Stereogum.com has released OKX: a tribute to OK Computer:
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer we’ve asked some of our favorite musicians to participate in a song-by-song covers compilation. Indicative of the album’s continued importance, each invitee jumped at the chance; the results are personal, intense, tellingly various. Slow down, dig in, enjoy. But note: we did this all legal and everything, so we can’t keep these up forever…get ’em before someone else does. Ambition makes you look pretty.
I find this album interesting. It’s a bit hit and miss, but it’s worth downloading it before it goes away (it won’t be up forever). Right now I like Marissa Nadler singing “No Surprises”, and David Bazan covering “Let Down”. But I’ve only listened through once so far.
I was really looking forward to how someone would do “Fitter Happier”, the depressed Stephen Hawkingesque poem, but I’m sad to say Samson Dalonoga’s rendition is worth an instant deletion.
The Twilight Sad’s “Climbing Up The Walls” and John Vanderslice’s “Karma Police” are also worth pushing through your head.
Other featured artists include Doveman, Slaraffenland, Mobius Band, Vampire Weekend, Cold War Kids, My Brightest Diamond, and Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble. Kudos to stereogum for putting this all together.