
   

MUSIC DIRECTORY
RadioheadRadiohead: Discography / Become a fan
RADIOHEAD IN AUSTRALIAN CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Creep31/10/1993617
Paranoid Android31/08/1997292
No Surprises15/02/1998471
Pyramid Song10/06/2001251
There There08/06/2003282
Go To Sleep14/09/2003391
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Bends06/08/1995235
OK Computer29/06/1997750
Kid A15/10/200026
Amnesiac17/06/200128
I Might Be Wrong - Live Recordings09/12/2001302
Hail To The Thief22/06/200327
In Rainbows13/01/2008210
The Best Of15/06/20081010
The King Of Limbs10/04/201126
A Moon Shaped Pool22/05/2016218
OK Computer OKnotOK 1997 201709/07/201762
SONGS BY RADIOHEAD
(Nice Dream)
15 Step
2+2=5
4 Minute Warning
A Moon Shaped Pool
A Punchup At A Wedding
A Reminder
A Wolf At The Door
Airbag
All I Need
Anyone Can Play Guitar
Backdrifts
Banana Co.
Bangers + Mash
Bishop's Robes
Black Star
Bloom
Blow Out
Bodysnatchers
Bones
Bonus Track 1
Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was
Burn The Witch
Climbing Up The Walls
Codex
Coke Babies
Creep
Cuttooth
Daydreaming
Decks Dark
Desert Island Disk
Dollars And Cents
Down Is The New Up
Electioneering
Everything In Its Right Place
Exit Music (For A Film)
Faithless, The Wonderboy
Fake Plastic Trees
Fast-Track
Faust ARP
Feral
Fitter Happier
Fog
Fog (Again)
Ful Stop
Gagging Order
Give Up The Ghost
Glass Eyes
Go Slowly
Go To Sleep
Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
High And Dry (The Buena Vista Sound feat. El Lele de Los Van Van & Radiohead)
High And Dry
House Of Cards
How Can You Be Sure?
How Do You?
How I Made My Millions
How To Disappear Completely
Hunting Bears
I Am A Wicked Child
I Am Citizen Insane
I Can't
I Might Be Wrong
I Promise
I Want None Of This
I Will
Identikit
Idioteque
Ill Wind
In Limbo
India Rubber
Inside My Head
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Just
Karma Police
Kid A
Killer Cars
Kinetic
Knives Out
Last Flowers
Let Down
Lewis (Mistreated)
Life In A Glasshouse
Lift
Like Spinning Plates
Little By Little
Lotus Flower
Lozenge Of Love
Lucky
Lull
Lurgee
Man Of War
Maquilladora
Meeting In The Aisle
Melatonin
Million Dollar Question
MK 1
MK 2
Molasses
Morning Bell
Morning Bell / Amnesiac
Morning Mr. Magpie
Motion Picture Soundtrack
My Iron Lung
Myxomatosis
No Surprises
Nude
Optimistic
Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
Palo Alto
Paperbag Writer
Paranoid Android
Pearly
Permanent Daylight
Planet Telex
Polyethylene
Pop Is Dead
Present Tense
Prove Yourself
Pulk / Pull Revolving Doors
Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong
Pyramid Song
Reckoner
Remyxomatosis
Rhinestone Cowboy
Ripcord
Sail To The Moon
Scatterbrain
Separator
Sit Down. Stand Up.
Spectre
Staircase
Stop Whispering
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Stupid Car
Subterranean Homesick Alien
Sulk
Supercollider
Talk Show Host
The Amazing Sounds Of Orgy
The Bends
The Butcher
The Daily Mail
The Gloaming
The National Anthem
The Numbers
The Tourist
The Trickster
There There
These Are My Twisted Words
Thinking About You
Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
Trans-Atlantic Drawl
Treefingers
True Love Waits
Up On The Ladder
Vegetable
Videotape
We Suck Young Blood
Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
Where Bluebirds Fly
Where I End And You Begin
Winter Wonderland
Worrywort
Yes I Am
You
You And Whose Army?
You Never Wash Up After Yourself
ALBUMS BY RADIOHEAD
10 Great Songs
5 Album Set
A Moon Shaped Pool
Airbag / How Am I Driving?
Amnesiac
Box Set
Com Lag 2plus2isfive
Fake Plastic Trees Vol. 1
Hail To The Thief
I Might Be Wrong - Live Recordings
In Rainbows
Itch EP
Kid A
Kid A + Amnesiac
My Iron Lung EP
OK Computer
OK Computer OKnotOK 1997 2017
Pablo Honey
Pablo Honey + OK Computer
Rocks Germany 2001
The Bends
The Bends + Hail To The Thief
The Best Of
The Best Of (Gift Pack)
The King Of Limbs
TKOL RMX 1234567
DVDS BY RADIOHEAD
7 Television Commercials
Live At The Astoria
Rocks Germany 2001
The Best Of
The King Of Limbs - Live From The Basement
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 5.46 (Reviews: 50)
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******
A Modern (well still under 20 years old) Classic. Known for being the album that 'killed' Britpop . Even 'Fitter Happier' is essetial to keeping this album amazing. 'Paranoid Android' is absolutely epic, fusing acoustic with heavy rock and chamber music. Signs of techno-electronica that Radiohead showed on Kida are also here on 'Airbag'. 'Climbing Up The Walls' is a truly terrifying song which should not be listened to at night.

Still the greatest album made by anybody
Last edited: 02/09/2013 10:57
******
Back in 2009, I'd known about Radiohead for a while. I knew they had a few memorable songs that I remember seeing on TV. At this point, only Creep had made it to my playlist, and it got quite the flogging by me. Maybe it appealed to my rebellious outsider feelings, ot maybe it's just a catchy as hell song with an awesome riff that is fun to sing along to, even if I embarrass myself in the process. It was in the middle of that year, that attention was brought towards the Hottest 100 of All Time countdown. I liked to think that I was in the loop at the time, but as a music fan of merely two and a half years, I was more ignorant than I was willing to accept, (I probably still am now!) which made itself apparent when there were so many apparently popular songs I'd never thought of or could comprehend the popularity of. Back on Radiohead, they were a big talking point, having many signature songs that stood a good chance. There were "Creep" & "Karma Police" which I knew, but another I'd not heard before in "Paranoid Android". I checked it out and was immediately impressed, it just sounded like nothing I've ever heard before. As the countdown progressed, I listened to the song more and more, and grew in anticipation of its final position. My favourite point was when I realised that it had outranked "Creep", which I actually voted for regrettably!

After it all boiled down, I started to listen to Radiohead more, growing to discover many songs that I had known but not by a name (seriously, how was "Just" not the smash hit that I thought it was?). Having read around, I was given the impression that the parent album to many of the songs I liked, was considered a really, really big deal. That album was of course, OK Computer. For whatever reason, I always thought that albums as critically acclaimed as OKC were ones that were of structural consistency, and the idea of hearing a bunch more songs like "Paranoid Android" was very appealing to me. On a whim (double checking the spelling for that just gave me 'on a whim okc' as autocomplete, coincidence indeed) I checked out the full album. The tracks didn't immediately gel with me, but I found the album exceptionally good to keep something on in the background while studying.

Regardless of this, the album was on the backburner mostly as I pretty much listened to nothing but Muse at this time. However I remember casually watching Australian Idol one night, and wasn't really paying attention, until I heard something familiar. It was "Exit Music (For a Film)". Though abridged for obvious reasons, I thought it was a very solid and enjoyable rendition. But it also occured to me that I had this song lying around and hadn't really listened to it much. Re-listening to it then, it was brilliant. While it starts slow, the combination of the minimal instrumentation and Thom's brittle vocals worked wonders, and of course my favourite part is when it explodes to a big finish at the end. While this is a cliche musical occurance, in this case it's done without bombast, and the reverb production on the drumming is perfect. This is what edges it ahead of the similarly structured "There There" for me.

The important thing about this, is that it's what got me back onto the album. While a lot of albums always have the individual tracks that I like the most, and the few weaker ones that don't stand out or get played, this album has very few of them. While I do have my few easy standouts, every track is just a joy to listen to.

Going back on my pre-disposition of a cohesive album, I find that this album satisfies this greatly. While none of the tracks are greatly similar, there's an element of cohesion in listening from start to finish and finding each track fitting well next to the previous one and not being jarring to listen to. The same can be said to an extent about this album's place in Radiohead's discography. As was the case for many '90s bands who continued into the '00s, Radiohead's '90s material is distinctively more rock oriented than the albums that followed. The Bends is an exceptional rock album, but compared to OK Computer, just feels more like a bunch of songs put together than an album, as OK Computer has all the properties that make The Bends what it is, such as the excellent guitar solos, but shows hints of where the band would further venture with Kid A with the occasionally experimental exploration with the music. It's easy to forget that much of what takes centre stage is just guitar and drums.

This album is wonderful. While I don't know if it's my all time favourite album, it's certainly up there. In any case, it's certainly the high point of Radiohead's career and deserves all the acclaim it gets. A delight from start to finish, more people need to hear this album.

There, I wrote a stupidly long review that took nearly as long to write as the album took to listen to, spending half of it talking about semi-relevant stories of my personal life, and the other half losing it over how amazing Radiohead are, now I know what it's like to be a Pitchfork writer. I swear I'm not pretentious, I just love music.
Last edited: 26/02/2012 16:13
******
Perfect. Every single second is brilliant. They put so much into every song. Has to be one of the best albums of all time. Everyone simply must listen to it
Last edited: 12/01/2011 15:58
******
Truly as good as any album will ever get.
******
Cool album, another awesome Radiohead album!
******
Essentially 'OK Computer' is a grand achievement for the band. 'Paranoid Android' and 'Karma Police' stand out but it's hard to pick out a lowlight.
Last edited: 30/10/2012 03:50
*****
A thoroughly enjoyable listen for the most part and very much deserves it's critical acclaim and legacy. Unfortunately I don't love it quite as much as everyone else here as I did find a few tracks slightly boring but even these tracks were at least slightly above average and I still enjoyed them to some extent. Having not listened to much experimental type music before and therefore not being fully accustomed to it yet, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this album much so am quite impressed I like it as much as I do. Overall, this album gets a 4.625/6 from me based on the calculated average rating of the tracks individually.
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