New Vinyl Record - Radiohead, OK Computer
Radiohead's third album got compared to Pink Floyd a lot when it came out, and it's slow drama and conceptual sweep certainly put it in that category. OK Computer, though, is a complicated and difficult record: an album about the way machines dehumanize people that's almost entirely un-electronic; an album by a British "new wave of new wave" band that rejects speed and hooks in favor of languorous texture and morose details; a sad and humanist record whose central moment is Thom Yorke crooning "We hope that you choke." Sluggish, understated, and hard to get a grip on, OK Computer takes a few listens to appreciate, but it's entirety means more than any one song. This 2 LP vinyl edition pressed on 180 gram vinyl.