Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Song

Radiohead's breakthrough album OK Computer, released in 1997, redefined alternative music. Its melodic, but extremely unconventional rock is skillfully combined with idiosyncratic lyrics that resemble the unholy combination of a left-wing political treatise and a 50's science fiction story. A commercial and critical success, it set the tone for the music of the next ten years. Radiohead arguably has never bettered this release but, then again, few groups could. This song, "No Surprises", was one of the last songs from the album to be released as a single.

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