OK Computer

Label
EMI UK
Release date
1 Mar 2003
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
53:23

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Airbag 4:44 895,005
2 Paranoid Android 6:23 1,238,052
3 Subterranean Homesick Alien 4:27 794,498
4 Exit Music (for a Film) 4:26 826,951
5 Let Down 4:59 856,580
6 Karma Police 4:21 1,475,238
7 Fitter Happier 1:57 658,341
8 Electioneering 3:50 711,769
9 Climbing Up the Walls 4:45 715,338
10 No Surprises 3:49 1,174,914
11 Lucky 4:18 830,794
12 The Tourist 5:24 656,364

About this album

OK Computer is the third album by the English band Radiohead, released in . It reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart and marked Radiohead’s highest entry into the American market at the time, where it debuted at #21. OK Computer expanded the band’s worldwide popularity, becoming the last Radiohead album to have a delayed release outside of the United Kingdom. As of 2007, it has been certified triple platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. OK Computer included the singles “Paranoid Android”, “Karma Police” and “No Surprises”.

The album was recorded in rural Oxfordshire and Bath, England with Nigel Godrich, who would work with the band on all their future recordings. Although OK Computer was dominated by guitar, its expansive sound and wide range of influences set it apart from many of the and bands popular at the time, laying the groundwork for Radiohead’s later, more work. The lyrics, by Thom Yorke, and the album’s artwork by Yorke and frequent collaborator Stanley Donwood, emphasised themes such as consumerism, social disconnection, political stagnation and modern malaise, though the band denied they set out to make a concept album.


Upon its release, OK Computer received almost unanimously positive reviews. Consensus among critics was that the album was a landmark of its time and would have far-reaching impact and importance.

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  • ChoKeNOTaBot

    2003?such stupid mistake

    22 Mar 5:07pm Reply
  • hrumic

    My favorite.

    22 Feb 10:17pm Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    electronic still falls under the pop umbrella if we are discussing avant-garde music. not a problem, my bad if i come off as overly-preachy. i do not want to sound like i'm bashing this album either. it's solid. nothing amazing, tho.

    9 Feb 10:16pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I consider this more electronic than anything, I never meant to sound like I was calling this avant-garde.

    9 Feb 8:08am Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    it doesn't matter what you listen to now, if you still claim this as an "avant-garde" record by any means. It's simple pop music. That's not an issue, i still enjoy the album. But it's not avant-garde haha.

    8 Feb 8:31pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Just because my 4 year old charts don't reflect the amount of stuff like Magma, Stolen Babies and Leprous I've been listening to doesn't mean that my interest in the style is any less valid. I am legitimately curious what the appeal is, the lyrics don't have the brevity of classics like In Flames's album Colony it seems...

    8 Feb 5:05pm Reply
  • CourtesyFlush93

    "as deep into the avant-garde area of music i go." lmao, you have to be joking, right?

    29 Jan 2:46am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    As deep into the avant-garde area of music I go, I'll never see the appeal this album has to so many...especially knowing they spent like 5-6 years making it.

    28 Jan 11:35pm Reply
  • sin1stercut

    Simply perfect.

    28 Jan 2:45pm Reply
  • muerto14

    The best album of all time.

    25 Jan 12:35am Reply
  • nugraarsyistawa

    "wake from your sleep , before your father hear us".

    16 Jan 2:06am Reply
  • mcpadson

    i fucking love OK Computer

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ninetales-

    This album is really beautiful

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    One of the few albums with this much acclaim that actually deserves it. [11]

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Marinochet

    !! Love this album so much.

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lontano_away

    Let down. [2]

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ThalesGgphy

    I really don't know how this album is so popular.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lucaslups

    One of the few albums with this much acclaim that actually deserves it. [9]

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • prinzparis

    Climbing up the walls. Incredible.

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • EDRORR

    still amazing after 100000000000000000000000000 listenings

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
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