Radiohead: OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 review an album of depthless humanity

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The popular perception Radiohead is that, after peaking with OK Computer – an hour-long howl against the rise the machines – the band ironically shunned guitars in favour glitchy electronics. Two decades later, this reissue (effectively 2008’s Collector’s Edition plus three excellent unreleased songs) proves that Radiohead’s reputation derives from their music’s depthless humanity, not its instrumentation: the impotent fury Exit Music and Karma Police, Let Down’s euphoric ennui, the numbed night terrors Climbing Up the Walls… The world’s greatest rock band, pushing the limits what they, or anyone else, could achieve.