Radiohead ‎– OK Computer

Label:
Capitol Records ‎– CDP 7243 8 55229 2 5
Format:
CD, Album
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

1 Airbag 4:44
2 Paranoid Android 6:23
3 Subterranean Homesick Alien 4:27
4 Exit Music (For A Film) 4:24
5 Let Down 4:59
6 Karma Police 4:21
7 Fitter Happier 1:57
8 Electioneering 3:50
9 Climbing Up The Walls 4:45
10 No Surprises 3:48
11 Lucky 4:19
12 The Tourist 4:25

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Mastered at Abbey Road.

℗1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
©1997 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 2438-55229-2 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724385522925
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 to 3): 724385522925 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 1-1-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 724385522925 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 1-1-14
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): 724385522925 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 1-2-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): 724385522925 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 1-1-8
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 to 6): IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 1650
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 1636
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1693
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 165A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 1605
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): ifpi 1658
  • Other (Stamped in Mould, Variant 3): M1S1

Other Versions (5 of 128) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8 Radiohead OK Computer(2xLP, Album, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone NODATA 02, 7243 8 55229 1 8 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 55229 2 5, CDNODATA 02 Radiohead OK Computer(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 55229 2 5, CDNODATA 02 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
EKPD-0610 Radiohead OK Computer(CD, Album) EMI (Korea) EKPD-0610 South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
none Radiohead OK Computer + 6 Bonus Tracks!(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Radiohead) none Unknown Sell This Version
7243 578229 2 3, 7243 5 78229 2 3 Radiohead OK Computer(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), Parlophone 7243 578229 2 3, 7243 5 78229 2 3 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews

Add Review

djproject

djproject

January 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
After the moderate success of The Bends (which also secured them as being beyond just "the band that does the song 'Creep'"), Radiohead was inspired to do more of their own thing. Inspired greatly by the Beatles' self titled "white" album, Radiohead set to make what many have called "The Dark Side of the Moon of the 1990s."

While denying the progressive rock connections that critics have made, it's hard not to see some attributes of progressive rock in this album. In fact, it's better to call it more of an art rock album. There is a unity between the songs that shows more of a state of mind, rather than a linear narrative or an explicit construct. The state of mind is living in the modern world with its emphasis on better living through science. And yet the 19th century notion of letting science and technology advance the human race into a better utopia has resulted in devasating wars and other forms of misery... far from being idyllic and peaceful.

Perhaps the song that really makes the point is the "intermission" song "Fitter Happier." Delivered coldly (and quite humorously) using a Macintosh computer, it states what the modern society looks for in a modern individual: someone who is basically programmed to do the right thing at the right time. This is their version of W.H. Auden's poem "The Unknown Citizen."

This is one of the many reasons many can point to as far as what Radiohead was able to create through this album. But like the album it's used to compare this to, OK Computer gives you space to think and ponder and not force you into a particular idea.