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The real album interlaced between OK Computer and In Rainbows


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Initial post: Jul 18, 2011 2:48:44 AM PDT
M. Weekley says:
Consider my mind officially blown tonight. I take no credit for this, but found an article that indicates that OK Computer and In Rainbows are actually companions. Apparently this album was meant for release 10 years after OK computer. OK Computer was initially called 'zeros and ones' 01 with this album being 10. Just look at the cover of the album and 'Rad10head' shoots out. Both share 10 letters in their album name and In Rainbows was announced 10 days before release.

That's not even the good part. These songs are meant to be played alternating next to one another with a 10 second crossfade between songs. The order goes like this:

1. Airbag (OK Computer)
2. 15 Step (In Rainbows)
3. Paranoid Android (OK Computer)
4. Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)
5. Subterranean Homesick Alien (OK Computer)
6. Nude (In Rainbows)
7. Exit Music (For A Film) (OK Computer)
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (In Rainbows)
9. Let Down (OK Computer)
10. All I Need (In Rainbows)
11. Karma Police (OK Computer)
12. Fitter Happier (OK Computer)
13. Faust Arp (In Rainbows)
14. Electioneering (OK Computer)
15. Reckoner (In Rainbows)
16. Climbing Up The Walls (OK Computer)
17. House Of Cards (In Rainbows)
18. No Surprises (OK Computer)
19. Jigsaw Falling Into Place (In Rainbows)
20. Lucky (OK Computer)
21. Videotape (In Rainbows)
22. The Tourist (OK Computer)

Do not credit me with this information. I'm only the messenger. Read the following article from Cracked (#8):

http://www.cracked.com/article_18896_10-mind-blowing-easter-eggs-hidden-in-famous-albums.html

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 4:22:51 PM PDT
Brent says:
Some of the transitions don't work very well, but a lot of them fit surprisingly well.

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 8:06:45 PM PDT
I don't think that the 'secret' is anything this mind-blowing. I did try listening to the tracks in that order and, while it's a great listening experience, it didn't seem to flow together better than the original albums did. I agree with a lot of the clues based on dates, visuals, numbers etc. that In Rainbows is the long-awaited sequel to OK Computer. It just doesn't seem like alternating the track order actually unlocks the 'real' album.

I did enjoy the comment made that a possible anagram for the two titles is "Combination Super Work" though. :)

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 8:30:44 AM PDT
Videotape says:
I was listening to this, as I had heard it before when I found it.
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