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Old 04-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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You know what, OK Computer is growing on me pretty quick.

When I first bought this album it took me a while to actually listen to, and I got to Fitter Happier then turned the CD off, thinking only Let Down was good, with Karma Police ok.

But now I am not completely indifferent to it. There's no songs I would rate 5/5, but it certainly has its moments.

Airbag I'm really liking, mainly for the "in an interstellar burst, I am back to save the universe" line. Paranoid Android is still to me just a bag of noise. Subterranean Homesick Alien is pretty cool, love the 'uptight' lines.

Exit Music is boring and sounds like someone's reading a suicide note, and the lyrics don't exactly inspire anything fantastic... Let Down is probably one of the best tracks, great chorus, vocals, music, good outro (missing some lines)?

Karma Police is good, but not all that its cracked up to be... a cool outro, a very Sexy Sadieish bit in the middle there.

Fitter Happier. No.

Electrioneering is pretty cool, really rocking, like the musical work better than the vocals though. Climbing up the Walls might be one of my favourites, i love how it builds and builds. Awesome.

No Surprises is pretty light but I really like that as well, sounds great. Lucky, not so much, Just doesn't do much for me, as with The Tourist.

As much as I dont wanna say it, this album is alright. Defintiely a grower, just wanted to express that!
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Well, duh.
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Maybe I should have added "+ discussion" in the title
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Sucks.
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Re: You know what, OK Computer is growing on me pretty quick.

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Paranoid Android is still to me just a bag of noise.
I'm not too sure about that. I would maybe give Paranoid Android another listen or two.

That's cool that it is at least growing on you, though. Definitely a classic album.
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yeah i know most people reckon its pretty great, but im just not getting it at the mo.
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It took me a while to get into it, too. My first Radiohead album was Kid A, and to this day it's my favorite. But I can definitely swing to The Bends and Ok Computer, maybe even In Rainbows now. The only album that flat-out bores me is Hail to the Theif.

What really made OK Computer work for me was sort of letting it saturate. I would read or play computer games or draw while listening, and after a few weeks I just sat there in the dark with the headphones on and it clicked. Near perfection.
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The only album that flat-out bores me is Hail to the Theif.
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yeah i know most people reckon its pretty great, but im just not getting it at the mo.
Exactly the same thing with me, it gradually evolved from what sounded like a collection of crap sounds into something that sounds majestic and exciting.....so much so that it's been solid in my top 10 albums of all time, even hitting No.3 at one stage.

A corker of a disc, ant it will continue to impress you over time. There's so much to love, even Fitter Happier. SOme marvellous sounds accompanying that vocal.

The most remarkable thing is that while it remains R'head's best album, In Rainbows and Kid A are top top albums too
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The only album that flat-out bores me is Hail to the Theif.
You know what? I was in the same camp a while ago. I tried to like HTTT but I just couldn't crack it, other than There There I seriously hated every other song...

But then something happened and it clicked somehow and now I can honestly say it's one of my favourites...
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Re: You know what, OK Computer is growing on me pretty quick.

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Fitter Happier. No.
Your opinion on Fitter Happier...No
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Re: You know what, OK Computer is growing on me pretty quick.

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Exit Music is boring and sounds like someone's reading a suicide note, and the lyrics don't exactly inspire anything fantastic...
I'm surprised you haven't been flamed to hell yet for saying that!
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I was sat outside and listening to this album one time last summer. And It just felt right to me. I've always loved that album, but at that moment I understood it. You need to give it time.
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I can dig me some OK Computer.

But it's the Bends ftmfw.

Yes, I posted positively in a Radiohead thread. :shockandamazement:
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