Radiohead - OK Computer

OK Computer is the third album by British rock band Radiohead. It was recorded at St Catherine's Court, the country house of Jane Seymour near Bath, mixed at Abbey Road Studios and released on June 16, 1997 in the United Kingdom and on July 1 in the United States. The album met with wide critical acclaim and commercial success, putting the British group at the forefront of modern rock. Arguably Radiohead's most significant work to date, OK Computer won a Grammy Award in 1998 in the category of Best Alternative Music Performance and was nominated for Album of the Year.

Considered by many critics as the greatest album of all time, OK Computer is consistently featured on many critics' "best albums" lists, including a number 1 placing in a 1998 Q magazine readers' poll. It achieved this honour in 2005 when its readers were again asked to name the "greatest album of all time". In 1997 it was placed at number 7 in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM; while in 2003 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 94. The album also came as Number One in the Top 100 Albums programme broadcast on Channel 4 on April 17, 2005 in Britain. In June 2005 it was named as Spin Magazine's No. 1 album,and in 2004 it placed number 3 on MuchMusic's best 50 albums since 1980. Rolling Stone's list of the "500 greatest albums of all time" placed OK Computer at 162.

The album's design is a collage of images and text by Stanley Donwood, who is credited with design on several Radiohead covers. Some of the text is hidden, including several phrases in Esperanto. Translations into English can be found in the unofficial Radiohead FAQ (see External links).

Bassist Colin Greenwood said about the album: "I think the overall mood on the record is starker than The Bends. I think that there is a consistent sound to 80 percent of the new album. I think we made things a little bit more extreme on this record. The important thing for us on this record was that we produce it ourselves. We had to learn how to make decisions amongst the six of us. There was the five people in the band and the engineer/mixer Nigel Godrich. We learned a lot from doing it on our own and in retrospect, we are very proud of this record."

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bulut on 7:38 pm said...

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