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August 22, 2006

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
Exit Music (For A Dub)
An Airbag Saved My Dub (Bonus Track)

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 22, 2006
  • Label: Easy Star
  • Copyright: 2006 Easy Star Records
  • Total Length: 1:05:16
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  • ASIN: B000QQW4FC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,542 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars home run number two! August 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Easy Star All-Stars have taken the same magic that rendered "Dub Side of the Moon" a phenomenon and applied it to another of the twentieth century's greatest recordings: "OK Computer." Most tributes phonographically copy the original band or fall embarrassingly short in the attempt. Both types are dull. A good tribute pays homage to the parent while simultaneously making a fresh interpretation. "Radiodread" accomplishes this goal in a meaningful way. The primary genre here is roots reggae with tones of dub, ska, rock and soul. Naturally some songs work better than others, but as a whole the recording achieves a highly psychedelic interpretation. While packed with quality guests, it is the contribution of Toots & the Maytals that lends legitimacy to "Radiodread" as a reggae project. If the listener appreciates both Radiohead and reggae music, this is sure to resonate. In what is now a stack of Radiohead tributes, "Radiodread" finds itself alongside Christopher O'Riley's work -somewhere near the top.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not all the songs work, but... August 27, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Radiodread is good.. great even! But there's something about the album that lacks that cohesive feel that the band achieved with Dub Side of the Moon. Ok Computer is one of my all time favorite albums, and I couldn't have been more excited when I heard they were covering it. Still.. something feels off. Their choice of guests don't always work, and some of the songs feel more like straight up Radiohead covers than they do reggae songs. Airbag, Let Down, Climbing Up the Walls, and Lucky definetely shine on this album. Unfortunately songs like Karma Police and Paranoid Android fall short. Don't let this dismay you though, the album is great!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost nails it September 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album. The only flaws it has, if you could call them that, is that it stays too close to the original "OK Computer". There are a lot of points in which they could have deviated a bit more into Jamaican territories than to go with the soul/R&B/rock feel that this album is laced with. But the production is fantastic and the performances are very tight, as expected out of this crew.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Radiodread April 19, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Easy Star All-Stars' (ESAS) 2006 project to cover one of the decade's greatest albums is an ambitious project. "Radiodread" is the group's track by track rendering of Radiohead's 1997 album "OK Computer" into a reggae record. The record is faithful to the original songs in terms of melodic and harmonic lines, down to electronic details and lyrics, changing only the instrumentation to reflect reggae sensibilities and featuring a range of different guest artists to re-adapt (or entirely copy) Thom Yorke's vocals. The upside of this is that Radiohead fans get the opportunity to see Radiohead entirely through the different lens of reggae, to get a kick out of the humorous and deft reinterpretation of favourite tracks, or even to appreciate the record as a stand-alone. The downside is that certain tracks which emulate the original to a tee may appear to want more creative freedom, other than just dressing Radiohead up in a removable reggae costume. In all, however, ESAS has managed to create some gems that have discovered and explored new aspects and realms of Radiohead, and makes "Radiodread" an album worth your time.

The first thing that hits the listener (Radiohead-informed or not) is how most tracks stylistically embody the elements of reggae; the strong, pulsing and straightforward offbeat, the instrumentation and the Jamaican vocals. It surprised me to laughter initially when I heard familiar songs like "Let Down" reinterpreted. Some comparison is needed here: the original song exudes a melancholic feel as Thom Yorke sings, "Let Down...Crushed like a bug..." while paired with the sounds of a dreamy guitar. ESAS' take of the track features the distinctive offbeat of reggae that gives the song an upbeat feel typically uncharacteristic of Radiohead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fitter, Dubbier October 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD
What an enjoyable trip! Especially "Let Down", Toots makes it a work of praise to the heavens; "Fitter, Happier", the true genius moment where the Rastaman's paranoia comes out; and "Exit Music", Sugar Minott has a good thing going on that one. Only bummer: "Subterranean Homesick Alien", probably my fave track on the original - George Michael seems to be singing it here, not that I mind George but it's too white-sounding to be included here. Am I in trouble?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent September 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
One of the greatest cover albums ever!!!....tough it is raggae music artists sucessfully left radioheads spirits in the songs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it, unexpectedly. August 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I stumbled on this while sampling some new releases. I loved OK Computer, and this new interpretation works for me. There's something very cool about this album. I can't wait to have it on the hi-fi at the next party. The arrangements are spot-on, complex, and well-executed. Well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite cover album April 11, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Every Easy Star All-Stars album astounds me. Reggae is always a good genre, but when you take the best of reggae and use it to re-create already amazing songs, you can't go wrong. Out of all the Easy Star All-Stars albums, this one is my favorite. In this album, just as in all their others, I prefer the Easy Star All-Stars version to the original. I would love a chance to see them live. Check out their tour dates now and see them for yourself - I'm going to see them at Hangout!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Chilled
While it's hard to improve on a classic and there are always risks for falling flat. Radiodread is a dub accomplishment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Randolph
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid
If you like Reggae and you like Radiohead (even if you don't) you are going to love this album. They have other great mixes too, but this is one of my favorites.
Published 1 month ago by DUDE
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the songs
Not all of the renditions I liked. Primarily because of the vocalist chosen. Almost all of the tracks were outstanding. Well worth the $7 for the download.
Published 1 month ago by Christopher Cartrett
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and Miss from song to song.
This album has a couple of great songs, such as Karma Police which is performed with Citizen Cope. The album as a whole is lacking a little though.
Published 4 months ago by Kairosawakening
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT REGGAE ALBUM!!!!!
WOW!!! This is a great REGGAE DUB album from EASY DUB ALL STARS...They re recorded the classic OK COMPUTER from RADIOHEAD in a DUB vibe, and in my opinion, it's even better than... Read more
Published 9 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have For Radiohead Fans!
This is a great album for chilling or moving around. Who knew Radiohead was so danceable? Instantly in my Top 10 favorites. Love it!
Published 9 months ago by Angela Blair
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the CD
Nothing good about this album. Hard to listen to the whole Album without getting bored and wanted to turn on something else
Published 11 months ago by CampingRulz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
If you are a fan of radiohead, this is a must have for your music library. Such a great album!
Published 13 months ago by k.a.t.
4.0 out of 5 stars easy star all stars
This album is my second favorite of theirs only to dub side of the moon!! They are launching a huge tour here in 2011, I am gonna be able to check them out in C ville virginia. Read more
Published on March 2, 2011 by chris zatkulak
5.0 out of 5 stars Always on my playlist
I'm fan of Radiohead and Reggae so this album is a no brainer. OK Computer is a great album but Radiohead, much like the art-punk bands who influenced them (Wire, The Pixies, Gang... Read more
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