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  • Summary: The alternative rock band's compilation of 16+-hours of demos, rehearsals, concert recordings, unfinished songs and other material from around the time they were working on OK Computer was released on Bandcamp for 18 days after Thom Yorke's MiniDisc archive was hacked.
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  1. 80
    You can hear the ghostly outline of OK Computer looming amid the gloom and distortion. Also palpable is a growing ambivalence. ... For every scratchy, hissing road to nowhere, there’s a sublime bit when Jonny Greenwood’s guitar cuts through and York starts to howl like a sad but vaguely vengeful pop demon. And suddenly all your misgivings tumble away, and it’s a privilege to be lost in the labyrinth of Radiohead’s collective subconscious.
  2. Jul 3, 2019
    80
    It reveals the inner workings of what is regarded by many as the greatest album of the 1990s, showing how they walked alongside and then turned away from the brash Britpop that surrounded them. ... The MiniDiscs aren’t short of scrappy Yorke solo takes, but these are at the very least always interesting – and in some cases startlingly beautiful.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jul 3, 2019
    80
    This is gold for fans. Worth the £18 for the definitive version of lost classic Lift alone. [Aug 2019, p.119]
  4. Jul 3, 2019
    70
    Small wonders are waiting to be uncovered here, though they take considerable searching. While there’s limited novelty these days in live performances, given their ubiquity online, there are a few stunning examples scattered in the tapes. ... Reviewing these recordings may be superfluous. The songs were not designed to be heard but to be worked through and altered so it’s akin to reviewing storyboards or rushes.
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  1. May 8, 2022
    4
    Great fan service but given it's a leak it's understandable that it would feel unpolished .