OK Computer
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OK Computer

July 1, 1997

  Song Title
Paranoid Android
Subterranean Homesick Alien
Exit Music (For A Film)
Let Down
Karma Police
Fitter Happier
Climbing Up The Walls
No Surprises
The Tourist

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 16, 1997
  • Release Date: June 16, 1997
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1997 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 53:21
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  • ASIN: B000TENE6Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,613 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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630 of 713 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music that moves me October 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Previously, while browsing through the reviews, I noticed a common theme in the suprising amount of negative responses this album has gotten. The reviewers who wrote them seemed for some reason angry at the fact that so many people enjoy this album. I was appalled by the number of people who seemed to have no respect for other people's opinions. The thought that all the people are "just faking" liking the album to seem cool and hip is just absurd. They seem to be infuriated that many people seem to genuinly like something that they do not, and failing to realize that opinions are subjective, are drawn to the rash conclusion that everyone else is wrong, stupid, or "faking it". These people need to realize that it is ok not to like an album that many other people like. Please don't critisize others for their opinions, even if they differ from your own, for it is the exact nature of our free will that allows us to have differing thoughts and feelings when interpreting art, or anything for that matter. Without this gift, we would be nothing but mindless robots, without the freedom of choice or individual thought.
That being said, OK Computer is one of my favorite albums. Each track on the album has the ability of conjering up different emotions, and by the end, the emotional wirlwind leaves me dizzy. The album's central theme of encountering genuin beauty in our world of technology, yet being unable to shake a certain feeling of unease, comes across perfectly. It's funny that the people who are angered by this album may be the people it was really geared towards. It attempts to send the message that you don't have to be compliant all the time: treasure your individuality, don't let anyone take it away from you.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I just received my 2 CD/DVD package and can definitively say that there is no remixing or remastering of Radiohead's OK Computer album. This is not like Pearl Jam's reissue of Ten where there was both a remastering of the original audio, and remixing for an alternate listening experience. This is not like the recently released (and fantastic) Beatles stereo and mono remasters.

The music files for OK Computer are exactly the same as the existing OK Computer CD. Anyone saying "they hear a difference" is incorrect, or at least the effect is psycho-acoustic and not grounded in reality.

I have ripped the files directly onto my Mac (aiff, not compressed MP3 or AAC) and the file sizes are identical from the old CD to this one, down to the bit. I've also used the newest version of Soundtrack Pro on the Mac (part of the Logic Studio suite) to compare the waveform and frequency charts/graphs of the songs on both CDs. They are identical, same exact peaks and valleys, same volume, same frequency response. There is not even a volume difference as happens so often with "re-releases", where they just increase the volume on the newer CD. These files are identical in every way to the original CD. So if you're hoping to hear a new/improved/cleaner/different/etc. version of OK Computer, this is not what you'll get. You will get the exact same OK Computer songs you already own. To EMI/Parlophone's credit, they aren't even trying to pretend like it's a new mix/master, as the original 1997 copyright dates are on the OK Computer CD. No indication whatsoever of a newer mix or master made in 2008/9 at least on the OK Computer CD.
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208 of 248 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God loves his children, yeah... February 4, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
If it is possible for (less than) an hour's worth of music to encapsulate all that is misguided, shallow and spiritually vacant about the foundations that modern Western society is built on, it is Radiohead's masterpiece, OK Computer. Intense, uncomfortable, dark and moving, OK Computer is the culmination of an incredible progression from the relative mediocrity of Pablo Honey, through the flawed brilliance of The Bends to an astounding third album which they may not be able to surpass. Apparently Thom Yorke almost went mad trying to decide the track order, but from the opening bars of Airbag, with it's uncomfortable, frankly bizarre, guitar line, to the microwave oven's ring that marks the end of The Tourist, the whole is incontestably a journey of the brain, the heart and the senses that seems to make perfect sense. The manic, Bohemian Rhapsodiesque apocalyptic soundtrack that is Paranoid Android still renders me speechless today. The pure beauty of the final chorus of Let Down, the frazzled mute trumpet solo on Climbing up the Walls, the fact that Johnny Greenwood seems to have reinvented the guitar and above all Thom Yorke's unutterably beautiful voice throughout, leaves you questioning quite where five middle class blokes from Oxford discovered the ability to move you so much. Before OK Computer, yuppies networking were an irritating banality. After OK Computer they are pure evil. My eyes have been opened...
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76 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead's best October 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I agree with another reviewer that this CD deserves an average rating of 5 stars and not 4.5. This album is a masterpiece and will go down in history as one of the greats of the 90's. What's interesting about Radiohead is that they weren't as commercialy succesful as other bands from the 90's yet they remain one of the most powerful and original bands out there. Most people don't realize that after their monstrous hit "Creep" Radiohead produced their best music.
This indeed is an album and not just a collection of songs. From the first track "Airbag" all the way to the sixth track "Karma Police" the album flows seamlessly with emotional continuity and thought. Thom Yorke's lyrics are haunting and deeply symbolic. From rich layerd guitar sounds, out of this world keyboard riffs and of course Thom's unforgettable vocals the sound of this album is unforgettable. I must have listened to this CD hundeds of times and it never gets old because there is always something new for me to discover. What's great about OK Computer is that it combines the experimentation of Kid A and Amnesiac and the brilliant guitar work of The Bends. Ok Computer won't disappoint and belongs in your music library.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars sorry
don't like this cd by radiohead
gave it at least 2 good listens
maybe it's cause i didn't read the lyrics
i don't need to hear about apocalyptic drama i already know
Published 12 days ago by Kevin William Finn
5.0 out of 5 stars best album of all time.
this record is by means my all time favourite album. I'm so happy to own a new copy of it.
Published 15 days ago by Dustin Oatley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vinyl
It is a great album and it really surprised me that it came with so much. I love listening to it at home.
Published 1 month ago by Duzi
5.0 out of 5 stars OK Computer
instant classic ... u cannot go wrong here...try it / u'll like it.tight,smart and wonderful lyrics.its popularity speaks 4 itself.go for it !
Published 1 month ago by ROBERT W MCINTOSH
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay Radiohead
Great CD, and great condition. (This is probably irrelevant, but Karma Police and No Surprises are my favourite tracks :))
Published 2 months ago by abi
5.0 out of 5 stars Ok Computer
The alienation of Ok Computer: Fake limbs in a paradise powered by batteries

Thom Yorke is a space man, with his haunting voice from the darkside wailing songs
that... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gregorius
5.0 out of 5 stars Radiohead's heavy riffing and hard hits
OK Computer gets the hard rock feel put into Yorke's free flow and peaceful energy. OKC easily hits top 100 guitar solos of all time lists, and the album hits rock solid from start... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Zane Kreider
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
if you are a radiohead fan then you will love this album. it has lots of sound effects it makes it really trippy and has tons of hit songs from the band. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hugh Jazz
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Ever!
This album made me go for liking Radiohead, to being obsessed with them.

This sentence is to reach the word limit.
Published 3 months ago by Prashant Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars cant get enough
Subterranean Homesick Alien. LOve. Love,.....My mind craves to hear that song. Cant explain it. then, I listen to more songs because the music intoxicates me.
Published 3 months ago by wyleen
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