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In the wake of their grunge-y breakout hit "Creep"
and the success of sophomore record The Bends
, Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead
were under pressure to deliver once more.
So they shut themselves away inside the echoing halls of a secluded 16th century manor
and got to work.
What emerged from that crumbling Elizabethan castle fifteen years ago today was a shockingly ambitious masterpiece of progressive rock, a visionary concept album that explored the "fridge buzz" of modernity
-- alienation, social disconnection, existential dread, the impersonal hum of technology
-- through a mosaic of challenging
, eerily beautiful
music unlike anything else at the time.
Tentatively called Ones and Zeroes
, then Your Home May Be at Risk If You Do Not Keep Up Payments
, the band finally settled on OK Computer
, an appropriately enigmatic title for this acclaimed
harbinger of millennial angst. For more, you can watch the retrospective OK Computer: A Classic Album Under Review
for a track-by-track rundown, or the unsettling documentary Meeting People is Easy
for a look at how the album's whirlwind tour nearly gave Yorke a nervous breakdown
. Or look inside for more details and cool interpretations of all the tracks -- including an upcoming MeFi Music Challenge! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 16, 2012 -
We all know the rules —
no self-linking on MetaFilter. And yet I've often enjoyed peeking into people's User Profiles and checking out the sites they've put together
. So, I'll risk creating a giant love-in thread, and I'll ask: what sites made by MeFi-ers have you
the one you're looking at right now, I mean.)
posted by jbushnell
on Apr 17, 2001 -
MetaTalk is now live.
I've been talking about it for a while, and now it's here. The addition of it and the Changelog
does crowd up the menus a bit more, but a redesign is in the works so consider this a temporary inconvenience
posted by mathowie
on Mar 3, 2000 -
New STATUS info for MetaFilter! Now I can see what has happened during the 15 minutes I was away!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Feb 11, 2000 -