I was wondering if you think of Radioheads 1997 Masterpiece OK Computer.
I’m an avid watcher of your online reviews. I noticed your both really big Radiohead fans.
I’m a massive Radiohead fan and I think OK Computer is Radioheads best Album (I also really like In Rainbows and Kid A) I think it’s Thom Yorke’s best album lyrically, with those painful whiney vocals. And its a landmark Album of it’s time, like using electric drums and the Glockenspiel. It brought alot to music in the 1990′s and I think it’s the most important Album released in the past 15 years.
What do you guys think of it? It’s an album often cited by critics as one of the greatest albums ever recorded, and Its influence on later musicians marks the transition from Britpop to the more melancholic and atmospheric style of latter-day alternative rock, and it pretty much killed Britpop.
Thanks Guys. Hope you review this!
Thanks a lot for the comment! We’re really glad you like our reviews.
Yes, we are both big Radiohead fans. It’s funny though because while I know it’s their most critically acclaimed album, OK Computer is neither of our favorite Radiohead album. It’s up there, though.
I agree with the point about the lyrics. The lyrics on OK Computer are really important to enhancing the sound and mood, and are some of Thom Yorke’s best.
Keep in mind that OK Computer is one of my (Tom’s) favorite albums ever, I think it cracked my top 50. I still like The Bends and Kid A a bit better, but that’s just me. The main reason is that for me, there are a few weaker tracks on OK Computer. The strong points are incredible, but I find Let Down, No Surprises (surprisingly, I know this is a lot of people’s favorite), and The Tourist to be not as strong as the rest. Especially The Tourist, which is a shame because it closes out the album. I’m pretty sure Jake would disagree with everything I just said though! Keep in mind that I tend to focus more on the instrumentals when I listen to Radiohead, rather than Thom Yorke’s vocals. You may notice that the tracks I mentioned are weaker to me are songs that rely a lot more on the vocals, while the instruments are just kind of soft in the background.
I agree, this is one of the most important albums of the last 15 years, if not the most important one. I guess I can’t think of anything that would be more important than it. I don’t know when we’d get a chance to review this one seeing as how we’ve already done throwback reviews of In Rainbows and Kid A, but it definitely would be fun sometime.
Hi guys, loved your review of Clockwork Angels. I too, am a huge RUSH fan, for many years, and i thought you brought up a really valid point: the mix/production on this album was not up to par with today’s standards. I played this album on a really, really high quailty car stereo outfit with a separate channel and amp for the sub, and it doesn’t sound that good. Muddy bass, overwhelming kick drum, sloppy mix. Just to be sure, i listened to some other recent rock/metal albums on the same system, and they were clean and hit hard. So, yes, i agree 100% that the production was below todays standards. Good call! -Alan
Glad to hear that you agree with us on that! We had the privilege of seeing them back in September, and I’ll tell you this– the songs sounded INCREDIBLE live!
Hi guys, I was wondering what your thoughts were (if you have listened to it) on the new album from Norwegian Metalcore/Hard Rock outfit Kvelertak, titled ‘Meir’. I feel that it is a fairly universal album as Metalcore goes, as metal heads will appreciate the rough screams and the intense instrumentation and non-metal heads might be able to get into the catchy anthematic hooks and the uplifting guitars.
I also want to tell you how great I think your reviews have been lately. Your reviews are far better than all the written reviews out there because you always remember to focus on the album itself instead of comparing it to the artists previous work. Also you present your opinions so much more clearly than Pitchfork and all the other review sites.
Keep up the good work guys =)
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