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OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 Image
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  • Summary: The remaster of the rock band's 1997 third album features eight B-sides, as well as original studio recordings of three previously unreleased tracks: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.”
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A heart that's full up like a landfill A job that slowly kills you Bruises that won't heal You look so tired, unhappy Bring down the government They... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. Uncut
    Jun 22, 2017
    100
    “I Promise,” “Man Of War,” and “Lift” are the most exciting, crucial elements of this deluxe edition. ... [The B-sides are] a perfect counterpart to the three new tracks, and point towards Radiohead's convention-defying next chapter of Kid A and Amnesiac. [Aug 2017, p.44]
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    100
    Years removed from its source, its impact is multiplied tenfold. In 1996, it was a path towards adult-contemporary pop radio; today, it’s an exquisitely faded Polaroid.
  3. 100
    The actual content of OKNOTOK, in terms of what’s new, is hardly justification for any casual listener to pick it up, but the excuse to revisit the record itself would absolutely vindicate the purchase.
  4. Jun 22, 2017
    100
    What no one, including Radiohead, did was make another album that really sounds like OK Computer. Which is another reason why it doesn’t appear to have dated at all.
  5. Mojo
    Jun 27, 2017
    100
    It's an album that at times sounds like it wants to smash your face to pieces, sometimes your heart. It's beautiful, horrible, bleak, spiteful, overwhelmed, overwhelming--a cry of panic ,despair, anxiety in the face of accelerating modernity. .... All three [previously unreleased tracks] are excellent in their way. [Aug 2017, p.100]
  6. Jun 30, 2017
    100
    All [of the unreleased songs] were recorded around the time of OK Computer; all are unimpeachably first-rate; and yet, all were sensibly left off the original. Nevertheless, they complete the picture of one of rock's greatest bands cresting their first creative peak.
  7. Jul 6, 2017
    72
    OKNOTOK will be of little interest to a passerby in a record store; its main value even for the die-hardiest of Radiohead fans is that little peek behind the curtain, a crack of light closer to understanding the way one of the most elusive bands in the world works.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 60
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 60
  3. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. RPF
    Dec 17, 2020
    10
    This album is such a fantastic addon to the original. Tracks that really stand out to me are ‘Man of War’ and ‘Polyethylene’. They have madeThis album is such a fantastic addon to the original. Tracks that really stand out to me are ‘Man of War’ and ‘Polyethylene’. They have made the definitive addition of the best album of all time. Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2019
    10
    This is a review for the standard edition.

    Its the year 1997, every record around is grungy, very sharp, hard rock for your ears. Then,
    This is a review for the standard edition.

    Its the year 1997, every record around is grungy, very sharp, hard rock for your ears.
    Then, they there come 5 guys to change everything, this record is the definition for art rock on its own.

    Least favorite tracks: Subterranean Homesick Alien, the tourist.

    Overall: A- or 85
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  3. Jun 23, 2017
    10
    Timeless. Classic. Masterpiece. Ingenious. Perfect. Ahead of its time. Ahead of our time. Beautiful. Haunting. Paranoid. Changed the course ofTimeless. Classic. Masterpiece. Ingenious. Perfect. Ahead of its time. Ahead of our time. Beautiful. Haunting. Paranoid. Changed the course of music for the 21st century. Will change the course of our lives to come. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2021
    10
    What is there to add? Simply put, this is one of the greatest albums of all time.
  5. Jun 25, 2017
    10
    Excelente DISCAZOOOOOOOOO, inolvidable reedición, tres canciones memorables que por fin tienen su versión de estudio muy merecida compra yExcelente DISCAZOOOOOOOOO, inolvidable reedición, tres canciones memorables que por fin tienen su versión de estudio muy merecida compra y buenas notas Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2017
    10
    In the entire history of modern music I cannot see more than two albums getting (marginally) better than OK Computer (Nirvana's Nevermind andIn the entire history of modern music I cannot see more than two albums getting (marginally) better than OK Computer (Nirvana's Nevermind and Kate Bush's Hounds of Love). Original track list is just completely perfect. The added ones would be great for almost anybody else but not for them. Maybe, with the exception of majestic Man of War. A classic. Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2021
    0
    Vaya basofia, es aburrido a nomas poder, no es un album malo de Radiohead, es un album malo en general

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