Sunday, October 15, 2006

OK Computer as Reggae

by Easy Star All-Stars

It’s an interesting idea to transpose songs into different musical genres and the results can be unpredictable. Radiohead’s OK Computer is one of my all-time favourite albums, so I was intrigued by the idea of a reggae version of the recording by the Easy Star All-Stars. I was surprised at how well it worked for me. While every track isn’t a good fit, overall it makes a strange sort of sense to take songs of existential dread and alienation and give them reggae versions. I don’t think that this is for everyone, but I like it.

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