(ed: i so agree with the sentiments expressed in this piece – from the very first time i heard it – way back when it was released – i thought ‘ok computer’ both sucked and blew..and was bewildered by the fact of all of these ‘cool’ people around me at the time (i was doing stuff @ bfm ) thinking/claiming it was the bees’ knees..w.t.f. were they smoking..?..)
Earlier this week Radiohead announced they’d be celebrating the 20-year anniversary of their worst album by re-releasing it in a variety of configurations and deluxe packages.
I’ve long thought OK Computer sucks.
Ever since it was released way back in 1997.
But as a big part of life is growing – realising that sometimes you get things wrong and acknowledging your mistakes I decided to go back and revisit the record.
As such I’ve been listening to the album again.
After giving it well over a dozen spins I feel comfortable admitting that 20 years after its release Radiohead’s landmark – ground breaking – hugely respected – universally acclaimed – seriously important record OK Computer still in fact sucks.