Is Radiohead overrated? Great question, and one that is very debatable. One thing that isn’t debatable, though, is the fact that the band’s 1997 hit — OK Computer — was as much of a stunning art-rock tour de force way back in 1997 as it is now, 20 years later.
In order to honor one of rock music’s biggest albums of all time, the band’s label has released the Radiohead OK Computer 20th Anniversary Edition, a real celebration of the groundbreaking album with newly remastered tracks from the original analog tapes. The core of the Anniversary Edition is the box set, which includes the original 12-track album, three unreleased tracks, and eight B-sides spread across three 180G vinyl records, along with a hardcover book containing more than 30 artworks and full lyrics, Thom Yorke’s notebook of scrawls of the time, a sketchbook, and a cassette mixtape compiled by the band.