Hi! And welcome to the latest addition to my Desert Island Picks.
In case you missed my little advertisement, I’ve decided to award ten–yes, only ten—top albums of my life.
And when I say ‘album’, I mean the entire album, friends. The whole record. Not some compilation or mix tape. I put in the CD, crank up the volume on quality speakers, and let the artist’s creation come to life.
You know. How it was intended.
All right. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let us continue!
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#7: OK COMPUTER by Radiohead (1997)
Every time I put this album on and hear those first shredding guitar notes, I feel a certain happiness that is difficult to describe.
I first discovered this album junior year of high school. (Which was not in 1997, for the record.)
And friends, I was absolutely blown away by it. I remember inserting the CD into my parents’ Dell desktop computer, cranking the volume, and calling my older brother in to experience this dazzling display of ingenious sounds and song.
It’s one of a kind.
(We get it, Snap. This is, after all, your top ten.)
I also know that Radiohead has really blown up in recent years. And truth be told, I’ve lost track of them a bit.
But OK COMPUTER, with its expert blending of band and studio. . .
Well, you’ll just have to listen for yourself, Dear Reader.
Enjoy every last drop.
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Favorite Track: “Paranoid Android” (starts giggling in excitement)
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Stay tuned for Snap’s #6!
SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and admirer of peculiar things.