Radiohead: OK Computer
David Cavanagh, Q, July 1997
WITH THEIR 1.5 MILLION-SELLING 1995 ALBUM The Bends, Radiohead executed something of a perfect Yin and Yang: a great white hope and a big black cloud. Thematically, a cold look at a worn-down, scrofulous interior — Thom Yorke's lyric sheet did not so much scan as fester — it was one of the great "tension" records of recent years. It was streets ahead of the more fundamental volleys of angst to be found elsewhere in guitar rock that year and, indeed, on Radiohead's own perfunctory 1993 debut album, Pablo Honey.
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