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BBC: Radiohead's album scoops accolade
Radiohead's album OK Computer has been named the best of the past 20 years by US music magazine Spin.

A very satisfactory result. OK Computer is undoubtedly one of the great albums of the last 20 years—although, for what it's worth, my favourite Radiohead album happens to be Amnesiac.

Actually, I have a theory about OK Computer. It's rather profound. Do you want to hear it?

I think OK Computer is about mowing the lawn.

I came up with this theory last year as I was mowing the lawn while listening to OK Computer on my personal minidisk player. I can't explain why it's about mowing the lawn, it just is—although I will say that the bit in Paranoid Android where Thom Yorke sings:

Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height… height…
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height… height…
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me

is a bit of a dead giveaway. Thom Yorke doesn't want to be mowing the lawn either.

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

3 comments

  1. Actually, it's about the unhealthy fascination the British people have with the royal family.
    ps. great to see Roger Waters back where he belongs at the front of Pink Floyd. It brought tears to my eyes!

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