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First Impression: OK Computer

Andy Gill, Independent, The, 13 June 1997

EXPERTLY SURFING THE WAVE of pre-millennial tension, OK Computer offers a dozen snapshots of contemporary unease that combine to form a larger picture of The World We Live In. It's beautifully detailed and technically adept, painstakingly crafted from empathic scraps and smudges of guitar noise which aim to illuminate Thom Yorke's disconnected lyric fragments, although, given its impressionistic tone, the tunes could be a little less subtle.

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