Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Celine cries over OK Computer

It's been a while since I posted and, as usual, I don't have much to say. So here's another favourite album. Again, I feel weird trying to articulate my feelings about music, so it's really just anecdotes that are somewhat-related to this album and the tracks I chose.

OK Computer by Radiohead (1997)

I think I mentioned in a previous post about liking music that has a sort of other-worldly quality to it. Sort of like space music. I have a little analogue ribbon synth that I will sit and play with for ages, just making weird blippy noises and squeaks and stuff. And most of the apps on my phone are drum machines, synths, and even a weird keyboard thing. Basically I'm a big nerd for sound.

And that's what I love so much about this album. The layers of sound, sounds you can't quite recognize, the effects...I get excited by that kind of stuff. And Thom Yorke's voice never ceases to amaze me. I saw Radiohead live for the first time this year and they sound just as awesome live as they do on record.

Favourite tracks:
  • Exit Music (For a Film)
  • Karma Police - I've sung this at karaoke. Perhaps not the best choice for karaoke.
  • No Surprises - One time I wrote a short paper in college about the use of this song in  a movie. I always tried to tie any assignments to music and movies. That time I managed both in one. Success!
  • Lucky

1 comment:

  1. When I was in Tacoma for my birthday my friends and I were at a coffee shop and No Surprises started playing. I ended up swaying back and forth in my chair without realizing it and someone actually noticed, haha. I couldn't help it! That's just what happens when I hear Radiohead in public.

    I quite like the Electioneering/Climbing Up the Walls combination. The contrast between the two is awesome. Hmmm... I think Exit Music (For A Film) might be my favorite song on the album.

    For the record, Amnesiac is my favorite Radiohead album (LIFE IN A GLASSHOUSE!). Have I already said that? I can't remember.