is OK Computer a terrible album y/n

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I can't be fucked to listen to this yawnsome bullshit

Poll Results

OptionVotes
it's aiite ("OK") 50
OK Computer is an incredible feat of human ambition, fuck you 49
OK Computer is a fucking terrible album 18


that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

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Action Jackson (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

It's a pretty good left-of-mainstream (but not really all that far-out) epic-sounding guitar rock album, kind of like the Ocean Rain of the 90's or something.

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

At the time it felt like the most incredible album to me. In retrospect, it's a transitional record with some really great singles that bridged the gap between The Bends and Kid A.

dog latin, but cool (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Basically, it's OK and some of the songs are about computers.

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

It even has a computer on one track... as the singer!

dog latin, but cool (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

That song for me was like the moment when Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov in 1996.

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

I do really really like Karma Police and Paranoid Android. Never keen on Electioneering or Let Down (although the Easy Star Allstars version is fab!)

dog latin, but cool (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

it was the bridge between the bends and kid a, alright, so it's half great half shite

delonge and winding refn (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

a terrible album to discus, but rather nice to occasionally listen to.

nashwan, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Loved loved loved it at the time, but sold it ages ago. Horribly dated production sound, and and not as good The Bends or Kid A - which are much better at what they do, but I wouldn't ever choose to listen to any of them now.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 10:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

You lot KNOW I'm in a wee village in Cornwall and I p much have to climb to the elevation of St Michael's Mount to get half a bar on my iPhone so you decide *now* is a good time to start 17 RH threads? BARSTRDSZ!

Ocean Rain of the 90s is a p p good description. Now sod you lot, I'm off to Lamorna, I can see the seals are gathering on the rocks there already.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

:)

delonge and winding refn (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I love Ocean Rain fwiw

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seals are better dancers than Thom Yorke TBH.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

singers too

delonge and winding refn (p much resigned to deems), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

's ok

Derek Pringles (Deep in the Tony Hart land), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I also love Ocean Rain, I get it out far more frequently than ~better~ albums of the 80s.

I'm also looking at ocean rain right now and trying to decide if it's gonna get to Lamorna before I do and I don't even know if the Wink is open for a brandy.

Like I said on t'other thread I got this album out recently and was surprised how much of it was so forgettable. The highs are so amazing it leaves a lasting good impression but it's patchy as hell. Ocean Rain is wall to wall amazing, yes even Thorn Of Crowns. I'd love to hear TY do a "c c cucumbers c c cauliflowers c c cabbages men on mars April showers!" it would suit him.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

Great singer, terrible fishy breath xp

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

Iiiiin ICe Camp Fire, Im wolrldsmm doom, and worlds of Wirehhhhhhh

etcet.

Y.O. Mini (MarkG oo la showaddywaddy), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

"c c cucumbers c c cauliflowers c c cabbages men on mars April showers!"

certain aspects of pavement's "killing moon" cover now make more sense to me. yeah i've never heard ocean rain. no plans to change that anytime soon.

ledge, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's a good, but not great, record. I would take it over OK Computer, personally.

Neil S, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

Radiohead stuck forever being Echo & the Bunnymen to Richard D James' Julian Cope. It would explain the megalithic long barrow guitar solos.

Anyway I need my attention for crossing this v v swollen stream. I wish I could show you where I'm posting this from but I would probably need to reexamine my life priorities.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

haha I know you're using the comparisons loosely but Radiohead are nothing like RDJ beyond their appropriation of IDM-influenced bleepiness, whereas in the grand scheme of things the Teardrop Explodes and the Bunnymen might as well be the same band if you zoom out far enough

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

i r joeking

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

ocean rain is great
ok computer is great
hooray for records

horseshoe loves tom brady, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

well, Ian Mac was always the guy that 'bought' the long jacket, whereas JCope was born wearing the jacket.

(Ooh, I like that one, really pleeased I said that)

Y.O. Mini (MarkG oo la showaddywaddy), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ian's the sort who gets out of the bath with a dirty face while Julian says "How was the gear? They don't sell things to you over there"

Derek Pringles (Deep in the Tony Hart land), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm about to disappear round a crag of radioactive Cornish granite where my signal will disappear again. Anything else to add about Thom Yorke, Julian Cope or Ocean Rain or can I go back to hiking in the stone age again?

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Anything else to add about Thom Yorke, Julian Cope or Ocean Rain or can I go back to hiking in the stone age again?

yes. ok computer is a very good album, which has held up almost as well as paris hilton's debut disc.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

ive never really listened to this but i like to read the title as thom yorke getting frustrated w/his computer

Cooper Chucklebutt, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

no no it is a deep (deep deep deep) examination of the growing threat of a technology-driven fascist state. set to music.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

OKComputer was an early dating site set up to find a Victorian Porn loving girlfriend for Colin.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

iiiiiiiiii've been kissed by a rose

your voice of treason, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

OKC is not only a great concept rock album, it is going to represent the western-conference in this year's NBA finals.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

go clips

shook, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

go clipse

Cooper Chucklebutt, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

It wasn't even seals in the end! It was a frogman! He came out of the sea all wrapped in scuba gear at Lamorna Cove!

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

(nah, durant/harden/westbrook the actual deal)

shook, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

w/pusha t

shook, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

i look forward to this epic battle of the bends!

Cooper Chucklebutt, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

ive never really listened to this but i like to read the title as thom yorke getting frustrated w/his computer

I do this too! "OK computer, I'm tired of these error messages now".

shakur rump (I left my login in El Sandboxo), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

can't believe we're really debating this, c'mon guys I'm not even really a fan of Radiohead but this is a pretty good album all things considered

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

Never underestimate the internet's capacity to both overrate and underrate this band's legacy.

shakur rump (I left my login in El Sandboxo), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

any band's legacy.

the internet has even caused me -- briefly -- to question my belief that foghat is the greatest rock band of all times.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

I kinda feel like Radiohead is a special case though, in terms of the extremity of the underrating and overrating.

shakur rump (I left my login in El Sandboxo), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

well they are the worst band ever

Cooper Chucklebutt, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Radiohead are a good solid band! I mean they're not in my personal Top 10 (I have no idea how TY got in my all time Top 10 WS but there you go) but they are a kind of focus for loving or hating a certain millennial seam of music, pop culture, etc. Middlebrow always attracts more consternation than Hi or Lo brows put together.

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely (Fotherington Thomas), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 14:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Again, this is not what I said.

then what exactly are you trying to say?

...or fold laundry? (J0n Arbuckle), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do you even know what a hitler hairdo is?

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Tuesday, 20 December 2011 22:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

FWIW my drone friends still like to listen to fridge buzz

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

This has to be one of the stupidest threads in ILX history.

dog latin, but cool (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

I just can't believe Geir hasn't shown up yet.

dog latin, but cool (dog latin), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

idk if geir is on the sandbox.

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

"It would be interesting to see how the world would be different if Dick Cheney really listened to Radiohead's OK Computer. I think the world would probably improve. That album is fucking brilliant. It changed my life, so why wouldn't it change his?" - Chris Martin

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

That guy should not give interviews.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

or make music

OH NOES, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Or make anymore records IMO IIRC.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cross-post, but Oh Noes beat me to it.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

the easier the zing, the faster my fingers

OH NOES, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

the faster your treefingers

Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

fitter happier
more reductive

OH NOES, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha!

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

"It would be interesting to see how the world would be different if Dick Cheney really listened to Radiohead's OK Computer. I think the world would probably improve. That album is fucking brilliant. It changed my life, so why wouldn't it change his?" - Chris Martin

― that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:56

XD

your voice of treason, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 14:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

if by "changing his life," chris martin means ok computer inspired him to make music, i'm changing my vote to "fucking terrible album."

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 16:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

I want a Chris & Gwyneth reality show so I can hear more shit just like that

wrinklepause, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 16:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Chris Martin is right! I don't like his music but if listening to OK Computer got him that babe Gwyneth then you can't say it's that terrible!

billy goat, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Gwyneth was totally insufferable and intolerable until, like, 3 years ago?

OH NOES, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

and now she's . . . ?

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

vegan!

flexidisc, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

OH NOES, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

what *is* on dick cheney's ipod

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

lil b.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 21 December 2011 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 December 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

This thread still makes me all like http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/55008369/Thom+Yorke+Dance.gif

man I miss Cornwall

Sheaths of ClammyCloth (Fotherington Thomas), Friday, 30 December 2011 00:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

dookay computer

Hongro4AS (nakhchivan), Friday, 30 December 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

aiite computer

some dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Friday, 30 December 2011 01:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

I knew the computer in question and it was pretty overrated imo.

Friends call me Dick. (Richard Townwolves), Friday, 30 December 2011 03:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's no option for "i have never heard this album"!

sarahel, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

cmon of course youve heard it its not the beatles

є(٥_ ٥)э, Friday, 30 December 2011 03:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

some dude (Mr. Stevenson #2), Friday, 30 December 2011 03:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

hey, i heard the beatles almost 10 times in the last year!

sarahel, Friday, 30 December 2011 04:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

jeez were you counting or something

u know my homes' methods, plies them (p much resigned to deems), Friday, 30 December 2011 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

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nuhnuhnuh, Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Congratulations, Secondary Boyfriend and yr fabulous dancing belly!

Sheaths of ClammyCloth (Fotherington Thomas), Saturday, 31 December 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

yr mum is terrible album

Foolio Iglesias, Wednesday, 1 February 2017 05:00 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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lukas, Saturday, 25 February 2017 06:34 (two years ago) Permalink

hmmm
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lukas, Saturday, 25 February 2017 06:34 (two years ago) Permalink

really it has to
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this much

lukas, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:30 (two years ago) Permalink

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lukas, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

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lukas, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:44 (two years ago) Permalink

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lukas, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:45 (two years ago) Permalink

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mookieproof, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink


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