Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Of No Consequence At All

Radiohead OK ComputerHard to believe it's been a full decade since Radiohead released (one of) their masterpiece(s) OK Computer. The UK is celebrating the anniversary this week. In the US, the album wasn't released until July 1 (according to Wikipedia - it's not like I know such info off the top of my head.) I'm sure we'll hear more about it in the next couple of weeks.

It's quite a stunning piece of work and was a real watershed moment in the history of guitar music. It has influenced practically everything since. It's not at the top of my playlist, but that's not meant to show disrespect. I prefer The Bends over OK Computer yet I recognize OK Computer to be a more significant contribution, probably Radiohead's most significant contribution.

As you likely know already (because Radiohead can't record a second of material without everybody frantically blogging about it), Radiohead is currently recording the long-awaited follow-up to Hail to the Thief. Keep up to date on official activities in their dead air space.

MP3: Radiohead - Paranoid Android (scroll down via It's Hard to Find a Friend)

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