Seemingly granted Aclassic albumA status within days of its release in 1997, OK Computer transformed Radiohead from a highly promising rock act into The Most Important Band in the World A a label the band has been burdened by (and has fooled around with) ever since. Through close musical analysis of each song, Dai Griffiths explores the themes and ideas that have made this album resonate so deeply with its audience, and argues that OK Computer is one of the most successfully realized CD albums so far created. EXCERPT But then AKarma PoliceA changes. After the second chorus the track lifts, in various ways. Harmonically, thereAs a key change of sorts (the sheet music charmingly follows the convention of preparing the reader for the new key signature), from E minor to B minor, although in truth both sections use similar chords. Then vocally or melodically, the key change takes Thom Yorke to his angelic register. Texturally, thereAs a big shift, with all the instruments doing lighter things. Best to my mind though, thereAs the one word, phew. PhewAs great: itAs a cartoon word, like AgulpA or AzzzzA or AbahA. Its precision matters, the fact that itAs really there, properly pronounced, not just sort-of-breathedThe interesting question about the demotic classic, the democratic classica classic cars, classic kitchenware, classic albums, classic episodes of The Simpsonsais how we recognize whether or when any of this stuff is really, no really, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Radiohead's OK Computer|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2004-08-11|